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dustbrush
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 2:01 pm    Post subject: New threat to my veg patch Reply with quote

Arrrgggh so mad!!!! I have found a new enemy in my veggie war. The local scumbag using my backgarden as a short cut or maybe even trying to rob something, foot prints in my veg bed as they got over the wall
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try applying Non-Drying Paint to the Tops of your Walls you can rest assure it's one Vermin you wont have any more problems with.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

berberis verruculosa is an excellent deterrent, takes a few years to become fully established.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 6:55 pm    Post subject: Re: New threat to my veg patch Reply with quote

dustbrush wrote:
Arrrgggh so mad!!!! I have found a new enemy in my veggie war. The local scumbag using my backgarden as a short cut or maybe even trying to rob something, foot prints in my veg bed as they got over the wall


Howyi,
Have you tried forcing slug pellets down their throats or using the garden shovel. An auld lad from the city centre gave me these tips on pest control and I found them very effective. Word soon goes around that you're maaaad and deters return visits. Flangstarr(guerilla gardener)
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michael brenock
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

flagstarr I got a great laugh from that cure and we could have done with your help over the years.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a similar problem with some trees on the green at the back of my house, I planted the trees and some thugs broke the branches climbling, so we tried to fill in the gap they mad with a variety of trees and shrubs as per a thread already on this site.

BUT last week my husband sorted out the problem, he dug up a very mature berberis from my front garden and planted it in the gap, he filled in the hole with good homemade compost, and mulched around the bottom of the shrub,( it is about 4 foot now). This week end for the first time in ages we had a peaceful week end with no attempt to climb the wall or the trees, but we did hear mutterings about the 'spikey bush', from our side of the wall!!

So thanks Michael for the suggestion, and thanks also to mother nature for such a lovely shrub!!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am delighted the berberis worked for you, had a good laugh at your report.
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