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  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
Mistress Rose

Replies: 684
Views: 278619
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Aug 15, 18 6:00 am   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
Good pictures. Afraid I can't identify spiders.
  Topic: Wildlife
Mistress Rose

Replies: 97
Views: 7769
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Aug 15, 18 5:58 am   Subject: Wildlife
We have a wild cat that we think roams along the South Downs Way around the Hampshire/Sussex border. Husband and son have definitely seen it, and I think I may have done, but thought it was a dog, so ...
  Topic: seed ID
Mistress Rose

Replies: 3
Views: 54
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Wed Aug 15, 18 5:53 am   Subject: seed ID
Certainly helpful as most plant books don't give the seed unless they are the only means of identifying different types.
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Mistress Rose

Replies: 4976
Views: 684236
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Aug 15, 18 5:51 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
We have just about got settled after Charfest and managed to load the kiln again yesterday. Monday I suddenly remembered about 5.45pm that I had a Trefoil barbecue that I had to be at by 6.30, so mad ...
  Topic: Wildlife
Mistress Rose

Replies: 97
Views: 7769
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Aug 14, 18 6:44 am   Subject: Wildlife
I think Dpack was adding to the list of carrion eaters that we have in the UK. You seem to do things a lot bigger in the US, perhaps because the distances are so much greater. Those great horned owls ...
  Topic: Wildlife
Mistress Rose

Replies: 97
Views: 7769
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Aug 13, 18 3:09 pm   Subject: Wildlife
We tend to get magpies and crows which are quite a lot smaller than that Jam Lady. They still seem to do the job though.
  Topic: brambles, how are yours?
Mistress Rose

Replies: 17
Views: 540
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Aug 11, 18 5:56 am   Subject: brambles, how are yours?
I picked some more blackberries last night. There was a young blackbird on the ground near the bush which scuttled off under cover when I arrived. Not sure how much I have picked, but all in the freez ...
  Topic: Wildlife
Mistress Rose

Replies: 97
Views: 7769
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Aug 10, 18 7:13 am   Subject: Wildlife
Found some cudweed yesterday, Gnaphalium uliginosum. It was where I had found it before, but couldn't find any last year so was afraid it had died out. Also found some guelder rose last weekend in the ...
  Topic: Plums
Mistress Rose

Replies: 13
Views: 282
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Aug 10, 18 7:01 am   Subject: Plums
You could make wine too. Damson jam always used to be a thing when I was a child. I still hate it.
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Mistress Rose

Replies: 4976
Views: 684236
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Aug 10, 18 6:59 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
That is always another problem Buzzy; if you live in the middle, you don't. Glad to say the road works are finished now, so life is back to normal in the middle of the village and we have a choice of ...
  Topic: Wildlife
Mistress Rose

Replies: 97
Views: 7769
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Aug 09, 18 6:17 am   Subject: Wildlife
I haven't seen it, but the peregrine could be about again as I have found feathers down the garden a couple of times lately, so could be from a couple of ex-pigeons.
  Topic: Penny Buns/CEPS/Porcini
Mistress Rose

Replies: 6
Views: 237
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Thu Aug 09, 18 6:14 am   Subject: Penny Buns/CEPS/Porcini
I will be visiting a site I know where there is chicken of the woods in about 3 weeks, so will look out for it. I will leave it where it is though. As it has been very dry here it might not have come ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Mistress Rose

Replies: 4976
Views: 684236
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Aug 08, 18 7:14 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
The stuff I use is fairly low fat and I use semi-skimmed milk, so must be about the same Gz. I wasn't aware of that, so thanks. I frequently freeze a small portion of freshly made yoghurt and use that ...
  Topic: brambles, how are yours?
Mistress Rose

Replies: 17
Views: 540
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Aug 08, 18 7:01 am   Subject: brambles, how are yours?
I have always left the fruit to sit on the top of the wine as I though that was the best way to get the yeast to it. I often make a couple of gallons at a time as I only tend to make wine when I reall ...
  Topic: brambles, how are yours?
Mistress Rose

Replies: 17
Views: 540
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Aug 07, 18 6:45 am   Subject: brambles, how are yours?
That is an alternative. It would have to be a very old pillowcase though, as the stain would never come out.
 
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