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Posted: 13/03/2016 at 08:44
Peanut butter is an excellent bait for traps. It's them or us!!

Amazing Encounter

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 08:40
Old badgers take lambs too. Don't feed them, it tempts them to cross roads and puts them in danger.

Their eye-sight is very bad, so it may not even have seen Buttercupdays.

When we were on the farm OH was cultivating the field and on each pass a vixen came out of the wood with her cubs to pick up worms as the tractor unearthed them. He was able to come back to the house and collect the children to see them too.

When I walked the dogs at dusk we often came face to face with badgers. I don't know who was more shocked; the badgers or the dogs!

crawling bugs in my soil - is it safe to use?

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 19:08
Look like nematodes. Normal inhabitants of soil.

slug pellets and birds

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 19:06
Put the poison in little groups and cover them with a slate propped against a brick. Very few pellets are required so put down very thinly.

Eeek I've got a rat

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 19:02
Put poison half way down a pipe so only something that goes down the pipe can get it. Position the pipe along the base of a wall or building where the rats run. Replenish the poison as it is eaten using perhaps a spoon attached to a long stick.

Gabion walls for sound-proofing garden

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 03:47
Gabions = expense!

Gabion walls for sound-proofing garden

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 10:26
Wind chimes - excellent suggestion. They will be round in a trice, begging for mercy. Then you can tell them how noisy they are!

Frogs spawn everywhere!

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 17:17
The first spawn is usually seen at the end of January. Toad and newt spawn come a bit later.

Getting hold of good crocus bulbs cheaply

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 17:09
I second Peter Nyssen. They always have a good selection of species crocus. I'm sure they aren't nearly that expensive.

Growing swede in raised bed?

Posted: 09/03/2016 at 13:58
Swede is one of the vegetables - celeriac is another - that IMHO is far better grown in a field by a farmer. They are very cheap in a greengrocer's. Otherwise I think you will be back on here asking why your swedes are no bigger than tennis balls.

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