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  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 1971
Views: 2074340
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri May 27, 22 4:49 pm   Subject: Wildlife
there was a mangled wren egg shell by the bird feeder

wrens do not nest here, so it must have been brought in

prime suspect would be a jackdaw, i do not know which of them
they brought us a sli ...
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 1971
Views: 2074340
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri May 27, 22 2:13 pm   Subject: Wildlife
little ones?
  Topic: elderflower cordial
dpack

Replies: 35
Views: 116633
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Fri May 27, 22 2:13 pm   Subject: elderflower cordial


a duckduck suggested there are a lot of uses for the stuff

iirc we used a spoonful in a horrible cake recipe, so we probably have another 95 g

i vaguely remember some sor ...
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 1971
Views: 2074340
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri May 27, 22 1:16 pm   Subject: Wildlife
the spiders are ace, they will eat pests and feed bigger pest hunters

not sure about the ants, most are no bother or good chums, it looks like they were moving the brood
  Topic: Messages not loading
dpack

Replies: 8
Views: 86
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Thu May 26, 22 5:32 am   Subject: Messages not loading
that is a good place to start
  Topic: tomato experiment
dpack

Replies: 21
Views: 1561
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue May 24, 22 4:31 pm   Subject: tomato experiment
still alive, they have sticks and upcycled cable
  Topic: wych elm
dpack

Replies: 10
Views: 153
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue May 24, 22 1:10 pm   Subject: wych elm

diplomatic works wonders at such times
  Topic: wych elm
dpack

Replies: 10
Views: 153
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue May 24, 22 10:33 am   Subject: wych elm
Hopefully they will understand.

most folk understand if it is explained properly in ways that appeal to them

the joys of sharing rare trees in a mature hedge is ...
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 1971
Views: 2074340
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sat May 21, 22 12:03 pm   Subject: Wildlife
this morning's random visitor was an adult female bullfinch

i had no idea what it was when i saw it, i knew what it wasnt

another species is nice even if it was just a visit
  Topic: tomato experiment
dpack

Replies: 21
Views: 1561
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat May 21, 22 8:53 am   Subject: tomato experiment
nematodes are rather effective
  Topic: tomato experiment
dpack

Replies: 21
Views: 1561
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri May 20, 22 12:23 pm   Subject: tomato experiment
setting the rig to get the best parts of the spectrum from the right direction for each stage of growth is normal for "artificial" conditions

using such knowledge outside at field scale makes sense ...
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 1971
Views: 2074340
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri May 20, 22 12:03 pm   Subject: Wildlife
swifts are special, ditto house martins

mostly avian but they can do stoal rather well

it would be fun to snap or film them if you can

ages ago i filmed some martins drinking from a greek swi ...
  Topic: not for these reasons
dpack

Replies: 4
Views: 174
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu May 19, 22 9:39 pm   Subject: not for these reasons
If they can equip a tunnel like that shows where the money is.

the cargo they lost was $20 large retail prices, about $5 large in the south

it is not a new tunnel the last load may even h ...
  Topic: Forests and Climate Change
dpack

Replies: 2
Views: 135
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed May 18, 22 7:42 pm   Subject: Forests and Climate Change
mixed planting, basic protections, hope for the best

my 50 yr 7 acre north slope is covered in trees.
it was ashes, sand and bracken that burned a treat before i started throwing seeds

the soi ...
  Topic: not for these reasons
dpack

Replies: 4
Views: 174
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed May 18, 22 7:22 pm   Subject: not for these reasons
sorry, i am a dreadful old chap
 
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