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  Topic: Hello (again)
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 23
Views: 1128
PostForum: Welcome   Posted: Sat May 27, 23 12:44 pm   Subject: Hello (again)
you are braver than me - I don't like a mean cockerel. I know they are better for the flock etc, protective and some even say more fertile, but I used to choose my cockerel on the basis of being ab ...
  Topic: Long range EVs
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 406
Views: 104378
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed May 24, 23 9:45 am   Subject: Long range EVs

If we are looking at small, cheap commuter cars, most people will want something larger for longer distances or carrying more as well. Will reduce emissions, but not road miles or number of cars own ...
  Topic: Hello (again)
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 23
Views: 1128
PostForum: Welcome   Posted: Wed May 24, 23 9:29 am   Subject: Hello (again)
urgh what vile people, glad you are rid of them and in a happy place.

I partly blame the gov for people pointing the finger re benefit fraud - easier to turn people against each other then say stop ...
  Topic: Wildlife
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 2531
Views: 2656762
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed May 24, 23 9:20 am   Subject: Wildlife
i have never had bother with swans, avoid white clothes and be polite they will be quite charming
they like grapes

I like grapes... but don't have them at this time of year because they are out of ...
  Topic: Hello (again)
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 23
Views: 1128
PostForum: Welcome   Posted: Wed May 24, 23 9:01 am   Subject: Hello (again)
welcome back

so sorry to hear of your difficult times - the two legged predators are particularly depressing.

But your move sounds like a happy one, and yay for chook futures
  Topic: hosepipe ban
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 34
Views: 3305
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed May 24, 23 8:57 am   Subject: hosepipe ban
I hope your sales pick up MR
  Topic: hosepipe ban
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 34
Views: 3305
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue May 23, 23 12:24 pm   Subject: hosepipe ban
well this dry weather is my fault. I put gutters on an outbuilding, and invested in nice looking ( rather than old IBC, cos it is near the house and neighbours) water butts. Connected the first butt ...
  Topic: not edible but propagation method
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 12
Views: 2248
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed May 17, 23 3:43 pm   Subject: not edible but propagation method
mint would be good for a trial - easy to get hold of for enough test cuttings but not the easiest to propagate.

I've brought on mint cuttings with the plastic bag over cuttings shoved in a pot of c ...
  Topic: not edible but propagation method
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 12
Views: 2248
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue May 16, 23 4:13 pm   Subject: not edible but propagation method
I wonder how they do that research - I have never had a pelargonium/geranium cutting fail to take... so how would you measure success with a 100% success rate?
are they judging on the length o ...
  Topic: not edible but propagation method
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 12
Views: 2248
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon May 15, 23 9:01 am   Subject: not edible but propagation method
I just shove a cutting in a pot of compost. Job done. works every time. Geraniums are so easy.


other cuttings, I will still just use potting compost, but pop a bag over, as Gz said, and put in ...
  Topic: Hi after many years!
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 17
Views: 1595
PostForum: Welcome   Posted: Mon May 08, 23 1:40 pm   Subject: Hi after many years!
I like sheep, and I miss having them - but someone else sheep are now grazing my land so best of both worlds.. i enjoy them without the responsibility.

I also enjoy wool and all the crafts - spinni ...
  Topic: hosepipe ban
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 34
Views: 3305
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun May 07, 23 4:05 pm   Subject: hosepipe ban
well obviously it is proving to be a very wet May so far. The reservoir that serves my village is full, and the river is much higher than usual for this time of year...but we still have a hosepipe ba ...
  Topic: Hi after many years!
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 17
Views: 1595
PostForum: Welcome   Posted: Sun May 07, 23 3:45 pm   Subject: Hi after many years!
I suspect cows are a lot easier than sheep. But you do need more land for cows. I have 2 acres.. and was able to have all those animals comfortably, but it wasn't enough for cows.
  Topic: Hi after many years!
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 17
Views: 1595
PostForum: Welcome   Posted: Fri May 05, 23 4:44 pm   Subject: Hi after many years!
I'm actually a bit envious of you being at the start of the smallholding adventure.

I'm on the other side of it, my life has changed and I have had to change with it, but have kept sheep and pigs, ...
  Topic: Hi after many years!
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 17
Views: 1595
PostForum: Welcome   Posted: Wed May 03, 23 3:35 pm   Subject: Hi after many years!
hiya
 
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