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  Topic: No dig / suppressing grass
dpack

Replies: 10
Views: 243
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Jun 21, 18 11:27 pm   Subject: No dig / suppressing grass
cardboard is good ,
carpet is ace but avoid man made fibres, wool is great and even adds nitrogen if it is a longish term job
one advantage of clear plastic is that once the no dig feed and clea ...
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 18
Views: 435
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Jun 21, 18 10:27 pm   Subject: Wildlife
ps there is a fledged to hunting alone peregrine again so i guess the minster pair ( or the other less public ones ) have raised chicks and this one follows the last to new lands.

last years one wa ...
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 18
Views: 435
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Jun 21, 18 10:09 pm   Subject: Wildlife
stumpi sammison and i just had a nice chat. i am too shy to ask how the loss happened.

biggi sammison is huge for a long tail mouse

sammi seems to have entered the next realm but the extended f ...
  Topic: Attracting birds of prey.
dpack

Replies: 19
Views: 17615
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Jun 20, 18 10:31 am   Subject: Attracting birds of prey.
a generic example

iirc i found lots, something like bird scarer hawk kite had pages of em.
  Topic: Foot Traffic Over Tree Roots
dpack

Replies: 4
Views: 100
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Jun 18, 18 9:04 pm   Subject: Foot Traffic Over Tree Roots
the parking, shuttle bus and paths changes makes sense.

re foot fall on roots, it can be quite severe if the ground is eroded from shallow roots or the bark knocked off over surface roots/buttres ...
  Topic: No dig / suppressing grass
dpack

Replies: 10
Views: 243
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Jun 18, 18 2:16 pm   Subject: No dig / suppressing grass
now would be ace as the summer heat will get the ferment going.

a bonus is you could poke/dig a few holes in it, add a bit of good compost and plant squash or punpkins to sprawl over the sheet.
  Topic: No dig / suppressing grass
dpack

Replies: 10
Views: 243
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Jun 18, 18 11:28 am   Subject: No dig / suppressing grass
lots of manure and a plastic cover, let it solarise, ferment and settle down, remove cover and plant next spring
  Topic: Chaps, I wrote a book on keeping chickens...
dpack

Replies: 9
Views: 227
PostForum: Reviews and What's On   Posted: Sun Jun 17, 18 6:55 pm   Subject: Chaps, I wrote a book on keeping chickens...
  Topic: Chaps, I wrote a book on keeping chickens...
dpack

Replies: 9
Views: 227
PostForum: Reviews and What's On   Posted: Sun Jun 17, 18 11:11 am   Subject: Chaps, I wrote a book on keeping chickens...
  Topic: if it works there...
dpack

Replies: 3
Views: 86
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sat Jun 16, 18 10:23 pm   Subject: if it works there...
...[url=https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jun/15/the-magical-wilderness-farm-raising-cows-among-the-weeds-at-knepp] it can work elsewhere if the basic model is tweaked to the location.

...
  Topic: Portuguese Insects
dpack

Replies: 36
Views: 635
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Jun 15, 18 10:47 pm   Subject: Portuguese Insects
  Topic: White crab spider
dpack

Replies: 15
Views: 410
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Jun 11, 18 10:06 am   Subject: White crab spider
oooh so it is (was), some have quite a set of jaws but not as difficult a meal as a bee in extremis.
  Topic: White crab spider
dpack

Replies: 15
Views: 410
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Jun 10, 18 9:55 pm   Subject: White crab spider
ace photos

cute critter, unless one is a bee? did that go badly for ms buzz?
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 18
Views: 435
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Jun 10, 18 4:24 pm   Subject: Wildlife
last evening one of the sammy mouse family discovered the delight of coconut yogurt ( from a remnants of a hoverfly rescue:roll: ) from the pot a couple of feet from me.

a bit jumpy at first but it ...
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 18
Views: 435
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sat Jun 09, 18 10:47 am   Subject: Wildlife
harvest mice in the compost/wood store
lots of avian restaurant customers (see below )
lots of invertebrates
 
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