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Moles AND Crane flies

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 12:18

Apparently, moles absolutely hate noise. I have read about a method in a gardening magazine here that apparently works. Knock some metal/iron rods about 8 inches deep into the ground in the area where the moles are wreaking their havoc. Hit something regularly against these so that quite a loud sound is produced which spreads underground. One must, however, do this quite frequently, so it works.

Sounds daft, I know, but may be worth a try.

Legionnaires desease in compost

Posted: 03/10/2013 at 18:54

Only anthrax, fb, what about mad cow disease?!

Silica cat litter instead of vermiculite

Posted: 03/10/2013 at 06:41

 waterbutts! Thanks for the tips everyone, but I'm a stubborn bugger, I've decided to try it anyway, I want to see if it works! If it does, I can kill 2 birds with one stone, the cats will have a nice clean litter box and I don't have to water so often!

Silica cat litter instead of vermiculite

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 20:05

Hi Lyn, yes, it does absorb liquid, that's the idea, I'm hoping I will not have to water my hanging baskets and pots so often. Vermiculite is very expensive and I have to order it from Germany. I will only add a handful per litre of compost and mix it well. Will definitely let you know the results.

What is this plant?

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 14:25

Here is a  good description, I also know it as mimosa.

http://www.rhs.org.uk/Gardens/Rosemoor/About-Rosemoor/Plant-of-the-month/January/Acacia-dealbata

 

Silica cat litter instead of vermiculite

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 13:34

I am going to try something new next year for my baskets and pots. Instead of using vermiculite to retain moisture, I am going to try mixing Catsan Silica cat litter grains into my compost instead. Has anybody tried this before and what do you think of my idea?

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 10:16

Morning everyone, grey day here too, OH has turned the heating on.

Love the "green man", do make it your avater Verdun.

Dove, you haven't been playing around with infected compost, have you?! Hope you feel better soon!

Why I will never Use peat free compost

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 20:11

An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less until he knows absolutely everything about nothing. " - Murphy's Law

Does anyone recognise this dahlia?

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 09:54

For dahlia lovers searching for something special, here a great site

http://www.national-dahlia-collection.co.uk/en/dahlias-search?limit=45&p=30

 

Fourberries...what a waste of money

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 09:48

"Developed in Switzerland by a family fruit nursery that began as long ago as 1889, their Lubera brand specialises in new fruit varieties of all kinds. Their RedLove apple was launched last year."

I bought my dwarf apricot from them, but this is a German company, not Swiss, they just have a branch in Switzerland.

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A rose by any other name ,,,,,,,,,,

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The forum has not worked since around 6pm last night, is someone fixing it? 
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