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  Topic: gulp, muttless house
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 13
Views: 9537
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Sun Nov 12, 23 10:30 am   Subject: gulp, muttless house
It would be a shame to not use the skills you have dpack.
Being a training camp gives you the flexibility to have a break as-and-when without feeling bad though.
One day I'd like to be the last bit ...
  Topic: Apricot tree - side branch become leader?
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 14
Views: 16028
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Oct 31, 23 9:09 am   Subject: Apricot tree - side branch become leader?
Ooooh didn't realise that, nice!

The little peach tree is in a better position to set up a shelter, but it hasn't dropped a leaf yet either Nor has the apple, or the plum. The cherry is st ...
  Topic: Apricot tree - side branch become leader?
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 14
Views: 16028
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Oct 30, 23 11:21 am   Subject: Apricot tree - side branch become leader?
I had a note in my diary to try and cover it for peach leaf curl about a month ago, but it's still growing and no signs of dropping leaves!

The runner bean looks healthier than ever, am h ...
  Topic: Apricot tree - side branch become leader?
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 14
Views: 16028
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Oct 29, 23 3:35 pm   Subject: Apricot tree - side branch become leader?
No, well above the graft, it's the second one from the top.
  Topic: pans for induction hobs
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 20
Views: 104260
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sun Oct 29, 23 3:34 pm   Subject: pans for induction hobs
Induction is very useful sorcery, anything magnetic seems to work on them. Take a fridge magnet out when buying a new pan - may not be marked as suitable for induction but may actually be fine.

The ...
  Topic: Apricot tree - side branch become leader?
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 14
Views: 16028
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Oct 29, 23 10:28 am   Subject: Apricot tree - side branch become leader?
Young apricot tree planted this spring. It did have a clear central stem, but now one of the upper side branches has put on about 2 feet of growth and is now clearly the tallest and the stem is actual ...
  Topic: Good (or not) Abattoir guide - Version 4
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 25
Views: 676547
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Sat Oct 14, 23 9:36 am   Subject: Good (or not) Abattoir guide - Version 4
What happens if the small abattoirs close then? How do you manage to take your animals to a larger one further away?

If you're travelling over 65km for business purposes you need a transporter auth ...
  Topic: Crocus and Leeks?
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 7
Views: 8511
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Sep 11, 23 7:05 pm   Subject: Crocus and Leeks?
Colchicum are autumn flowering, so are they saffron or colchicum. Saffron are used for their edible stamens, colchicum are purely ornamental I think.

Agree with the others they should be separate ...
  Topic: Crocus and Leeks?
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 7
Views: 8511
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Sep 09, 23 6:35 pm   Subject: Crocus and Leeks?
Autumn / saffron crocuses (with labels and everything!) - there is another little section they can go in if they can be planted quite close together.
  Topic: Crocus and Leeks?
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 7
Views: 8511
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Sep 08, 23 8:12 pm   Subject: Crocus and Leeks?
Recently planted some perennial leeks (dormant over summer) and my crocus bulbs have arrived. Is there any reason I can't plant them together? Outdoors, around some fruit bushes, good sun.
  Topic: Long range EVs
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 855
Views: 267315
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Aug 03, 23 8:17 am   Subject: Long range EVs
Look back a few decades for the middle classes at least, and a single income could support a full family with one person having the time to go to individual local shops, darn the socks, mend clothes, ...
  Topic: insulating floors
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 23
Views: 17504
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Aug 02, 23 3:00 pm   Subject: insulating floors
Re. vinyl tiles and insulation - they can only tolerate a small amount of "squish" because the clicky-together bits are thin and fragile. This underlay I put down was marked for laminate flooring http ...
  Topic: insulating floors
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 23
Views: 17504
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Aug 01, 23 7:38 pm   Subject: Re: insulating floors
As part of my ongoing efforts to increase the insulation in this house, thoughts now turn to the floors. Downstairs floors are all concrete. They are cold. I've read 20% of heat can be lost through ...
  Topic: Long range EVs
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 855
Views: 267315
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Jul 18, 23 1:23 pm   Subject: Long range EVs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgDpqd38HtQ

looks interesting.

It's so ugly I feel quite attached. Low ground clearance though? I bet it can't tow.
  Topic: Long range EVs
NorthernMonkeyGirl

Replies: 855
Views: 267315
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sat Jul 15, 23 10:32 am   Subject: Long range EVs
Is there anywhere I can broadly compare current electric vehicle options?
Not for me, but my employer may be persuaded to invest if I can put forward a case for the set budget.
 
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