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  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Mistress Rose

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Apr 19, 18 6:17 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Good that he can talk sense Cassandra. I am glad to say that there are a lot fewer septic tanks round here than there used to be, but we are a more densely packed area generally I would have thought. ...
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
Mistress Rose

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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Apr 19, 18 6:11 am   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
On a similar but slightly different note we have had it suggested that if we exclude deer from the new coppice coups, we or the council should feed them.
  Topic: Reducing the use of Plastics
Mistress Rose

Replies: 73
Views: 4775
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Apr 19, 18 6:09 am   Subject: Reducing the use of Plastics
We have certainly developed as a throw away society, but plastic products do allow us to do things we couldn't 50 years ago. We did have some plastic; my mother had some bakelite clothes pegs I rememb ...
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
Mistress Rose

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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Apr 18, 18 6:44 am   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
Sounds as if things are really waking up from winter then. We found a solitary bee (unidentified) among some honey bees trying to get through a tent at a pub at the weekend. Silly place to put a tent! ...
  Topic: Reducing the use of Plastics
Mistress Rose

Replies: 73
Views: 4775
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Apr 18, 18 6:41 am   Subject: Reducing the use of Plastics
The only downside with that is that the trees which were planted for pulping can no longer be used for that. Luckily the beech trees we have that were planted for pulp are doing well for firewood. Thi ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Mistress Rose

Replies: 4747
Views: 561744
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Apr 18, 18 6:35 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
That is a lot of water Jam Lady. Hope it hasn't done too much damage. I assume what looks like a wide river is your drive. We have cherry trees in flower here, but of course things will be different w ...
  Topic: withies
Mistress Rose

Replies: 21
Views: 787
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Tue Apr 17, 18 6:14 am   Subject: withies
I think there were standard sizes of faggot, and the size would also be dictated by the size of the oven. I seem to recall there being something in Silva about it, but can't remember what the sizes we ...
  Topic: What to grow under apple tree?
Mistress Rose

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Apr 17, 18 6:12 am   Subject: What to grow under apple tree?
If they are well enough established you can grass the area over, but they do need to be established first and growing on well. Traditionally I think sheep were grazed between standard apple trees. Can ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Mistress Rose

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Apr 17, 18 6:10 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
As you say Jam Lady; not snow. But you could probably do without that much. It has turned quite spring like here and we are threatened with rather warm weather later in the week. Still making log sack ...
  Topic: Mushroom carving
Mistress Rose

Replies: 13
Views: 528
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Mon Apr 16, 18 6:33 am   Subject: Mushroom carving
The tops are going to be the most vulnerable, so frequent coating with preservative.
  Topic: withies
Mistress Rose

Replies: 21
Views: 787
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Mon Apr 16, 18 6:32 am   Subject: withies
The New Forest ponies have it down to a fine art WW. Several of them hang around in the road for an inexperienced (in their ways) motorist to come along, then one or two others beg at the windows. If ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Mistress Rose

Replies: 4747
Views: 561744
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Apr 16, 18 6:29 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
The fact you have been round to see some people and they now know that you care about them rather than have one of their minions just drop a leaflet or fridge magnet through their door will count with ...
  Topic: Mushroom carving
Mistress Rose

Replies: 13
Views: 528
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Sun Apr 15, 18 6:13 am   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.
  Topic: withies
Mistress Rose

Replies: 21
Views: 787
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Sun Apr 15, 18 6:10 am   Subject: withies
The usual way to make faggots or bavins as they are also called, is to gather all the sticks into a frame, put a chain or chains round it with a stirrup on one end and pull tight, then tie. I have see ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Mistress Rose

Replies: 4747
Views: 561744
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Apr 15, 18 6:03 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Hope you manage to get your pallets all right Gregotyn. I must say that raw material for log sacks is a problem for us at the moment as we didn't expect the demand to go on so long. Like you, we are h ...
 
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