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In stark contrast to friday morning, saturday dawned bright and warm, just right for pottering about in the greenhouses, potting on some of the seedlings. After a coffee or three, I trundled down to the vegetable patch to check that how to get rid of sugar ants in your house my newly planted potatoes were still buried, as the blackbirds have been know to scratch about in how to get rid of sugar ants in your house the fresh mounds of earth looking for food, making a right mess in the process, and also to check on the seedlings already in the how to get rid of sugar ants in your house greenhouses. With the sun shining brightly, I turned towards the greenhouses, expecting to be dazzled by the glare of the sun how to get rid of sugar ants in your house on the polycarbonate panes, only to find that, well, there wasn’t any glare because the panes were filthy with a how to get rid of sugar ants in your house mixed coating of green algae, dust and tree detritus.

With sinking heart, all thoughts of compost and seedlings disappeared to be replaced how to get rid of sugar ants in your house with visions of hot soapy water, cloths and hours of emptying out, washing down, rinsing of, re-washing the bits I missed in the first place, re-rinsing and then washing the staging etc etc etc. It was going to be a long, long day.

By 11am, mud and the littlest mudelt had taken themselves off to how to get rid of sugar ants in your house town, in annie, armed with a long shopping list, middle mudlet was happily watching CITV and I was starting how to get rid of sugar ants in your house the tedious process of emptying the smallest (6’x4′) greenhouse and filling a bucket with hot water and a how to get rid of sugar ants in your house non-bio laundry capsule, figuring if it was tough enough to get the stains how to get rid of sugar ants in your house out of the mudlets clothes without upsetting little mudlets eczema how to get rid of sugar ants in your house it would be able to handle the filthy panes without how to get rid of sugar ants in your house harming the plants around it. Lugging the hosepipe and a garden chair to the greenhouse, completed my preparations and with a sigh of regret for how to get rid of sugar ants in your house a missed gardening opportunity, I climb onto the chair which I needed to do how to get rid of sugar ants in your house to be able to reach the top of the roof.

I would like to make it clear at this point, that climbing onto chairs, precariously placed around ones greenhouse, is not something I would ordinarily do, nor would I recommend this as a suitable method for how to get rid of sugar ants in your house reaching the roof of ones greenhouse but the step ladders how to get rid of sugar ants in your house were all suspended from the workshop roof above the newly how to get rid of sugar ants in your house resprayed ciggy, and nothing was going to compel me to try and how to get rid of sugar ants in your house get one down. No way. Not a chance!

I could just imagine muds’ reaction to seeing me perched, albeit more securely, on top of a step ladder which he knew for how to get rid of sugar ants in your house a fact had been stored above his land rover – no, all things considered, the chair was the better option at this stage, even if it was wobblier than a jelly on a how to get rid of sugar ants in your house roller coaster.

By 12.30pm, I had finished the small greenhouse, was soaked through, thanks mainly to the leaking nozzle which is attached to how to get rid of sugar ants in your house the end of the hose and which managed to send how to get rid of sugar ants in your house more water down my arm, front and legs than onto the panes during the rinse how to get rid of sugar ants in your house process, had emptied the large greenhouse in preparation for its’ wash down and I was in desperate need of a how to get rid of sugar ants in your house cup of tea.

I had literally just sat down with my nice, hot cuppa, when mud and the mudlet returned from shopping and with how to get rid of sugar ants in your house a sigh and a groan, I hauled myself back to my feet and went to how to get rid of sugar ants in your house help get the shopping in. There then followed an hour of upacking, putting away and then making lunch before I could go how to get rid of sugar ants in your house back out to start the larger greenhouse, not that I minded the distraction. Greenhouse cleaning is one of my least favourite tasks in how to get rid of sugar ants in your house the garden but it is absolutely essential, as it gives me the opportunity to wash away many how to get rid of sugar ants in your house of the pests and diseases which might otherwise cause me how to get rid of sugar ants in your house problems later in the season.

