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Identify this vegetable

Posted: 15/02/2017 at 17:17

There are some vegetables which are best left to the professionals; though some gardeners will disagree.  Celeriac, swedes, fennel, mushrooms.

Back garden rats

Posted: 15/02/2017 at 17:12

Would that it was as simple as removing bird feeders.  If you have livestock, you will have rats.  Mostly they go underground to die, though we did have a dalmation which was an excellent rat-catcher - no poison involved.

Back garden rats

Posted: 15/02/2017 at 16:20

Yes, I have given the advice before.  I wonder what you think professional rat-killers would do to get rid of the rats?


Please give your advice to rid the OP of rats, without harming the local wildlife.

Back garden rats

Posted: 14/02/2017 at 23:32

If you want to put out poison, put it in the centre of a length of drainpipe and lay it down where they run.  Nothing can get at it then, except the rats.

Help identifying a bulb eaten by the geese

Posted: 14/02/2017 at 14:58

Why not look on a good bulb web site where they illustrate every bulb they sell?  I'm sure a picture will jog your memory.

Identify this vegetable

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 13:02

Can be eaten raw, shredded in a salad too.

Growing shubs close to fence to limit spread

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 13:00

However hard you prune (Growth follows the knife) the shrubs will always win.

killing bramble roots n nettles

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 00:35

The weed-killer must be applied to green growth.  It won't do anything to roots.  I am talking of normal Glyphosate.  Do not apply to anything before the weather warms up.  Anything you spray must be growing well.

Can I halve chitted potatoes?

Posted: 09/02/2017 at 00:42

Re. the potatoes under the bed.  Quite the wrong place; they should be in the light.

killing bramble roots n nettles

Posted: 09/02/2017 at 00:37

Digging is by far the best solution.  There will be weak growth from  the roots left behind.  Easy to deal with.


Nettles are very satisfactory to pull up.  They like really fertile soil so they may be on an old muck-heap.  Suitable weedkiller will deal with re-growth or what you fail to remove.


Exclude the horses from any weed-killer areas.

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