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RainWater Harvesting

Posted: 15/12/2017 at 13:20

I have 7 water butts (of varying sizes) in my garden,


This summer i used 5000 ltrs (that's about 60 bath fulls) less water than last years summer (I'm on a water meter) so its saved me about a fiver a month on water rates, not much but better in my pocket than the water companies.

Last edited: 15 December 2017 13:22:29

Flattened Grass

Posted: 14/12/2017 at 09:12

could put a row of posts with a rope strung between them and grow a clematis or rose on, making sure the last post goes right in the problem corner?

Magnolia tree

Posted: 14/12/2017 at 09:10

as breaks go on the trunk that looks a fairly clean break.


i would take a sharp penknife and give the wound a slight trim to get rid of anywhere where water could get in and freeze, but remember its a wound so don't take to much off.

Magnolia tree

Posted: 13/12/2017 at 10:39

has it broken back to the trunk?


as that would be more of a problem than it breaking along the length of the branch - If that's the case you simply take a deep breath and remove it cleanly to a joint point on the branch.


if its broken to the trunk you need to remove it as cleanly as you can, trying not to damage it more than it already is.

Monkey puzzle

Posted: 13/12/2017 at 08:57

oxymoron, don't do damage, but do some pruning - can't be done

Ants eating eggplant leaves

Posted: 13/12/2017 at 08:56

i'm assuming you're not in the UK (where this forum is based) as we're suffering snow problems at the moment and aubergine growing (what we called egg plant) is a impossibility at the moment

Flattened Grass

Posted: 13/12/2017 at 08:55

dig a big hole (ready for planting) then when they get their wheel jammed in it they'll stop driving over that area?

A rat eating the bird food

Posted: 12/12/2017 at 16:01

you can cover the seed in chili powder (the hotter the better) as only mammals have the receptors on their tongue for the heat,


birds don't have the receptors so they're fine eating it. Works well for rats or squirrels.

name of tree

Posted: 12/12/2017 at 15:57

a close up pic that's not blurry as hell will help a lot.

Snow - anything to do?

Posted: 12/12/2017 at 08:55

only -4 overnight, so an improvement from last nights nearly -7, more snow overnight, just enough to freeze my frost cover to my car windscreen. :-(

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