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Gunnera manicata

Posted: 18/11/2012 at 12:11

Use the leaves to protect the plant.  It will survive frost.

Next time you choose such a plant, perhaps it may be wise to do some research first.

I hope your garden is large, this plant will grow very big indeed.  The leaf stalks will be over your head.

best way to get rid of rats

Posted: 17/11/2012 at 17:28

Busy-Lizzie, isn't the object to kill them rather than discourage them?  They are rats, carriers of disease as well as the damage they do.

best way to get rid of rats

Posted: 17/11/2012 at 00:48

There is a thread entitled Rodents on the next page of this Forum.

Apple trees

Posted: 16/11/2012 at 14:19

Funnily enough it isn't the prevailing wind that does the damage.  Trees do get used to the normal direction.  But if a gale comes from a different quarter - that does the damage.  But, yes, if in doubt, stake and replace the stake if it rots.

Apple trees

Posted: 16/11/2012 at 00:58

What it really depends on is the rootstock.  Some rootstocks have to be staked forever; some can  dispense with a stake  after some years. Look on the RHS site.

Building Rockeries

Posted: 14/11/2012 at 14:01

Things often look better in groups of alternate numbers.  1,3,5.  Take care the finished structure doesn't get nicknamed 'The dogs' graves'.  Or worse!


Posted: 13/11/2012 at 18:17

Flowering Rose, you are pulling our legs with your ground glass method of killing rats, aren't you?

I would hate anybody to think that was a legitimate method of pest control.

Tomato Seeds

Posted: 13/11/2012 at 00:28

There is a whole page of results if you Google. Are they all in the USA?

Pruning acers

Posted: 12/11/2012 at 18:50

There was a piece about pruning Acers in a newspaper this weekend and it was stasted that Acers should be pruned very early in the year or they will bleed.

But best not to prune them at all.


Posted: 12/11/2012 at 18:47

I know it is a counsel of perfection, but rat poison should not be 'put out in small bowls'.  The best place to put it is in lengths of drain-pipe on the ground, then nothing can get at it except the rats.

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