Posted: 10/05/2013 at 10:56
Barley straw products will be illegal from September, by order of the EU.
Quite how they will police it if you buy a bale of barley straw from a farmer - for the chickens' nest-boxes, to make compost, put round the strawberries, to name just a few uses - I don't know.
Is there no end to EU meddling?
If you can get hold of a bale of barley straw, shove some straw in one leg of and old pair of tights with a brick and submerge in your pond.