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  Topic: Beach find
derbyshiredowser

Replies: 5
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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Jul 06, 18 12:27 pm   Subject: Beach find
Some sort of sea urchin?
Yup.
Sand dollar? Or sea potato?

ETA: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Echinocardium_cordatum

Thanks for that, yes that's definitely it, interesting article and quite lon ...
  Topic: Beach find
derbyshiredowser

Replies: 5
Views: 276
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Jul 06, 18 10:05 am   Subject: Beach find
http://www.downsizer.net/gallery/29540/m_portmadoc+shellfish+resizeportmadoc+shell+fish.jpg

Found this on the beach at Porthmadog last week and wondered what it was ,can't find it in any books , Th ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
derbyshiredowser

Replies: 4933
Views: 653745
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Jul 01, 18 9:49 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Mistress Rose interesting article on charcoal maker Ben Short based in west Dorset in this August 2018 Country Living magazine ( pages 72 - 76 for W H Smith shop magazine readers ) great photos . Wil ...
  Topic: Wildlife
derbyshiredowser

Replies: 60
Views: 3812
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sat Jun 30, 18 3:09 pm   Subject: Wildlife
We have Linnets nesting in the garden , this is a first in 37 years here and especially as they are on the endangered red list. Not bad for 2.8 miles outside Derby city centre but we put out niger see ...
  Topic: Keeping apples
derbyshiredowser

Replies: 13
Views: 3591
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Apr 22, 18 12:25 pm   Subject: Keeping apples
As I wrote this post last month some of the apples have now turned but despite a wrinkled skin the flesh is still reasonably crisp. We bought the tree as a Discovery from Scotland Nursery in Matlock ...
  Topic: What to grow under apple tree?
derbyshiredowser

Replies: 10
Views: 2320
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Apr 17, 18 7:59 am   Subject: What to grow under apple tree?
We had a comfrey patch under the tree canopy around 6 ft from the trunk for many years and have had very many apples and two or three cuts of comfrey each year.
  Topic: Mushroom carving
derbyshiredowser

Replies: 13
Views: 2988
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Sat Apr 14, 18 1:39 pm   Subject: Mushroom carving
Nail a dustbin lid onto each one and paint it red with white spots, job done.
  Topic: Garden Birdwatch 2018
derbyshiredowser

Replies: 13
Views: 2731
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Mar 30, 18 2:03 pm   Subject: Garden Birdwatch 2018
We are 2.8 miles from Derby city centre we always have over a dozen blackbirds in the garden plus sparrows all types of tits, field fares, goldfinch and crows so we were looking forward to the big bir ...
  Topic: Reducing the use of Plastics
derbyshiredowser

Replies: 80
Views: 16971
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Mar 28, 18 8:27 am   Subject: Reducing the use of Plastics
Before plastic straws paper straws were common and you had to take great care not to suck too hard, or chew the end, otherwise they closed up on you. Rather difficult for children, and I was a child a ...
  Topic: Gluten Free Bread
derbyshiredowser

Replies: 4
Views: 2303
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Tue Mar 27, 18 2:11 pm   Subject: Gluten Free Bread
Coop and Sainsburys still sell GF bread.

I suppose GF flour has gone off prescription as its easier to buy..and where you have to pay for prescriptions,probably cheaper.

The GF bread in Sainsbu ...
  Topic: Gluten Free Bread
derbyshiredowser

Replies: 4
Views: 2303
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Tue Mar 27, 18 8:56 am   Subject: Gluten Free Bread
Following the removal of gluten free bread off prescription I am now making all my bread and this is one of the best yet with a crispy crust and spongy interior. It needs toasting to refresh from day ...
  Topic: Pollution & Lichen.
derbyshiredowser

Replies: 7
Views: 2508
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Mar 27, 18 8:29 am   Subject: Pollution & Lichen.
Snow has now gone so finally managed to get some samples of the large amount of lichen on the park
url=http://www.downsizer.net/gallery/29413/m_P1020407.jpg]http://www.downsizer.net/gallery/29413/m_ ...
  Topic: Keeping apples
derbyshiredowser

Replies: 13
Views: 3591
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Mar 24, 18 5:58 pm   Subject: Keeping apples
We normally wipe and wrap our apples in newspaper and then in melon boxes in an old rabbit hutch to keep them fresh until march april time.
This year we were over run with the amount so just put the ...
  Topic: Printer problems
derbyshiredowser

Replies: 16
Views: 4954
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Sun Mar 11, 18 3:25 pm   Subject: Printer problems
I remember someone on here suggesting using ammonia to clear printer heads.
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
derbyshiredowser

Replies: 4933
Views: 653745
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Mar 10, 18 10:23 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
I've just had to drive to the vets in Ashbourne to pick up tablets for our eldest dog, it was heavy rain , dense fog and the roads are flooding even the main ones. I get home and find an amazing pictu ...
 
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