We had two, 4 foot long, single shelf aluminium (aluminum for those of you living across the pond :)) bits of staging in the large greenhouse which were located how to get rid of sugar ants in your house down one side of it and ideally I would have how to get rid of sugar ants in your house preferred to get these outside, so that I could have unhindered access to the interior how to get rid of sugar ants in your house of the panes. However, the two double shelf sets of staging (also each 4 foot long) from the little greenhouse, were already outside, as were the seedlings, herbs, 62 little pots of last seasons strawberry runners, tubs, pots and assorted items of garden equipment, so there simply wasn’t any room. In addition, I had decided that this year we were going to how to get rid of sugar ants in your house put all the staging in the larger greenhouse and use how to get rid of sugar ants in your house the smaller one for the cucumbers and tomatoes and so how to get rid of sugar ants in your house I hadn’t bothered putting the staging back into the smaller greenhouse how to get rid of sugar ants in your house once I had finished cleaning it.

Anyway, as removal wasn’t really an option, I decided to place the staging either side of the how to get rid of sugar ants in your house door whilst I washed and rinsed the back half of how to get rid of sugar ants in your house the greenhouse down. I then washed and rinsed the staging itself before moving how to get rid of sugar ants in your house it back to either side of the back of the how to get rid of sugar ants in your house greenhouse.

I toyed, fleetingly, with the idea of ‘accidentally’ hosing him but he was conveniently out of reach, I was just as likely to get as soaked as how to get rid of sugar ants in your house him if not more so, due to the temperamental nature of the nozzle and its’ connector and mud was cooking a thai fish curry for how to get rid of sugar ants in your house tea and one mustn’t look a gift horse in the mouth …………….. No matter how annoying it’s being.

By 4.30pm the actual cleaning of the panes and staging was how to get rid of sugar ants in your house done but the temperature was dropping and so I decided how to get rid of sugar ants in your house to put all the staging back in (with the double shelf units on the sunny side of how to get rid of sugar ants in your house the greenhouse), put the various seedlings and plants back in for the how to get rid of sugar ants in your house night and the empty tubs, pots and assorted gardening paraphernalia into the little greenhouse. I intended to sweep the floors while they were wet how to get rid of sugar ants in your house as this would make the job easier but at this how to get rid of sugar ants in your house point mud wondered over again and suggested that I leave how to get rid of sugar ants in your house the floors until the morning. This was one suggestion I was happy to agree with how to get rid of sugar ants in your house and so with one last look around I came indoors how to get rid of sugar ants in your house and collapsed on the sofa.

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My first problem was where to put the seedlings and how to get rid of sugar ants in your house herbs. They needed shelter from the wind, if I was to avoid snapped sweet pea stems and how to get rid of sugar ants in your house upended little pots of strawberries. Thankfully the long black trays we use in the greenhouse how to get rid of sugar ants in your house were a perfect fit for the gap between the raised how to get rid of sugar ants in your house beds and so I was able to put the seedlings how to get rid of sugar ants in your house in the trays and the height of the beds gave how to get rid of sugar ants in your house them the much needed protection from the gusts we were how to get rid of sugar ants in your house experiencing.

Once the staging had been removed, again, I was able to see the extent of the grime how to get rid of sugar ants in your house that had accumulated in the months since november which was how to get rid of sugar ants in your house when mud had last cleaned the greenhouses. With the hose nozzle on ‘jet’ I went to work, pausing every now and again to sweep the water under how to get rid of sugar ants in your house and out of the frame base. It was a mucky job but 2 hours later the how to get rid of sugar ants in your house large greenhouse floor was looking decidedly cleaner than it had.

I suggested to mud, who had been out once or twice to check on how to get rid of sugar ants in your house my progress, that now would be a good time for a coffee how to get rid of sugar ants in your house – please – as I need to allow time for the rest of how to get rid of sugar ants in your house the water to drain away and for the panes, which I had had to hose down again to get how to get rid of sugar ants in your house rid of the splash marks and mud, to dry.

Some twenty minutes later, I started to put everything back into my beautifully clean how to get rid of sugar ants in your house greenhouse and I have to say, I was impressed with the end results, even if I do say so myself. I will admit at this point that the temptation to how to get rid of sugar ants in your house leave the smaller greenhouse for another day was very, very strong but I knew that if I left it, the likelihood of me getting around to that job was how to get rid of sugar ants in your house remote and so I bit the bullet and emptied the how to get rid of sugar ants in your house pots, tubs and assorted gardening equipment onto the paths.

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