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  Topic: Gooseberry sawfly caterpillar.
celestialspore

Replies: 4
Views: 1841
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Jun 26, 13 4:27 pm   Subject: Gooseberry sawfly caterpillar.
Is there anything I will have lying about the house that I can safely kill them with? Even if I hand pick them and throw them to the chickens, they still won't eat them
  Topic: Mackerelwatch 2013
celestialspore

Replies: 19
Views: 97501
PostForum: Fishing   Posted: Wed Jun 26, 13 4:24 pm   Subject: Mackerelwatch 2013
Roughly where abouts are you, Northern Boy? I think I spoke too soon. I've been out most days this week, and have had a grand total of 4 mackerel. I think you might be right, quiet year.
  Topic: Mackerelwatch 2013
celestialspore

Replies: 19
Views: 97501
PostForum: Fishing   Posted: Thu Jun 20, 13 6:04 pm   Subject: Mackerelwatch 2013
They have finally arrived, in dribs and drabs, off Stonehaven.
  Topic: Killing your own animals for meat at home
celestialspore

Replies: 33
Views: 17879
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Mon Feb 11, 13 9:10 pm   Subject: Killing your own animals for meat at home
Could somebody please post a link to the relevant rules and regulations around the home slaughter of pigs? I have searched, but can't find what I am looking for. Thanks
  Topic: What can I plant about now and grow over winter?
celestialspore

Replies: 19
Views: 9296
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Aug 14, 12 1:17 am   Subject: What can I plant about now and grow over winter?
shallots a little later.

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I'm curious, if I plant some of the shallots that I just lifted, will they grow over winter, or will I need a special variety?
  Topic: What can I plant about now and grow over winter?
celestialspore

Replies: 19
Views: 9296
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Aug 11, 12 3:23 pm   Subject: What can I plant about now and grow over winter?
As the title says, I'm looking for ideas as to what I can plant in the coming weeks?

I've never tried to grow anything over winter before, but being that I have dug up almost everything early this ...
  Topic: Mackerelwatch 2012
celestialspore

Replies: 30
Views: 139179
PostForum: Fishing   Posted: Sat Jul 28, 12 10:04 pm   Subject: Mackerelwatch 2012
enjoy a couple slashed, rubbed with piri piri and given a quick grilling.

That sounds nice. Does Anybody have any other tasty ideas on how to cook them?

I've recently made a smoker for mine ou ...
  Topic: Deer deer deer
celestialspore

Replies: 19
Views: 12879
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Jun 11, 12 11:02 pm   Subject: Deer deer deer
The Deer Stalking Certificate 1 manual recommends a minimum fence height of only 1m for Muntjac. To me this sounds a little low, perhaps it's a printing mistake, as the manual is full of them.
  Topic: Mackerelwatch 2012
celestialspore

Replies: 30
Views: 139179
PostForum: Fishing   Posted: Fri Jun 01, 12 5:29 pm   Subject: Mackerelwatch 2012
Has any been spotted further north like past Scotland Orkney way (say's he with the rod ready in the barn)

A handful caught off Stonehaven today, they must be on their way up!
  Topic: Tomatoes
celestialspore

Replies: 12
Views: 4983
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Apr 28, 12 6:05 am   Subject: Tomatoes
My seedlings are out in an unheated greenhouse in northeast Scotland, and have been for 3 weeks now. I also stopped covering them up at night with bubblewrap shortly after they were put out there. T ...
  Topic: Favourite bought Compost?
celestialspore

Replies: 11
Views: 5549
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Feb 03, 12 4:23 pm   Subject: Favourite bought Compost?
I'm curious if anybody here has a favourite compost? If so, what is it?


The reason I as is that I bought a big bag of J Arthur Bowers last year, and nothing would grow in it! Perhaps it was jus ...
  Topic: Tomato seeds
celestialspore

Replies: 38
Views: 14571
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Jan 30, 12 1:16 pm   Subject: Tomato seeds
Is there a specific date when people plant their tomato seeds indoors? I have never grown them from seed before, but want to give it a go this year.
  Topic: Appenzeller Spitzhauben sexing?
celestialspore

Replies: 4
Views: 3591
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Fri Aug 05, 11 11:18 pm   Subject: Appenzeller Spitzhauben sexing?

Have you got him/her a friend?



At the moment s/he has two quails for company, but I'm hoping soon to have another chicken for company. I was thinking it was a bit late in the year to hatc ...
  Topic: Appenzeller Spitzhauben sexing?
celestialspore

Replies: 4
Views: 3591
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Fri Aug 05, 11 3:54 pm   Subject: Appenzeller Spitzhauben sexing?
Hello

I'm new to keeping chickens and am wondering if anybody here can help. Here is my first chicken which I hatched from eggs bought on eBay, only 1 of the 6 hatched and only 3 were fertile. Ca ...
  Topic: Groupon Fruit tree deal
celestialspore

Replies: 2
Views: 3629
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Jul 22, 11 3:16 am   Subject: Groupon Fruit tree deal
Thought I'd share. Not sure how good a deal it is? as it's not trees I would be buying for up here!

http://www.groupon.co.uk/deals/national-deal/Gardenin-Express-Fruit-Trees/563002?nlp=&CID=UK ...
 
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