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Posted: 07/09/2013 at 09:24

Bit worried that you would even suggest putting caustic soda down.  Isn't that for drain clearing?  Did you mean sodium chlorate, which is banned?

Otherwise you seem to be going down the right lines.  Make sure the weed supressing membrane is a heavyweight one if you want it to be permanent.

This is purely personal, but I don't like phormiums, but in your situation they may look fine.

Will a shelter help my kiwis to ripen ?

Posted: 07/09/2013 at 00:29

Do you know the variety?  Not all of them are self-fertile and if you have a variety that needs a mate the fruit will never ripen even if you build it a Crystal Palace.

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Posted: 07/09/2013 at 00:23

My suggestion of shooting was only to make the point that trapping is fine so long as you know what you are going to do next. 

I appreciate that use of a gun - quite normal in a rural setting - is not suitable for other places.

But when you say you have no stomach for killing things, what exactly do you think pest control are going to do?


Posted: 06/09/2013 at 17:54

Sometimes pessimists are disappointed when the roof doesn't fall in.

Smile, it may never happen!


Posted: 06/09/2013 at 17:19

Oh Dear!  What a bleak view of humanity.  They do so many good things too.  Lots of hope!  So much improvement in people's lives, thanks to man's inginuity.

To bring some levity; imagine how awful life was before they invented waterproofs and Wellingtons.


Posted: 06/09/2013 at 15:54

Have you looked at Suffolk seeds, which I think sell packets of individual varieties?  Avoid the big companies.  I don't think their germination rates are very good.

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Posted: 06/09/2013 at 15:03

I agree, you'll have plenty to do without digging up plants in February. Anyway if you intend to dig plants up you will have to make a list and tell the buyer of your house.  If they are in pots you can just take them with you.

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Posted: 06/09/2013 at 14:59

But I don't love rats!


Posted: 06/09/2013 at 14:55

As the life-span of any individual badger is pretty short, four years, perhaps, I doubt many of them sit around telling their grandchildren what the area was like before those darn'd houses were built.

There is one thing that sets humans apart from wild animals.  Wild animals act from instinct and accept life as it is. They have few imperatives in their lives.  Breeding, food, shelter, and avoidance of predators; nothing much else.

Humans plan.

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Posted: 06/09/2013 at 14:43

It is lovely to live in a world where wildlife is not destructive, damaging or disease-ridden, but try sitting beside a hospital bed where a close relative is stricken with Weils Disease from kayaking  on a river or doing electrical work on a bit of harvesting equipment in a barn or attending the funeral of a young rower who fell in a river.

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