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Posted: 19/06/2013 at 13:00
otnorot wrote (see)

Do you have racoons?


I don't think there are many, and of the few we have, they're normally dumped ones by idiots that think they're great pets. 

They're only really wild in Northern America, although I'm sure they'd do fine here too.

They seem to be like mental polecats.  And they're mental enough.


Posted: 19/06/2013 at 11:49
Oh god that bull dogs' face is hilarious - that's what my cats face was like when it saw the Polecat.
like - "Weird man, weird"


Posted: 19/06/2013 at 11:32

I really like Woodlice - they're crustacians, not insects (although apparently they don't taste like lobster )

They don't carry any disease, and hand around nr dead vegetation or wood - they don't eat anything alive.

So next time you see them, think of prawns or crabs or lobsters - they're amazing!


Posted: 19/06/2013 at 11:23

I know this sounds odd but bear with me.

2 years ago we had pole cats in the garden (in Stockport of all places!) and they were crazy things, and the strongest scrappiest things you'll see - my tough old cat was terrified.

They ripped everything up looking for bedding material and food,m and they didn't care whether they were out day or night.

The pest guy caged them, and after confirming they were not ferret/polecat crossed (which could have been exterminated - not that I wanted that) he moved them to a Cheshire plain.  They went nuts in the cage, and managed to turn a big metal cage on it's side.

Apparently ferrets can escape and become ferral in a few days also, and this is pretty common.


Just a thought!



Tree/Shrub ID

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 11:12

Hello all,

The tree in the middle of the first shot, and the leaves and husks of the second are from a twig that I found in the soil three years ago - I didn't plant it, literally found it there and thought I'd leave it.

It's grown this big from something I didn't even notice 3/4 years ago.

The identification sites seem to tell me it's a willow - anyone else know anything about it?  Shall I pull it up?


Plants commiting suicide, is it blood fish and bone?

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 22:57

Do you know what it does to them?  I didn't think an organic compound could do so much damage!

Plants commiting suicide, is it blood fish and bone?

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 22:48

Whaaa...I think i know what you're going to say.  I put it on the surface, then got a deluge of rain, and mixed it in the next day

Talkback: Moles

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 22:34

When I see molehills in fields they make me smile - one little creature doing so much damage - it's audaciously cheeky.

That said, I'd be really annoyed if it happened on my lawn!

Plants commiting suicide, is it blood fish and bone?

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 22:30

Hi all,

First post, this looks like a great forum!

This year I was having some success with bedding plants, and got some sunflowers starting off early for the kids school stuff, to try to get them really big.

Managed to plant everything out in the decent weather, and they all started along really well.

Some of the soil was old, so I thought I'd fertilise it.

I put some Blood FIsh and bone around the plants and the sunflowers, and those particular plants, the sunflowers, pansies, and lobellia all died within about 2 days of puttign it around them.  The sunflower and hanging baskets that I didn't use the BFB on are still doing well.

It's pretty obvious that this is my fault with the BFB, but why did it happen?  I'm really annoyed to have killed heathy plants!

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