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Plants pet owners should avoid

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 00:25
To be frank, I've reached the age where I'm very careful what new information I absorb. I think my brain is nearly full. Please allow us to be conversational on this site rather than confrontational.

I have lived with pets, children and laburnum trees all my life and never found any of them a problem.

planting stuff at the wrong time

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 00:18
The biggest problem with planting for children is that many things mature during the summer holidays.

Despite the time of year, you can send children home with a pot, compost and seeds. Herbs, peas and beans, cabbages and some flowers immediately spring to mind.

Work out before you start who is going to do the watering and weeding. Will the school kitchen accept the produce?

Bad news for garden birds

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 00:07
That nuclear reactor should never have been built there on a fault line. It had been condemned because of faults and it was past its sell by date.

Wind turbines can never replace nuclear on so many counts.


Posted: 17/01/2015 at 00:01
Yes, we grew Winston. They were good, as new potatoes, but they ended up huge and they were all horribly rotted in the centre and had to be thrown away.

We took a sample to RHS but the verdict on the cause of the rot didn't seem to fit the circumstances. So it is a mystery.

Plants pet owners should avoid

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 17:59
Yes, Dove, but it may not work with pets. Nevertheless I think things like slug pellets and rat poison pose more danger to pets than plants.

And raisins and chocolate are toxic to dogs. Much more accessible to pets than stuff in the garden.

mouse or mole problems

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 17:33
If you have moles in your vegetable garden whole rows of plants can be dug out or disappear into tunnels. They don't need to eat them to wreck havoc.

Rats, voles and mice are very partial to a tasty underground vegetable.

Plants pet owners should avoid

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 17:28
Has anybody on this site ever heard of any child or pet being poisoned by laburnum?

It is such a common rural and urban tree, there must be someone!!

Bad news for garden birds

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 00:08
Another black mark to chalk up against those useless monstrosities. Us folk who find electricity bills difficult to pay, are putting so much money into the pockets of people who put the things up.

Green energy; my ar*e.


Posted: 14/01/2015 at 00:00
If it's any comfort, they are solitary for most of the year. They only get together for a bit of mole hanky-panky in the Spring. They obviously like to do it with the light off.


Posted: 13/01/2015 at 14:40
Most agricultural merchants sell mole traps.

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