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  Topic: Backyard chicken-keeping
gythagirl

Replies: 4
Views: 608
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Tue May 08, 18 9:35 pm   Subject: Backyard chicken-keeping
Unless French foxes have very short legs, 1.5m wire is nowhere near high enough. My neighbour saw a fox scale our 6ft enclosure, grab a plump Rhode Island Red and exit with bird back over the fence. ...
  Topic: No Swallows.
gythagirl

Replies: 31
Views: 2852
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Apr 27, 18 9:24 am   Subject: No Swallows.
Definitely swallows - 6 or 7 - on the phone wire in front of the house about a week ago. Haven't seen any since though.
  Topic: Asparagus is in.
gythagirl

Replies: 9
Views: 1512
PostForum: Seasonal and Frugal Shopping   Posted: Sat Apr 21, 18 8:50 am   Subject: Asparagus is in.
On a scale of 1-10, how much effort is it to grow the stuff?
  Topic: Logging-In Problem - help required!
gythagirl

Replies: 10
Views: 1650
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Sat Apr 07, 18 6:09 pm   Subject: Logging-In Problem - help required!
Thanks - I have e-prodded her...
  Topic: Logging-In Problem - help required!
gythagirl

Replies: 10
Views: 1650
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Fri Apr 06, 18 7:39 pm   Subject: Logging-In Problem - help required!
It's obviously not on the normal default page she has on her tablet - but I've asked her to google ds and open the main public site as there's a sign-in button which leads to a 'lost password' option. ...
  Topic: Logging-In Problem - help required!
gythagirl

Replies: 10
Views: 1650
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Fri Apr 06, 18 6:14 pm   Subject: Logging-In Problem - help required!
This is for a friend Gardening-girl can't get onto Downsizer at the moment - she can't automatically log in anymore and the system won't accept the only password she can remember using (tbh I'm no ...
  Topic: Garden Birdwatch 2018
gythagirl

Replies: 13
Views: 1406
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sat Mar 31, 18 10:24 am   Subject: Garden Birdwatch 2018
I was also surprised to see the blackbird and robin standings as we have at least 8 bolshie blackbirds chasing each other round at times, and 4 robins - we like others have seen a big increase in gold ...
  Topic: chooks get a nice big up
gythagirl

Replies: 5
Views: 970
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Tue Mar 20, 18 6:34 pm   Subject: chooks get a nice big up
And from the article on Queen Victoria's Hen Palace,

The laying nests at Windsor are composed of dry twigs of heather—the Erica tetralix of our heaths—and small brambles of hawthorn, covered o ...
  Topic: Refreshing silicone sealant
gythagirl

Replies: 13
Views: 2778
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Mon Mar 05, 18 9:25 pm   Subject: Refreshing silicone sealant
Never mind the neighbours, last year we had a couple of friends from Down Under stay and she-friend wagged her finger at me in a light-hearted manner and told me how I could remove the limescale from ...
  Topic: Refreshing silicone sealant
gythagirl

Replies: 13
Views: 2778
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Mon Mar 05, 18 10:19 am   Subject: Refreshing silicone sealant
  Topic: West Devon smallholding - early notice of sale
gythagirl

Replies: 16
Views: 9908
PostForum: Trading Post   Posted: Sat Mar 03, 18 12:11 pm   Subject: West Devon smallholding - early notice of sale
Looks fab - paddock and easy access to Dartmoor riding should be a huge draw.
  Topic: Turnips - rescue me with a recipe or two...
gythagirl

Replies: 10
Views: 3222
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sun Jan 21, 18 2:10 pm   Subject: Turnips - rescue me with a recipe or two...
Thanks Chez. Can always rely on you for sensible advice... The friulian recipe looks worth a go, tho the turnips are not exactly young; however, all on hold atm as soil way way too wet n soggy to ex ...
  Topic: Turnips - rescue me with a recipe or two...
gythagirl

Replies: 10
Views: 3222
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Fri Jan 19, 18 8:56 pm   Subject: Turnips - rescue me with a recipe or two...
I did look at the Recipe Section first Sean but they're without comments and I do like people to gush over their fave recipes...I'm maybe expecting too much with the humble turnip

I'd bette ...
  Topic: Turnips - rescue me with a recipe or two...
gythagirl

Replies: 10
Views: 3222
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Fri Jan 19, 18 11:13 am   Subject: Turnips - rescue me with a recipe or two...
On clearing a veg bed I've discovered long-forgotten turnips - Purple Milan - hidden under drunkenly-leaning purple sprouting broccoli - and they are probably past their best, tho as I've not grown th ...
  Topic: Buggery caterpillars...
gythagirl

Replies: 8
Views: 4711
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Nov 01, 17 2:21 pm   Subject: Buggery caterpillars...
Perhaps i should stop grumbling then! I daresay they'll survive - and yes will have to net them BEFORE the spears start appearing!
 
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