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  Topic: My allotment
gil

Replies: 26
Views: 23100
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun May 24, 20 6:52 pm   Subject: My allotment
That all looks great - congrats, and hopefully you'll soon be seeing a return on all your hard work.
  Topic: if we could, perfect forage dinner?
gil

Replies: 18
Views: 16666
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Sun Apr 26, 20 2:32 pm   Subject: if we could, perfect forage dinner?
Nettle and wild garlic soup

Pot roast rabbit with wild garlic, sauteed ground elder

Wild rasps and blaeberries
  Topic: Adventures in grafting
gil

Replies: 60
Views: 280620
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Apr 26, 20 2:29 pm   Subject: Adventures in grafting
Looking good, dpack, and good to be keepng historical varieties alive.

A couple of years back, I did some grafting, and planted three proper apple trees in behind my existing cordons. I thought the ...
  Topic: Manure or legumes
gil

Replies: 12
Views: 10712
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Mar 28, 20 12:33 pm   Subject: Manure or legumes
slim - that's a much better way of explaining it.
  Topic: Quick crops for isolation
gil

Replies: 51
Views: 40050
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Mar 28, 20 12:32 pm   Subject: Quick crops for isolation
That makes sense. I might try a few. I find if I cut or break the top off a cabbage of any sort, a fair number produce more tiny heads, which are good for 'greens' anyway. Do the young ones do that if ...
  Topic: Manure or legumes
gil

Replies: 12
Views: 10712
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Mar 27, 20 8:50 pm   Subject: Manure or legumes
Legumes are lazy, and will only fix as much N as the soil needs. So I'd save the chicken shit for another time, and let the legumes work for their keep.

(interesting fact I never knew before I did ...
  Topic: Quick crops for isolation
gil

Replies: 51
Views: 40050
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Mar 27, 20 8:45 pm   Subject: Quick crops for isolation
Nettles are coming along nicely up here, and wild garlic is looking good.

Other seeds to sprout : if you have trouble growing brassicas of any kind (e.g. too windy to grow tall ones, or soil too sa ...
  Topic: the worst banquet ever
gil

Replies: 24
Views: 47759
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Fri Jul 12, 19 10:33 pm   Subject: the worst banquet ever
Glass noodles. An alternative to jellyfish.
  Topic: Our New Plot
gil

Replies: 12
Views: 49555
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Mon Mar 26, 18 12:03 pm   Subject: Our New Plot
Exciting developments, Fee ! Hopethe move goes well and you get settled in.
  Topic: World Naked Gardening day. Sat May 6th
gil

Replies: 16
Views: 71560
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed May 03, 17 8:18 pm   Subject: World Naked Gardening day. Sat May 6th
The carnival parade goes past my garden that afternoon. I don't want to add to the horror.
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It's all about the gherkins.

Great combo of post and sig
  Topic: Of Apple Blossom and a Knife.
gil

Replies: 11
Views: 27552
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Apr 24, 17 7:58 pm   Subject: Of Apple Blossom and a Knife.
We had several hours of snow and hail today. Glad my apple trees are nowhere near blooming.

It's the wild fruits in blossom at the moment : the sloes and the geans I'll be worrying about.
  Topic: Progress report?
gil

Replies: 42
Views: 138465
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Apr 09, 17 6:11 pm   Subject: Progress report?
Just finished clearing beds/greenhouse, and still hedge-cutting.
Nothing's getting sown or planted outside till May.

I really should start some seeds off indoors, though. Or in the potting shed.
  Topic: Progress report?
gil

Replies: 42
Views: 138465
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Apr 02, 17 5:50 pm   Subject: Progress report?
I don't know when it is best to cut a hedge.

I cut mine whenever I get the time or inclination, and it still grows. There seems to be quite a lot of it, so I do a bit at a time, by hand. Current h ...
  Topic: Progress report?
gil

Replies: 42
Views: 138465
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Apr 01, 17 2:43 pm   Subject: Progress report?
Nothing yet - still clearing the beds from last year, and moving/splitting perennials. Got a hedge to cut, a lawn to mow, and a greenhouse to clear and clean.

I'm sure I will regret not getting an ...
  Topic: Merino sheep
gil

Replies: 15
Views: 60842
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Sat Feb 18, 17 3:27 pm   Subject: Merino sheep
Falkland Islands.

Also, try asking John Arbon, re French merino d'Arles
www.jarbon.com/

or Laxtons re Falkland merino
www.laxtons.com/

Ask the National Sheep Association if they know of any ...
 
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