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What to do with broken fence panels?

Posted: 29/10/2013 at 16:42


our messages crossed ...

What to do with broken fence panels?

Posted: 29/10/2013 at 16:40


what you CANNOT do is pass on the slats to a community bonfire, assuming the slats have been treated, because they are not allowed to burn wood with chemicals.

At least, that's what I was told when trying to get rid of a pile of fence wood a few weeks ago, so it went to a recycling centre for burning under controlled conditions (to generate power I believe).

I hope this helps, even if only a little.



GardenIng jokes

Posted: 29/10/2013 at 15:39

Hi Brumbull

I'm sorry to hear about your daffodil poisoning incident (page 13 of this thread as I see it, 13/10/2013).

The same thing happened to my brother a little earlier (page 8 of the thread, 21/08/2013).

Most unfortunate.

I've discovered something

Posted: 17/10/2013 at 10:03

Er, nut, I'm trying to be sensitive here ... how did you get to yellow Ribes?



I've discovered something

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 16:38

Fr - mahonia aquifolium - it's not that, nor any beberis, it's a Ribes of some kind.

I've discovered something

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 13:15

Under a Lonicera Nitida, with its occasional purple berries, I found a straggly spiny plant which I took to be a gooseberry. This year it bore a single purple berry. At first I thought it was a Lonicera berry tangled on the spines, but it was actually attached and growing. Then it was eaten on the spot, it tasted slightly like a blackcurrant.

Any ideas anyone? I'm ruling out Jostaberry but putting bets on Worcesterberry because of the spines (and leaves).

something in the air

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 19:33

... and the beeches ... and the oaks .. and the peach-trees in regalia

Poached this morning!

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 18:39

waterbutts, you might like to know that Frank Zappa (a musician ... ) would sometimes wax lyrical about cold spaghetti fried up with cheese. He called it "Dad food".

I never liked his music but cannot fault his recipes.

Yellow Cucumbers

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 09:08

A little net research gives four reasons for yellow or yellowing cucumbers.

1. They could be yellow-fleshed varieties such as the lemon cucumber

2. They have ripened past their green stage; we tend to eat our cukes before they are fully ripe and apparently they can taste bitter. Busy-Lizzie, I suspect this is why yours are yellow (or maybe in the cold they just stop producing chlorophyll which gives the green colour).

3. Over-watering which can rot the roots and stop the plant taking in oxygen

4. Some kind of virus, such as Cucumber Mosaic virus.

Christine, let us know if one of these reasons applies to your cukes.

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 09/10/2013 at 17:43

How do flowers keep up with the news? They read the Dahlia Mail.



I think I just thought of that one...

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