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« on: September 08, 2007, 12:53 »
I'm sure this subject has been covered before ( with special reference to John kneeling in a nest of them  :wink:  ) but I was just checking on my 18 month old compost bin full of old horse poo and straw ( and particularly lovely it is ) and I noticed millions of the nippity little devils crawling in amongst it, and all over my hands. Questions are:
a) how am I gonna move the compost from bin, to point of use, without getting bitten to bits ?
b) will having an ants nest gonna cause problems for whatever I grow in the newly composted bed ?
c) does anyone else think Watford will get automatic promotion this season  :lol:

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« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2007, 14:49 »
Must admit, I've never had many ants in my compost, but those thta I did, were black ones, and they soon scarpered when I started digging in it.  Hope someone with more experience comes online soon for you Novice!!!!

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« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2007, 15:34 »
ants in compost usually means it's dry - as i understand it, they don't like the wet... maybe they'll get the message if you add loads of wet stuff

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« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2007, 18:44 »
Right or wrong, my first instinct would be to pour a kettle full of boiling water in.

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« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2007, 23:13 »
run ya hose in it .. as for watford? who?
still alive /............

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« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2007, 07:11 »
Thanks for your advice everyone, when I'm off shift I'll have a go and keep you posted - I guess you're not a fotball fan then Munty  :lol:

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Re: Red Ants
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2007, 07:39 »
Quote from: "Novice"

c) does anyone else think Watford will get automatic promotion this season  :lol:



Not after they got thoroughly trounced by Leicester. :lol:
Did it really tell you to do THAT on the packet?

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« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2007, 09:19 »
Into each life a little rain must fall.
It's a sprint not a marathon.
Every season throws up those odd results.
etc etc etc
...ok then, fair play, you battered us - so it's us and you for automatic promotion then ?

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« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2007, 09:31 »
I have my doubts about the latter!

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« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2007, 12:34 »
football ... a group of overpaid nancy men with limited social skills  as shown by rooney and the lack of english language skills as shown by beckham , smelling of shower products chasing a sperical piece of inflated leather in an attempt to catch it then kick it away .married in most cases to females with even lower iqs and a ceaseless cause to look more plastic each day... football pointless excercise to me .  :wink:  :wink:  :lol:
now scuba diving or mountain snow climbing  real sports for real men  :wink:

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« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2007, 23:47 »
if they turn up in your beds - ants that is not footballers, as you would lay beer traps for slugs you can lay sugar and water traps for ants :twisted:

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« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2007, 23:50 »
Quote from: "muntjac"
run ya hose in it .. as for watford? who?


My mate started to support Watford after his doctor advised him to keep away from football :wink:
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« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2007, 17:10 »
Heard at Watford last week "For the benefit of the team we will now introduce the crowd"  :lol:  :lol:
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« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2007, 17:14 »
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Heard at Watford last week "For the benefit of the team we will now introduce the crowd"  :lol:  :lol:


 :lol:  :lol:

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« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2007, 12:53 »
Easy tigers - this was intended to be a serious post about my red ant problem.....but you all are having a "pop" at my beloved Watford. Thats a bit unfar for such a customer friendly club. I rang them up the other day and asked what time kick off was, and they said "what time can you get here?"  :oops:
Mind you MKHenry - at least when we do get there they let us in...not like the debacle last month at Stadium MK  :roll:



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