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Subterranean activity in the polytunnel.

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 19:36

Yes Briggsy, but you do know it is illegal to release a trapped animal back to the wild?

I wonder what you did with the squirrel.

Subterranean activity in the polytunnel.

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 14:22

And how are you going to catch the rat?  And how are you then going to kill the rat?  

Harlequin Ladybirds infestation

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 00:38

Nut, the idea of 'cornering' a ladybird gave me a good smile.  Thank you!

Egg Shells

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 00:33

Oh StillLearning I never kill those wonderful big slugs.  They do no harm.  They used to come out at night and graze the moss on the wall by my back door.

Use a bit of discrimination!

Egg Shells

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 15:55

I cut them in half with scissors.  Much the best method.  No chemicals or noxious substances and the bodies are available to wildlife.  They will all be cleared away by the morning.

And the best bit?  The method is FREE!

Egg Shells

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 15:16

I agree with Dove.  No need to wash.  Just dry out in the oven when you are cooking something else.

I love people who are too squeamish to pick up slugs, but not to squeamish to kill them!

Harlequin Ladybirds infestation

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 00:39

Are you absolutely, absolutely sure they are Harlequins and not just normal ladybirds?

Please can you post a photo on here.  You may be killing 'good' guys.

I don't think ladybirds bite.  Could they be fleas biting?  Left over from the last owner of the house?


Posted: 24/02/2014 at 18:07

I think Charlie, you'll be aware now why the advice is to plant in naturalistic clumps rather than straight lines!

Straight lines are for the vegetable garden, to make hoeing easier.

But, my, they're putting on a brave show.

Adding colour to grassy bank

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 09:41

As your bank looks as though it is in a rural situation, try to avoid plants that are more at home in a cultivated garden.  Look closely at hedge banks as you drive about and try to replicate those.  Subtle is best!

Adding colour to grassy bank

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 18:19

Foxgloves, aqualegia, hardy geraniums, primroses, native bluebells, ferns, honesty, Queen Anne's lace; all the things you find in road-side verges/banks. You will need to strim/brushcut once a year. Cut later rather than earlier then the plants have time to seed.

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