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  Topic: No dig / suppressing grass
tahir

Replies: 9
Views: 188
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Jun 20, 18 9:39 am   Subject: No dig / suppressing grass
Weighted down cardboard sounds like a good idea, I'd put some muck underneath the cardboard so that earthworms can do some digging for you while it's covered.
  Topic: Chaps, I wrote a book on keeping chickens...
tahir

Replies: 9
Views: 200
PostForum: Reviews and What's On   Posted: Mon Jun 18, 18 6:35 am   Subject: Chaps, I wrote a book on keeping chickens...
well done chez, good luck with it
  Topic: Portuguese Insects
tahir

Replies: 36
Views: 611
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Jun 14, 18 10:43 am   Subject: Portuguese Insects
It does sound great, I hope you enjoy your new adventure
  Topic: Portuguese Insects
tahir

Replies: 36
Views: 611
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Jun 14, 18 10:17 am   Subject: Portuguese Insects
Sounds great
  Topic: Portuguese Insects
tahir

Replies: 36
Views: 611
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Jun 13, 18 8:11 pm   Subject: Portuguese Insects
Love northern Portugal
  Topic: Portuguese Insects
tahir

Replies: 36
Views: 611
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Jun 13, 18 6:30 pm   Subject: Portuguese Insects
I didn't know you were moving, where to?
  Topic: Elderflower cordial fail!
tahir

Replies: 9
Views: 536
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sat Jun 09, 18 11:07 pm   Subject: Elderflower cordial fail!
been too busy to trry again, will let you know how it goes.
  Topic: Elderflower cordial fail!
tahir

Replies: 9
Views: 536
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Wed Jun 06, 18 8:20 pm   Subject: Elderflower cordial fail!
OK, forgot the recipe said to pare the lemons, I sliced and crushed whole lemons. I used 1.9kg of elderflowers to 10kg sugar and 10 lemons.

I've ordered some citric acid but any sure fire rtecipes ...
  Topic: Elderflower cordial fail!
tahir

Replies: 9
Views: 536
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Tue Jun 05, 18 7:49 pm   Subject: Elderflower cordial fail!
I made rather a large batch of elderflower cordial (12 litres) to this recipe this weekend (minus citric acid cos I couldn't get any):

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/531660/homemade-elderflowe ...
  Topic: water
tahir

Replies: 25
Views: 1135
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Wed May 30, 18 4:21 am   Subject: water
Mulch after some wet weather and you’ll be fine. We’re on solid clay with a few gravelly patches, the year after we planted it was so dry big cracks appeared in the turf but near enough everything ...
  Topic: water
tahir

Replies: 25
Views: 1135
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Tue May 29, 18 1:07 pm   Subject: water
Irrigation isn't going to encourage the roots to find water deeper down.
  Topic: water
tahir

Replies: 25
Views: 1135
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Tue May 29, 18 1:07 pm   Subject: water
not watering would be ideal but i suspect that unless we get rain at least every couple of weeks watering might be needed to keep losses to a minimum.

What's the soil like? You're a LOT wetter up t ...
  Topic: whats this one,Buzzy?
tahir

Replies: 25
Views: 1386
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue May 29, 18 6:35 am   Subject: whats this one,Buzzy?
Any Asian Longhorn Beetle scares in the British Isles yet?


yes:

https://www.forestry.gov.uk/asianlonghornbeetle
  Topic: water
tahir

Replies: 25
Views: 1135
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Tue May 29, 18 6:32 am   Subject: water
we never irrigated any of our plantings, even though there wasa drought the 2nd summer after we planted losses were minimal.

pretty much all ours were planted as whips, I guess its different if you ...
  Topic: Saw blade sharpening/resetting
tahir

Replies: 11
Views: 2604
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Thu May 24, 18 2:52 pm   Subject: Saw blade sharpening/resetting
I found a local firm that charged £7.75, very happy.
 
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