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  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
dpack

Replies: 4981
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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Aug 17, 18 1:07 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
nice peach harvest, we get quite a decent amount of apples to the york food bank each year.

that a society feeds it's folk is a basic decency, there should be no need of any improvised "safety net ...
  Topic: Exciting news
dpack

Replies: 66
Views: 12798
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Aug 17, 18 12:48 am   Subject: Exciting news
in the days of tributyl tin, copper arsenate and lindane i had an nbc mask, nitrile gloves and plastic clothes

a really simple way to raise a bed level is to just pile it up and grow stuff o ...
  Topic: Talk to me about cookers
dpack

Replies: 7
Views: 95
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Thu Aug 16, 18 6:52 pm   Subject: Talk to me about cookers
sd has recently got a smeg one that fits the criteria, her's was a bit bent but £450 , unbent a little over a £K.

build quality seems good enough to survive a pretty major thump.
decent size ove ...
  Topic: Exciting news
dpack

Replies: 66
Views: 12798
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Aug 16, 18 10:47 am   Subject: Exciting news
my treated floor joist planter is about 10 yrs old and showing a little decay in places.

i lined it with 1000gm/m polythene to separate the soil from the timber treatment.

it seems to have worke ...
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 99
Views: 7970
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Aug 16, 18 10:42 am   Subject: Wildlife
long duration visitations would indicate more than one generation or multiple releases , i can see no reason why some cat species could not thrive in the uk. the geographic ranges of quite a few are s ...
  Topic: whats this one,Buzzy?
dpack

Replies: 29
Views: 3779
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Aug 15, 18 9:48 pm   Subject: whats this one,Buzzy?
big moth? im fairly sure i have seen em before and they turned out to be big moth but that isnt much of an id

watch out for the spines
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 99
Views: 7970
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Aug 15, 18 12:34 pm   Subject: Wildlife
the visual id thing can be tricky , paw prints are fairly strong data.

deer kills that show the marks of being choked by a big cat with sharp claws and rather big teeth to drop em and then partiall ...
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
dpack

Replies: 684
Views: 279381
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Aug 14, 18 11:55 pm   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
nice spider snaps, thanks.
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 99
Views: 7970
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Aug 14, 18 11:38 pm   Subject: Wildlife
definitely plenty of scope to adapt to dinner be it vole or bambi.

what i was getting at was that the bigger things are often seen as a pest by humans. a mouse hunter is a pal but if billy bird can ...
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 99
Views: 7970
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Aug 14, 18 9:10 am   Subject: Wildlife
yep i was just comparing what we have with those rather charming vultures, i spose our kites are about the same size.

iirc size is more dependant on temp and available food than on distances , with ...
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 99
Views: 7970
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Aug 13, 18 10:15 pm   Subject: Wildlife
we do have buzzards, not as big but a bit scary if they mistake snoozing in the sun for carrion and ravens which are pretty big as corvids go but are utterly charming and rather clever. kites ...
  Topic: brambles, how are yours?
dpack

Replies: 17
Views: 602
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Aug 11, 18 5:31 pm   Subject: brambles, how are yours?
it is a good year for em so long as they had their feet in something at least a little damp. the ones round here in dry spots look more bushfire than fireside port.

i still have a lot ripening fast ...
  Topic: brambles, how are yours?
dpack

Replies: 17
Views: 602
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Aug 10, 18 9:16 pm   Subject: brambles, how are yours?
4 kg top quality frozen and bagged, 10 lt of mashed fruit fermenting.

a good year and a perfect day for getting scratched, the wildlife was very accommodating and nowt bit me that i have noticed
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  Topic: Penny Buns/CEPS/Porcini
dpack

Replies: 6
Views: 263
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Fri Aug 10, 18 12:54 pm   Subject: Penny Buns/CEPS/Porcini
  Topic: Outside light
dpack

Replies: 10
Views: 351
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Fri Aug 10, 18 12:53 pm   Subject: Outside light
ps a ticket from 2007 may or may not be a reflection of the real condition of the wires/fittings 11 years later
 
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