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by daz101
Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:54 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: When did you take your festive decorations down?
Replies: 8
Views: 1419

Re: When did you take your festive decorations down?

Yup...my birthday (6th)..the night the 3 wise men visited....not my house of course!
by daz101
Sat Dec 28, 2013 7:54 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: Mushroom ID
Replies: 2
Views: 895

Re: Mushroom ID

They do very much look like Pleurotus ostreatus a species of oyster. Maybe a local chef could I.D them for you?
by daz101
Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:28 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Ferns!Help!!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 2048

Re: Ferns!Help!!!!!

Well the type is important as there are tender ones. They are perennial (mostly) so they will die back naturally. You could overwinter them in the pots in a cool place but keep the soil damp (not wet) They obviously wont need light whilst dormant either. Just check the compost once a week. If you wa...
by daz101
Fri Aug 30, 2013 8:58 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Rhubarb
Replies: 10
Views: 2809

Re: Rhubarb

Next to nothing can be grown near rhodies, altho probably not as toxic to other flora as people might think but.... There is some evidence for allelopathic interactions (the production of adverse effects on other species) between Rhododendron and other plants. This may include the inhibition of germ...
by daz101
Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:52 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Rosemary
Replies: 10
Views: 2073

Re: Rosemary

Definitely can! pin the branches down and bury it!
by daz101
Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:50 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Is it too late to plant?
Replies: 4
Views: 994

Re: Is it too late to plant?

by daz101
Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:24 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Can you recommend a good climber
Replies: 4
Views: 2103

Re: Can you recommend a good climber

Off the cuff there are a few lonicera (honeysuckle) that are evergreen and smell good and are easily found on the web. With climbers its a good idea to buy the right plant for the right place, that is generally speaking you can find dwarf varieties of whatever rather than going for say a full blown ...
by daz101
Tue Aug 13, 2013 1:30 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Rhubarb advice needed
Replies: 4
Views: 1285

Re: Rhubarb advice needed

Do it whilst the plant is dormant from november to march ish. You can pare the crown down (split with a spade) to 4 or 5 buds every 5 years and replant the ones you've taken off in well fertilised holes As oldjerry said leave the first years crop to let the crown develop.
by daz101
Tue Aug 13, 2013 12:53 am
Forum: Pets
Topic: Gah, Fleas!
Replies: 16
Views: 6089

Re: Gah, Fleas!

Check out using tansy if you want a natural way to keep em at bay and I'm pretty sure it can be found in your part of the world. There's probably a recipe for a solution somewhere on the net.... http://montana.plant-life.org/species/tanacet_vulgare.htm http://www.ehow.com/facts_7527175_tansy-flea-tr...
by daz101
Tue Aug 13, 2013 12:11 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Rabbits and ragwort?
Replies: 13
Views: 3168

Re: Rabbits and ragwort?

This is a very toxic plant and as has been said it is cumulative. I would not let any animal of mine eat it.
http://www.gov.je/SiteCollectionDocumen ... eaflet.pdf
by daz101
Tue Jul 02, 2013 1:33 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Cutting back hardy herbs ???
Replies: 4
Views: 1130

Re: Cutting back hardy herbs ???

Another way you can regenerate woody herbs when they get leggy such as rosemary and lavender is to bury (layer) them. Not so easy in a barrel but still do-able. Take your cuttings as a back up, but you may be able to pin branches down at or just below soil level in a spiral fashion and if you have e...
by daz101
Mon May 27, 2013 1:47 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: ...preserve rabbit skins??
Replies: 15
Views: 3295

Re: ...preserve rabbit skins??

Your all gonna love this then. I wanted to do this ever since I was a kid and it took me AGES to find a simple process that somebody else has documented here... http://www.backcountrysurvival.co.uk/2013/03/how-to-cure-rabbit-skins/ Get aluminium potassium sulphate... http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/?ie=UT...
by daz101
Mon May 13, 2013 11:56 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Begonia
Replies: 3
Views: 2635

Re: Begonia

Begonias can take a while depending on the variety but they need to be planted very high so the surface or your new shoots are just above the level of the compost. They can be prone to rotting and so the depression in the top of the corm should not be allowed to fill with water for this reason. Also...
by daz101
Mon May 13, 2013 12:44 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Burnt? Runner bean plants
Replies: 4
Views: 1300

Re: Burnt? Runner bean plants

Did they have brown spots first? It could be bean blight which is quite common and much to my annoyance can persist in the seed. My two Hyacinth beans have it and I've never grown them before so it can only have come through the seed. This will give you more info... http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs...

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