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  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 1093
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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Jul 09, 20 10:02 pm   Subject: Wildlife


a colleague of the beetle that made me blind for a few days made my chum squeak rather a lot when it was most of the way up his bum at 4 am

The invertebrates ...
  Topic: It's July
dpack

Replies: 58
Views: 22409
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Thu Jul 09, 20 2:36 pm   Subject: It's July
my forage in a short time on a beach you do not know is fun,"crunchy" was one comment, after doing it for a few weeks my comment to me the first time i was back in babylon was "somebody needs to chang ...
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 1093
Views: 462510
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Jul 09, 20 2:20 pm   Subject: Wildlife
there might be a couple of them on the timber

busy wee beasts

any obvious damage?
are they an asset?

pends what sort they are, most are no bother or rather useful, a few are "unwelcome due t ...
  Topic: Exciting news
dpack

Replies: 327
Views: 339586
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Jul 09, 20 12:50 pm   Subject: Exciting news
not the manure thing at that stage, it might "burn" the stems or roots, if they need topping up a good "potting on" compost would be better

i do not trim tomatoes apart from pinching out tips on ov ...
  Topic: It's July
dpack

Replies: 58
Views: 22409
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Thu Jul 09, 20 12:45 pm   Subject: It's July
angelica is a good example of the detail needed for umbellifers

if it smells yummy, looks a bit umbellifer ish and it has its feet in water you have 5 rounds in a seven chamber revolver afa ...
  Topic: It's July
dpack

Replies: 58
Views: 22409
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Thu Jul 09, 20 12:19 pm   Subject: It's July
the right bits of taters, tomatoes or aubergines are ok for most folk
some have no right bits unless your name is livia or don juan

imho it is the umbellifers that are the most dodgy of the ...
  Topic: It's July
dpack

Replies: 58
Views: 22409
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Wed Jul 08, 20 12:25 pm   Subject: It's July
depends on the dose per kg and the health of the "victim"

some things have a higher ld50 than others

most accidental solanaeciae incidents are nasty but not fatal, most oenanth ones are fatal et ...
  Topic: It's July
dpack

Replies: 58
Views: 22409
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Wed Jul 08, 20 9:35 am   Subject: It's July
probably wise

Isn't it spelt wine?

There is a deadly nightshade just around the corner from us. It is a lovely plant and obviously very tricksie.

it is not as toxic as quite a few uk ...
  Topic: It's July
dpack

Replies: 58
Views: 22409
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Tue Jul 07, 20 7:28 pm   Subject: It's July
probably wise
  Topic: It's July
dpack

Replies: 58
Views: 22409
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Tue Jul 07, 20 6:35 pm   Subject: It's July
  Topic: Landscaping project
dpack

Replies: 341
Views: 41272
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Jul 07, 20 5:53 pm   Subject: Landscaping project
though I think they would be unlikely to navigate the slope.

some can be very 3d

loose rocks underfoot deters them on slopes but if there is a goal to be had a slope is not a problem to a moo
...
  Topic: It's July
dpack

Replies: 58
Views: 22409
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Tue Jul 07, 20 5:41 pm   Subject: It's July
38 seasons then i had no more to learn there

old shamen are a little odd even if they can be wise and effective

a while back a "pupil" in a different context asked me about woody nightsha ...
  Topic: Decking replacement.
dpack

Replies: 64
Views: 4381
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Jul 07, 20 5:02 pm   Subject: Decking replacement.
do not be afraid of the step, a head torch, night vis or a blindman stick are all very effective

the wee solar+glow things are ok for side lighting a path, sometimes, if they work

not bad ...
  Topic: Landscaping project
dpack

Replies: 341
Views: 41272
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Jul 07, 20 3:05 pm   Subject: Landscaping project
looking good, the new levels seem to have potential to be stable

the salad on the flood plain also looks good, do they mow it and then add moos, or is it moos strait in?

stock fence, even if ju ...
  Topic: It's July
dpack

Replies: 58
Views: 22409
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Tue Jul 07, 20 11:24 am   Subject: It's July
if travel was sensible i would be high and looking for bilberries, i know a few places but one has a microclimate that has favoured the huge sweeter ones which are delightful,
the little ones are ac ...
 
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