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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!

Rodents

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.

Rodents

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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