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  Topic: if you had room for one more tree
Andy B

Replies: 45
Views: 11836
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Jul 30, 14 3:26 pm   Subject: if you had room for one more tree
How about a Walnut?
  Topic: stunted courgette plants
Andy B

Replies: 7
Views: 4551
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Jul 01, 14 3:20 pm   Subject: Re: stunted courgette plants
I normally grow a dozen courgette plants and have good heavy crops using F1 seeds. Each year one or two plants are stunted, small leaves, small stalks and fruit but this year 90% of the plants are stu ...
  Topic: Chicken help please
Andy B

Replies: 13
Views: 15349
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Fri Dec 06, 13 12:38 pm   Subject: Re: Chicken help please
Dear Downsizers, please forgive me as I have not been around and haven't posted for months, then I turn up with a request for help!

One of our school chickens had blood running down her beak - it l ...
  Topic: Infested chicken advice needed please
Andy B

Replies: 6
Views: 3171
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Thu Jul 11, 13 11:52 am   Subject: Infested chicken advice needed please
You can get some stuff in a little dropper that you can put on the chickens, like you can get for dogs and cats, use that at the same time. Sorry i cant remember the name but someone on here will prob ...
  Topic: Tales From The Wildwood BBC4
Andy B

Replies: 30
Views: 42444
PostForum: Reviews and What's On   Posted: Thu Nov 22, 12 12:42 pm   Subject: Tales From The Wildwood BBC4
They should release it on DVD.
  Topic: Red Mite
Andy B

Replies: 26
Views: 18817
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Tue Sep 25, 12 11:47 am   Subject: Red Mite
You maybe assuming that the RM are inside the house, but thats not always the case, on occasion I've had those white juveniles that Garden Hens is referring to, appear on the exterior of the chickensh ...
  Topic: what seeds could i still plant
Andy B

Replies: 12
Views: 6225
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Jun 28, 12 11:45 am   Subject: what seeds could i still plant
With the July issue of Kitchen Garden you get, Carrot, Lettuce, Spinach Beet and Coriander seeds, all for 3.90. All for sowing right now.
  Topic: The failure that was Rio
Andy B

Replies: 43
Views: 35059
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Jun 26, 12 11:48 am   Subject: The failure that was Rio
I think governments and those with power already know its too late and this trend for the rich getting richer while the rest of us gets poorer is their way of insulating themselves from the worst of w ...
  Topic: New chicks
Andy B

Replies: 7
Views: 3166
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Tue May 29, 12 11:50 am   Subject: New chicks
perhaps there was something wrong with them

The ones we saved are OK.
  Topic: New chicks
Andy B

Replies: 7
Views: 3166
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Tue May 29, 12 11:47 am   Subject: New chicks
One of our pekin hens suddenly started killing her chicks as they were hatching. She killed one while it was still half in the egg and another at some time overnight. The others we have saved and are ...
  Topic: Good Quality Small Dexter Herd For Sale Now with Pics
Andy B

Replies: 30
Views: 16021
PostForum: Trading Post   Posted: Wed Jan 25, 12 2:34 pm   Subject: Good Quality Small Dexter Herd For Sale Now with Pics
Hi just to make sure you understand what I initially meant was they are currently TB free. Yes they live outside all year and this year I have opted for good quality haylage over hard feed. However on ...
  Topic: Good Quality Small Dexter Herd For Sale Now with Pics
Andy B

Replies: 30
Views: 16021
PostForum: Trading Post   Posted: Wed Jan 25, 12 2:12 pm   Subject: Good Quality Small Dexter Herd For Sale Now with Pics
Hi just to make sure you understand what I initially meant was they are currently TB free. Yes they live outside all year and this year I have opted for good quality haylage over hard feed. However on ...
  Topic: Good Quality Small Dexter Herd For Sale Now with Pics
Andy B

Replies: 30
Views: 16021
PostForum: Trading Post   Posted: Wed Jan 25, 12 1:19 pm   Subject: Good Quality Small Dexter Herd For Sale Now with Pics
Sorry i know this is a little left field but you say your cows do not have TB, even though i think your in an area with high TB!? ( Is that right ) Do you let your cows eat mostly grass (70/80%) and d ...
  Topic: Is crop rotation *that* important?
Andy B

Replies: 20
Views: 10633
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Jan 25, 12 1:14 pm   Subject: Is crop rotation *that* important?
Different plants take different thing out of the soil while other plants put stuff back if you want to get away from using chemicals you will need to rotate, use that with plenty of top dressed compos ...
  Topic: Fox killed all my girls - where to put electric fencing?
Andy B

Replies: 66
Views: 16923
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Wed Jan 25, 12 1:10 pm   Subject: Fox killed all my girls - where to put electric fencing?
If the foxes are that active during the day then i would think there something not quite right with the fox. Mange affected foxes are often about during the day as they can struggle to feed them selve ...
 
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