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I've always found that putting weeds dug up from the veg garden on to my compost heap results in an even bigger weed crop when the compost is used the next year. (Presumably because they don't rot and "die" properly). But, hurrah, our local Council, for £12 a year, provides a garden waste ...
Thought you folk might be amused by an incident my wife and I watched in our garden yesterday (Sunday). Our two local foxes, a dog and a vixen, came onto the lawn and did their usual cabaret of treating it like their own private amusement park, crapping on the lettuce patch, romping on the radishes ...
- Sun Apr 29, 2007 3:41 pm
- Forum: General chatter
- Topic: Cleaning washing machine door seals
- Replies: 4
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Hi all Rubber door seals on our AEG clothes washer have accumulated black mould which won't rub off with usual wiping. Clothes sometimes get 'black marks' on them. Probably caused because we don't often use a very hot wash, but can anyone suggest a product to remove it? Local Tescos sells Dettox mou...
- Sat Feb 03, 2007 11:45 am
- Forum: Best practices
- Topic: Plant-friendly preservative
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Is there on the market a weood preservative that does not repel climbing plants, such as Virginia Creeper or Runner Beans? I find they won't go near tanelised timber, or frames with creosote, spirit preservative etc. Thanks
As part of a veg garden reorganisation I plan to move my runner bean trench. Can anyone please advise on whether beans need lots of sun, or are they OK in a shady spot? My bean supports are canes which are fixed up on both sides of a horizontal plank, supported by a post at each end.
This year I’ve been totally fed up with losing most of my young vegetables, from beans to beetroots, to ravaging hoards of sparrows, aided and abetted by a flock of pigeons. I plan to try and enclose my 15 x 10ft salad and bean plot in a “cage”. Not being able to afford a proper metal fruit cage-typ...