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  Topic: Exciting news
Hairyloon

Replies: 37
Views: 3852
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri May 11, 18 10:26 am   Subject: Exciting news
I'd read somewhere a few years ago about peeing on your compost heap to help it along.

Doesn't hurt, & you've got to pee somewhere... How much it helps the process, I couldn't say, but I assume ...
  Topic: Logging-In Problem - help required!
Hairyloon

Replies: 10
Views: 1650
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Fri Apr 27, 18 5:12 pm   Subject: Logging-In Problem - help required!
You'll have to hope someone dares logout to look for a forgotten password link

https://forum.downsizer.net/profile.php?mode=sendpassword
  Topic: What to grow under apple tree?
Hairyloon

Replies: 10
Views: 1103
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Apr 19, 18 4:49 pm   Subject: What to grow under apple tree?
Daffodils could work...

https://youtu.be/D6nottAilQw?t=3m19s
  Topic: Mushroom carving
Hairyloon

Replies: 13
Views: 1673
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Tue Apr 17, 18 6:05 pm   Subject: Mushroom carving
Well, they'll be good for practice whatever, and once they're made, they're not my problem, but I will suggest the preservative...
  Topic: What to grow under apple tree?
Hairyloon

Replies: 10
Views: 1103
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Apr 17, 18 12:41 pm   Subject: What to grow under apple tree?
gooseberries can be quite apple friendly, it worked well for grannie and grannie was almost always right about such things
Might be a bit scratchy when you come to pick the apples, but my goos ...
  Topic: What to grow under apple tree?
Hairyloon

Replies: 10
Views: 1103
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Apr 16, 18 10:48 pm   Subject: What to grow under apple tree?
I had a session on the allotment today: dug over and weeded under the apple tree.
Now I'm wondering what to plant there, to grow instead of weeds...
  Topic: Mushroom carving
Hairyloon

Replies: 13
Views: 1673
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Sun Apr 15, 18 5:06 pm   Subject: Mushroom carving


What is the tree HL? It looks as if it might be beech or sycamore. I would suggest an open ink cap sort of shape, but as Dpack says, may not last too long. Like your idea DD.
Is beech.
  Topic: Mushroom carving
Hairyloon

Replies: 13
Views: 1673
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Sat Apr 14, 18 11:57 am   Subject: Mushroom carving

Yes, that was the kind of thing I had in mind, somewhere at the halfway stage.
  Topic: Mushroom carving
Hairyloon

Replies: 13
Views: 1673
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Sat Apr 14, 18 10:46 am   Subject: Mushroom carving
I've been asked if I can carve these stumps into mushrooms.

http://www.downsizer.net/gallery/29434/Message_15235332316561.jpg
My answer was "Probably, but whether they'll be any good... "

I ...
  Topic: Reducing the use of Plastics
Hairyloon

Replies: 80
Views: 8795
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Apr 10, 18 8:45 pm   Subject: Reducing the use of Plastics
I don't think being in landfill for several decades will make it easy to recycle though...
It will give it decades of technological improvements to the recycling facilities...
  Topic: Fast growing tree for climbing
Hairyloon

Replies: 10
Views: 2086
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Mon Apr 09, 18 4:03 pm   Subject: Fast growing tree for climbing
Cherry is fast growing, but it won't be ready for climbing for a good few years and isn't that stable or good for climbing either.
If you leave it to its own devices it will likely make a pole with t ...
  Topic: Fast growing tree for climbing
Hairyloon

Replies: 10
Views: 2086
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Sun Apr 08, 18 9:30 am   Subject: Re: Fast growing tree for climbing
What's the quickest growing that he'd be able to climb, do you think? We had a very vigorous twisted Willow in the old house, which used to grow like crazy.

I've had cherry grow like a rocket. If y ...
  Topic: Hedges for privacy
Hairyloon

Replies: 23
Views: 3078
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Thu Apr 05, 18 5:23 pm   Subject: Hedges for privacy
just a thought but would a cash crop of evergreen trees make for a screen, a broad strip could provide a rolling cash crop/fuel/timber as well as giving the required privacy with no "hedge" issues inv ...
  Topic: Reducing the use of Plastics
Hairyloon

Replies: 80
Views: 8795
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Apr 01, 18 7:39 pm   Subject: Reducing the use of Plastics
I'm not convinced that landfill isn't a better place for plastic than burning it. There will come a day when they'll want to dig it up again and reuse it.
  Topic: Reducing the use of Plastics
Hairyloon

Replies: 80
Views: 8795
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sat Mar 31, 18 11:41 pm   Subject: Reducing the use of Plastics
I was thinking it’s a finite, oil intensive resource, but surely that applies to metal as well? But then I thought metal is recyclable, but so is plastic, isn’t it? Why is single use plastic any ...
 
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