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by Penny Lane
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Adopting ex battery hens
Replies: 5
Views: 110

Re: Adopting ex battery hens

That's really good to know, thanks Weedo.
We'll work out the issues around bringing the two flocks together as it happens. Thankfully we have two areas separated by a trellis fence so they can be apart but still in view of each other for a while.
by Penny Lane
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: No plastic
Replies: 3
Views: 64

Re: No plastic

Morrisons have finally replaced the thin plastic bags for loose fruit and veg with paper bags. They also seem to have more loose produce that isn't more expensive than the plastic wrapped, which definitely a step in the right direction.
by Penny Lane
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Adopting ex battery hens
Replies: 5
Views: 110

Re: Adopting ex battery hens

Thanks for the advice GA & Odsox. Whenever we've brought in new girls (all from the same place) they've been kept separate until we were confident there wouldn't be too much trouble, which will happen this time too. I am hoping that our bolshie blackrock will look after the old girl, they've both se...
by Penny Lane
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Adopting ex battery hens
Replies: 5
Views: 110

Adopting ex battery hens

Hey folks, I'm seriously contemplating adopting some ex battery hens but I've got a concern or two. Does anyone have any experience bringing ex-batts in to an established flock? Firstly I'm worried about any illness that might be introduced to my current girls. Secondly, I'm worried that my old girl...
by Penny Lane
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: How Many of You Bring Half Your Garden Inside Over Winter?
Replies: 5
Views: 167

Re: How Many of You Bring Half Your Garden Inside Over Winter?

I don't (cats are partial to plants I've found), but I bet your house looks beautiful!
by Penny Lane
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Planting Autumn garlic
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: Planting Autumn garlic

I feel like I'm always saying "next year will be better"! I know it will be but it's going to be a hard slog getting there :thumbright:
by Penny Lane
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Chestnuts - how and when do I use them?
Replies: 18
Views: 4120

Re: Chestnuts - how and when do I use them?

Our last foray in the van found us amongst dozens of chestnut trees and there were so many nuts on the ground you couldn't avoid stepping on them. Sadly we forgot to collect any before leaving so now I'm trying to get the other half to take us back there again!!
by Penny Lane
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Planting Autumn garlic
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: Planting Autumn garlic

I was hoping to hear that! There is so much couch, it'd take a bit too long now!
Cheers Flo, next year will be a completely different story so anything is better than nothing right now :iconbiggrin:
by Penny Lane
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Planting Autumn garlic
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Planting Autumn garlic

Hi folks :wave: My old allotment plot was a very sunny site, whereas my new plot, or at least half of it is mostly shaded. The other half has plenty of sun during the summer but I've noticed it's in the shade for much of the day now. Now then. I started digging a patch for my garlic then realised it...
by Penny Lane
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from a half way place
Replies: 9
Views: 464

Re: Hi from a half way place

:wave: Hi there Purple!
by Penny Lane
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Squash harvest
Replies: 2
Views: 192

Re: Squash harvest

They are both look stunning but I realise you're not growing them based on looks! Hope it matures nicely and you can make something of them
by Penny Lane
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you growing right now?
Replies: 15
Views: 400

Re: What are you growing right now?

Thanks Flo, that's good to know! Sorry allotment 2 has white rot :( I guess that means using allotment 1 for the onion family only?
by Penny Lane
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you growing right now?
Replies: 15
Views: 400

Re: What are you growing right now?

Thanks Flo, that's good to know! Sorry allotment 2 has white rot :( I guess that means using allotment 1 for the onion family only?
by Penny Lane
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you growing right now?
Replies: 15
Views: 400

Re: What are you growing right now?

... It's now time to start the onion and garlic beds for next year. I've just gotten started on clearing some space for autumn planting garlic... I usually grow them in modules before planting out in spring but this year I'm putting them straight in to the ground. A bit unsure about this but worth ...
by Penny Lane
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you growing right now?
Replies: 15
Views: 400

Re: What are you growing right now?

It's been a good year for chillies hasn't it?! I saw some growing in a patch along the side of a car park this summer, outside! The adjacent restaurant used them, and other veg grown there, on their menu.

Weedo, I had to read twice before realising where you are based!