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

Replies: 5182
Views: 877157
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Nov 16, 18 5:24 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
I have one of the bottomless compost makers but haven't used it in a long time. The lid was very difficult to get off. It also had mice in it! I do remember that I mustn't put eggshells in as they tak ...
  Topic: Wildlife
lowri

Replies: 182
Views: 31531
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Nov 02, 18 6:10 pm   Subject: Wildlife
During the winter months I tend to have several robins flying under a flag of truce! There is the yard robin, the house robin, the garden robin and the field and stable robin. They seem to (grudgingly ...
  Topic: Penny Buns/CEPS/Porcini
lowri

Replies: 14
Views: 3651
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Sun Oct 28, 18 9:22 pm   Subject: Penny Buns/CEPS/Porcini
Had a few parasols this year but nothing else. I long for giant puffballs but haven't seen any here for years, I was rather shocked when I first saw them, but (apart from chanterelles) they are almost ...
  Topic: ki el bahara is deceased
lowri

Replies: 22
Views: 3405
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Tue Oct 23, 18 10:06 am   Subject: ki el bahara is deceased
I am so, so sorry, it's such an awful thing to happen. You have all my sympathy - it just never gets any easier.
  Topic: Mermaid R I P
lowri

Replies: 5
Views: 1434
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Mon Oct 08, 18 4:58 pm   Subject: Mermaid R I P
Yes, Section As tend to be tough little cookies and do carry on well into their late twenties. Don't know much about others. Polly, my gipsy cob, died suddenly in her mid-teens. I had no history of he ...
  Topic: Mermaid R I P
lowri

Replies: 5
Views: 1434
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Thu Oct 04, 18 4:06 pm   Subject: Mermaid R I P
Don't really mean to start a topic, just feel sad as my little chestnut Section A mare, Maesyneuadd Mor Forwyn (Mermaid in English) was put to sleep last week at the age of 26.
I bred her originally ...
  Topic: It's Chanterelle Season
lowri

Replies: 6
Views: 2747
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Sun Aug 19, 18 3:21 pm   Subject: It's Chanterelle Season
Lovely chanterelles! I haven't had any for years. We used to get them in a particular place when I lived near Criccieth, North Wales, but that was a long time ago.
The specialities round here are pa ...
  Topic: Wildlife
lowri

Replies: 182
Views: 31531
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sat Aug 18, 18 9:36 pm   Subject: Wildlife
Not a polydactyl perhaps, Mistress Rose? I had friends who had a tabby cat with 6 toes and huge feet!!
  Topic: Wildlife
lowri

Replies: 182
Views: 31531
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Aug 17, 18 2:55 pm   Subject: Wildlife
A few years ago an "urban" friend came to stay, and in the middle of tea stared out of the window in horror and said "There is a huge black animal skulking along the top of your field. It looks like a ...
  Topic: animal friendly weedkiller?
lowri

Replies: 11
Views: 8320
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Thu Jun 07, 18 1:38 pm   Subject: animal friendly weedkiller?
Yes, I was thinking about a flame gun, I have got one that works off a calor gas cylinder but it hasn't been used for years. Thereby another question which probably shouldn't be on this forum: am I ri ...
  Topic: animal friendly weedkiller?
lowri

Replies: 11
Views: 8320
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Wed Jun 06, 18 5:07 pm   Subject: animal friendly weedkiller?
Is there such a thing? Since my yard was scraped of all its grass etc, down to a stony surface, its covered with tiny plantain seedlings, more grass, dandelions etc. I'd like to spray it with somethin ...
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
lowri

Replies: 720
Views: 356519
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri May 18, 18 2:04 pm   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
Garden plant names keep changing, even quite ordinary ones. My mother was furious when they changed Montbretia to Crocosmia.
Thank you, Buzzy, for the alternative names for Herb Bennett - much nicer ...
  Topic: logging in
lowri

Replies: 3
Views: 5262
PostForum: Site guidelines, Announcements, Problems and Suggestions   Posted: Fri May 18, 18 1:56 pm   Subject: logging in
Every time I log in I get asked for my password, even though I tick "remember me".
One of these days I'm going to lose the sticky with my password on it and have to start the whole rigmarole again.
...
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
lowri

Replies: 720
Views: 356519
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue May 15, 18 3:43 pm   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
Isn't Herb Bennet a Geum? (small yellow flowers but leaves definitely geum-y) I have got masses of them, mostly in the patches of dead leaves, etc under beech trees, and also coming up on earthy paths ...
  Topic: Plant ID
lowri

Replies: 12
Views: 4876
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue May 15, 18 3:36 pm   Subject: Plant ID
Definitely variegated lemon balm. Lovely thing but if you only have one plant (like I did) it did get swamped, unusual for lemon balm (ordinary) which is positively invasive!
 
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