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  Topic: Weather
gz

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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Aug 12, 19 8:40 am   Subject: Weather
It sounds like we have a brief reprieve until the next low pressure system on Wednesday
  Topic: Weather
gz

Replies: 7
Views: 316
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Aug 11, 19 8:23 pm   Subject: Weather
We've had rain for the last 18 hours...

the polytunnel is wet from the rising damp
the lawn goes squelch as you walk over it....
  Topic: Hazelnuts or Cobnuts
gz

Replies: 7
Views: 379
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Aug 09, 19 2:58 pm   Subject: Hazelnuts or Cobnuts
nut plumped squizzer, yum.

bbq'ed with a fruit sauce.

tis worth a go just as bait if you do have squizzers

Except that DD & family are veggie...
  Topic: Wasps
gz

Replies: 8
Views: 328
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Aug 09, 19 2:56 pm   Subject: Wasps
Thanks all...I'll find out more....
  Topic: Wasps
gz

Replies: 8
Views: 328
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Aug 08, 19 8:16 am   Subject: Wasps
But now the downside...daughter has two wasps' nests in her lawn....and two intrepid 9 year old gardeners intent on poking and pruning everywhere.....
any suggestions?
  Topic: Wasps
gz

Replies: 8
Views: 328
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Aug 08, 19 7:38 am   Subject: Wasps
seen on fb...and they said welcome to share...
"You're having a few drinks in the garden with your friends, or a family BBQ, when a load of pesky wasps arrive to spoil the party. You haven't seen the ...
  Topic: Hazelnuts or Cobnuts
gz

Replies: 7
Views: 379
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Aug 07, 19 4:59 pm   Subject: Hazelnuts or Cobnuts
Which two varieties should do well in West Wales (inland from Borth) to get nuts?
I understand that two genetically different ones are needed for pollenation.
Daughter has just moved and has a decen ...
  Topic: Does anyone use a woodburning Rayburn ?
gz

Replies: 51
Views: 243489
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Mon Aug 05, 19 7:30 am   Subject: Does anyone use a woodburning Rayburn ?
Welcome! You might like to introduce yourself on the....Introduce Yourself thread

I had a Bosky doing the same job as yours when I lived in North Wales, and a Morso Squirrel doing the backup f ...
  Topic: Wildlife
gz

Replies: 430
Views: 146732
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Aug 04, 19 12:33 pm   Subject: Wildlife
http://www.downsizer.net/gallery/29863/IMG_20190802_222832.jpg

Elephant Hawkmoth I presume?
  Topic: Insectivorous Plants
gz

Replies: 4
Views: 292
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Aug 02, 19 9:09 am   Subject: Insectivorous Plants
They are fascinating...they were included on our BBC Scotland gardening programme last week, "Beechgrove " they were being grown in a greenhouse within a greenhouse with other insectivorous plants.
  Topic: What should I be planting/sowing now?
gz

Replies: 18
Views: 1144
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Jul 31, 19 4:35 pm   Subject: What should I be planting/sowing now?
Pak Choi in, and early carrots and wallflowers!
Climbing French Beans sown. I think I've got some leek seed....
It will be interesting to compare the results eventually, as we are spread geographi ...
  Topic: What should I be planting/sowing now?
gz

Replies: 18
Views: 1144
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Jul 31, 19 7:40 am   Subject: What should I be planting/sowing now?
I could put carrots in the polytunnel..might be an idea as we're further north..
  Topic: What should I be planting/sowing now?
gz

Replies: 18
Views: 1144
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Jul 30, 19 7:36 pm   Subject: What should I be planting/sowing now?
I've just sown,in hope, Cavolo Nero, Romanesco, beetroot, radish,pak choi, ...what else do I have time for? ( in polytunnelor outside)

I'll be putting in Garlic,Red Onion sets and Broad Beans late ...
  Topic: What are you enjoying from your garden?
gz

Replies: 18
Views: 1155
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Jul 26, 19 6:57 pm   Subject: What are you enjoying from your garden?
A few broad beans, red onions and very nice garlic. Currants and gooseberries all just finished.
Plenty of herbs, and rose petals being dried. Munstead Wood rose is flowering very well this year.
ho ...
  Topic: Wildlife
gz

Replies: 430
Views: 146732
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Jul 26, 19 7:56 am   Subject: Wildlife
They are fascinating..I had one in the garden in Nantlle in a hot summer in the 80s...we had a very nice letter back from BBC Bristol when we said about it
 
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