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  Topic: Banana wine
Treacodactyl

Replies: 7
Views: 176
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Fri Sep 25, 20 7:08 pm   Subject: Banana wine
Both well, busy doing not much in a quiet corner of the country. You? Got your veg garden sorted yet?
  Topic: Pork & Ricotta Meatballs with Cabbage & Lemon
Treacodactyl

Replies: 20
Views: 29731
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Fri Sep 25, 20 7:06 pm   Subject: Pork & Ricotta Meatballs with Cabbage & Lemon
In cheering news for anyone who has been worrying about me, Lidl has started selling ricotta.

How are you old bean? I would have thought you'd be making your own ricotta by now?
  Topic: Windbreaks for an allotment
Treacodactyl

Replies: 18
Views: 1467
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Sep 25, 20 6:16 pm   Subject: Windbreaks for an allotment
We've got a similar problem and tried a few things over the years.

I've decided on a heavy duty fruit cage structure that will hopefully mean I can put wind mesh down a couple of sides and bird/but ...
  Topic: Banana wine
Treacodactyl

Replies: 7
Views: 176
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Fri Sep 25, 20 6:11 pm   Subject: Banana wine
Finally managed to get back into making wine this year with a couple of gallons of blackberry.

Several gallons of mead is also on the go and I could do with making some more but it seems to take a ...
  Topic: Animal fencing/netting
Treacodactyl

Replies: 5
Views: 82244
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Apr 29, 17 6:51 pm   Subject: Animal fencing/netting
I use a similar mesh for tree guards in the woodland and haven't had any problems with things nibbling through it. I would use something more robust if there were hoards of hungry critters but there a ...
  Topic: Animal fencing/netting
Treacodactyl

Replies: 5
Views: 82244
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Apr 28, 17 5:33 pm   Subject: Animal fencing/netting
I think we should be ok as the garden is right next to the house and we're in it all time. If we get overwhelmed I can always fill the freezer but I want to stop the odd oppertunist from making a home ...
  Topic: Frost
Treacodactyl

Replies: 13
Views: 47871
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Apr 28, 17 5:30 pm   Subject: Frost
I think it's going to be a harsh year for growers, a lot of crops have been sown around here and we've had virtually no rain for weeks.

I keep noticing stuff that's been frosted, even blackberry pl ...
  Topic: Animal fencing/netting
Treacodactyl

Replies: 5
Views: 82244
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Apr 28, 17 2:17 pm   Subject: Animal fencing/netting
We're going to have to fence out the wildlife from our veg beds and as they are also in a windy location I'm looking at some of the stiffer wind mesh type stuff. Something like this: https://www.sure- ...
  Topic: Frost
Treacodactyl

Replies: 13
Views: 47871
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Apr 27, 17 5:44 pm   Subject: Frost
I was just looking at last nights temps and Bournemouth Airport was -3 C!

Blimey! Didn't realise that. Which website are you looking at? I've given up on Metcheck and Accuweather - they diff ...
  Topic: Frost
Treacodactyl

Replies: 13
Views: 47871
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Apr 27, 17 3:47 pm   Subject: Frost
I was just looking at last nights temps and Bournemouth Airport was -3 C!
  Topic: Frost
Treacodactyl

Replies: 13
Views: 47871
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Apr 27, 17 3:34 pm   Subject: Frost
Anyone else suffering after the recent frosts? For this area last night was unusually cold and the frost even got through a covering on the potatoes.

The main thing I've noticed is frost damage on ...
  Topic: Today's forage...
Treacodactyl

Replies: 24
Views: 96229
PostForum: The Apiary   Posted: Sat Apr 22, 17 7:13 am   Subject: Today's forage...
Yesterday they found the clematis motana, probably 'alba', and the crab apples.
  Topic: Today's forage...
Treacodactyl

Replies: 24
Views: 96229
PostForum: The Apiary   Posted: Wed Apr 19, 17 2:07 pm   Subject: Today's forage...
A good number of bees are on a large ornamental cherry tree we inherited.
  Topic: Today's forage...
Treacodactyl

Replies: 24
Views: 96229
PostForum: The Apiary   Posted: Mon Apr 17, 17 8:50 pm   Subject: Today's forage...
They're on the honeysuckle (Lonicera nitida) and bluebells now.
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
Treacodactyl

Replies: 811
Views: 789543
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Apr 10, 17 8:43 pm   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
I was a trifle surprised that the FC had no signs up about Adders, given the number of dogs and small children that there were about today. but I suppose they have done some sort of cost benefit analy ...
 
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