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Posted: 31/01/2014 at 10:53

Hello Annie

I thought creosote was banned.  Ive not bought it for few years now.

I know what you mean about its persistence.  Rain or sunshine tends to "renergise" its pong.  

If creosote is banned have a chat with your neighbour. Even if it's not banned explain how bad it is for's either that or endure another "spell of smell". 


Posted: 31/01/2014 at 10:45

Hiya punkdoc

Before you.....we....know it this wet dark dreary weather will be forgotten.  

Ok pretty awful today but lighter mornings and evenings and it just needs a nice sunny day to make us realise how near spring is. 

Not weather for me to look at cars.......acted as chauffeur this morning.  It was reasoned that my diesel is cheaper to run than a petrol and it is but I now have to do 2 trips....bit slow there I think.    

Funny it's likely I will replace my car I realise how much I actually like it.  But the new one has GADGETS.   And I love gadgets. Not on my model but the slightly posher version will park the car for me.  How good is that? 



Posted: 31/01/2014 at 07:48

Morning forkers

Well, all of you wishing for a dry start to feb are going to be sorely disappointed.  Very heavy rain, strong winds all due this morning onwards for 3 days.     (I'm always the bearer of good news) 

Despite the weather have a good day 

When do slugs wake up?

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 23:43

Matt eer.

Yes I agree totally.  Effective, safe and clean 

What is hapenning to my lawn in the winter

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 20:54

Thanks Annie 


Posted: 30/01/2014 at 20:45

Fidget, yes am aware of quotas for garages and certain times are best to get a deal.  However, I intend to wait until Saturday when I will be trying my luck with a rival salesman. 

Wont be snow or too cold here.....ha ha.  No, we are getting more rain and lots of it tomorrow and storms.  

When do slugs wake up?

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 20:40

Zoomer, I have always felt natural seaweed is a great defence against slugs.  Used to use large quantities of it ...the texture but mainly the salt seems very effective.  Seaweed spray too seems to have some value.

If we really had the answer to slugs n snails then everybody would use that solution.  So, whatever works for you in your garden keep doing it.  

What is hapenning to my lawn in the winter

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 14:42

   Sorry Annie.  Just agreeing with you.  You won't get your gun now will you?  

When do slugs wake up?

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 14:38

Apparently rough surfaces are no deterrent to slugs ..their slime just "oils" their path.  

Hostas in general White Feather Hosta in particular

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 14:36

Charley it sounds ideal for white feather....if the sun isn't too prolonged in the morning though cos it will burn to a crisp.  Fire n Ice is another preferring shade.  How about growing white feather in a terracotta pot with copper tape around the rim.?  Then in as much shade as possible?

Copper rings are very effective I think.  

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