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  Topic: It's July
lowri

Replies: 60
Views: 25287
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Wed Jul 08, 20 10:42 am   Subject: It's July
And surely it is not called "Deadly" for nothing?
  Topic: Exciting news
lowri

Replies: 330
Views: 364855
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Jun 29, 20 10:12 am   Subject: Exciting news
I knew a bloke who grew grapes for wine in his greenhouse, using the same method, planting outside and training into the greenhouse.
They were red grapes. He used to go to the local slaughterhouse fo ...
  Topic: shearing v. abiding by lockdown rules.
lowri

Replies: 4
Views: 728
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Thu Jun 11, 20 2:50 pm   Subject: shearing v. abiding by lockdown rules.
Thanks everyone, roughly what I had assumed; it's actually not the right weather now!
  Topic: shearing v. abiding by lockdown rules.
lowri

Replies: 4
Views: 728
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Thu Jun 11, 20 10:25 am   Subject: shearing v. abiding by lockdown rules.
I have 2 ewes to be shorn. It's too early just now as the wool isn't rising yet. It is 730 feet above sea level and windy.
Normally a friend and ex-neighbour comes up with his portable machine; ewes ...
  Topic: Himalayan Balsam seedlings - what will kill them?
lowri

Replies: 7
Views: 3887
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Tue Mar 24, 20 11:10 am   Subject: Himalayan Balsam seedlings - what will kill them?
Thanks so much everyone. Tahir, the public information bit is most informative. As I am confined to barracks for 3 months, it'll be "something to do", but at the rate it has reseeded in the past, it w ...
  Topic: Himalayan Balsam seedlings - what will kill them?
lowri

Replies: 7
Views: 3887
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Mon Mar 23, 20 10:36 am   Subject: Himalayan Balsam seedlings - what will kill them?
Suddenly noticed all these Himalayan balsam seedlings coming up in bare ground. Couldn't cope last year and now am reaping the whirlwind, so to speak. Garlon used to do for nettles a treat, what about ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
lowri

Replies: 6154
Views: 2161462
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Mar 16, 20 3:35 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
I remember in the '70s having a Mini as a company car (I was a rep for a garage), and following a small Peugeot through a flood; I was doing well till the Peugeot stalled and his back wave surged back ...
  Topic: Wildlife
lowri

Replies: 1132
Views: 497672
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Aug 19, 19 10:27 am   Subject: Wildlife
Re: Books or Internet for identification, books get my vote every time - although some books are better than others! The Observers series aren't bad for identification, but awful for location as thing ...
  Topic: Ownership of boundary fences.
lowri

Replies: 12
Views: 15651
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Mon Aug 19, 19 10:21 am   Subject: Ownership of boundary fences.
Tahir, I think you are right! Easy way out - and if it's temporary over 10 years or so I will have shuffled off by then, probably!
The fence was there before I arrived - which was in i987 - but these ...
  Topic: Ownership of boundary fences.
lowri

Replies: 12
Views: 15651
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Sun Aug 18, 19 10:47 am   Subject: Ownership of boundary fences.
I have a boundary fence at the bottom of a bank with a field track on top of it. The bank and track are on my neighbour's side. The fence is post and sheep netting. The netting is on my side. The bank ...
  Topic: Wildlife
lowri

Replies: 1132
Views: 497672
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sat Aug 03, 19 10:40 am   Subject: Wildlife
I've seen masses and masses of butterflies this summer, far more than usual. Red Admirals. peacocks, gatekeepers (or are they meadow browns?), small whites, small tortoiseshells, I saw one Common Blue ...
  Topic: M&S Plastic toy giveaway
lowri

Replies: 10
Views: 9664
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sat Jul 27, 19 2:47 pm   Subject: M&S Plastic toy giveaway
Yes, Buzzy, I remember the diver!
I also remember a full-colour cut out of different houses that came as a flat piece of cardboard attached to the back of a large packet of Rinso washing powder, and ...
  Topic: How do I dispose of used paper tissues?
lowri

Replies: 16
Views: 27182
PostForum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle   Posted: Mon Jun 17, 19 9:20 pm   Subject: How do I dispose of used paper tissues?
Hand me the matches! Thanks, all!
  Topic: How do I dispose of used paper tissues?
lowri

Replies: 16
Views: 27182
PostForum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle   Posted: Mon Jun 17, 19 2:02 pm   Subject: How do I dispose of used paper tissues?
As our local council (Ceredigion) is rejigging its waste collection, and there are 21 pages of an A to Z of items suitable or otherwise on their website, I went through it for want of anything better ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
lowri

Replies: 6154
Views: 2161462
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Mar 08, 19 6:01 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Loved the Flower Show, Jam Lady! The colours and general themes were super - I liked the Long and Winding Road especially! I'll go back and have another look later!
 
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