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Rats and random ramblings

By Heather 12 years ago

Here is a Victorian tip on how to deal with rats. A number of corks must be cut down as thin as sixpences and stored in grease. These are then placed in the way of the rats. Apparently the rats will greedily devour the pieces of cork and will die of indigestion! Alternatively, you could just use a humane rat trap. How about one of these revolting rat recipies, which makes Muggety Pie look absolutely fab?

I would like to say hello to Carol who has recently befriended me on Facebook. Carol lives in Saskatchewan and would like to talk to other keen gardeners on Facebook or out there in cyberspace. Does anyone know of any good online gardening groups in her neck of the woods?

We have had some great feedback from Helen on taking receipt of her new paper potter.

“Delivery arrived at approx 3pm yesterday. All items present and correct. Spent all night making paper pots out of the newspaper you packed the box with! Am I very sad to say its great fun?”

Peter Piper picks a Paper Potter...

By Heather 12 years ago

Well Jackie Dixon does really but that doesn't sound as good!!

I've never actually used a Paper Potter so it was lovely to hear what Jackie has to say about it via email:

"I just had to let you know that your Paper Potter really is the best thing since sliced bread - even my hubby is impressed (and that takes some doing!).

The paper pots are ideal for sowing lettuce - no more fiddly thinning out and I've had almost 100% success rate when using them for those difficult-to-germinate-parsnip seeds (I just hope the parsnips can fight their way through the bottom!).

In fact, the Paper Potter is so good, I've just ordered another one for my allotment neighbour who's been trying to make his own paper pots for years!


Jackie Dixon"