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

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Jun 24, 19 8:02 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
In the 1960s the local cycling clubs used to go to Mottisfont Post Office for tea on the Sunday clubruns. They opened especially for this, the menu was always the same...boiled eggs ,buttered bread a ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
gz

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Jun 19, 19 9:07 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
When I lived in North Wales, we put 5 indirect solar water heating panels on a lean-to kitchen roof.
In the summer the water was 50 C in the tank...but the main gain was the pre-heating in the Winter ...
  Topic: Elderflower Cordial...addition
gz

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PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Tue Jun 18, 19 1:24 pm   Subject: Elderflower Cordial...addition
For flower collecting you need two good dry days before collecting....in theory
  Topic: Elderflower Cordial...addition
gz

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PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sun Jun 16, 19 6:34 am   Subject: Elderflower Cordial...addition
I've just made a batch,following the recipe in the database (the one using 20 flower heads) but instead of two lemons, used four limes.
Very nice indeed
  Topic: Exciting news
gz

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Jun 15, 19 5:57 pm   Subject: Exciting news
now...carefully
  Topic: Wot's one got growing?
gz

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Jun 07, 19 8:18 am   Subject: Wot's one got growing?
From last Autumn planting we have red onions, leeks, garlic and a few broad beans..only three out of 25 survived the winter...
The strawberries have been strawed and are about to be netted...the blac ...
  Topic: Exciting news
gz

Replies: 201
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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu May 23, 19 8:38 pm   Subject: Exciting news
I chit parsnip seed on damp toilet paper,then sow in loo roll middles.
They seem to germinate quicker this way,and at least when you put them out you don't have gaps in the row
  Topic: Wildlife
gz

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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sat Apr 20, 19 9:30 am   Subject: Wildlife
Thankyou

We seem to get a loner every year Possibly due to people removing nests and keeping sheds closed. The house-wrapping disrupted many last year,but at least those that didn't ge ...
  Topic: Wildlife
gz

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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Apr 19, 19 8:32 pm   Subject: Wildlife
no hope of seeing the red patch! Will see if we can see him from a different angle
  Topic: Wildlife
gz

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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Apr 19, 19 6:53 pm   Subject: Wildlife
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He has been here for about three days. A group have been at the farmyard where our neighbour works, for a good week now.

Swallow or ...
  Topic: Open Office or Libre Office?
gz

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PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Mon Apr 15, 19 8:30 am   Subject: Open Office or Libre Office?
I have no problems with Libre Office
  Topic: Wildlife
gz

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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Apr 09, 19 7:58 am   Subject: Wildlife
Interesting going for a bike ride round the lanes and seeing whats there...and what we've missed.
Coltsfoot flowers gone over, celandine blooms just arriving, wild garlic well out.
All the daffodils ...
  Topic: How many of you are salivating over seed catalogues?
gz

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Feb 28, 19 11:49 pm   Subject: How many of you are salivating over seed catalogues?
Costuluto Fiorento is a good one, good and solid and tasty. When I grew it it was one of the first to succumb to blight...but it was a bad year and they had been sown late...
  Topic: How many of you are salivating over seed catalogues?
gz

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Feb 27, 19 11:56 pm   Subject: How many of you are salivating over seed catalogues?
Just browsing seed packets here in NZ..it's surprising how many UK companies sell here..I saw Browns in the local Chinese dollar store!

Who would sell Lebanese cucumber seeds in the UK? We've been ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
gz

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Feb 07, 19 8:48 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
The fires by the road and rail past Christchurch they had under control..I'm not sure about those on the far side of Nelson, past Richmond..Pigeon Valley and Rabbit Island.
The Tasman area is incredi ...
 
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