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  Topic: Go Truffle!
Truffle

Replies: 25
Views: 9972
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Mar 12, 15 3:30 pm   Subject: Go Truffle!
Nick- that's too hard from a photo, I'm going to need samples...
  Topic: Go Truffle!
Truffle

Replies: 25
Views: 9972
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Mar 12, 15 11:06 am   Subject: Go Truffle!
Q.ilex is a great host tree for the winter truffle in drier climes. We planted a handful on some of our plantations as an experiment, along with beech, birch, hazel, english oak.
Hopefully we'll get ...
  Topic: Go Truffle!
Truffle

Replies: 25
Views: 9972
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Mar 11, 15 4:32 pm   Subject: Go Truffle!
Thanks guys!
The find was Tuber aestivum syn. uncinatum and I found it quite by accident. I went to take root samples on one of our sites in Leicestershire, knelt down and found the fruiting body pus ...
  Topic: Which Chainsaw.
Truffle

Replies: 9
Views: 30937
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Tue Sep 23, 14 3:09 pm   Subject: Which Chainsaw.
my old stihl 'picked up' (a sad day).
Husk has been great, but I'm going back to stihl - i like them all but am tempted by a pto saw for smaller diameter stuff once extracted
  Topic: Which Chainsaw.
Truffle

Replies: 9
Views: 30937
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Tue Sep 23, 14 8:48 am   Subject: Which Chainsaw.
Depends on the job.
Husq are typically a lot quicker and great for soft wood or small diameter stuff
Stihl are typically better for those tough, knotted logs or bigger diameter stuff (its all about ...
  Topic: What's your view on this?
Truffle

Replies: 102
Views: 83040
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Mon Jun 09, 14 9:52 am   Subject: What's your view on this?
Just to mention, ground nesting birds that aren't grouse:

Lapwing numbers in decline: http://www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/birdguide/name/l/lapwing/decline_and_conservation.aspx

Curlew numbers in dec ...
  Topic: Still loads out there
Truffle

Replies: 33
Views: 33284
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Tue Dec 10, 13 2:05 pm   Subject: Still loads out there
Nice.
I had a few b.edulis (amazingly) and one badius at the end of last week + a good amount of oysters.
  Topic: Learning about sheep
Truffle

Replies: 18
Views: 30852
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Wed Oct 02, 13 10:12 am   Subject: Learning about sheep
just to add, Tim Tynes book is brilliant. I got this book ages ago and hadn't realised he was on downsizer until relatively recently. His book really helped us.
truffle
  Topic: Giant Polypore
Truffle

Replies: 10
Views: 9651
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Tue Sep 24, 13 10:33 am   Subject: Giant Polypore
i think it must be different up north, we've had kilos and kilos of ceps and the chanterelles are as reliable as ever. I think the hot July really helped our ceps, looks like its only been good up her ...
  Topic: Bumper crop due?
Truffle

Replies: 24
Views: 19973
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Thu Aug 29, 13 2:11 pm   Subject: Bumper crop due?
Checked out my patches today,not a lot about at all,a few panther cap/Blushers,not sure how to tell the difference so not worth the risk.
I think its still a bit too warm still,will try again next we ...
  Topic: Bumper crop due?
Truffle

Replies: 24
Views: 19973
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Wed Aug 21, 13 10:24 am   Subject: Bumper crop due?
West Yorkshire: found plenty of hedgehogs, edible russula and big ceps yesterday. Not a good flush yet, but they're there
truffle
  Topic: Wonderful Mushroom Finding Day
Truffle

Replies: 15
Views: 14004
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Tue Aug 06, 13 2:43 pm   Subject: Re: Oyster Mushrooms Today!
I picked all the oyster mushrooms off the two trees that I could easily reach from the ground, and without falling down the embankment. More than we can eat fresh, so will saute and freeze the excess. ...
  Topic: okay whats your easiest homebrew recipe
Truffle

Replies: 35
Views: 13395
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Wed May 01, 13 3:50 pm   Subject: okay whats your easiest homebrew recipe
Sounds good so far !

have now done the dandelion beer and dandelion wine.
Kitchen smells lovely and lemony, but have to say, the beer (with the whole plants) looks nicer than the wine.
When t ...
  Topic: Wood Blewits still around
Truffle

Replies: 4
Views: 4111
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Mon Feb 04, 13 3:29 pm   Subject: Wood Blewits still around
all I can find at the moment are oysters, Flammulina and wood ears. wood love some blewitts!
  Topic: Fenland soil - what pH?
Truffle

Replies: 4
Views: 3870
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Jan 16, 13 4:24 pm   Subject: Fenland soil - what pH?
Lots of nice soil data here: http://www.bgs.ac.uk/mysoil/
 
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