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  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,489

    Like it image

    SW Scotland
  • Ha, ha, someone with a sense of humour - good on you John.  We use a pine cone - closed and it is raining, open and it is warm dry weather. My parents used one many years ago and I have carried on the tradition.

  • Thanks for the photo Richard, it made me chuckle?.

  • I still use my Mum's advice from when I was a kid. "It might rain"!  Like the stone, which is brilliant, it has never failed me. 


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  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,295

    I had a bit of seaweed but it went mouldy

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Nut, that's sad. Father Christmas might assist this year.  Although, if you want to try, there are kits available to make your own stone


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,295

    My fault H-C, I should have renewed my seaweed earlier.

    Not short of stones, maybe give that one a try image

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Yes nutcutlet, I have seen seaweed hanging in gardens on the island. We just happen to have pine trees hence the hanging cone - seaweed works just as well, although if you have a drought it may dry out and crumble!

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,295

    Maybe I should go for a cone. we have Pinus sylvestris. I was surprised the seaweed went mouldy, I didn't expect that, crumble seemed more likely.

    In the sticks near Peterborough
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