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  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
dpack

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri May 24, 19 8:30 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
it seems unlikely they would thrive if polled, perhaps remove some trees with a selective harvest and leave the rest to get huge would provide the timber you need and preserve the woodland.
  Topic: Exciting news
dpack

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri May 24, 19 8:25 pm   Subject: Exciting news

to get the best from green manures make it moist and sunny
  Topic: Exciting news
dpack

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri May 24, 19 2:45 pm   Subject: Exciting news
there are quite a few green manures but at this time of year coriander does well and is quick enough to smother weeds if you can plant it into soaked soil and water it well for a month or so if requi ...
  Topic: Exciting news
dpack

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu May 23, 19 11:42 pm   Subject: Exciting news
oh dear

is it too late to plant roots? maybe not

a couple of tips

if you are growing for roots make sure the soil is deep, open and friable
the other stuff is fairly specific for each type ...
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
dpack

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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed May 22, 19 12:48 pm   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
slime moulds are quite a broad group some of them are rather unusual.

the ones that can "plan " a series of routes between resources for colonial expansion are neat and the ones that form themselve ...
  Topic: this year's tomatoes
dpack

Replies: 46
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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue May 21, 19 11:40 pm   Subject: this year's tomatoes
i like tomatoes, i like mice.

discombobulating 2 of them while murdering slugs did remind me that gardening needs to be done for all involved

for a small space i have quite a selection of critt ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
dpack

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue May 21, 19 11:07 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
ah , the temp rain forests are ace

the one i know is a microclimate one where various factors make a pretty small area far wetter than the quite wet area around it

a three mile strip along one s ...
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue May 21, 19 10:55 pm   Subject: Wildlife
oops i just accidentally lamped 2 different mice a minute apart , up close and personal with a 3w led bike light, while i was conducting a cull of the slimey hoard

the slimey hoard ate my big boy s ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
dpack

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue May 21, 19 10:20 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
a month in a go is wet.

i was in a place where we had some serious rain, a 7 1/2 inch tall coffee jar rain gauge was full after a few hours.

it was on a hill and i had goretex and a nice bender ...
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
dpack

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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue May 21, 19 9:29 pm   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
wow

i like slime moulds
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
dpack

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon May 20, 19 6:07 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
damp can be worse than drought, at least with the latter the use of a bucket can mitigate some of the problems
  Topic: this year's tomatoes
dpack

Replies: 46
Views: 1487
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon May 20, 19 5:35 pm   Subject: this year's tomatoes
no shame mate , i had no idea some composts were less than reliable if they came in a bag.

i would have thought reputation was a high priority but it seems the odd dodgy batch or year still works f ...
  Topic: this year's tomatoes
dpack

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Views: 1487
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon May 20, 19 11:10 am   Subject: this year's tomatoes
i have had problems with them in the past.

as a general thing bagged composts vary quite a bit from maker to maker from year to year and even batch to batch.

the current online reviews help a bi ...
  Topic: this year's tomatoes
dpack

Replies: 46
Views: 1487
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun May 19, 19 11:38 am   Subject: this year's tomatoes
i suspected the medium when westland got a mention and seeing the snap it does seem the most probable cause.

my chewed one is still alive and might survive with only a little retardation, i will gi ...
  Topic: this year's tomatoes
dpack

Replies: 46
Views: 1487
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat May 18, 19 5:45 pm   Subject: this year's tomatoes
decency and good council led to copper bands and some sheep wool pellet things that smell like a long dead sheep got carded and popped through a mincer and then dried so i hope they repel the slimy ho ...
 
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