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

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Jun 19, 18 2:28 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Clever little pests, squirrels! The red is dying out and the grey taking over. I have seen a small pocket of reds in North Wales about 20 years ago and many years ago in Scotland. My local greys don't ...
  Topic: No dig / suppressing grass
gregotyn

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Jun 19, 18 1:38 pm   Subject: No dig / suppressing grass
I would cover it in black plastic now, till autumn-end of September, early October, then remove the plastic, and cover in well rotted manure the areas that will need it, eg potato area and brassicas, ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
gregotyn

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Jun 16, 18 9:30 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
That is some squirrel, climbing down the door frame, especially if it is metal, no problem for them if wooden, I think I have seen them going upside down on trees. The cat is looking interested in the ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
gregotyn

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Jun 15, 18 2:19 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
You have convinced me regarding regular shaped charcoal MR, My hazel at home is all over the place in its growth habits, as I don't harvest it-maybe I should get a local charcoal burner to come and ut ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
gregotyn

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Jun 15, 18 1:16 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Henry, there is a full stop between the sentences. The 'suck, squeeze, bang, blow,' is my limit of knowledge regarding a 4 stroke, petrol engine, in a vehicle. Though I can understand how you would be ...
  Topic: Portuguese Insects
gregotyn

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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Jun 14, 18 2:14 pm   Subject: Portuguese Insects
I had some good holidays in Portugal on the Algarve, but being agricultural I enjoyed the coach trips up into the hills better than the seaside with thousands of suitably brown bodies whilst I had to ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
gregotyn

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Jun 14, 18 1:57 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
A good idea of yours, MR, to use wire rather than string for the abacus runners. The one I saw had string so that was the way we were going. There are 3 colours so we can do single digits, 10's and 10 ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
gregotyn

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Jun 12, 18 1:56 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
I often have the preparation for a job done quickly only to find when I start, I am short of various parts to do the job and which I should have thought about in the preparation stage!
The old tree ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
gregotyn

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Jun 09, 18 9:50 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Glad the fire is no-where near you Jam Lady. And the tortoise is safe back towards home and safety.

Oh it is a bad thing that the boss watches me, he is at home in bed when he is doing it, and wou ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
gregotyn

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Jun 08, 18 2:31 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Interesting about the hinged tortoise Jam Lady, a new one on me! I remember you talking about the poppy farm a year or so ago and if I remember you said there was a multitude of colours, I used to thi ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
gregotyn

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Jun 07, 18 1:39 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
This charcoal would give me a head ache if that was what I was doing instead of kindling. I am panicking already that I need 5 times the stock I have just to be where I should be now ie. I need 200 in ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
gregotyn

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Jun 05, 18 2:19 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
I have had a good week end doing nothing much but chopping firewood and achieved a few more for the winter stock. after most of last weeks production went out on Saturday, I had a good Sunday however, ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
gregotyn

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Jun 02, 18 10:25 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
I hope it will get quieter after half term. We have a lot of people going to 'the cottage' for the week end. It seems as though those on half term are going for the first time for a while, and needing ...
  Topic: Adventures in grafting
gregotyn

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Jun 01, 18 2:30 pm   Subject: Adventures in grafting
If at first you don't etc.-give it another try!
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
gregotyn

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Jun 01, 18 2:13 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
You appear to be coming into the busy season, MR. We are no where near it up here weather wise yet, although there was a lot of traffic in Welshpool this lunch time so I am guessing that summer is sta ...
 
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