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Talkback: Christmas daffodil pot display

Posted: 05/11/2014 at 15:22

Has anyone smelled those paper whites, I did them for my daughter, my mum and myself, we all thought they smelled like dog do, and put them in the garden, OH was making all sorts of accusations!

Anyonr like them? 

Chilean Lantern Tree - crinodendron hookerianum

Posted: 05/11/2014 at 10:31

Plant them out in the garden, mine are as Steephills, 12ft high or more, they are real tuffies usually.

They are not really pot plants, if they survive the winter, and they should, they grow easily from seed or cuttings. 

Friend or foe

Posted: 05/11/2014 at 09:54

My tom will not touch a rat! I. Hope it stays that way, you can get horendous vet bills from a rat bitten cat.


Posted: 05/11/2014 at 09:45

I wonder if they have migrated to the south west, there is no shortage down here. We have a large wasp nest on a bit of waste ground in our garden where OH parks his truck. They are fascinating to watch and he parks up and sits there observing.

They didnt like him there at first and showed signs of aggression but later they were very calm about him. My parents wanted it destroyed but we just couldnt do that. As Dove says, they are marvelous at hoovering up greenfly.

My daughter lives in Cornwall and for the first time one of her children was stung.

My grandsons friend has the most awful phobia and had to ask to leave the class room because of them. 

Interesting to hear from Verdun has 

to say if they are any further west?


Posted: 04/11/2014 at 13:18

All this talk of much loved furry toys reminded me of the story /film of the Velveteen Rabbit, I used to read it to my son and he would cry everytime, but always wanted it again.

crop protection

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 13:14

Its no good just draping it over your crop, the butterfly will just sit on the mesh and lay eggs through it, you must make sure crop is well away from the mesh.

Winter 2014/15

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 12:53

I find it amazing that they pay millions of pounds to keep satellites in the sky to predict the weather, but the newspapers and Joe public can do if for free, about time someone told the met office not bother any more.

Friend or foe

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 12:45

Just to add to Alans post, place it at the back of your border or wall as rats like to keep close to something when they track. We fix a slate or rock very close to the ends, just leaving room for rat to get in.

As some one pointed out on yet another newly started 'Rat' thread, the stuff you buy in B&Q is useless, go to the Farmers store and buy the Neosorexa, for farmers use, that is the Gold, its very potent and very quick.

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

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