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pets and why they are called what they are called

Posted: 24/10/2012 at 20:26

Hallo to you all from a Swiss Kiwi. We have 2 cats at the moment, both from animal shelters. Peggy is a calico cat with blue eyes. She goes X-eyed when begging for a treat, the vet thought she might have some siamese ancestors. She is also a great mouser, brings home at least 4 mice per week (we live next to a field), mostly dead as a present but some get away and have to be chased round the house! The other is  and is a castrated tabby with white called Minou, very much like Larry of Downing St. He's a real softy and lets himself be bossed around by Madam.

castor oil plant

Posted: 21/10/2012 at 15:48

Can I point out that the recinus seeds are extremely poisonous, make sure no kids get hold of them!

Chicken Compost/Manure & Wrigglers

Posted: 19/10/2012 at 19:15

A few drops of paraffin or vegetable oil will spread over the surface and cut off their air supply. Just don't dunk the handle of the watering can in the water, as it will be a bit greasy. It's a cheap and easy way to kill off wrigglers and won't harm your plants.

To raspberry or not to raspberry?

Posted: 04/10/2012 at 21:30

In their natural habitat raspberries are woodland plants that prefer acid soil. For my Autumn Bliss I dug a 6 ft trench approx. 1 ft deep by 1 ft wide and filled it with special rhododendron soil from the garden centre. In spring I sprinkle some general fertilizer arround them and hack it in lightly. Autumn raspberries must be cut to the ground when they've finished fruiting, new canes will sprout in Spring. I've had mine for 3 years now and have masses of berries at the moment. Hope this helps and good luck next year. Greetings from Switzerland.

Tomato Ripening

Posted: 27/09/2012 at 21:10

Hi everyone, I'm new here today but have followed all your tips for quite a while and found them very useful . As far as tomato growing is concerned, I can thoroughly recommend the following website: Take a look, I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

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