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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:58 pm 
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Got launched over the garden fence - haven't even planted this years veg yet(!)


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:07 pm 
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We've got fresh new cherry blossom out up here in Jockland :shock:


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:09 pm 
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There are going to gazillions of them this year.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:10 pm 
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RobMac wrote:
We've got fresh new cherry blossom out up here in Jockland :shock:
:shock: :shock: Already that's incredible

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:39 pm 
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Had the cherry blossom out early december here. It still weirds me out a bit.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:45 pm 
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We're surrounded on three sides by neighbours who use bark chippings on their flower beds which provide an ideal habitat for them. What with that and the neighbourhood cat sh@@@ing like a Great Dane in our garden it'll be a wonder if we grow anything...


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:42 am 
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this is goin to sound strange but my mum has always collected egg shells (ours when we cook) and crushed them up and used them round her plants to stop slugs/snails etc gettin at the new plants

its like us walkin barefoot over glass seams to work for my mum could be worth a try > at the neighbours fence ? or areas ?


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:25 am 
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Hair. Go to the local hairdresser and ask if you can have some hair a spread it around the plants, works a treat. Not heard of the eggshells one before.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:26 am 
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I kill them with salt. Killed hundreds in the autumn / early winter


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:09 am 
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Copper pipe around the edges of the veg beds always works. We get hundreds, but they never get past the pipes for some reason.

Oh, and no matter how far you launch them, they will always come back :twisted:


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