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  Topic: Apple Variety...Windsor Early
yummersetter

Replies: 9
Views: 351
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Sep 20, 17 10:20 pm   Subject: Apple Variety...Windsor Early
I have a lot of Cox and Queen Cox trees which won't be ripe for two or three weeks yet, at least. I'd buy them from a farm shop rather than a supermarket to get the richness of flavour that is their s ...
  Topic: Apple Variety...Windsor Early
yummersetter

Replies: 9
Views: 351
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Sep 20, 17 10:13 pm   Subject: Apple Variety...Windsor Early
I have Alkemene and Red Windsor; I'm not sure if Early Windsor is different but these two are very alike. It / they are really good apples, Red Windsor has the longest flowering period of any of my va ...
  Topic: Photo Bucket?
yummersetter

Replies: 8
Views: 1611
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Fri Jun 30, 17 10:26 pm   Subject: Photo Bucket?
Is that a copyright grab?
  Topic: Sweet Chesnut Blight - Confirmed in Devon
yummersetter

Replies: 10
Views: 2198
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri May 12, 17 4:10 pm   Subject: Sweet Chesnut Blight - Confirmed in Devon
hmmm, ten miles away; we have two twenty-year-old sweet chestnuts, in a row with Ash and Elm. And hazel. Anything on the horizon for hazel?
  Topic: Of Apple Blossom and a Knife.
yummersetter

Replies: 11
Views: 4507
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Apr 24, 17 7:51 pm   Subject: Of Apple Blossom and a Knife.
I like Red Windsor more and more, it was the first of my apple trees in the 2010 orchard to flower this year, at the end of March, and is just beginning to shed its petals now. Pretty tree, annual bea ...
  Topic: Apple tree spacing
yummersetter

Replies: 9
Views: 6955
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Feb 19, 17 7:10 pm   Subject: Apple tree spacing
Out of those 125 apple trees, one didn't grow, one annoyed me, one died peacefully over its first winter and one had canker just above the graft. Another has canker at the top of the trunk below where ...
  Topic: DEFRA bird flu risk zone map
yummersetter

Replies: 7
Views: 3329
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Sat Feb 18, 17 11:17 pm   Subject: DEFRA bird flu risk zone map
Someone decided it would be nice and tidy to take the A303 as the southern edge of the high risk zone based on the nearby river basin, scooping us in by map reading rather than exceptional risk.
  Topic: Apple tree spacing
yummersetter

Replies: 9
Views: 6955
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Feb 18, 17 11:00 pm   Subject: Apple tree spacing
Do you remember my new orchard,Treac? Most of the 5 year old 106s that I planted seven years ago ten ft apart in pretty good soil are now about six to eight ft diameter and eight to twelve ft high. Th ...
  Topic: Today's forage...
yummersetter

Replies: 24
Views: 13440
PostForum: The Apiary   Posted: Sun Feb 05, 17 9:43 pm   Subject: Today's forage...
As I went towards the trans-orchard bridge recently, I could hear the hum of dozens of bees on the winter-flowering honeysuckle from 20 yards away. I planted it a year ago on the bank of the stream an ...
  Topic: Camera traps/trail cameras
yummersetter

Replies: 37
Views: 18910
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Jan 06, 17 10:29 pm   Subject: Camera traps/trail cameras
Even more so when there are no Aldi stores in the area.
  Topic: Put your birds inside
yummersetter

Replies: 55
Views: 23986
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Fri Dec 09, 16 10:02 pm   Subject: Put your birds inside
We've hidden the chicken feeders and penned the hens in a covered run. It's irritated the rook and jackdaw raiders that were born and raised within a few metres of the chicken house immensely but I do ...
  Topic: Put your birds inside
yummersetter

Replies: 55
Views: 23986
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Wed Dec 07, 16 10:32 am   Subject: Put your birds inside
The British Poultry Council said eggs ( . . from confined birds in sheds) could still be sold as free range because the measures were compulsory.

but . . but . . if the eggs are not actually ...
  Topic: Morello cherries preserved in syrup
yummersetter

Replies: 8
Views: 6247
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Tue Nov 29, 16 11:48 pm   Subject: Morello cherries preserved in syrup
Money no object? A version is sold near here at the Somerset Cider Brandy shop at Burrow Hill.

'Morello cherries and
Somerset Apple Eau De Vie
50cl. (20%) - 14.50

Somerset Cider Brandy Compan ...
  Topic: Storing Quince
yummersetter

Replies: 23
Views: 21735
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Nov 03, 16 8:51 pm   Subject: Storing Quince
I cook them in slices then freeze them. I had a delicious cooked quince slice, fennel, pecan and red onion salad today at Heligan. Lovely imaginative food there.
  Topic: vanilla pod bulk buy 2016
yummersetter

Replies: 19
Views: 27892
PostForum: Seasonal and Frugal Shopping   Posted: Thu Oct 20, 16 10:31 pm   Subject: vanilla pod bulk buy 2016
about 10's worth plus postage, I guess
 
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