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  Topic: Portuguese Insects
wellington womble

Replies: 36
Views: 547
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Jun 17, 18 2:47 pm   Subject: Portuguese Insects
Those caterpillar nests are a menace. Mum gets them in Spain and the hairs on the caterpillars make people horribly ill if you breathe them. The caterpillars themselves form conga lines around the pla ...
  Topic: White crab spider
wellington womble

Replies: 15
Views: 353
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Jun 13, 18 11:17 am   Subject: White crab spider
I think you should move it. I want to see it go pink! (Is that mean? It’s hardly a matter of life and death for me, and will mean a big upheaval for the spider, but I’d love to see it)
  Topic: Peas in Tomato Grow Bags
wellington womble

Replies: 6
Views: 221
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Jun 13, 18 11:14 am   Subject: Peas in Tomato Grow Bags
Peas without question. My greenhouse early peas are just finishing, although sadly none made it to the kitchen (I scoffed them all in the garden. I always do) You’ve already got enough courgettes t ...
  Topic: water
wellington womble

Replies: 25
Views: 1101
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Wed May 30, 18 2:23 pm   Subject: water
It doesn't help with getting water, but a friend filled ‘oil’ drums with water from a tractor set up and drilled a small hole in the bottom. I remember it took some experimenting to get the right ...
  Topic: No Swallows.
wellington womble

Replies: 31
Views: 5662
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun May 13, 18 12:17 am   Subject: No Swallows.
Saw some swallows or swifts yesterday, but I couldn't tell which at the distance they were.

You’ve no real hope of seeing the difference on the wing (ie colours and so on) They do move different ...
  Topic: No Swallows.
wellington womble

Replies: 31
Views: 5662
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue May 01, 18 12:52 pm   Subject: No Swallows.
Spotted a couple here.
  Topic: vinegar instead of fabric conditioner
wellington womble

Replies: 60
Views: 14412
PostForum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle   Posted: Wed Apr 25, 18 10:56 am   Subject: vinegar instead of fabric conditioner
Don’t be silly. Baking soda is the answer to everything.
  Topic: vinegar instead of fabric conditioner
wellington womble

Replies: 60
Views: 14412
PostForum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle   Posted: Sun Apr 22, 18 6:39 pm   Subject: vinegar instead of fabric conditioner
I never bother with fabric softener either. Vinegar didn’t smell, but did t make any other noticeable difference. I wear jeans, cotton tops and wool hand knits. Jenna wears school uniform or cotton ...
  Topic: What to grow under apple tree?
wellington womble

Replies: 10
Views: 1628
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Apr 18, 18 9:34 pm   Subject: What to grow under apple tree?
Daffodils are traditional. Apparently the Herefordshire orchards grew daffs under the apple trees and mistletoe in them so they could have three crops to sell from the space - daffs in spring, apples ...
  Topic: withies
wellington womble

Replies: 21
Views: 3469
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Sun Apr 15, 18 10:00 am   Subject: withies
Pitching a tent results in said ponies also begging.
  Topic: Fox toy
wellington womble

Replies: 6
Views: 2562
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Sat Apr 07, 18 9:59 pm   Subject: Re: Fox toy
Looks like roadkill if you ask me

Best kind of fox. My chickens are safe! (I quite like him though. Bet he wouldn’t eat my chickens!)

This little fella looks decidedly guilty though......

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  Topic: Hedges for privacy
wellington womble

Replies: 23
Views: 3990
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Sat Apr 07, 18 12:22 am   Subject: Hedges for privacy
That won’t be a problem, it’s a five acre field, in a rough rectangle, and this is the short side. There’s plenty of space.

I like beech, so there will certainly be some somewhere. I’m no ...
  Topic: Fast growing tree for climbing
wellington womble

Replies: 10
Views: 2685
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Sat Apr 07, 18 12:18 am   Subject: Fast growing tree for climbing
Would a chunk of old tree suffice? A big trunk or stump or something? J has an apple tree, which is ‘her’ tree, but she spends more time in the huge laurel and scrambling over the downed hoarse ...
  Topic: Hedges for privacy
wellington womble

Replies: 23
Views: 3990
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Thu Apr 05, 18 12:24 pm   Subject: Hedges for privacy
Last time I looked (and it was awhile ago) forestry grants were only available for more than three hectares, which this land isn’t. I didn’t check hedging. The Freewoods scheme is, because of the ...
  Topic: Hedges for privacy
wellington womble

Replies: 23
Views: 3990
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Tue Apr 03, 18 7:12 pm   Subject: Hedges for privacy
I was thinking 'shelter belt'
 
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