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  Topic: Winter planting?
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 13
Views: 1279
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Sep 29, 17 7:52 am   Subject: Winter planting?
Ooooh I should get some of those!
  Topic: downsizer forum now on a secure connection
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 12
Views: 930
PostForum: Site guidelines, Announcements, Problems and Suggestions   Posted: Wed Sep 27, 17 7:34 pm   Subject: downsizer forum now on a secure connection
Just clicked the Merionwen ad, there seems to be a bit of Polish (?) up on the blog there. From a year ago. Time flies!

Edit - "From The Hills" is now apparently a slightly goth band.
  Topic: downsizer forum now on a secure connection
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 12
Views: 930
PostForum: Site guidelines, Announcements, Problems and Suggestions   Posted: Wed Sep 27, 17 7:33 pm   Subject: downsizer forum now on a secure connection
Is it time we got rid of banner ads? Most of them are dead anyway

If we are going to ask that kind of question, is it time to properly take stock of where we are at, and where we are wanting to go? ...
  Topic: Where are all the apple trees?
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 7
Views: 704
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Sep 27, 17 1:02 pm   Subject: Where are all the apple trees?
Due to several genetic bottlenecks in the last century or so, feral apples need the correct ratios of soot, diesel fumes, and dog wee in order to germinate

  Topic: How to kill Himalayan Balsam
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 7
Views: 9606
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Tue Sep 26, 17 5:42 pm   Subject: How to kill Himalayan Balsam
They're annual so I don't see the real point of spraying. Keep pulling, do not let them flower. Perhaps a plastic sheet over the area would kill a big patch -but let them germinate first, else the exi ...
  Topic: SD's new house, the practical stuff
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 45
Views: 5034
PostForum: Finance and Property   Posted: Mon Sep 25, 17 6:45 am   Subject: SD's new house, the practical stuff
By "wet trades", you mean plumber, plasterer...literally anything messy/liquidy?
  Topic: West Devon smallholding - early notice of sale
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 10
Views: 1927
PostForum: Trading Post   Posted: Sat Sep 23, 17 2:37 pm   Subject: West Devon smallholding - early notice of sale
*smudges line to Chesterfield*
  Topic: LED grow lights
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 11
Views: 1350
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Sep 22, 17 6:21 pm   Subject: LED grow lights
Im very tempted to try. My undercabinet kitchen lights are horrible fluorescent strips, with no concealment so they blind me, because they are almost at my eye level. I wonder if I replaced them with ...
  Topic: Lead
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 16
Views: 5501
PostForum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle   Posted: Wed Sep 20, 17 9:26 pm   Subject: Lead
This thread being right next to the "Feathers" one looks like the set up for that old riddle.....
  Topic: Feathers
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 9
Views: 8943
PostForum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle   Posted: Mon Sep 18, 17 9:36 pm   Subject: Feathers
Any use for an animal rescue place at all?
  Topic: LED grow lights
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 11
Views: 1350
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Sep 18, 17 6:13 pm   Subject: LED grow lights
Thanks Nick, but no need for now.
I've gone for a budget friendly LED strip, if the plants don't appreciate it the fishtank might! I figured that the natural light they do get will help ith a weaker ...
  Topic: West Devon smallholding - early notice of sale
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 10
Views: 1927
PostForum: Trading Post   Posted: Mon Sep 18, 17 6:09 pm   Subject: West Devon smallholding - early notice of sale
*draws line on map at Sheffield*
Hmph
  Topic: LED grow lights
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 11
Views: 1350
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Sep 16, 17 9:34 am   Subject: LED grow lights
For legit vegetables!

Is there any middle ground between Ikea's £30 light strip and the professional kit more like £300? I don't awant to waste the £30 if it's rubbish.
Or can you just use the ...
  Topic: Mushroom ID please
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 19
Views: 2924
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Wed Sep 13, 17 7:14 am   Subject: Mushroom ID please
I trust myself with jelly ear/wood ear and giant puffball. That's about it!
  Topic: Adventures in grafting
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 22
Views: 2988
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Sep 02, 17 4:05 pm   Subject: Adventures in grafting
Some of the "ehhh, worth a go" grafts have dried up already, the others still look suspiciously green.
Also someone was being "helpful" and cleared away the pot of cuttings. Oh well! Plenty of source ...
 
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