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Friend or foe

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 12:03

If you want to use rat bait, and its ok if you place it in discreet places so nothing else can get to it, you need Neosorexa Gold, they are immune to most others. 

If you have a breeding pair they will become 100 in a couple of months, they breed very quickly.

The council used to come out for free, I am not sure if they do that anymore, they left us some green hard jelly type cubes, they were useless, I dont know what they use now, but on the farm they only one that works quickly is the one I mentioned here..


Talkback: Enjoy strawberries all summer

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 19:36

Try a few organic slug pellets

crop protection

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 19:32

I have used something similar, butterfly netting from Amazon, I made a big walk in frame, it worked perfectly, but you do need to pin down the edges well the little watsits will get in the smallest gaps.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 11:53
Berghill wrote (see)

Still quite a bit of colour for November.

That is absolutely fantastic, I have never seen a garden as beautiful and interesting as yours, I have bookmarked you blog pages, I am going to spend the evening being nosey and walking around. 

You are one marvelous gardener, I am stunned by the beauty and work that you have put into that.

And cats as well!

If I could get mine just a fraction like that I would be happy.

A "how much?!!?" moment.....

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 20:49

Dream on Tootles. My OH is a stomemason, a cremation tablet would you cost you that.   a headstone double that. Cornish granite is like gold dust..If you can buy stone from India or China, it will be far less than English stone, its cheaper to import from there than here! Sad about the air miles but they do buy them in unless someone specifies Cornish or Darmoor.


Posted: 02/11/2014 at 20:36

In March, I get a seed tray with some compost and just lay the corms on top, burying them slightly, about half way up the corm, I am fortunate to have a warmish conservatory, but you can put them on a window sill.

Keep fairly dry then when they show shoots let them grow to about 2inches then pot them into 6/7 inch pots. Gradually harden off before planting out. I dont ever put mine out, they stay in the conservatory.

That is only because its always wet and windy where I live.

Oh and they do benifit by a weekly feed of Tomorite or similar to promote more flowers.

Hidden treasures.

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 20:23

Is it a cookery book Philippa?

Hidden treasures.

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 12:09

And dont forget, Mike is writing a book!

horticultural society

Posted: 30/10/2014 at 14:54

Billie, there are loads of tried and tested seeds on the seed swap thread. You could sell those in the Spring to boost funds for next Christmas Fayre. 

Sparrowhawk dilemma

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 11:22

Leave the sparrowhawk alone!! Who has said otherwise, living very close to Dartmoor I am well aware of animal instincts, as I expect are most people on here, we have all watched Attenborough.. I dont think there are too many 'soft in the head' people here either

No one has said here that they will persecute the bird, I am definitely not of the 'fluffy bunny'brigade, in fact, 

far from it. I just dont like to see birds taking young from the nests and ripping them apart. 

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Common. milkweed

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New pond

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Royal Cornwall show and WW1.

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would anyone know what this is please.

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would anyone know what this is please.

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This is what happens when.....

Tomato plants 
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pepper plants

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extra nitrogen

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planting on verge.

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unwins catalogue

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Advent prizes

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ground for runner beans

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My best buy of the year

Lobelia Richardii 
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Any one know what this is?

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