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stoopid question time

Posted: 04/08/2013 at 10:57

Please, please, please, NO moving emoticons,  Worse than spam, I can ignore that!

My new greenhouse

Posted: 04/08/2013 at 10:54

James, is it really appropriate to talk of 'my silly wife' on a forum?  Maybe she mutters about her 'silly husband' under her breath!

I opt not to get an email; why would I want one, I get enough emails already?

Diatomaceous earth - your thoughts

Posted: 04/08/2013 at 10:47

Cats are quite easy to give pills to if you wrap them in a towel.  Tuck them under your arm and you have both hands free for administering the pill.  Open their mouth and put the tablet too far down for them to 'tongue' it up. Close the cat's mouth until they have swallowed the pill.  Release angry cat.

They won't speak to you again for a bit, but Hey Ho! that may be all to the good.


Posted: 04/08/2013 at 10:36

No use for this year, but the best advice is not to buy plants in.  Grow as much as you can from seed as bought-in plants are usually infested with the things.

In the meantime you can reduce their impact by using the vacuum cleaner to suck them up.  But try not to electrocute yourself!

Weed or Plant identification

Posted: 04/08/2013 at 10:29

If you have a large amount of top-soil, you are going to be very busy microwaving it bowl by bowlful.  Can you not hoe it very regularly until all the weeds have germinated?

Pruning hibiscus and magnolia

Posted: 04/08/2013 at 10:25

It is not usually recommended to prune magnolias as you may get a forest of 'water shoots.'  If it must be reduced in size take whole branches out, rather than a light going-over.

Splitting a bamboo

Posted: 04/08/2013 at 10:22

Remember bamboo is in essence a grass.  If you hedge-trim it, I think that may be the stem's ultimate height, but it will sprout from the roots/base/runners.

Are the stems robust enough to be used in the garden?  If yes, I would cut them at the base and use them as supports, and just give away the root section.

Another Plant ID pls

Posted: 04/08/2013 at 10:15

Don't prune it if you want it to flower next year, or you will prune off the potential flowers.

Weed or Plant identification

Posted: 03/08/2013 at 18:48

Looks a bit like a Wood Anemone.  Let us see how it developes.

Diatomaceous earth - your thoughts

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 21:42

Probably mites/lice on the chickens.  Can be debilitating if it is a bad infestation. 

Louse powder is what you need.

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