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  Topic: It's September
gz

Replies: 44
Views: 1773
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Wed Oct 09, 19 2:07 pm   Subject: It's September
On a root of a tree cut off at ground level in Culross school yard

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  Topic: Wildlife
gz

Replies: 500
Views: 184416
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Oct 02, 19 7:30 pm   Subject: Wildlife
That's a Silver Y (Autographa gamma) gz. Mainly a migrant species, but the ones that arrive in spring may breed, and be reinforced by an autumn wave of incomers. So uncertain which category this fall ...
  Topic: It's September
gz

Replies: 44
Views: 1773
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Wed Oct 02, 19 9:01 am   Subject: It's September
That is impressive! Knocks spots off (groan!!) the ones in daughter's garden.

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  Topic: Wildlife
gz

Replies: 500
Views: 184416
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Oct 01, 19 8:47 pm   Subject: Wildlife
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Found this on the Rocket in the polytunnel after we'd been away for a fortnight... hopefully it's not going to eat me out of salad lik ...
  Topic: What have you preserved/bottled/dried so far?
gz

Replies: 9
Views: 872
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Tue Sep 17, 19 7:51 am   Subject: What have you preserved/bottled/dried so far?
I've dried strawberries so far, not enough pears to do and waiting on the apples for drying and juice.
Just pickled shallots and beetroot.
Beetroot chutney and green tomato chutney made as neighbou ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
gz

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Sep 03, 19 7:07 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
A grand day out!
  Topic: An observation on chutneys
gz

Replies: 1
Views: 689
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sun Sep 01, 19 8:34 pm   Subject: An observation on chutneys
Is it not surprising how the ingredients reduce when chutney making?!
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T ...
  Topic: Wildlife
gz

Replies: 500
Views: 184416
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Aug 27, 19 3:29 pm   Subject: Wildlife
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Is this cased by a virus?
  Topic: Weather
gz

Replies: 7
Views: 1160
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: 1160
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: 1726
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: 16
Views: 2488
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: 16
Views: 2488
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: 16
Views: 2488
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: 1726
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 ...
 
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