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Latest posts by Welshonion

Hedgehog or rats

Posted: 12/02/2015 at 00:54
Edd, sorry, but that looks a bit small for rat poo; or maybe they are baby rats.

If anybody catches a rat in a trap and they don't intend to kill it, what are they going to do with it next??

Wood post in concrete

Posted: 12/02/2015 at 00:49
If you decide to start again you can get metal cradles to hold wooden posts off the ground to stop them rotting. Or you can use Metaposts.

But your current method sounds good enough if you have used pressure treated timber, buried it deep enough and you are willing to apply wood treatment regularly.

Can laburnum poison other plants?

Posted: 11/02/2015 at 18:19
I'm very opionated ! Especially in defence of one of my favourite small trees; the laburnum.

Help please!

Posted: 11/02/2015 at 18:14
Do not feed them!

At Wisley they put a low electric fence in the vegetable garden to stop them eating the sweetcorn.


Posted: 11/02/2015 at 15:38
It's not frog spawn, is it?

Plant labels & squirrels !

Posted: 11/02/2015 at 00:45
Clean their ears out with lead. Little devils.

Cheaper alternative to raised bed

Posted: 11/02/2015 at 00:43
I have no choice but to have raised beds as I grow my vegetables on Tarmac.

Can laburnum poison other plants?

Posted: 11/02/2015 at 00:36
Let that be a lesson to you, Rough Gardener, never take the say-so of one gardener. You lost a lovely tree for no good reason.

Cheaper alternative to raised bed

Posted: 10/02/2015 at 18:40
You mention 5 ft beds. IMO that's too wide. The whole point of raised beds is that you don't walk on them and at 4 ft it is easier to reach into the middle from the sides to tend the plants, weed and sow.

??70 seems a bit OTT. Are you sure you are growing crops that are that valuable? Our last bed was constructed from old scaffolding planks at ??7 each.

But you're right the cost of suitable soil is high.

blanket weed

Posted: 10/02/2015 at 18:33
Watercress? If it is happy it will fill the pond, seeding and layering.

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