QueenTi


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Detering rats from compost bins

Posted: 19/05/2017 at 17:04

I would offer the unique, environmentally friendly product at a discount anyway as I'm not a greedy person, despite being in the bottom 5% of worker's salaries. I'll let you know, once I've done a bit more testing of the product, to be absolutely certain that it is no odd coincidence that rats and mice really don't like it. Cheers for the enthusiasm!

Detering rats from compost bins

Posted: 19/05/2017 at 16:28

Oh c**p, so I did 

Detering rats from compost bins

Posted: 19/05/2017 at 11:20

Thanks, I may put the snake dung ( so it's not too complex with faeces, not too rude with S**t, not offensive to Winnie fans, or people from Kinnaur in India either, or dependant on regional preferences) in measured amounts on ebay as a rat repellant, I  just need to check it out in a few more places first. Thankfully I have a regular supply. I suspect it only works with the excrement of certain snakes, and is dependant on diet. Overall a good use of a waste product, which then breaks down into compost, very organic/environmental; a new sideline for me  ?

Vermin

Posted: 19/05/2017 at 11:01

I think a lid on a water butt is a good idea to safeguard any living thing from drowning

Detering rats from compost bins

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 18:35

     Many people have rats attracted to compost bins and my cat will "help" catching them, bringing them in dead or alive. Ew!  I have discovered, with a neighbour a surprising repellant that works for us    - SNAKE POOH -   (yes really).


     Our neighbour turned up asking me for some snake pooh as he knew I keep Corn snakes aka Red Rat snakes, and he told me that he'd read somewhere on the internet that this repells rats. Sensible really, their instinct will tell them to move elsewhere if they think snakes have moved into the area. We are semi-rural, so rats here should know anyway but it would be interesting to see if it also works in more built up, urban areas?  It did explain why there had been no rodents brought in by the cat for 8 months and why the front flap of the compost bin hadn't been pulled off in the night, as I had put some snake pooh, bedding and infertile eggs in the compost bi a while ago. 


     I gave him a bag of snake pooh to go and it appears to be doing the trick. He did come back after a few months for a top up but all rats have gone without the aid of nasty poisons.  A few have tried it now, just with pooh and bedding, and there have been no negative responses, so ask around see if you can get hold of some and let us on here know if it works for you too?

Vermin

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 18:19

I think the water should be okay on the garden, just don't put it on areas people will have direct cintact, like lawns, wash fruit and veg, sensible stuff.

Mahogany plants

Posted: 09/05/2017 at 15:50

Thank you repliers all. I've bought some more seeds from a UK source, with easy grow, in the title. I've followed the instructions to the letter but still nothing yet. I live in hope

pineapple tops

Posted: 20/04/2017 at 14:52

I've tried a few times with tops of pineapples. They grow best if you get a fatrtrade/organic pineapple in spring/autumn. I cut the top off the fruit, pull off bottom leaves; sometimes there are little stubby roots inbetween the leaves at the bottom. I add some root hormone powder and plant in moist compost somewhere warm and south facing indoors. Use rain water or tap water that has stood for 24 hours so the chlorine has gone. I cover with a clear bottle when cold. Keep going with each pineapple top until you get a grower, which is more likely to happen with organic ones. Once they are established and it's sunny, then it should take off. Pineapples sprayed with chemicals to preserve them or those given fresh tap water with chlorine don't tend to grow. It may take a few goes but very exciting once one roots

Mahogany plants

Posted: 08/01/2016 at 17:45

Does anyone know if you can get viable seeds or plants for mahogany trees in the UK? I wonder if they can be grown here? I keep sending off for seeds but as yet I haven't been able to get some that aren't too old

Growing rice in the UK

Posted: 08/01/2016 at 17:42

Arborio rice seems worth a go? Anyone have a good source of information on rice growing? Anywhere we can buy viable seed and have a go? It would be good to experiment, perhaps there are hardier varieties?

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Growing rice in the UK

is this possible? 
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