- Gardening on the west edge of Dartmoor,about 5 miles from open moorland.often wet, mostly windy, very pretty.
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Today at 14:33
Water won’t work! They live in sewers, they swim like fish,
if you are going to use a trap you don’t leave it out in the open, you find the rat run, easily spotted by smooth earth, usually close to a wall or fence, then cover the trap with chicken wire leaving a hole open at the end about 1.5 inches, then nothing else can get in.
In your case I think the best would be to call in the council rat man to get rid of them, did you know that from one pair of rats, 2000 will be born in a year.
Last edited: 19 October 2017 14:34:48
Today at 09:29
Ours have been in the garden for years as well, every year, at the end of the season they get rust, I just cut them right back to the ground and they come up perfect again
Today at 09:21
Hi C.C. Theres two threads open already on this, I think there were some photos if you wanted to see them. Page 5.
Yesterday at 17:52
I’ve had just had a big laugh, I clicked on that link and a load of ads from Asian girls dressed in scanty clothes came up, saying they are available in Dunterton now and waiting for older men to contact them. this is our village of Dunterton!😀
I do have adblocker, they didn’t seem to know that😀
Yesterday at 17:42
Only wood ash, not coal.
Yesterday at 16:49
3 to a metre is good, 5 would be much to close. They grow thick quickly if you keep them trimmed,
I bought mine from hedgedirect. Best to buy them at 60 cms, bare roots, pick out the tops on planting, stand back and wait till Spring, then sprinkle some bonemeal around if you want to, I didn’t, mine are now huge.
Yesterday at 13:34
I have used those green ones in the above picture but find prickles go straight through them. Also not a very good hands on feel.
Yesterday at 09:27
I can’t get those links, it just told me I needed to update my Norton security, which I don’t even have
Yesterday at 08:58
I use washing up gloves for pulling brambles they don’t let thorns through and at that price you can throw them away after a while.
Latex for weeding and none at all for pricking out seeds.
someone bought me a lovely expensive real leather pair, when they got wet from plants and soil they went hard and I couldn’t wear them as they hurt to move my fingers.
Yesterday at 00:29
Cut them as long as you can and plunge them deep.
2 days ago at 18:47
What’s wrong with chocolate teapots😀
2 days ago at 18:42
Oops, my mistake Dove, was so intent on reading the link which said pots😀
2 days ago at 18:34
I do exactly the same as Dove Except that i put them in the ground.
2 days ago at 09:50
got it, Lettuce , all year round.
2 days ago at 09:48
2 days ago at 09:48
Alicante is Tomato, no point in sowing those until next March In the UK.
Marketmore cucumbers, sow in March.
no idea what the others are.
2 days ago at 09:03
There doesn’t seem to be any footage from Cornwall, just this bit at Bude, seen it worst though as I’m sure Hosta has.
my OH should have gone up to Widemouth but changed his mind, the cliffs have eroded so much over the past few years that the road is now only about 10’ or so from the edge of the cliffs.
2 days ago at 08:48
Link doesn’t work for me, it’s just a picture. I’ll have a look for it.
3 days ago at 12:49
The BBC need to do some scientific studies methinks, if that’s what they’ve said.
The dust comes across every year, it needs to get to the US. The storm hasn’t dragged it up, it’s part of our eco system.
Every year you can see the dust on car windscreens, seems BBC are doom mongering and blaming Ophelia.
3 days ago at 09:21
Have to agree with Raisin Girl, you learn here not to grow tall plants, put all pot and tubs behind something, the trees that were reaching the bungalow are now kept cut, we did lose the shed roof but as said, it was doomed anyway.
Having said that, the sky is the most horrible yellowGrey shade and the lights are on in the bungalow.
The worst of the wind here comes from the North West, straight off the Moor, then you do have to nail things down, fortunately we don’t get many of those.
Clari, I was in a similar situation, I will send you a PM though, but I dare say you have been inundated with PM’s 😉