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by Jacqui S
Wed Jun 08, 2011 2:45 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Chicken breeds?
Replies: 10
Views: 1361

Re: Chicken breeds?

I haven't that much experience, but we have 7 chickens and the only ones laying at the moment are the 3 hybrids, all the others (pure breeds) are either broody or moulting or laying somewhere obscure so we can't find the eggs! I would definitely stick with hybrids in future, they are the friendliest...
by Jacqui S
Wed Jun 08, 2011 2:38 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: What plant is it and what does it tell?
Replies: 5
Views: 997

Re: What plant is it and what does it tell?

Definitely groundsel.
I didn't know cinnabar moth caterpillars ate groundsel, though it was just ragwort. I will leave some groundsel untouched from now on!
by Jacqui S
Wed Jun 08, 2011 2:01 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Scaly leg mite
Replies: 5
Views: 802

Scaly leg mite

Hope someone can help please! I noticed just now that at least two of my chickens seem to have a pretty bad case of scaly leg mite, I feel terrible for not having noticed earlier. Will check their legs regularly in future. Anyway just wondering what treatment do other people use? I would prefer to a...
by Jacqui S
Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:17 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: what livestock do you keep?
Replies: 13
Views: 1347

Re: what livestock do you keep?

We have 6 chickens which we keep for eggs, all have been named by the children so we have Storm, Nutmeg, Thor, Toffee, Lavender and Pluto! We are also getting bees in a couple of weeks so we're very excited about that!
by Jacqui S
Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:49 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Ish Springwatch 2011
Replies: 29
Views: 3978

Re: Ish Springwatch 2011

Frogspawn!! :icon_smile:
Seems very early to me but there were 4 big clumps laid in our pond yesterday.
by Jacqui S
Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:34 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Sick chook
Replies: 5
Views: 870

Re: Sick chook

Garlic is antibacterial, works for people too, so no harm in trying it.
by Jacqui S
Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:30 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Ish Springwatch 2011
Replies: 29
Views: 3978

Re: Ish Springwatch 2011

Thanks battybird, I was just wondering what that shrub was as we have one and it really does smell wonderful, I stop to sniff it every time I walk past!
by Jacqui S
Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:49 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Swindon
Replies: 14
Views: 922

Re: Hello from Swindon

Hello and welcome from another newbie.
Hubby made his first ever raised bed for me at the weekend, out of an old pallet. I'm very pleased with it!
by Jacqui S
Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:42 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: goji berry, advice needed please
Replies: 19
Views: 7055

Re: goji berry, advice needed please

They are self pollinating, I looked into it last week when I bought one. That's about all I know about them though I'm afraid!
by Jacqui S
Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:41 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Stunning sunrise
Replies: 12
Views: 508

Re: Stunning sunrise

Wow, absolutely magical.
by Jacqui S
Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:01 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Garlic - Early Spring Sowing?
Replies: 4
Views: 645

Re: Garlic - Early Spring Sowing?

I'm about to plant mine now the ground has thawed and dried out a bit. It will still grow but the bulbs may not be as big as they would have been if planted earlier. Although this winter I guess they probably wouldn't have grown at all if planted earlier and would have met the same fate as my Autumn...
by Jacqui S
Sat Jan 22, 2011 8:01 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: passion fruit
Replies: 2
Views: 683

Re: passion fruit

I had a gorgeous passion flower growing up the front of my last house, it was in a large pot which was nestled by the bay window, facing South. It thrived so much that it rooted in gaps in the concrete next to the house and I did have to trim it a couple of times (it was there for 10 years) as it gr...
by Jacqui S
Sat Jan 22, 2011 7:47 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: forching a cold wash in clothes washer (possible?)
Replies: 5
Views: 530

Re: forching a cold wash in clothes washer (possible?)

How about experimenting with using only the rinse and/or prewash cycles, if the machine will let you?
by Jacqui S
Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:16 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Why are 'you' self-sufficient-ish?
Replies: 47
Views: 3137

Re: Why are 'you' self-sufficient-ish?

Hmm, interesting topic and very interesting replies. I was brought up in the usual consumeristic manner in the 70s and 80s, we weren't rich but had little regard for nature or for the planet. (My parents still don't do recycling despite having recycling bins in their gardens. My brother keeps coal i...
by Jacqui S
Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:24 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello Everyone
Replies: 13
Views: 787

Re: Hello Everyone

Your place sounds lovely. Welcome from another newcomer!

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