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ewal

Annoying

I've just spent half an hour writing about my garden having logged in tried to attach 2 photos was told I was a guest & couldn't So I submited the letter & was told to log in which I did again, the letter promptly vanished


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horace

Looks good and very tidy
kaz

I'm sorry that you have had a problem posting about your garden - we would still love to hear about it
sod

Love it and as Kaz said would love to hear about it
Digindeep

Heck, can see a lot of thought and hard work has gone into your garden Ewal, please tell us more  
ewal

Problems

I think the problem is I am a bit slow so I am logged off. I wonder if the answer is to write a short article, submit it & then another & so on .
The first was Rabbit problems, 2years ago they were digging the seed potatoes up, last year they took the tops off 1/3rd of my runner beans so this year I've netted round , that is the photo.
12Bore

Would it be easier to write the piece in Word (or similar), log on to OTG, copy and paste the piece into the message body panel and then add pictures?
ewal

leeks

the second part concerned leeks I'm trying a new system this year.
My wife (Gloria) pricked out the leeks into square plastic pots  1 in each corner. I'm hoping they make pencil size then I'll set them in the bed 161 in a 12 x 4ft area.




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ewal

problems

12bore that would work but I don't know how to .I will ask my grand daughter she will show me.
ewal

Rabbit trap

Does anyone know if you can catch rabbits in a cage the same as foxes?
I have seen them for sale but I would doubt if a rabbit would go into a cage. What bait could you put inside when outside there is lush grass & clover?
12Bore

Re: problems

ewal wrote:
12bore that would work but I don't know how to .I will ask my grand daughter she will show me.

Hope it makes it easier for you, I enjoy reading your pieces and don't want to miss out!
polaris

Re: Rabbit trap

ewal wrote:
Does anyone know if you can catch rabbits in a cage the same as foxes?
I have seen them for sale but I would doubt if a rabbit would go into a cage. What bait could you put inside when outside there is lush grass & clover?


You can trap them but you could also look for a man with a ferret. Plenty of people will go it for free and keep the rabbits and give you a share for letting them on your land
ewal

rabbits

would you believe it I'v just been chopped off again.

I was saying they don't live on my land but in thr fields behind & I'm the only gardener round here.

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It has just been raining the first for weeks
sod

Love your photos
hopefullbry

Ewal YES you can trap rabbits in cages      

Get a live catch trap for rabbits and bait them with slivers of cut fresh carrots, you can pre-bait first if you like.

the traps need to be pinned down as best as poss to stop unwanted guests ( foxes badgers ) rolling the cages to get at the rabbits.

I always try to cover the mesh on the trap floor with soil or grass, as some rabbits don't like the feel of the mesh on their feet.

Set them night/evening time then check them first thing in the morning, check twice a day if poss.   Watch the baited carrot doesn't dry out this time of year, keep refreshing the baits when necessary
CLIK THE LIKNK   http://www.generalpestcontrol.org/80415/info.php?p=4
Hope this helps
ewal

Rabbits

Thankyou Hopefullbry they sell them across the road on the industrial estate. I will have a look, I fancy a half grown rabbit for dinner it is a while since we had one.
hopefullbry

half / 3 /4 grown rabbit is nice     its mum and dad u want thou  lol
donky7

EWAL.. should your adventure fail, for a flask of coffee i'll strategically remove your pesky wabbbbbits. i'm only a few miles from you.

Bry taught me well'  

martyn.
ewal

Rabbits

Hello martyn, I've only just noticed your message. I will let you know how I get on.
I'm having a problem with sparrows, they are pecking my peas to bits . they go inside thr pea guards & peck the leaves & just drop them leaving skeletons, they ignore the strips of plastic flapping in the breeze. Has anyone any ideas.
goodlife

would it be better to put the whole veg garden in a enclosure of wire netting with gate for access look on e-bay and pick up a full roll of wire netting for the job lot less hassle will last for years maintenance free
ewal

sparrows

It would be complicated because the netting round the sides is 2 sizes 2ft & 3ft. To cover the whole garden  it would need to be 8ft to cover the runner beans & just think of the number of props required because it is a fair size area
ewal

garden

This will give you an idea of the area
donky7

if that was my patch, i'd sit my eagle owl decoy there, clears the crows from the farm yard.

secret is though, to move the decoy around so it keeps the birds on their toes.... lol

mine cost around £18
Cooey

Nice, looks like you spend a lot of time weeding
sod

se your problem   great garden
Digindeep

Nice set up, really neat and tidy

Had a similar set up when I had the allotments and problems with rabbits and pheasants.
My solution was to use wooden frames, something like the ones you have already. Cut chicken wire to required height, (2ft) rap it around the sides.
Lay a cut length (8ft x 16ft) across the top,
For rotation purposes the frames could be easily moved from one bed to another and the netting rolled up and stored. In my case behind the G/H.
Certainly helped keep the rabbits out, pheasants to a degree, the beggers used to get on top to bend/flatten the wire. Can't win them all      
goodlife

the problem is rabbits getting into the garden right keep them out by putting a 3'wire netting fence around the garden in to the hedge  I did not mean to put a roof on it cut the hedge back put up the fence and let the hedge grow back to hide the fence
hopefullbry

