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by sally wright
Thu Dec 08, 2005 6:28 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Allotment hedge advice
Replies: 4
Views: 2115

Dear Peter, I agree with the berberis, pyracantha can grow 6-8 ft a year when it is established (and who will volunteer to prune it?). The reason it is called fire thorn is because when you are bitten by the thorns it stings like fire! Another shrub to consider might be one of the shrub roses such a...
by sally wright
Wed Dec 07, 2005 10:47 am
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Ragwort
Replies: 13
Views: 4345

Dear Johnboy,
I think the act has been updated since then, in the 80's I think. I cannot remember exactly what it is called now but people have been done under its rules. It now includes those alien lovelies the giant hogweed, Japanese knotweed and Himalayan balsam.
Regards Sally Wright.
by sally wright
Wed Dec 07, 2005 12:16 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Pariffin
Replies: 17
Views: 5570

Dear Nog, I would try your local heating oil company. Some will deliver paraffin in large drums with a tap on them. Plan B would be a large DIY shed or failing that your local garage. I was under the impression that heating fuel was more like motoring diesel than paraffin. But if you have a large gl...
by sally wright
Wed Dec 07, 2005 12:04 am
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Ragwort
Replies: 13
Views: 4345

Dear Lyn, Ragwort is very toxic to livestock and anyone with it on their land who has horses and other herbivores should take every step to remove it. The creatures will ignore it when it is living but when it it dead they will eat it with mostly fatal consequences. It is a slow lingering death and ...
by sally wright
Tue Dec 06, 2005 3:20 pm
Forum: Cooking tips
Topic: STUFFED SQUASH
Replies: 3
Views: 2315

Dear All, A word of warning, if you are planning to microwave squash (which BTW they do very well) it is VERY IMPORTANT that you pierce the squash right through to the hollow in the middle. My neighbour forgot one day and blew the door off the microwave when the squash exploded. Michael Caine would ...

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