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sgt.colon



Joined: 27 Jul 2009
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Location: Just south of north.
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 18 1:32 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

I've got my shed up and I've re-felted the roof. I was going to put guttering under where it runs off the felt and attach it to a water butt I've managed to scrag. Will the rainwater be okay with it having run off the felt roof?

Thanks.

gregotyn



Joined: 24 Jun 2010
Posts: 1755
Location: Llanfyllin area
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 18 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Congratulations on your shed building. I would try to collect the water if you can. I am sure lots of folks collect off felt roofs, someone here will know! And when the advice comes I will copy it!

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
Posts: 10128

PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 18 6:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

As far as I know it should be all right. The first stuff might have some hydrocarbons from the felt treatment, but not enough to worry about I wouldn't think.

sgt.colon



Joined: 27 Jul 2009
Posts: 6242
Location: Just south of north.
PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 18 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks Gregotyn.

Thank you MR. I'll get my guttering sorted and installed.

sgt.colon



Joined: 27 Jul 2009
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Location: Just south of north.
PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 18 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Well I planted 100 onions at the weekend and cover them in a garden fleece. Went to the allotment last night and all but nine of them had been pulled up and scattered around the plot, with the fleece ripped in several places. Damn you destructive creature, whoever you are.

I've replanted and thankfully I had some left over but I've now got about 85 onions planted. I've double fleeced with the second fleece sat on top of a bricks, with bricks then on top of the bricks.

I'll be calling tonight to get some corn, so I'll see what, if anything has happened.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 34455
Location: yes
PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 18 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

squirrels
rodents
birds

start at the top

whichever it is chicken wire helps a lot but the first 2 are repelled by chilli powder and the latter by a tangled web of fine threads.

sgt.colon



Joined: 27 Jul 2009
Posts: 6242
Location: Just south of north.
PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 18 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks DPack. I'll throw some chilli powder down if they have all been pulled up again and see how I get on.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 34455
Location: yes
PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 18 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

one year i planted my onions 4 times

something that can help is planting a bit low so as nothing shows above ground, a stem stump is a great handle

sgt.colon



Joined: 27 Jul 2009
Posts: 6242
Location: Just south of north.
PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 18 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Ahhhh I didn't realise I could plant them underground, I thought so much had to be over the top. Thanks DPack I'll go with that option.

4 times!!! How disheartening. The annoying thing is, they don't do anything with them, just throw them around all over the place.

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
Posts: 10128

PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 18 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We had some fox cubs raised in our buddliea one year and I am sure they played football with the onion sets.

sgt.colon



Joined: 27 Jul 2009
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Location: Just south of north.
PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 18 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    


dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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Location: yes
PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 18 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

chilli should work with foxes, it does with dogs n cats.

cats can be an issue(r) if they spot nice loose earth which is a bit nasty among the lettuces

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 18 7:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Don't have any chilli around. It does for me too.

sgt.colon



Joined: 27 Jul 2009
Posts: 6242
Location: Just south of north.
PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 18 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Just a couple of picture updates. I'm getting there slowly. The paving slabs next to the shed are going to be the base for when I get my greenhouse. I've 2 and a bit more beds to turn.







gz



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
Posts: 6390
Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 18 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

looking good...but do cover the bare earth...whether with groundcover or mulch

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