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Latest posts by Welshonion

Rat problem

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 15:25

Remember that if you trap rats you have to have a method of killing them.  Bait is better, but do make sure it cannot be reached by anything else.  Putting it under rhubarb leaves is not enough.  

Place rat poison in lengths of down pipe laid on the ground where rats run.  Down the side of a building by a wall is suitable.

Wild Bee swarm in my Garden

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 00:43

'A swarm in June is worth a silver spoon.'  Old country saying.

weed killer!

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 14:05

Would a flame thrower be suitable?  Or boiling water?  If you use salt make sure there is not run-off to other planted areas.

What's been eating the rhubarb?

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 14:01

Is it a slug/snail?

What is this little tree..?

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 13:27

I concur.  Not a very attractive tree as it happens. Acers are usually lovely, this one looks too closely related to sycamore.

Sorry, my prejudice against sycamore is showing.

Talkback: Hostas, slugs and snails

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 09:53

I wish I were rich enough to use slug pellets with such abandon.  You are only supposed to sprinkle them sparingly.  With inches between each one.


Posted: 16/06/2013 at 23:28

I think the human hair and pee are for deer.

If a fox is causing trouble why do you want it caught and released to cause trouble somewhere else?  I can tell you that we don't want your urban foxes in the countryside, thank you very much.  They are too used to raiding dustbins to survive in the wild!

Hummingbird Hawk Moth

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 18:55

I'm not sure that they breed in this country.  I think they are migrants from the Continent.


Posted: 16/06/2013 at 13:31

Children can be told to keep away from the fence.  If you grow anything anywhere near an electric fence you will be forever cutting back any vegetation (even grass) so that it does not touch the electric fence rendering it useless as it will short out. 

privet hedge problem

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 11:44

If you leave one of the privet plant to grow tall and flower you will attract lots of bees and butterflies as it is an excellent nectar plant.

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