Re: garden

ewal wrote:
This will give you an idea of the area


Very nice Ewal  ( Rabbit and Bird Mcdonalds free take away )  looks like you put a lot of hard graft into that      

Whats the TRAIN TIME TA BLE ???      
ewal

Rabbits & Sparrows

Thank you for all the comments & suggestions. I must confess the photo was taken in 2004 it is the best one, no weeds in garden or on track. I managed to keep the track weed free untill last year when the continuous rain beat me, I would spray taking half a day then it would rain, a wasted effort. I will post a photo of the track now.
ewal

weeds

I've been up the garden this morning & took 3 photos the first is almost in the same position as the 04 one, the others are the up line past the bean row & the other is the diagonal used for turning engines.

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ewal

weeds


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ewal

photos

I've been trying to delete the above photos as they are mixed up, then I would put them in the right order. Anyway you can see the state of the track. 50 years ago weed killer did what it said on the tin, I can remember spaying the hedge bottoms & within minutes you could see them wilting , now it takes at least a week before you see a difference. Can anyone recommend anything half decent.
goodlife

sorry ewal but with the too many do gooders the strongest weed killer will only kill the weeds that are growing at the time and is bio gradable on contact with the soil I use roundup do not mean the one you can buy at the supermarket you can buy a gallon un diluted from your local agricultural store you might need a c p h number {small holding } or sprayers licence but most do not bother  usually 2 or 3 times  a year you could use rock salt but if it rains a lot it will be washed out
there is a permanent weed killer  diesel  but up to you
hope this helps  
Gareth

Vinegar............... cheap and cheerful 26p per 500ml malt vinegar bought from Aldi or Lidl is our preferred weed and algae killer of choice at the moment

Applied directly by a hand pump prayer, the effects can be seen in just a few hours and the plants are usual dead by the following morning.
ewal

weeds

goodlife I've got a gallon of Glyfos but still takes a week to show any effects.
Gareth I will try vinegar but I will need to go to Newark, tesco is to dear.
Rena

Gareth wrote:
Vinegar............... cheap and cheerful 26p per 500ml malt vinegar bought from Aldi or Lidl is our preferred weed and algae killer of choice at the moment

Applied directly by a hand pump prayer, the effects can be seen in just a few hours and the plants are usual dead by the following morning.


Totally agree! Works wonders here for me!! (I use Apple Cider Vinegar and have heard of others using white vinegar).

The weeds/grass will never develop a resistance to it.

Beautiful garden you have, and I LOVE the tracks!!!
sod

Gareth wrote:
Vinegar............... cheap and cheerful 26p per 500ml malt vinegar bought from Aldi or Lidl is our preferred weed and algae killer of choice at the moment

Applied directly by a hand pump prayer, the effects can be seen in just a few hours and the plants are usual dead by the following morning.


What is that mix rate 26p per500ml   please
12Bore

sod wrote:
Gareth wrote:
Vinegar............... cheap and cheerful 26p per 500ml malt vinegar bought from Aldi or Lidl is our preferred weed and algae killer of choice at the moment

Applied directly by a hand pump prayer, the effects can be seen in just a few hours and the plants are usual dead by the following morning.


What is that mix rate 26p per500ml   please

I think that that's the price, not the mix rate  
sod

Thanks 12 bore   Jean just told me that too and she    
12Bore

sod wrote:
Thanks 12 bore   Jean just told me that too and she    

(So did I)
sod

12Bore wrote:
sod wrote:
Thanks 12 bore   Jean just told me that too and she    

(So did I)


Well if I can make poeple laugh my job is done (my photo does too)
ewal

weeds

Thank you Rena.
Vinegar, that works out at £2 34 per gallon, I've just finished spraying with
Glyfos  it took just under 3 hours & I used 6 gallon. I don't normally use so much but it is in such a state.
hopefullbry

Any luck on those pesky wabbits Ewal ?
ewal

wabbits

Now I have the garden netted there is no urgency, but there were 3 grazing this morning, one was a nice size so I would like him in the pot. When I have time I will make a trap, I've seen a simple design on line.
ewal

wabbits

It isn't so urgent now I have the garden netted. This morning there were 3 grazing 1 would be nice in the pot . When I have time I'm going to make a trap I've seen a simple plan on line.
ewal

I've managed to put my message up twice. I deleted the second one but it made no difference

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