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  Topic: Wildlife
Mistress Rose

Replies: 1641
Views: 1498531
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Oct 21, 21 7:21 am   Subject: Wildlife
Very few butterflies here now. We seem to have a few wasps around, but most insects now settling for the winter, especially as the weather has been a bit wet and windy lately.
  Topic: what is the heating solution for an old house
Mistress Rose

Replies: 21
Views: 267
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Oct 21, 21 7:20 am   Subject: what is the heating solution for an old house
Treacodantyl, i agree with you about wood, and Nicky, I understand your problem. We have been thinking for many years about a wood burning cooker, but we have been thinking too long, and now we are ei ...
  Topic: what is the heating solution for an old house
Mistress Rose

Replies: 21
Views: 267
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Oct 20, 21 7:42 am   Subject: what is the heating solution for an old house
My feeling on wood burning is that it is better to keep it going if possible, rather than only occasional. Like you, at present, we are using ch in the evenings if it is cold, but in winter we keep th ...
  Topic: a different not for the pot, wasps
Mistress Rose

Replies: 6
Views: 142
PostForum: Shooting and Trapping for the Pot   Posted: Tue Oct 19, 21 6:35 am   Subject: a different not for the pot, wasps
If possible let the wasps live. They are one reason we aren't knee deep in flies, as they feed their young on insects, particularly grubs. I would agree though that finding a nest when doing repairs i ...
  Topic: Exciting news
Mistress Rose

Replies: 436
Views: 1405663
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Oct 19, 21 6:27 am   Subject: Exciting news
Sgt. Colon, I would do the reading before you do the cutting. You may find they recommend something different now. You can't cut until the vine is dormant anyway.
  Topic: ceps and other things
Mistress Rose

Replies: 5
Views: 763
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Mon Oct 18, 21 7:58 am   Subject: ceps and other things
We get some boletes, but have never really worked out what they are. The slugs seem to like them anyway.
  Topic: Exciting news
Mistress Rose

Replies: 436
Views: 1405663
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Oct 18, 21 7:57 am   Subject: Exciting news
Looking at that it depends on how you want to train it. The current trend seems to be to have one rod and grow the grapes off that. The old way was to have a number of rods and to cover the whole gree ...
  Topic: leccy again
Mistress Rose

Replies: 4
Views: 272
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Mon Oct 18, 21 7:50 am   Subject: leccy again
I would imagine the shape alone turned heads as it is not very usual for camper vans. As proof of concept it is excellent. How easy it would be to make in larger numbers I don't know, but no reason wh ...
  Topic: ceps and other things
Mistress Rose

Replies: 5
Views: 763
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Fri Oct 15, 21 7:38 am   Subject: ceps and other things
I found some puffballs earlier in the week, but haven't IDd them yet. Probably edible, but I am rather wary with fungi.
  Topic: Exciting news
Mistress Rose

Replies: 436
Views: 1405663
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Oct 15, 21 7:36 am   Subject: Exciting news
Brilliant Shan. An exotic as far as I am concerned. Never even had it to my knowledge.
  Topic: Landscaping project
Mistress Rose

Replies: 711
Views: 626048
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Oct 14, 21 7:50 am   Subject: Landscaping project
Yes we have used both. The spike ones for a bit of a larch lap fence which has now disintegrated but the metposts are still there after 20 years. We have also used them to support wires for apple tree ...
  Topic: Exciting news
Mistress Rose

Replies: 436
Views: 1405663
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Oct 13, 21 7:42 am   Subject: Exciting news
Can you put up a picture of it? I think it will depend on how you want to train the vine, but without seeing it I can't really offer advice. If you can't perhaps give a full description of the stems f ...
  Topic: Exciting news
Mistress Rose

Replies: 436
Views: 1405663
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Oct 12, 21 6:51 am   Subject: Exciting news
Cut back to the main stem however long that is. If it gets too long you can just trim the end, but that is where your side shoots which will bear fruit will come from. Eventually it will get quite thi ...
  Topic: Exciting news
Mistress Rose

Replies: 436
Views: 1405663
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Oct 11, 21 8:09 am   Subject: Exciting news
Don't know about the leeks, but the vine looks good. I see you have it trained along the ridge of the greenhouse with the struts below it, so that should keep it in place. They do look very dead in wi ...
  Topic: Wildlife
Mistress Rose

Replies: 1641
Views: 1498531
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Oct 10, 21 8:28 am   Subject: Wildlife
I have always been glad that, apart from adders and a few imported things, the UK is free of venomous creatures. I suppose you get used to it, but must be rather difficult at first to remember to chec ...
 
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