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tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: Essex
PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 06 2:24 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

So it's looking like this:

Hornbeam 36%
Gorse 8%
Holly 8%
Hazel 8%
Field Maple 8%
Cherry Plum 8%
Barberry 8%
Buckthorn/Elaeagnus 8%
Wild Privet 8%

That's providing between 32 and 40% prickles (depending on buckthorn vs elaeagnus)

And any views on elm?

@Calli



Joined: 03 Jul 2005
Posts: 1682
Location: Galway
PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 06 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Are you going to have an open day and we can all come and admire???

PS Did I miss any recent photos?

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: Essex
PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 06 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

ExilesinGalway wrote:
Are you going to have an open day and we can all come and admire???


One day, when I have some time.

No new photos recently, will try and take some soon.

tahir



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Location: Essex
PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 06 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Someone's just told me privet's toxic to livestock, I'd never realised that, anyone???

judith



Joined: 16 Dec 2004
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Location: Montgomeryshire
PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 06 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Defo not good for sheep - can be fatal.

Stick insects like it though.

tahir



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 06 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

judith wrote:
Defo not good for sheep - can be fatal.

Stick insects like it though.


Ta, looks like I need to get into stick insect ranching then.

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 43954
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 06 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

So it's looking like this:

Hornbeam 4
Gorse 2
Holly 1
Hazel 2
Field Maple 2
Cherry Plum 2
Barberry 1
Buckthorn 2
Broom 2

Anything toxic in there?

judith



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Location: Montgomeryshire
PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 06 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Don't think anything is toxic, but if you're thinking about grazing some sheep near it, they will devour the broom in no time at all. Guess how I know this

tahir



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 06 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I could put the broom on the footpath side?

judith



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Location: Montgomeryshire
PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 06 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Do you mean on the footpath side of an electrified razor wire fence?

tahir



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 06 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

judith wrote:
Do you mean on the footpath side of an electrified razor wire fence?


Hmm, no I don't think so. Are you saying I shouldn't bother then?

tahir



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Posts: 43954
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 06 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

In which case:

Hornbeam 4
Gorse 3
Holly 1
Hazel 2
Field Maple 2
Cherry Plum 2
Barberry 1
Buckthorn 3

judith



Joined: 16 Dec 2004
Posts: 22789
Location: Montgomeryshire
PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 06 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Looks good.
Try to protect the plum with the spiky ones, as the little buggers like those too.

tahir



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Posts: 43954
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 06 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

judith wrote:
Try to protect the plum with the spiky ones, as the little buggers like those too.


We won't start putting the sheep in there for at least 5 years, would they still be trouble at that age?

judith



Joined: 16 Dec 2004
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Location: Montgomeryshire
PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 06 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I don't know, to be honest. I've seen mine standing on the trunk of a tree to bend it over and get at the leaves . It wasn't protected by spiky things though, so you may well be OK.

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