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Unwelcome visitor

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 14:55

Rats are everywhere.  Make sure you don't leave any food around.  If you decide to put poison down you can put 'throw packs' inside lengths of drainpipe, which you put alongside walls, etc, where rats are likely to run.

The Environmental Health or its equivalent will tell you if you have rats, but it is up to the householder to do something about it if they wish to.

They can also be trapped, but you have to be certain how you are then going to kill them.  Know anybody with a suitable gun?


Posted: 02/09/2013 at 11:28

Alan I did point you towards a place, not too far from you, where you could buy just a few seed potatoes of many varieties. Do not be constricted to buying seed potatoes in pre-packs. We have quite a small raised bed for potatoes, but we grow at least three varieties each year.  They do vary very much.

The taste, shape, yield is very much down to variety. I'm sure you'll find a similar garden centre in Norfolk. 

Garden Pests

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 17:49

The RHS at Wisley put electric fence around the sweetcorn to deter the badgers.  I think that is your culprit.

Hedge problem.

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 17:45

Maybe it can be cut right back to ground level.  Depending on the tree species it will sprout again.  Can you tell us what the species are?  Plus a photo.

Ash, hazel, sycamore will definitely sprout again if coppiced.

Require some help identifying a tree.

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 17:41

I think it would be a shame to prune a gingko.  Maybe wrong tree in that place.

Im back

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 17:09

Enough already!!  Give the guy a break!  If you all click on his posts you encourage him.  Just like clicking on the spammers.

We are starting to stray into bullying territory.

Have to say I've generally missed out on the hoohaa because that is the way I go. That is, I ignore his posts.

Im back

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 16:08

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, now you are being provocative!

Talkback: How to store onions

Posted: 31/08/2013 at 12:35

They do look lovely strung up, but it is not necessary.  Onions store very well in plastic tray. Or in an old pair of tights if you want to hang them up.

Walls and Hedges

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 17:52

I call it a field boundary because that indicates its shape and form.  I appreciate it will be situated in a garden!

Can someone tell me what Pupa this is

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 17:47

I love butterflies, but I guarantee that thing will not hatch out into a butterfly or handsome moth.  It is not a chrysalis but a pupa of a baddie.

In general I am a conservationist in the garden and seemingly in the house as I had a bat flying around my head as I watched TV the other night.

Perhaps little weeeed can capture the next one and keep it until it hatches and tell us all what it is.

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