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  Topic: Conditioning clay soil and what to plant
deanom

Replies: 19
Views: 12140
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Apr 11, 09 12:59 am   Subject: Improving Clay Soil
If you have a woodburner, the wood ash will help to condition the soil, as will any charcoal contained within it. It's free, effective, and helps find a 'home' for your ash.
If it's any help. I garde ...
  Topic: bees
deanom

Replies: 47
Views: 21351
PostForum: The Apiary   Posted: Wed Mar 11, 09 1:51 am   Subject: BBKA ADM vote
Hi all

I was at the ADM, representing Lincolnshire, and voted against the resolution to allow the use of the BBKA logo, and to take money from the pesticide companies. I spoke against both motions. ...
  Topic: beneficial flowers
deanom

Replies: 8
Views: 3280
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Mar 10, 09 12:51 am   Subject: Tagetes
Try Tagetes Lemon Gem.
It's a member of the marigold family, so is deters pests, and hinders root nematodes. It flowers all summer, smells great, the flowers are edible, and my bees love it. It's no ...
  Topic: Other Scythe Courses in 2009
deanom

Replies: 2
Views: 3519
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Tue Mar 10, 09 12:08 am   Subject: Courses in Lincolnshire
My telephone number is 01507 588543.
  Topic: Other Scythe Courses in 2009
deanom

Replies: 2
Views: 3519
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Tue Mar 10, 09 12:07 am   Subject: Courses in Lincolnshire
It's been a while since I visited downsizer, but I see that the scything element is growing, which is excellent.
I will be running courses in Lincolnshire, for anybody who wants to learn. I only teac ...
  Topic: different kinds of scythe blade
deanom

Replies: 10
Views: 13458
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Thu Aug 07, 08 11:26 pm   Subject: Hi all
Hi everybody.
I've not visited the site for ages, and was impressed to see all of the scything stuff here. Good on you Gil. I hope that you were not too hung over after the festival. Hacked off that ...
  Topic: Tree species choice
deanom

Replies: 9
Views: 6805
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Tue Oct 09, 07 1:31 pm   Subject: Try ART
The Agroforestry Research Trust sell the seed, so I guess that it's possible to grow it here. Suggest that you check out their website www.agroforestry.co.uk.

Hope this helps
  Topic: Rare Breed Wool - Is It Worth It?
deanom

Replies: 15
Views: 6988
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Thu Jun 21, 07 9:46 pm   Subject: Thanks
Thanks for the info.

Plenty to think about.
  Topic: Rare Breed Wool - Is It Worth It?
deanom

Replies: 15
Views: 6988
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Wed Jun 20, 07 6:58 pm   Subject: Has Any body tried wool from Ryeland Sheep
Couldn't give my fleeces away to local spinners, despite reading that Ryelands produce a good quality fleece. Probably not enough to warrant sending away, unless anybody can tell me of somewhere in Li ...
  Topic: Review of the 3rd West Country Scythe Festival
deanom

Replies: 7
Views: 3260
PostForum: Reviews and What's On   Posted: Wed Jun 20, 07 6:40 pm   Subject: Workshops Help
I agree that some form of training helps, but it is possible to do it straight from the book.

Next year, instead of going straight to the weekend on the Thursday, I'm going to drive on down to Devo ...
  Topic: Review of the 3rd West Country Scythe Festival
deanom

Replies: 7
Views: 3260
PostForum: Reviews and What's On   Posted: Tue Jun 19, 07 7:49 pm   Subject: What you're not being told. Is it Modesty?
I agree with everything that Gil wrote, although what wasn't mentioned was that Gil won a medal. Just goes to show that you don't need to do a course, you can teach yourself.

Looks like next year t ...
  Topic: Growing sweet potaotes
deanom

Replies: 41
Views: 15933
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Jun 18, 07 8:33 pm   Subject: Mixed success with slips
I ended up trying both methods to produce slips. The glass method didn't work for me. some of the tubers rotted, and the others never really got off.

The bunch in a tray on a propagator were very s ...
  Topic: They've arrived - My Bee's
deanom

Replies: 28
Views: 15438
PostForum: The Apiary   Posted: Mon Jun 18, 07 8:26 pm   Subject: 3 swarms in four days
Congrats on getting your bees.

Last month I had one hive ready and waiting for a swarm of bees (chairman of our club gets called out to swarms). Thanks to the generosity of friends I ended up getti ...
  Topic: Growing sweet potaotes
deanom

Replies: 41
Views: 15933
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Mar 23, 07 6:50 pm   Subject: Producing Slips
I have a great book by an american who describes how he makes slips.

He says to cut the potato into chunks, fill a glass with water, put a wooden skewer through the chunk, and rest it on top of the ...
  Topic: Onions and spuds - worth it?
deanom

Replies: 36
Views: 14905
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Mar 16, 07 7:29 pm   Subject: Still Eating
I think that they're worth it if you have the space. We're still eating our own spuds and onions, although we grew too many onions, and will probably still be eating this lot when the this year's batc ...
 
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