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  Topic: not for the pot, dear rat
sgt.colon

Replies: 11
Views: 181
PostForum: Shooting and Trapping for the Pot   Posted: Mon Aug 03, 20 10:56 am   Subject: not for the pot, dear rat
I hope you get the dirty rat DPack, by whichever means you can. We have one that has turned up in our shed, which is there because of the bird food. I've put poison down and it's disappearing. Fingers ...
  Topic: Wildlife
sgt.colon

Replies: 1129
Views: 492106
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Jul 14, 20 8:32 am   Subject: Wildlife
A few pictures I've taken. Done on my phone so not the best pq.


http://www.downsizer.net/gallery/30375/20200711_142432.jpghttp://www.downsizer.net/gallery/30376/20200711_142718.jpghttp://www.down ...
  Topic: Hi from an unusual allotment
sgt.colon

Replies: 20
Views: 1836
PostForum: Welcome   Posted: Sun Jul 12, 20 7:38 am   Subject: Hi from an unusual allotment
Hello and welcome.
  Topic: Hello from Bristol
sgt.colon

Replies: 7
Views: 791
PostForum: The Apiary   Posted: Fri Jul 10, 20 4:03 pm   Subject: Hello from Bristol
Hello and welcome.
  Topic: Wildlife
sgt.colon

Replies: 1129
Views: 492106
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Jul 10, 20 2:06 pm   Subject: Wildlife
We were out on a walk and saw these two having a nap.


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  Topic: Exciting news
sgt.colon

Replies: 330
Views: 360672
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Jul 10, 20 10:16 am   Subject: Exciting news
I found this on gardeners world website.

For growing purposes, tomato plants are divided two distinct categories according to their growth habit. ‘Bush’ (determinate) types are left unpinched a ...
  Topic: Exciting news
sgt.colon

Replies: 330
Views: 360672
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Jul 10, 20 7:52 am   Subject: Exciting news
I've been taking the leaders off when the tomato plants have got to 4 trusses. Should I leave leaders on?

Thanks for the advice Slim
  Topic: Wildlife
sgt.colon

Replies: 1129
Views: 492106
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Jul 10, 20 7:46 am   Subject: Wildlife
  Topic: Wildlife
sgt.colon

Replies: 1129
Views: 492106
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Jul 09, 20 6:28 pm   Subject: Wildlife


I can't see any obvious damage. They are in a bed that is staying undercover until next spring, so I'm happy to leave them there.

Not sure on the asset side of things. I've no ...
  Topic: Wildlife
sgt.colon

Replies: 1129
Views: 492106
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Jul 09, 20 1:57 pm   Subject: Wildlife
Not that you can make out any ants but they have been busying away in one of my raised beds.


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  Topic: It's July
sgt.colon

Replies: 60
Views: 24758
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Thu Jul 09, 20 1:49 pm   Subject: It's July
You should start a "dine out with DPack" service.
  Topic: Exciting news
sgt.colon

Replies: 330
Views: 360672
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Jul 09, 20 1:25 pm   Subject: Exciting news
Thanks for all that DPack. I'll leave the manure and just keep on feeding with the tomato feed.

Thank you they have kind of taken over the greenhouse. It's like day of the triffids in there. : ...
  Topic: Exciting news
sgt.colon

Replies: 330
Views: 360672
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Jul 09, 20 11:49 am   Subject: Exciting news
Will my tomato, chilli and cucumber plants benefit from me putting some well rotted horse manure in the top of the pot?

Also, should I cut some of the foliage from my tomato plants?


http://www ...
  Topic: It's July
sgt.colon

Replies: 60
Views: 24758
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Wed Jul 08, 20 8:04 am   Subject: It's July
probably wise

Isn't it spelt wine?

There is a deadly nightshade just around the corner from us. It is a lovely plant and obviously very tricksie.
  Topic: It's July
sgt.colon

Replies: 60
Views: 24758
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Tue Jul 07, 20 12:49 pm   Subject: It's July
I used to go foraging for bilberries on Pendle hill when I was a kid. Very yummy they are. Not seen any for years though. Then again my BIL used to take me to help him forge for magic mushrooms when I ...
 
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