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Awaiting delivery of my first greenhouse...

Posted: 04/03/2017 at 17:29

Make sure you put many extra clips in it,  the panels will pop out in the wind.

i asked a place that sold them if they would be ok in a windy place, he wouldn't sell it to me, same again when I wrote to a company on eBay about replacing some of my glass panels, he wouldn't sell them to me.

hope yours will be ok.

Is it really a problem?

Posted: 04/03/2017 at 17:26
Verdun says:

Caught a rat in a gutter downpipe.  It run into it.  I upturned the end piece and put a block on it and filled it with water.   Waited 20,30 minutes, unblocked the pipe.  Rat came out with the gushing water, scrambled around like a drink man, scaled a concrete wall and got away.  They are survivors for sure. Funnily I thought he deserved to get away.  Not seem a rat since here 

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 I wanted to say just that Verdun, the only way is drowning,  you've got to drop the whole cage in a water butt, it's not pleasant and they scream like hell.

I know poison is not nice either but at least it kills them and you won't see them. 

Is it really a problem?

Posted: 04/03/2017 at 15:08

have you ever caught a rat in an humane trap. Not an easy task, they go mad, you cannot let it free, what would you do with it? 

Is it really a problem?

Posted: 04/03/2017 at 12:53

Rats definitely aren't cute, in one year, from one pair there will be 2,000. 

We find the only poison that works here  is Neosorexa available from farm shops.

Tomatoes - time to sow!

Posted: 02/03/2017 at 19:57

Mine are all grown in the GH, couldn't grow then outside here. They won't go out into the GH until beginning of May, they will get potted on and kept in the conservatory, they never go lanky.

no thanks for the offer of recipe raisingirl😀 I don't get any green ones left. 

Do yours do ok outside then.

Pruning buddlia

Posted: 02/03/2017 at 19:51

Grajean, do you cut it back very hard, I am cutting mine down now but will probably take the new growth off again in April, it will them flower later, which is when I need mine to flower.

March 2017

Posted: 02/03/2017 at 19:46
Verdun says:

Puts me to shame Lyn

just cut lawns though.  

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Can't walk on our grass, you'd just slip over it's so wet. It never drys out and you can never just sit on it.

Pokhim, I have sown various seeds, some perenials  left out to catch the last of the cold weather. ..some annuals need kitchen warmth, ....some in the conservatory. I don't have a propagator.  Poppies are fussy things, they don't like disturbance so best to sow direct in the ground, however, I do sow mine in pots. If you sow enough your sure to get some survive😀 Once you have them, they will self seed and take care of their own germination.

  I wil only be growing parsnips this year,  and will sow direct on the 1st May. gone off growing veg, there's just the two of us and my freezers full from last year. Lots of fruit growing this year though.

soon I will have to pot up the Hellebores and Astrantia seedlings that have been left outside and now growing well. It's never ending😀

A busy day for the 🐸

Posted: 02/03/2017 at 16:08

Lovely photo, like a 'Spot the Frog' competition😀😍

ours are already swimming about, don't know what they were thinking of spawning so early. One patch had died, but thousands  ok.

March 2017

Posted: 02/03/2017 at 16:02

Sowed 30 different lots of seed. Ordered a couple more, as you do!  Repotted cuttings And a large Azalea.   Cut down 1 Buddlea, other stuff in the borders, several grasses, and planted 100 nerines, repotted all the strawberry plants.

Designing a colour scheme

Posted: 02/03/2017 at 15:54

Moors are very bleak places to live.  Pretty,  but bleak.🙂

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