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World Naked Gardening day. Sat May 6th
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Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 17 6:04 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Think I will pass on that one.

NorthernMonkeyGirl



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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 17 6:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Not a day to prune the holly!

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 17 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

NorthernMonkeyGirl wrote:
Not a day to prune the holly!

An interesting challenge certainly...

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 17 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Blimey, I don't go out without long trousers, a hat and boots. Maybe naked gardeners have better tamed gardens than I!

dpack



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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 17 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

i guess it isn't a good day to strim hogweed

sgt.colon



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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 17 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

dpack wrote:
i guess it isn't a good day to strim hogweed


Is it giant stuff you have there DPack?

dpack



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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 17 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

not in the garden but there is giant H along the river bank, i do "garden" the odd bit of himalayan balsam off the banks but i wont be doing it naked

gil
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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 17 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

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The carnival parade goes past my garden that afternoon. I don't want to add to the horror.
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Great combo of post and sig

NorthernMonkeyGirl



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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 17 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

gil wrote:
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The carnival parade goes past my garden that afternoon. I don't want to add to the horror.
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Great combo of post and sig



john of wessex



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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 17 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

My neighbour offered me a tenner not to take part last year..........

Anyway its guaranteed to be freezing so do something indoors

Jam Lady



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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 17 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

With the deer ticks present in even greater numbers this year there's concern over Lyme disease, babiosis, and - worst of all - powassan virus. We're wearing long pants, long sleeve shirts, and spraying fabric with DEET.

dpack



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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 17 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

deet is pretty good against ticks but do you have bog myrtle in your area?

tis the best tick (and blackfly) repellent i know of.

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 17 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

dpack wrote:
deet is pretty good against ticks but do you have bog myrtle in your area?

That was something I had intended to source and plant.

dpack



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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 17 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

wet and acidic

i recon a barrel of peat might be a good home for the stuff.

tis sort of ok as a flavour in beer rather than using hops as well as an ace biter proof skin rub.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 17 6:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Bog myrtle sounds a good idea; problem is our soil is a bit alkaline and dry. As far as I know, the main threat from ticks here is Lyme disease.

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