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  Topic: Wildlife
Mistress Rose

Replies: 227
Views: 62756
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sat Mar 23, 19 7:06 am   Subject: Wildlife
Our rooks have been silent since the peregrine took over their pylon tower, but we have some pigeons, and a robin. Sadly the front door robin seems to have gone, and the new owner of the territory isn ...
  Topic: Exciting news
Mistress Rose

Replies: 154
Views: 60683
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Mar 23, 19 7:02 am   Subject: Exciting news
You will learn as you go along. Just use the book for reference; for instance, what crop to follow which so that you plant things in suitable places, as it is far easier to move each crop up a space r ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Mistress Rose

Replies: 5379
Views: 1076861
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Mar 22, 19 7:28 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
The birch is bundled to the right size, then a leather strap like a belt put round it and pulled up tight against a buckle. Once that is in place, it is put on a shave horse or similar and wire wrappe ...
  Topic: Exciting news
Mistress Rose

Replies: 154
Views: 60683
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Mar 21, 19 7:26 am   Subject: Exciting news
Sgt. Colon, let us put it this way. When we went to the Jamie and Jimmy's Friday Night Feast thing about charcoal, Jamie said to our son that he wouldn't have used imported charcoal to cook for his ch ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Mistress Rose

Replies: 5379
Views: 1076861
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Mar 21, 19 7:22 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
We don't have broom as we are on alkaline soil. We use birch twigs for the 'brush' part with a hazel handle.
  Topic: Bacon chop anyone?
Mistress Rose

Replies: 9
Views: 182
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Mar 21, 19 7:21 am   Subject: Bacon chop anyone?
That is always a problem Shan. It is something that people who advocate not eating or using animal products seem to miss. Who is going to keep animals if there is no economic use for them, and who is ...
  Topic: Exciting news
Mistress Rose

Replies: 154
Views: 60683
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Mar 20, 19 7:17 am   Subject: Exciting news
I would agree with that take on charcoal Slim. It is always best to soak it in a natural fertilizer mix, use it on the compost heap, or otherwise, as you say, 'charge' it. I totally agree with you abo ...
  Topic: Bacon chop anyone?
Mistress Rose

Replies: 9
Views: 182
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Mar 20, 19 7:11 am   Subject: Bacon chop anyone?
Useful research, but needs a lot more work, as they say, before it will produce anything useable, and also something people will eat. It will probably never produce anything that is really recognisabl ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Mistress Rose

Replies: 5379
Views: 1076861
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Mar 20, 19 7:01 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
I don't really know too much about air sourced or ground sourced heat exchangers, but I have heard that the air sourced ones can be unreliable, particularly at low temperatures which is when you need ...
  Topic: Exciting news
Mistress Rose

Replies: 154
Views: 60683
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Mar 19, 19 7:27 am   Subject: Exciting news
I think nettles produce a fair bit of potash, so ideal for developing fruit. Another thing that is proving to be interesting is charcoal. If you have a charcoal burner near you, try to get some of the ...
  Topic: Oats and Beans and Barley Grow
Mistress Rose

Replies: 10
Views: 263
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Mar 18, 19 7:30 am   Subject: Oats and Beans and Barley Grow
Could well have don Sean. A lot of traditional songs have a theme which follows the growing or making of something.
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Mistress Rose

Replies: 5379
Views: 1076861
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Mar 18, 19 7:28 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
To misquote the 'Navy Lark'; 'If that was British charcoal....'. Joking aside, I understand that the prefered option is an air sourced heat pump, but this too requires electricity and isn't too effici ...
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
Mistress Rose

Replies: 738
Views: 434440
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Mar 17, 19 9:40 am   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
That was a bit ambitious. Not sure that counts as getting 'stuck in the throat', more stuck getting to throat.

I am always amazed at how long they can stay under water. You think they will ...
  Topic: Sandpaper
Mistress Rose

Replies: 1
Views: 291
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Sun Mar 17, 19 9:38 am   Subject: Sandpaper
There is an 'artificial shark skin' available at quite a lot of places now in various grades. Really good for hand sanding as although it eventually wears out, it lasts a lot longer than sandpaper and ...
  Topic: Oats and Beans and Barley Grow
Mistress Rose

Replies: 10
Views: 263
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Mar 17, 19 9:34 am   Subject: Oats and Beans and Barley Grow
I have never come across that one Jam Lady. We used to do a lot of folk singing at junior school, but that one never came up, and I have come across a lot since, but again, not that one.

I learnt ...
 
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