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Agralan Copper Snail & Slug Tape
Agralan Copper Snail & Slug Tape
Offered by Greenacres Direct
Price: £10.37

1.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't stay on, 25 Feb. 2015
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This may or my not work if it could be got to stay on, but the glue isn't adequate and it fell off both glazed porcelain and plastic post after a few weeks. The glue side did catch an awful lot of ants, but that seemed more of a shame than a selling point. At least one large slug had got past a ring of tape that hadn't yet fallen off, although that was the only one found inside the rings while they lasted.


Redefining the Poverty Debate: Why a War on Markets is No Substitute for a War on Poverty (Research Monograph) (IEA Research Monographs)
Redefining the Poverty Debate: Why a War on Markets is No Substitute for a War on Poverty (Research Monograph) (IEA Research Monographs)
by Gisela Stuart
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.50

5.0 out of 5 stars An important new perspective, 25 Feb. 2015
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This will really change your thinking on poverty and the best ways to tackle it. By approaching poverty from the angle of how to reduce costs rather than just try to boost the poor's income, this provides a refreshing and exciting new perspective that should appeal to both left and right. It also tackles some of the issues about why poverty tends to be considered in terms of such a narrow range of solutions in this country, and how we can get outside the current group think to find ways to really help people. The poverty campaigning industry become the villains of the piece, but this book will arm you with some real world alternatives.


OXO Good Grips New Salad Spinner
OXO Good Grips New Salad Spinner
Offered by One Click Wonder
Price: £22.68

5.0 out of 5 stars Works very well, 25 Feb. 2015
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This is a big beast and takes up a huge amount of fridge space - but it is really worth it. I have said goodbye to the days of being faced with compost instead of salad. This keeps the salad crisp but not soggy for up to a week. Also I take a childish glee in doing the actual spinning, which can get up to quite a speed.


10 x Gardening beer slug and snail traps child & pet safe non toxic
10 x Gardening beer slug and snail traps child & pet safe non toxic
Offered by premier-stock88
Price: £13.39

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5.0 out of 5 stars Something that actually works against slugs!, 25 Feb. 2015
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These work really well! I use John Smith's bitter and was cleaning out dozens of slugs every morning. I set them with the cup three-quarters buried in the ground, leaving just a slight lip, which the slugs can climb with no problems but is enough to deter at least most ground beetles, If a trap gets sunk too deep it does catch many ground beetles, which is obviously a shame since they eat slugs. The caps look flimsy but so far haven't blown off in any wind. Nor have they been disturbed by animals.

The only slight issue is that they don't stack, so they take up a lot of space in the shed when not in use. But really the main problem is the expense of the beer, especially since tins seem to wander from the shed of their own accord...


Porcelain Crockery Set - Traditional Brown Oval Pie Bowl / Dish - 52Hx161Wx116mmD (Box 6) - great for serving hot food from your oven to your table!
Porcelain Crockery Set - Traditional Brown Oval Pie Bowl / Dish - 52Hx161Wx116mmD (Box 6) - great for serving hot food from your oven to your table!
Offered by Bar Equipment Direct
Price: £18.40

4.0 out of 5 stars Too big for a single portion, 25 Feb. 2015
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These are huge for a single portion. They are about right for making pies for two people, or ok for one if you don't fill them up.


Bosmere N543 4 Pocket Tool Belt
Bosmere N543 4 Pocket Tool Belt
Offered by L.M Electrical
Price: £9.49

4.0 out of 5 stars Useful but not perfect, 25 Feb. 2015
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A useful holster once I had made some adjustments. The belt supplied is useless, so I cut that off and made some holes in the top part to take a normal belt.

The pockets are a good width, but a little shallow so items do tend to fall out unless you arrange them with care. I tend to wedge my scissors in behind the ball of string just to keep them secure. Even the back pocket is too shallow for my jakoti shears, but anyway I don't trust their sharp points against the canvas so I keep them in a separate jakoti holster which hangs from the belt but inside the back pocket of the Bosmere holster. The bulb trowel then wedges beside the jakoti holster which keeps it secure - if I put the trowel at the other end it falls out every few feet.

On the more positive side, the canvas is a good weight and looks good to last well. It is comfortable to wear and doesn't slip around as much as a normal single holster. I do find the extra pockets useful compared to the normal single holsters, and the pockets are all of a size to be useful for something, which is frequently not true of smaller holsters.


Wolf Garten RS5000 Professional Anvil Aluminum Secateurs
Wolf Garten RS5000 Professional Anvil Aluminum Secateurs
Price: £28.25

4.0 out of 5 stars Good secateurs, 25 Feb. 2015
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Good secateurs. They are much better than the Wolf Garten general purpose anvil secateurs (which had been my secateurs of choice for many years) and well worth the extra money. They give a good clean cut and are comfortable to use if you are going to spend all day pruning. They can cope with thicker stems than the ordinary pair.

The only fault so far is that the blade screws came loose - a common problem with anvil secateurs. Fortunately I noticed and found them. They were screwed back in (needs an allen key) and tightened as much as possible and haven't fallen out since despite many hours of use. I'm guessing they were never properly tightened by the factory - so it is worth checking a new pair. But don't let this put you off buying them as they are easy to tighten.


Bucket Pocket and Apron
Bucket Pocket and Apron
Offered by Garden Gear
Price: £2.99

2.0 out of 5 stars Not much use, 25 Feb. 2015
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This slips off if you try to use it outside a bucket. I now use it inside the bucket where it provides some organisation to my tools but is nothing like as useful as it should have been. It's flimsy and thin and I expect the pockets will start to go into holes soon.

The chances of it being usable as a tool belt are slim since there is very little adjustment of the width and the clasp is very stiff. I've got a proper toolbelt so I haven't tried it that way.


Dasco Polish Application brush - grey
Dasco Polish Application brush - grey
Offered by The Shoe Lace Ltd
Price: £1.49

3.0 out of 5 stars Reasonable but sheds bristles, 25 Feb. 2015
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A good size and does a reasonable job, but it does shed bristles, especially with dubbin.


2 x Lock and & Lock Plastic Bacon Box With Freshness Tray 1L HPL842
2 x Lock and & Lock Plastic Bacon Box With Freshness Tray 1L HPL842
Offered by Greenacres Direct
Price: £10.51

4.0 out of 5 stars Good for cheese, 25 Feb. 2015
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We use these for cheese. They can get a bit too humid inside, but it is easy to crack the lid. Also our main cheese-eater has arthritic hands and finds these tricky to open if fully closed, so generally the lid is just resting on the top - which still gives a reasonable seal. They are certainly better than ordinary plastic boxes because the cheese isn't resting directly on the base, so it stays dryer without drying out.

I'd like a taller box for bigger blocks of cheese, but these just about do. They would be huge for bacon though - whoever designed them obviously eats mammoth slices.


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