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  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 3022
Views: 3111285
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Jul 16, 24 9:22 am   Subject: Wildlife
i hate berberis worse than blackthorn

there are some quite rapid growing large roses that climb and scramble well but do not need a huge root system if well-fed

cat proofing needs thought as ...
  Topic: my little forest
dpack

Replies: 27
Views: 66029
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Jul 15, 24 6:24 pm   Subject: my little forest
thinking about planning for the future

out of at least 30 oak varieties that originated in places ranging from almost tropical to almost arctic some might do ok long term where they got scattered
...
  Topic: Long range EVs
dpack

Replies: 1250
Views: 670013
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Mon Jul 15, 24 2:30 pm   Subject: Long range EVs
good thing i don't have "international" scale ambitions

science, human skills, history, politics and geography are useful background knowledge to do "big"business

if i was goin ...
  Topic: Long range EVs
dpack

Replies: 1250
Views: 670013
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Mon Jul 15, 24 9:08 am   Subject: Long range EVs
[url=https://www.theguardian.com/environment/article/2024/jul/15/electric-vehicles-bidirectional-charging-national-grid] maybe, if folk see an advantage to them

in other news BYD have done a deal ...
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 3022
Views: 3111285
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Jul 15, 24 8:22 am   Subject: Wildlife
ps i did bury a couple of large ceramic voids in the existing deep bed to provide suitable "holes" for them to find and work with

i have 2 pots for the new bed, i might add rat proofing to the entr ...
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 3022
Views: 3111285
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Jul 15, 24 8:10 am   Subject: Wildlife
no, it won't come back, it has to go before the root ball destroys an almost decent wall corner
the wall most of it rests on is very borderline between repair and replace

implements of destruction ...
  Topic: my little forest
dpack

Replies: 27
Views: 66029
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Jul 15, 24 8:02 am   Subject: my little forest
[url=https://www.theguardian.com/environment/article/2024/jul/15/lost-area-of-welsh-rainforest-to-be-returned-to-ancient-glory] a bit more expensive than mine

the 30 to 50 yrs later thing seems ab ...
  Topic: ok how do you folk feel?
dpack

Replies: 1
Views: 298
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sun Jul 14, 24 5:28 pm   Subject: ok how do you folk feel?
[url=https://static1.straitstimes.com.sg/s3fs-public/styles/large30x20/public/articles/2024/07/14/dengCUEJuly2014_0.jpg?VersionId=Rq9xPWIVaRwJ4ziZZXcWQ7UQEwhyfum6&itok=43ifQZ4l] the question

i ...
  Topic: Long range EVs
dpack

Replies: 1250
Views: 670013
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sun Jul 14, 24 2:04 pm   Subject: Long range EVs
the MG lifetime deal does look a good selling point

if the battery and drive are that long-lasting, even if the rest of it is beyond economical repair, they could be repurposed at scrappage time
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 3022
Views: 3111285
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Jul 12, 24 5:09 pm   Subject: Wildlife
birdtown is fine young daws is between demanding and getting on with it, a lot more sparrows than last year

insects etc, oh dear

there have been far more sparrows , wrens etc and still many inse ...
  Topic: husky 5hp rehomed
dpack

Replies: 1
Views: 2129
PostForum: Trading Post   Posted: Fri Jul 12, 24 4:13 pm   Subject: husky 5hp rehomed
it has a nice new home with a competent owner
  Topic: strange fruit, apples , odd behaviour
dpack

Replies: 6
Views: 409
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Jul 09, 24 10:00 am   Subject: strange fruit, apples , odd behaviour
ditto, plus my pollinators have been reduced to a tiny fraction of what they were a few years ago, by species and by numbers

some are missing, many of the hoverflies and rarer bees have not shown u ...
  Topic: Greek Style Flatbreads
dpack

Replies: 5
Views: 1182
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Mon Jul 08, 24 7:48 am   Subject: Greek Style Flatbreads
spelt? rye?

buckwheat is good

maize can make rather nice "breads"

many seeds will make a "bread", chestnuts are rather surprising in a very good way
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 3022
Views: 3111285
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Jul 08, 24 7:25 am   Subject: Wildlife
Good shots.

I have found the redcurrant culprit...a young blackbird I think...brown with a mottled chest? Apart from stuffing itself full of my redcurrants it is defending the bush from allcomers.. ...
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 3022
Views: 3111285
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Jul 08, 24 7:23 am   Subject: Wildlife
a bit rough, barely worked

it is great that the daws trust me enough not to worry about the hairy thing with a camera a couple of meters away

it has taken nearly 2 years since the fell down the ...
 
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