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  Topic: Broccoli has cropped, what now.
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Replies: 6
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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Jul 19, 21 6:37 pm   Subject: Broccoli has cropped, what now.
My broccoli has cropped, what do i do now.

Just pull them up. Or will they re-shoot for later in the year.
  Topic: Mistletoe
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Replies: 50
Views: 214952
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Apr 19, 21 1:12 pm   Subject: Mistletoe
How far up inside an apple tree does mistletoe grow.

Never managed to to grow from seeds, but got some apple branches to graft, about 25mm dia. Top worked an old apple tree.

But wondering if no ...
  Topic: Hazelnuts or Cobnuts
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Replies: 10
Views: 57355
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Nov 10, 19 4:38 pm   Subject: Hazelnuts or Cobnuts
Just picked up on this topic.

I can concur with Tahir about squirrels. I have shot, trapped loads of squirrels this year. And I still have the same amount as I had at the start of the year.

I ha ...
  Topic: Vinegar for weed suppressing
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Replies: 8
Views: 55319
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Sep 29, 19 7:17 pm   Subject: Vinegar for weed suppressing
Tried with white vinegar. Not particularly effective as it only burns the leaves. Maybe good for annuals, but not perennials

Try Acetic acid.

White vinegar is only 5% acetic acid
Horticultural ...
  Topic: Hedge flail cutting with Tractor - advice plz
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Replies: 4
Views: 49661
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Sun Jan 01, 17 11:17 am   Subject: Hedge flail cutting with Tractor - advice plz
I am after advice as to what is the maximum reasonable diameter of a tree that a tractor mounted flail hedge cutter will cut (flail).

This is the first time in 25 years that I am not capable of han ...
  Topic: I know that we have one or two nutters on here.
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Replies: 7
Views: 12614
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Sep 11, 16 6:54 pm   Subject: I know that we have one or two nutters on here.
Just for info my Broadview walnuts are already dropping their nuts, far to early compared to other years, which is normally 2nd week of October.
  Topic: Sprouting chestnuts
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Replies: 12
Views: 18599
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Sep 11, 16 6:51 pm   Subject: Sprouting chestnuts
Chestnut blight—a devastating disease of the American chestnut tree (Castanea dentata) that in the early 1900s nearly wiped out all of the population in the US. But it also affects the European Sweet ...
  Topic: My first top fruit crop of the year Red and White Mulberries
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Replies: 8
Views: 12800
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Jul 19, 16 3:08 pm   Subject: My first top fruit crop of the year Red and White Mulberries
Both types are very sweet.

In the whole picture of things, then no they are not worth growing.

But as there are no other top fruit about yet, then yes they are well worth it.

I think the me ...
  Topic: My first top fruit crop of the year Red and White Mulberries
gray_b

Replies: 8
Views: 12800
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Jul 19, 16 2:12 pm   Subject: My first top fruit crop of the year Red and White Mulberries
Mulberry Red (Morus Rubra) and Mulberry White (Morus Alba)

The texture is very much like a blackberry. The fruit on this tree is the size of a pea, but the sweetness is so intense. ...
  Topic: Any ideas what these fungi are?
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Replies: 6
Views: 51700
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Wed Jun 22, 16 8:03 pm   Subject: Any ideas what these fungi are?
I reckon they are 'fairy rings' or Marasmius oreades unless any other ideas.

Reference http://www.mycokey.org/result.shtml?genSpec=Genus&ID=480&showList=Result&random=21513
  Topic: Any bird identifiers on line, to id my bird
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Replies: 7
Views: 19406
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Jun 21, 16 12:42 am   Subject: Any bird identifiers on line, to id my bird
I have the full video. the birds are just over way throu the video, blink and you will miss them.

checkout http://www.gb-online.co.uk/dump/imag0081.avi
  Topic: Any bird identifiers on line, to id my bird
gray_b

Replies: 7
Views: 19406
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Jun 21, 16 12:36 am   Subject: Any bird identifiers on line, to id my bird
about the size of a medium pigeon, if that helps. I will try and get a video up shortly.
  Topic: Any ideas what these fungi are?
gray_b

Replies: 6
Views: 51700
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Mon Jun 20, 16 8:12 pm   Subject: Any ideas what these fungi are?
These are growing along / out of railway sleepers in our raised beds. I would hazard a guess that the railway sleepers are not 'real' with all the tar etc.

http://www.gb-online.co.uk/dump/fungi1.jp ...
  Topic: Any bird identifiers on line, to id my bird
gray_b

Replies: 7
Views: 19406
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Jun 20, 16 8:08 pm   Subject: Any bird identifiers on line, to id my bird
I have couple of these flying around, but I cannot accurately say what species they are. This is the only one I managed to get a good still image from of a video camera, as they fly so fast.
http://w ...
  Topic: Pear identification - Any ideas - This will stump you?
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Replies: 6
Views: 7075
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Nov 08, 15 8:59 pm   Subject: Pear identification - Any ideas - This will stump you?
This is a pear that a friend has come across, and I cannot find for her what the name is. The tree has been growing up the side of an old house, probably built circa 1900. The tree grows up to the roo ...
 
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