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  Topic: animal friendly weedkiller?
Slim

Replies: 8
Views: 336
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Thu Jun 07, 18 11:42 pm   Subject: animal friendly weedkiller?
I'm not sure I understand this one, and don't know if it's culture/language or just difference of personal opinion.

I thought that a chicken run frequently became denuded to the point of ...
  Topic: Adventures in grafting
Slim

Replies: 34
Views: 26991
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Jun 04, 18 9:51 am   Subject: Adventures in grafting
It's a bit spendy still....
probably cheaper to buy through someone who already gets a discount for their lab supplies

For those who've never used parafilm before, remember that it stretches it t ...
  Topic: Adventures in grafting
Slim

Replies: 34
Views: 26991
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Jun 03, 18 11:06 pm   Subject: Adventures in grafting
UK parafilm: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heathrow-Scientific-HD234526A-Moisture-Transparent/dp/B0061OXR6S/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1528067026&sr=8-6&keywords=parafilm

I'm sure it's not all o ...
  Topic: water
Slim

Replies: 25
Views: 1079
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Wed May 30, 18 8:48 pm   Subject: water
I think you should hire out, or take up the practice of, rain dancing.

And film it.


Add this to the dpack youtube channel that I wish existed with his instructional videos of withying about wi ...
  Topic: whats this one,Buzzy?
Slim

Replies: 25
Views: 1310
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue May 29, 18 7:50 pm   Subject: whats this one,Buzzy?
If found, report to as many as will listen!

The state of Vermont sent a pancake breakfast to the city of Worcester Massachusetts in gratitude for their rigorous quarantine after it was found there. ...
  Topic: whats this one,Buzzy?
Slim

Replies: 25
Views: 1310
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue May 29, 18 9:56 am   Subject: whats this one,Buzzy?
they are ok if you leave em alone, sharing a territory or working in theirs can upset them a bit .

when i built a winter home ( in summer ) the " locals " were a bit tetchy at first, nearly 2 decad ...
  Topic: water
Slim

Replies: 25
Views: 1079
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Tue May 29, 18 1:33 am   Subject: water
Are you looking for the short term, or the long term?

My first instinct is a honda trash pump going to lay flat tubing that has been tunneled under any foot paths, or artfully wired up above them, ...
  Topic: whats this one,Buzzy?
Slim

Replies: 25
Views: 1310
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue May 29, 18 1:27 am   Subject: whats this one,Buzzy?
Any Asian Longhorn Beetle scares in the British Isles yet?

Definitely worth watching out for! Sightings call for removal of all host trees for something like a mile radius

The hornets I ...
  Topic: Plant ID
Slim

Replies: 12
Views: 744
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed May 16, 18 12:24 am   Subject: Plant ID
There are plants with pure white leaves, just none that can photosynthesize their own sugars.

Indian pipe (Monotropa uniflora) is fairly classic example. It's just getting its sugars from a mycorrh ...
  Topic: Plant ID
Slim

Replies: 12
Views: 744
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue May 15, 18 10:47 pm   Subject: Plant ID
The non-variegated form is likely always going to be a bit sturdier (and more invasive). More chlorophyll per leaf = more energy
  Topic: Avocado Sapling
Slim

Replies: 5
Views: 587
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu May 10, 18 4:43 pm   Subject: Avocado Sapling
Then, yes, chop-chop-chicken!

(I'm assuming there's some active leaves to continue supporting the tree?)

Breaking off terminal buds is a gentler way to force a desired branching habit when possi ...
  Topic: Avocado Sapling
Slim

Replies: 5
Views: 587
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu May 10, 18 11:02 am   Subject: Avocado Sapling
Are there active buds below where you want to split it?
  Topic: Exciting news
Slim

Replies: 37
Views: 6188
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed May 09, 18 11:24 am   Subject: Exciting news
Feeding the soil will be the best approach long term, but when you need a little fertility boost, you can always whizz in a bottle and fill with water to dilute for a liquid feed that moves toward clo ...
  Topic: vinegar instead of fabric conditioner
Slim

Replies: 60
Views: 13726
PostForum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle   Posted: Sat May 05, 18 11:31 am   Subject: vinegar instead of fabric conditioner
In some further reading, I'm seeing plenty of reasons not to use soap, and very few recipes that actually use a detergent, so perhaps the above idea is not a good one!

I don't think I'd use a recip ...
  Topic: vinegar instead of fabric conditioner
Slim

Replies: 60
Views: 13726
PostForum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle   Posted: Sat May 05, 18 11:20 am   Subject: vinegar instead of fabric conditioner
Maybe you UK downsizers could use a meetup weekend where you pool funds for bulk quantities of borax, sodium bicarb, a detergent of choice, and large reusable storage containers and make as much laund ...
 
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