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  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
gz

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Aug 18, 18 9:08 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
A query from the Pirate, MR, what wood would be used in a hop drying kiln?
Thinking of what would be leftovers from coppicing?
  Topic: whats this one,Buzzy?
gz

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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Aug 16, 18 9:13 am   Subject: whats this one,Buzzy?
Thankyou!
  Topic: whats this one,Buzzy?
gz

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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Aug 15, 18 9:27 pm   Subject: whats this one,Buzzy?
http://www.downsizer.net/gallery/29586/P8152916.JPG

Back up in the Galloway Hills, clearing grass and buttercups from around an azalea planted in a tyre,underneath a goat willow tree,found this lov ...
  Topic: seed ID
gz

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PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Tue Aug 14, 18 10:17 am   Subject: seed ID
This looks to be a good reference link

http://theseedsite.co.uk/db3.html

I'm not sure if this is the right place for this, can the mods move if necessary please
  Topic: Wildlife
gz

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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sat Aug 11, 18 9:45 am   Subject: Wildlife
Where we were mowing yesterday has plenty of Buddleia bushes..but not one Peacock butterfly this year. Just plenty of Black Veined Whites.

They did have plenty of small birds, chaffinches, siskins ...
  Topic: Wildlife
gz

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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Aug 08, 18 9:39 pm   Subject: Wildlife
Went out on a bike ride a few days ago,it seemed the day for raptors..first a sparrowhawk being mobbed by a couple of dozen swallows,then a buzzard and a red kite seeming to have a territorial dispute
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
gz

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Aug 07, 18 9:23 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
The advice I've been given re making yoghurt, is use starter yoghurt of the same fat content as the milk you use..and this proved correct the one time I used different milk
  Topic: Elderflower cordial fail!
gz

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PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Tue Aug 07, 18 9:20 pm   Subject: Elderflower cordial fail!
thanks dpack!

I made elderflower and rose..it needed steeping to get the most out of the rose petals..next time I'll use darker petals and steep longer to get colour and fragrance from the rose pet ...
  Topic: fruit leather hint.
gz

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PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Mon Aug 06, 18 11:44 am   Subject: fruit leather hint.
You can buy non stick PTFE sheets at Morissons. I cut them into circle with the centre missing to fit my round dehydrator. They seem to work and now stop airflow. Might be an option.
Thanks..I'll l ...
  Topic: fruit leather hint.
gz

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PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sat Aug 04, 18 9:20 am   Subject: fruit leather hint.
I think I'll go for one like that when I upgrade. This has been a good starter
  Topic: fruit leather hint.
gz

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PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Fri Aug 03, 18 4:02 pm   Subject: fruit leather hint.
I'm trying to work out how I'd use silicon sheets in my round dehydrator.
Also don't they impede air flow?
  Topic: brambles, how are yours?
gz

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Aug 03, 18 7:02 am   Subject: brambles, how are yours?
Our local foraging supplies are just beginning to ripen.
I've got cultivated thornless in pots for the garden, I've been bringing them on before planting out...the soil isn't brilliant here...and the ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
gz

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Jul 29, 18 8:20 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
part of the Countryfile programme on BBC TV was about Lyme disease..there could be a better blood diagnostic test within three years, with Scottish research.
The sooner the better!
  Topic: Wildlife
gz

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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Jul 22, 18 8:43 pm   Subject: Wildlife
Out for a bike ride today from Southerness near Dumfries..saw a curlew flying low across the road in front of us.
Then in the Mabie Forest between New Abbey and Beeswing,a goshawk going through trees ...
  Topic: Folks, Managed 6 lbs of sour cherries.....
gz

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PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Sat Jul 14, 18 9:34 pm   Subject: Folks, Managed 6 lbs of sour cherries.....
We competed in the Alva Highland Games today (on our bikes) and afterwards found the cherry trees in the park laden with ripe cherries...very like the wild geans but dark and ripe. I'm surprised how ...
 
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