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  Topic: Wildlife
Mistress Rose

Replies: 1184
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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sat Sep 19, 20 6:37 am   Subject: Wildlife
Gz, not the sort of wildlife you want unfortunately. I seem to have kept my cabbages fairly well intact this year by removing the eggs every few days, but the slugs and snails have made periodic attac ...
  Topic: Windbreaks for an allotment
Mistress Rose

Replies: 16
Views: 434
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Sep 19, 20 6:33 am   Subject: Windbreaks for an allotment
If you want a shed or shipping container that end seems to be the best place. You could always add a mesh or hurdle fence part way down if it is needed for extra protection.
  Topic: Wildlife
Mistress Rose

Replies: 1184
Views: 552627
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Sep 18, 20 7:36 am   Subject: Wildlife
We were on the southern side of the Isle of Wight once and saw what at first we thought was a dog in the water, but it was a seal watching people walking along the path. Seemed to be enjoying the peop ...
  Topic: Windbreaks for an allotment
Mistress Rose

Replies: 16
Views: 434
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Sep 18, 20 7:34 am   Subject: Windbreaks for an allotment
That is a good point NMG. I think something like mesh or hurdles would be better as they break the wind up well but don't cause turbulence.

I love the smell of rosa rugosa. When I come across one ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Mistress Rose

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Sep 18, 20 7:31 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Glad you are enjoying the swimming, but as you say, going out in the evening for it may not be so good once it gets colder.

If you are going to have the trees felled and sell them for firewood, be ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Mistress Rose

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Views: 2269703
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Sep 17, 20 6:44 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Sounds as if fall has really started to happen with you then Jam Lady. It has been pretty warm here the last couple of days, but supposed to be cooler from now on. We had a reasonably strong breeze he ...
  Topic: Wildlife
Mistress Rose

Replies: 1184
Views: 552627
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Sep 16, 20 6:56 am   Subject: Wildlife
There used to be a theory in Portsmouth that if you threw a sandwich in the air it would never land, because even if there was a sky perfectly clear of gulls, one would always catch the sandwich befor ...
  Topic: Wildlife
Mistress Rose

Replies: 1184
Views: 552627
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Sep 15, 20 7:10 am   Subject: Wildlife
If Dik is the robin, ours worked out how to grab onto a nut feeder and peck after a fairly short time. He will work it out soon.
  Topic: Windbreaks for an allotment
Mistress Rose

Replies: 16
Views: 434
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Sep 15, 20 7:08 am   Subject: Windbreaks for an allotment
We have found that a wire mesh fence breaks the wind up quite well in our garden, which is on quite a windy hill but hazel hurdles are probably the best. If you buy them, for longevity, get proper Bri ...
  Topic: Is there anything more sad...?
Mistress Rose

Replies: 44
Views: 1605
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Sep 14, 20 6:47 am   Subject: Is there anything more sad...?
The sets I put in last autumn generally did better than the sets put in during spring. They were in more humusy soil, and had the advantage of the rain over winter. We are trying to rebuild the raised ...
  Topic: Wildlife
Mistress Rose

Replies: 1184
Views: 552627
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Sep 13, 20 7:48 am   Subject: Wildlife
Like bumble bees. I understand that aerodynamically they shouldn't be able to fly, but nobody told them that.

Have heard of a number of elephant hawk moth caterpillars around this year. Must b ...
  Topic: Is there anything more sad...?
Mistress Rose

Replies: 44
Views: 1605
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Sep 13, 20 7:44 am   Subject: Is there anything more sad...?
My onions are a good flavour, they just didn't grow big; in fact some haven't grown much at all. Combination of light soil and not enough rain,, even though I watered them. The ones I put in last autu ...
  Topic: Wildlife
Mistress Rose

Replies: 1184
Views: 552627
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sat Sep 12, 20 7:40 am   Subject: Wildlife
Glad that youngii is home. I assume the both the birds and he are glad of the food. We look forward to pictures.

There are fungi appearing in the wood, and some of the leaves are turning. Ash tree ...
  Topic: Is there anything more sad...?
Mistress Rose

Replies: 44
Views: 1605
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Sep 12, 20 7:35 am   Subject: Is there anything more sad...?
Oh dear poor things! As you say, not much chance of a crop off them this year. I wonder if they will grow on next year if you can keep them warm during the winter. Congratulations on the onions. Mine ...
  Topic: Wildlife
Mistress Rose

Replies: 1184
Views: 552627
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Sep 11, 20 7:38 am   Subject: Wildlife
The added advantage with toads is that they are compatible with newts if they decide to take up residence in your pond. The toadpoles seem to taste as nasty as the adults, so the newts leave them alon ...
 
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