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  Topic: Wildlife
Mistress Rose

Replies: 1105
Views: 465616
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Jul 12, 20 9:17 am   Subject: Wildlife
Nice to see red squirrels. We only get them on the islands round here. Have a good time.
  Topic: White Elderberries???
Mistress Rose

Replies: 8
Views: 5427
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Sun Jul 12, 20 9:13 am   Subject: White Elderberries???
As most canals date from the not too pre-Victorian into the early Victorian period, perhaps they were popular at that time.
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Mistress Rose

Replies: 6146
Views: 2103851
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Jul 12, 20 9:10 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
If it is not too late, you could tone down the talk by not mentioning changes in leadership etc., just the fortunes of the finances and how it has actually been achieved. Glad you managed to get your ...
  Topic: Hi from an unusual allotment
Mistress Rose

Replies: 4
Views: 38
PostForum: Welcome   Posted: Sun Jul 12, 20 8:59 am   Subject: Hi from an unusual allotment
Interesting allotment. What do the other allotment holders think, or are you on your own? I do some wild fruit picking, mainly wild raspberries and blackberries, as we don't really get enough elderber ...
  Topic: It's July
Mistress Rose

Replies: 60
Views: 22749
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Sat Jul 11, 20 7:50 am   Subject: It's July
It did, but of course there were far fewer people and a lot less built on. People did tend to wander round looking for food too, and in spite of us being theoretically more mobile, I don't think most ...
  Topic: Hello from Bristol
Mistress Rose

Replies: 7
Views: 131
PostForum: The Apiary   Posted: Sat Jul 11, 20 7:45 am   Subject: Hello from Bristol
You should have at least one, if not several beekeeping associations near you. Either try looking for Bristol (or wherever you are) beekeeping association, or try the National Beekeeping Association i ...
  Topic: Exciting news
Mistress Rose

Replies: 330
Views: 341782
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Jul 11, 20 7:42 am   Subject: Exciting news
That's what I thought and the way I have been growing them. I have vine tomatoes, as those are the easiest plants to get hold of, and I don't have much luck growing them from seed. House not warm enou ...
  Topic: Exciting news
Mistress Rose

Replies: 330
Views: 341782
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Jul 11, 20 7:42 am   Subject: Exciting news
That's what I thought and the way I have been growing them. I have vine tomatoes, as those are the easiest plants to get hold of, and I don't have much luck growing them from seed. House not warm enou ...
  Topic: It's July
Mistress Rose

Replies: 60
Views: 22749
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Fri Jul 10, 20 8:09 am   Subject: It's July
As you say, Dpack, there are some of the potato family that are safe, although I have heard that if someone tried to introduce potatoes now they would be banned, and there have been some cases of bree ...
  Topic: Exciting news
Mistress Rose

Replies: 330
Views: 341782
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Jul 10, 20 8:02 am   Subject: Exciting news
Am I wrong in keeping to one stem then? That was the old way of growing most tomatoes, and so I have kept to it.
  Topic: It's July
Mistress Rose

Replies: 60
Views: 22749
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Thu Jul 09, 20 8:10 am   Subject: It's July
That's why I always err of the side of caution. As far as I am concerned the nightshade family are poisonous (I am not into taking trips), and I would only eat berries I know are safe. That does inclu ...
  Topic: It's July
Mistress Rose

Replies: 60
Views: 22749
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Wed Jul 08, 20 7:29 am   Subject: It's July
I always understood it was poisonous, so although it is pretty, always steer clear of it. I suppose I need to put signs up soon warning people not to eat anything from the wood unless they know it is ...
  Topic: It's July
Mistress Rose

Replies: 60
Views: 22749
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Tue Jul 07, 20 7:46 am   Subject: It's July
The weather here has been quite good. I haven't been able to go raspberry hunting in the woods again over the last few days, but think there should be some more. Saw the first of the early dewberries ...
  Topic: It's July
Mistress Rose

Replies: 60
Views: 22749
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Mon Jul 06, 20 7:05 am   Subject: It's July
We helped son to move house yesterday, and they have a bank and trees to the west, so rather hot there. Think it was still windy at home though.
  Topic: Landscaping project
Mistress Rose

Replies: 342
Views: 42434
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Mon Jul 06, 20 7:03 am   Subject: Landscaping project
Yes, repurposing, recycling or bonfire definitely look in order.
 
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