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Posted: 26/10/2017 at 00:28

I used to bake egg shells and put out for the chickens.

they are supposed to be a slug deterrent, but I dont think it worked, slugs don’t seem to be deterred by anything here😱  the chickens were a slug deterrent, not the egg shells😀

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 26/10/2017 at 00:23
Dachalover says:

So....let me get this straight....we all appear to have children ~ 40 years son is 41 this December and my daughter will be 39 in Feb ......Busy.....I love your "but I met first OH at Queen Mary's so married him instead "  ......may I ask ....instead of what ?......I know's just the VM in me 

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 My daughter was 42 this year. My son will be 50 in February.


Posted: 26/10/2017 at 00:13

I never cook more than we can eat, we never ever have any cooked food waste. Mind you, we lead a very frugal life.😀

To Fell Or Not To Fell

Posted: 25/10/2017 at 19:37

I agree Dan, leaving the stumps is ok for a while maybe, I know thT wouldn’t have satisfied me and everywhere you dig you come across roots. They are not deep rooted so do try to get the out if you can.

i have some others as stand alone trees, they are very tall, the birds nest in them so they stay.

my dad planted the whole lot when he first moved in here, they are all from cuttings and seeds from pine cones he’d picked up.

Broken Tulips - The Beautiful Curse

Posted: 25/10/2017 at 16:32

Chris.....Have you checked with the author of that piece that’s its ok to ‘copy and paste it all? 

Block Paving

Posted: 25/10/2017 at 16:28

Bleach and water in a watering can won’t do it, you will have to get down and give it hands on treatment with some tool that fits between the gaps. 

To Fell Or Not To Fell

Posted: 25/10/2017 at 12:56

They certainly do not do any harm to the ground.

I had a 100 ft row of 28 and they were about 28 years old but were kept at 7’ tall.

We sawed them off about a foot from the base, then with a mattock, pickaxe and heavy duty loppers we set too to get them out. This was wintertime. We just did it bit by bit and by Spring had got the lot out.

We then put plenty of chicken pellets in the ground, and in that  Spring I planted it up with cuttings and seeds I had grown, I bought Pack of 12 bare root shrubs for £20.. from Amazon and put those at the back.

Heres the before and after pic, it can be done, bit of hard work, and I must admit, you do need a man, 😱😀.

Advice pleas

Posted: 25/10/2017 at 12:13

In what way has he destroyed the tree?  It would take a lot to destroy a tree that big. 

He‘s probably  lopped it as he’s been taught, if you just tip it it will be back the same size by next summer,

It will shoot out and by next year will be green again. 


Posted: 25/10/2017 at 12:05

I find they don’t touch the fat balls until the winter, in the meantime I chop them up with the other bird food I put out on the ground. They love them that way. Just make sure the whole lot’s gone by the evening though, or sweep it up or you will have rats. 


Posted: 25/10/2017 at 12:01

You’re right Frank,  there’s nothing like making your own and I couldn’t possibly buy enough to cover our garden in the autumn.

I do buy good stuff for seed sowing and potting on though.

I have never had any rubbish in my Levingtons or Malloy.

Last edited: 25 October 2017 12:03:24

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