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  Topic: Hazelnuts or Cobnuts
gray_b

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Nov 10, 19 4:38 pm   Subject: Hazelnuts or Cobnuts
Just picked up on this topic.

I can concur with Tahir about squirrels. I have shot, trapped loads of squirrels this year. And I still have the same amount as I had at the start of the year.

I ha ...
  Topic: Vinegar for weed suppressing
gray_b

Replies: 8
Views: 6305
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Sep 29, 19 7:17 pm   Subject: Vinegar for weed suppressing
Tried with white vinegar. Not particularly effective as it only burns the leaves. Maybe good for annuals, but not perennials

Try Acetic acid.

White vinegar is only 5% acetic acid
Horticultural ...
  Topic: Hedge flail cutting with Tractor - advice plz
gray_b

Replies: 4
Views: 22515
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Sun Jan 01, 17 11:17 am   Subject: Hedge flail cutting with Tractor - advice plz
I am after advice as to what is the maximum reasonable diameter of a tree that a tractor mounted flail hedge cutter will cut (flail).

This is the first time in 25 years that I am not capable of han ...
  Topic: I know that we have one or two nutters on here.
gray_b

Replies: 7
Views: 9524
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Sep 11, 16 6:54 pm   Subject: I know that we have one or two nutters on here.
Just for info my Broadview walnuts are already dropping their nuts, far to early compared to other years, which is normally 2nd week of October.
  Topic: Sprouting chestnuts
gray_b

Replies: 12
Views: 12733
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Sep 11, 16 6:51 pm   Subject: Sprouting chestnuts
Chestnut blight—a devastating disease of the American chestnut tree (Castanea dentata) that in the early 1900s nearly wiped out all of the population in the US. But it also affects the European Sweet ...
  Topic: My first top fruit crop of the year Red and White Mulberries
gray_b

Replies: 8
Views: 9530
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Jul 19, 16 3:08 pm   Subject: My first top fruit crop of the year Red and White Mulberries
Both types are very sweet.

In the whole picture of things, then no they are not worth growing.

But as there are no other top fruit about yet, then yes they are well worth it.

I think the me ...
  Topic: My first top fruit crop of the year Red and White Mulberries
gray_b

Replies: 8
Views: 9530
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Jul 19, 16 2:12 pm   Subject: My first top fruit crop of the year Red and White Mulberries
Mulberry Red (Morus Rubra) and Mulberry White (Morus Alba)

The texture is very much like a blackberry. The fruit on this tree is the size of a pea, but the sweetness is so intense. ...
  Topic: Any ideas what these fungi are?
gray_b

Replies: 6
Views: 25140
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Wed Jun 22, 16 8:03 pm   Subject: Any ideas what these fungi are?
I reckon they are 'fairy rings' or Marasmius oreades unless any other ideas.

Reference http://www.mycokey.org/result.shtml?genSpec=Genus&ID=480&showList=Result&random=21513
  Topic: Any bird identifiers on line, to id my bird
gray_b

Replies: 7
Views: 15654
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Jun 21, 16 12:42 am   Subject: Any bird identifiers on line, to id my bird
I have the full video. the birds are just over way throu the video, blink and you will miss them.

checkout http://www.gb-online.co.uk/dump/imag0081.avi
  Topic: Any bird identifiers on line, to id my bird
gray_b

Replies: 7
Views: 15654
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Jun 21, 16 12:36 am   Subject: Any bird identifiers on line, to id my bird
about the size of a medium pigeon, if that helps. I will try and get a video up shortly.
  Topic: Any ideas what these fungi are?
gray_b

Replies: 6
Views: 25140
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Mon Jun 20, 16 8:12 pm   Subject: Any ideas what these fungi are?
These are growing along / out of railway sleepers in our raised beds. I would hazard a guess that the railway sleepers are not 'real' with all the tar etc.

http://www.gb-online.co.uk/dump/fungi1.jp ...
  Topic: Any bird identifiers on line, to id my bird
gray_b

Replies: 7
Views: 15654
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Jun 20, 16 8:08 pm   Subject: Any bird identifiers on line, to id my bird
I have couple of these flying around, but I cannot accurately say what species they are. This is the only one I managed to get a good still image from of a video camera, as they fly so fast.
http://w ...
  Topic: Pear identification - Any ideas - This will stump you?
gray_b

Replies: 6
Views: 5181
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Nov 08, 15 8:59 pm   Subject: Pear identification - Any ideas - This will stump you?
This is a pear that a friend has come across, and I cannot find for her what the name is. The tree has been growing up the side of an old house, probably built circa 1900. The tree grows up to the roo ...
  Topic: Canker in Cherry Trees
gray_b

Replies: 2
Views: 3744
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Oct 25, 15 9:09 pm   Subject: Canker in Cherry Trees
Canker = Gummosis

All applicable fungicides are being taken off the domestic market, that is those based on copper.

Bordeaux Mixture and Copper oxychloride cannot be sold after the 30th November ...
  Topic: Badger gates - anybody any experiences
gray_b

Replies: 3
Views: 24170
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Sun Oct 04, 15 8:28 am   Subject: Badger gates - anybody any experiences
After spending a fortune last winter ring fencing my orchard. Its taken the badgers nearly a year to get in. I suppose its because of all the fallen fruit they are after.

But the taught line wires ...
 
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