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  Topic: It's July
gz

Replies: 13
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PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Sun Jul 14, 19 8:16 pm   Subject: It's July
and the wild cherries here are STILL not ripe...
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
gz

Replies: 806
Views: 494544
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Jul 12, 19 3:00 pm   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
http://www.downsizer.net/gallery/29846/IMG_20190712_103838.jpg
I've tried to get a clearer picture, but the tablet insists on focusing anywhere but
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
gz

Replies: 806
Views: 494544
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Jul 11, 19 9:17 am   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
Amazing how the right conditions have brought out lots of this butterfly on Hannahston Reserve.
I've just looked at the Butterfly and Moths book...there are an awful lot of brown ones!

http://www. ...
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
gz

Replies: 806
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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Jul 10, 19 9:03 pm   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
no,not the Hare's cap...but that one can be described as cute!
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
gz

Replies: 806
Views: 494544
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Jul 10, 19 9:02 pm   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
Sounds interesting!

and yes,the fungi started as a white cap..I think there is one above right in one of the pictures
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
gz

Replies: 806
Views: 494544
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Jul 10, 19 8:08 am   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
We saw these on a walk round near our village...fascinating shapes as they go over.I think they are growing on the imported woodchip mulch.

http://www.downsizer.net/gallery/29841/IMG_20190709_17100 ...
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
gz

Replies: 806
Views: 494544
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Jul 09, 19 7:57 pm   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
Is this an orchid?

http://www.downsizer.net/gallery/29839/IMG_20190709_171154.jpghttp://www.downsizer.net/gallery/29840/IMG_20190709_171217.jpg

In a corner by Boswell Park car park by the bus st ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
gz

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Jul 07, 19 6:22 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...

I'm glad that is rare here
  Topic: Vinegar for weed suppressing
gz

Replies: 6
Views: 435
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Jul 04, 19 9:47 pm   Subject: Vinegar for weed suppressing
ISTR it mentioned a Ph of 8.
  Topic: Vinegar for weed suppressing
gz

Replies: 6
Views: 435
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Jul 03, 19 7:36 am   Subject: Vinegar for weed suppressing
What proportion white vinegar:water should be sprayed on weeds?

We've just re-sanded brothers block paving after weeding and pressure washing.
He could have got sand called No Weed..expensive,but ...
  Topic: Boasting Slightly
gz

Replies: 50
Views: 2103
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Jun 28, 19 9:06 pm   Subject: Boasting Slightly
well done...a lovely sight
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
gz

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Views: 1279424
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Jun 24, 19 8:02 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
In the 1960s the local cycling clubs used to go to Mottisfont Post Office for tea on the Sunday clubruns. They opened especially for this, the menu was always the same...boiled eggs ,buttered bread a ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
gz

Replies: 5546
Views: 1279424
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Jun 19, 19 9:07 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
When I lived in North Wales, we put 5 indirect solar water heating panels on a lean-to kitchen roof.
In the summer the water was 50 C in the tank...but the main gain was the pre-heating in the Winter ...
  Topic: Elderflower Cordial...addition
gz

Replies: 4
Views: 502
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Tue Jun 18, 19 1:24 pm   Subject: Elderflower Cordial...addition
For flower collecting you need two good dry days before collecting....in theory
  Topic: Elderflower Cordial...addition
gz

Replies: 4
Views: 502
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sun Jun 16, 19 6:34 am   Subject: Elderflower Cordial...addition
I've just made a batch,following the recipe in the database (the one using 20 flower heads) but instead of two lemons, used four limes.
Very nice indeed
 
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