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  Topic: Himalayan Balsam seedlings - what will kill them?
derbyshiredowser

Replies: 7
Views: 346
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Mon Mar 23, 20 10:59 am   Subject: Himalayan Balsam seedlings - what will kill them?
From memory last time these were discussed the only way is to physically pull them up roots and all before the pesky seed pods explode. If you are not able to do that I don't know if or what weedkille ...
  Topic: Quick crops for isolation
derbyshiredowser

Replies: 33
Views: 1241
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Mar 22, 20 7:39 pm   Subject: Quick crops for isolation

note to self must check shed for bag of dog fur to mulch for molluscs, i am not messing about with the slimey hoard and running out of wool pellets, im sure the shop has some but .....i recon a mix ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
derbyshiredowser

Replies: 6040
Views: 1849090
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Mar 20, 20 3:57 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Take care and don't put yourself at risk will look forward to your daily news hopefully not to far in the distant future , best wishes
  Topic: Quick crops for isolation
derbyshiredowser

Replies: 33
Views: 1241
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Mar 18, 20 3:23 pm   Subject: Quick crops for isolation
we have 200gms of cress seed some planted plus pea shoots growing.
  Topic: Hand sanitiser.
derbyshiredowser

Replies: 11
Views: 1045
PostForum: Recipe Database   Posted: Tue Mar 03, 20 9:04 pm   Subject: Hand sanitiser.
2/3 cup of alcohol and 1/3 cup aloe vera gel makes a sanitizer of 65 % I read that apparently most commercial ones are 60%
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
derbyshiredowser

Replies: 6040
Views: 1849090
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Feb 28, 20 5:59 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
as I call it a "wetting" rain-the sort you get soaked in, but can be outside and say "its not too bad".

Over here when we get the rain like that we call it Welsh rain having experienced it many ...
  Topic: Wildlife
derbyshiredowser

Replies: 726
Views: 341001
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Feb 03, 20 10:05 am   Subject: Wildlife
Eldest son and girlfriend have had a bad year fighting to keep jobs and then my cancer diagnosis so they have saved up and are in the Kruger national park and sent a text yesterday that not many peopl ...
  Topic: Wildlife
derbyshiredowser

Replies: 726
Views: 341001
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Jan 31, 20 1:02 pm   Subject: Wildlife
Its a sparrow hawk, we have one that frequents the area , total killing machine. We had one doing a bit of a battle with a wood pigeon that ended up with the pigeon flying off. However they have had s ...
  Topic: Restoring leather suitcase
derbyshiredowser

Replies: 4
Views: 3258
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Tue Jan 14, 20 12:04 pm   Subject: Restoring leather suitcase
I have 2 leather suitcases from the 1920s that I might do up if not too expensive. When you put it down on the carpet it leaves a trace of leather dust so needs nourishing seriously. Any Ideas for pro ...
  Topic: Wildlife
derbyshiredowser

Replies: 726
Views: 341001
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Jan 10, 20 8:16 pm   Subject: Wildlife
05:30 this morning some sort of very noisy fox nightclub on our lawn went on for 20 minutes. Seems to be a bit early than previous years we think its normally March time.
  Topic: not for the pot but rats
derbyshiredowser

Replies: 1
Views: 1442
PostForum: Shooting and Trapping for the Pot   Posted: Fri Jan 03, 20 9:34 am   Subject: Re: not for the pot but rats


Caught quite a bit of the programme whilst hopping around in the shower near rat fest cupboard. The main thing to come out of it was community action to get rid of the problem. Our family were fro ...
  Topic: Wildlife
derbyshiredowser

Replies: 726
Views: 341001
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Dec 29, 19 4:31 pm   Subject: Wildlife
No news whatsoever typical Telegraph. However in the many comments there were a pair of snake handlers who gave their contact details to remove the beast. I would like to think the local police wildli ...
  Topic: Wildlife
derbyshiredowser

Replies: 726
Views: 341001
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Dec 23, 19 3:14 pm   Subject: Wildlife
We've had the odd transient rat wander through the garden all year but then we find next door putting entire loaves of bread on the compost heap and then have the audacity to tell us the council want ...
  Topic: Wildlife
derbyshiredowser

Replies: 726
Views: 341001
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Dec 23, 19 12:07 am   Subject: Wildlife
Broken glass would be a better fix than the slate.

Totaly agree but the area is all around my underfloor central heating in the kitchen area and I was concerned about the feed pipes.
  Topic: Wildlife
derbyshiredowser

Replies: 726
Views: 341001
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Dec 22, 19 9:39 pm   Subject: Wildlife
Weekend of wildlife here yesterday we had a very large adult Heron on the roof of the bottom of the garden peoples house. The heron was constantly being dive bombed by a crow trying to move it on. The ...
 
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