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  Topic: Thinking about ducks (urban garden)
Mithril

Replies: 7
Views: 9032
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Wed Aug 13, 14 6:41 pm   Subject: Thinking about ducks (urban garden)
OK, I'll forget the ducks :sniff: (Was looking forward to duck eggs too).

Hedgehogs are always got at by my dogs - I'd hate to introduce any knowing how crazy my dogs are for them.

Nematodes ...
  Topic: Thinking about ducks (urban garden)
Mithril

Replies: 7
Views: 9032
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Tue Aug 12, 14 7:13 pm   Subject: Thinking about ducks (urban garden)
OK, I'll forget the ducks :sniff: (Was looking forward to duck eggs too).

Hedgehogs are always got at by my dogs - I'd hate to introduce any knowing how crazy my dogs are for them.

Nematodes ...
  Topic: Alpaca Advice Please...
Mithril

Replies: 15
Views: 42531
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Tue Aug 12, 14 10:46 am   Subject: Alpaca Advice Please...
Am I right in thinking there's an issue with Alpacas and bovine TB?

There is. The chap I kept mine with had one of his diagnosed with it a week after I'd sold my flock! There aren't the same rules ...
  Topic: Alpaca Advice Please...
Mithril

Replies: 15
Views: 42531
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Mon Aug 11, 14 3:50 pm   Subject: Alpaca Advice Please...
Unless things have changed a lot in the last 5 years I'd say put your money into something else :/
  Topic: Thinking about ducks (urban garden)
Mithril

Replies: 7
Views: 9032
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Mon Aug 11, 14 3:37 pm   Subject: Thinking about ducks (urban garden)
Are ducks really a good solution to a serious slug problem? We do nightly slug hunts but are still losing the battle. I could extend the permanent area I have my bantams in to include a concrete secti ...
  Topic: Tigernuts / Chufa / Cyperus esculentus
Mithril

Replies: 52
Views: 84990
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Jun 12, 14 8:29 pm   Subject: Tigernuts / Chufa / Cyperus esculentus
I've got them in the ground in the poly, they're nearly 2ft high and several new shoots around each one.

Wow. OK, large pots then. Thanks
  Topic: Tigernuts / Chufa / Cyperus esculentus
Mithril

Replies: 52
Views: 84990
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Jun 12, 14 6:23 pm   Subject: Tigernuts / Chufa / Cyperus esculentus
Four of them have actually come on. :phew:

They are about ready to move out of their modules now. What sized pots did you go for in the end? How big are they now?
  Topic: How the Wild West was Won, with Ray Mears
Mithril

Replies: 10
Views: 10010
PostForum: Reviews and What's On   Posted: Fri Jun 06, 14 6:57 pm   Subject: How the Wild West was Won, with Ray Mears
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PMuetP0MUw

Thanks
  Topic: How the Wild West was Won, with Ray Mears
Mithril

Replies: 10
Views: 10010
PostForum: Reviews and What's On   Posted: Fri Jun 06, 14 11:56 am   Subject: How the Wild West was Won, with Ray Mears
Oh good, I wondered if it was worth watching - I shall add it to my (ever growing) list of things to watch.
  Topic: Chickenlady, recommendation needed
Mithril

Replies: 8
Views: 5733
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Sat May 31, 14 10:31 pm   Subject: Chickenlady, recommendation needed
Another local'ish breeder. http://www.wylyevalleychickens.co.uk/

It's about an hours drive from Bournemouth.
  Topic: Go figure.
Mithril

Replies: 15
Views: 6339
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu May 22, 14 6:35 pm   Subject: Go figure.
I heard about the rhubarb top on here. I tried it last year, and unlike previous years, and no saw fly
  Topic: Cramp Ball / King Alfred's Cake - Poisonous?
Mithril

Replies: 10
Views: 10880
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Thu May 22, 14 6:23 pm   Subject: Cramp Ball / King Alfred's Cake - Poisonous?
They are fine :phew:

The eldest, who I suspect routed through the jacket pocket to get to it, was a little quiet, but I think that was partly reacting to my horror on finding them with it (rou ...
  Topic: Cramp Ball / King Alfred's Cake - Poisonous?
Mithril

Replies: 10
Views: 10880
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Wed May 21, 14 11:38 pm   Subject: Cramp Ball / King Alfred's Cake - Poisonous?
Thanks.

I've been desperately googling and have also failed to find anything that says toxic or poisonous.

Watching them like a hawk.
  Topic: Cramp Ball / King Alfred's Cake - Poisonous?
Mithril

Replies: 10
Views: 10880
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Wed May 21, 14 11:00 pm   Subject: Cramp Ball / King Alfred's Cake - Poisonous?
My dogs have got hold of and chewed up, and presumably swallowed, a King Alfred's Cake fungus. Is it poisonous? Or ought they to be OK?
  Topic: Problem plum - pruning advice needed
Mithril

Replies: 5
Views: 3279
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri May 16, 14 1:18 pm   Subject: Problem plum - pruning advice needed
Thanks
 
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