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  Topic: Wildlife
gz

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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sat Dec 29, 18 8:22 pm   Subject: Wildlife
I suppose that the question is what species are they competing with for food and what predators eat them , apart from the climate change effects.
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
gz

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Dec 22, 18 8:25 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Greetings Cassandra.. that is a lot of good work
Good to hear from you
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
gz

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Dec 19, 18 7:44 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
At least there is no snow! (Apart from the top of the peaks in the ski fields)
We're feeling healthier even though it is chillier than we expected!!
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
gz

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Dec 19, 18 9:01 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Very useful occupations!....I'm not sure what the weather has been in Tasmania but we had a high of 14 degrees today and it's at present only 10 degrees and still raining!! Summer??!!
  Topic: Wildlife
gz

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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Dec 19, 18 8:57 am   Subject: Wildlife
They are lovely...so small yet noisy and lively..it's difficult to photograph them as they rarely stay still!
  Topic: Wildlife
gz

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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Dec 18, 18 8:05 pm   Subject: Wildlife
It made me very happy to see a fantail displaying and singing as I swept the leaves from the drive here.
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
gz

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Dec 18, 18 8:02 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Add my greetings to Cassandra on your letter please..I miss her input on this thread
  Topic: Wildlife
gz

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Views: 40913
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Dec 17, 18 9:02 am   Subject: Wildlife
There are SO many British native birds here..heard and saw a yellowhammer today, and sparrows, blackbirds, thrushes, starlings, goldfinches and chaffinches among others are common.
  Topic: Wildlife
gz

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Views: 40913
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sat Dec 15, 18 2:36 am   Subject: Wildlife
Not a lot left of that after the meal!
  Topic: Wildlife
gz

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Views: 40913
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Dec 14, 18 8:46 am   Subject: Wildlife
http://www.downsizer.net/gallery/29669/IMG_20181214_111448.jpg
I found this on the pavement in Hanmer Springs.
It is the HuHu beetle, the heaviest longhorn beetle in NZ.
The Wikipedia article on i ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
gz

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Dec 03, 18 11:54 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Good to hear that Cassandra is ok. I wonder how the weather is there? North Island NZ has torrential rain and wind. Cairns is apparently 10 degrees higher than normal at 45 degrees and it isn't even m ...
  Topic: Exciting news
gz

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Nov 27, 18 9:51 am   Subject: Exciting news
good point dpack...add garlic to that!
  Topic: Exciting news
gz

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Views: 43242
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Nov 26, 18 7:43 pm   Subject: Exciting news
I think so, I'm trying to think who is best able to help...I don't think Ferme de Sourrou are on ds so much now...but Irene is on FB and the Ferme has a page as well. Is there an article on here about ...
  Topic: Exciting news
gz

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Nov 26, 18 2:34 pm   Subject: Exciting news
to stop weed seeds germinating or landing, to feed the soil(mulch) and also carbon release to the atmosphere caused by digging...read upon permaculture?

Nature will fill any gap/bare soil you leav ...
  Topic: Exciting news
gz

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Nov 26, 18 1:34 pm   Subject: Exciting news
looking good...but do cover the bare earth...whether with groundcover or mulch
 
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