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  Topic: Attracting birds of prey.
Hairyloon

Replies: 19
Views: 17889
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Jun 20, 18 6:43 pm   Subject: Attracting birds of prey.
I've ordered one. And a plastic owl...
  Topic: Attracting birds of prey.
Hairyloon

Replies: 19
Views: 17889
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Jun 19, 18 10:45 pm   Subject: Attracting birds of prey.


Was this one that you recommend, or just one that you happened to conveniently find?
It's that time of year ago: I'd best get a bird & get it flying...
  Topic: Peas in Tomato Grow Bags
Hairyloon

Replies: 6
Views: 303
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Jun 13, 18 8:31 am   Subject: Peas in Tomato Grow Bags
Might be worth a try, but if you have anything else like peppers or courgettes, they might be more worthwhile than peas.

Could do both, or even all three. Peas climb, so they don't need the low dow ...
  Topic: Adventures in grafting
Hairyloon

Replies: 34
Views: 28227
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Jun 02, 18 4:38 pm   Subject: Adventures in grafting
as far as i can gather different techniques are suitable at different times of year...

So what type of tecnique/plants should we be grafting now?
Has anyone here tried grafting pear onto hawthorn? ...
  Topic: Adventures in grafting
Hairyloon

Replies: 34
Views: 28227
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu May 31, 18 7:16 pm   Subject: Adventures in grafting
Ye olde RHS book said "midsummer" so I'm not stupidly far off, especially given weather.
Thanks for the reminder: I'd got my head stuck in the idea that it was a spring thing.
Maybe that's apples?
  Topic: water
Hairyloon

Replies: 25
Views: 1252
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Thu May 31, 18 8:02 am   Subject: water
I believe you need a licence to take water from streams etc...
You can take 20 cubic meters per day without a license. You'd do that surprisingly quickly with a constant stream, but it's a heck of a ...
  Topic: water
Hairyloon

Replies: 25
Views: 1252
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Wed May 30, 18 7:03 pm   Subject: water
pumping sounds good but getting under the tarmac paths might be a bit tricky to get permission and rather difficult to do "privately"...

You couldn't hire a mole and send that under?

Didn't you ...
  Topic: Exciting news
Hairyloon

Replies: 37
Views: 7006
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri May 11, 18 10:26 am   Subject: Exciting news
I'd read somewhere a few years ago about peeing on your compost heap to help it along.

Doesn't hurt, & you've got to pee somewhere... How much it helps the process, I couldn't say, but I assume ...
  Topic: Logging-In Problem - help required!
Hairyloon

Replies: 10
Views: 2561
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Fri Apr 27, 18 5:12 pm   Subject: Logging-In Problem - help required!
You'll have to hope someone dares logout to look for a forgotten password link

https://forum.downsizer.net/profile.php?mode=sendpassword
  Topic: What to grow under apple tree?
Hairyloon

Replies: 10
Views: 1790
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Apr 19, 18 4:49 pm   Subject: What to grow under apple tree?
Daffodils could work...

https://youtu.be/D6nottAilQw?t=3m19s
  Topic: Mushroom carving
Hairyloon

Replies: 13
Views: 2445
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Tue Apr 17, 18 6:05 pm   Subject: Mushroom carving
Well, they'll be good for practice whatever, and once they're made, they're not my problem, but I will suggest the preservative...
  Topic: What to grow under apple tree?
Hairyloon

Replies: 10
Views: 1790
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Apr 17, 18 12:41 pm   Subject: What to grow under apple tree?
gooseberries can be quite apple friendly, it worked well for grannie and grannie was almost always right about such things
Might be a bit scratchy when you come to pick the apples, but my goos ...
  Topic: What to grow under apple tree?
Hairyloon

Replies: 10
Views: 1790
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Apr 16, 18 10:48 pm   Subject: What to grow under apple tree?
I had a session on the allotment today: dug over and weeded under the apple tree.
Now I'm wondering what to plant there, to grow instead of weeds...
  Topic: Mushroom carving
Hairyloon

Replies: 13
Views: 2445
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Sun Apr 15, 18 5:06 pm   Subject: Mushroom carving


What is the tree HL? It looks as if it might be beech or sycamore. I would suggest an open ink cap sort of shape, but as Dpack says, may not last too long. Like your idea DD.
Is beech.
  Topic: Mushroom carving
Hairyloon

Replies: 13
Views: 2445
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Sat Apr 14, 18 11:57 am   Subject: Mushroom carving

Yes, that was the kind of thing I had in mind, somewhere at the halfway stage.
 
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