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by Weedo
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Pet gripes
Replies: 12
Views: 496

Re: Pet gripes

Sorry Skip but having horses does make them most important people in the world, just ask them. The Prado (not a typo) Princesses around here have an absolute priority on the road with their huge floats and insist their packaged dog food on legs be given right of way.
by Weedo
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How to post a picture
Replies: 19
Views: 5045

Re: How to post a picture

Playing devils advocate 1/A weed is a plant whose virtues are yet to be found 2/Humans are a naturally occuring species that is expanding its range; ergo, as a vector for plants, animals and diseases this spread is a naturally occuring and necessary process. 3/ Hmmmmm! can't really argue with that o...
by Weedo
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How to post a picture
Replies: 19
Views: 5045

Re: How to post a picture

Odsox this raises a discussion (polite word) that has been going on in the "weeds" world for many years and I don't want to start it again here BUT; there are three things that it centres around. 1/ What IS a "weed"? Essentially the concept of a weed is a human construct and doen't exist in nature 2...
by Weedo
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Berry identification urgent !!!
Replies: 4
Views: 332

Re: Berry identification urgent !!!

Hi I tend towards OS's identification although the pics are a little vague for a couple of points. I went to my records for toxic plants in ornamental horticulture (Australian information so not absolute for that little island off the French coast) 1/ My references note all Berberis species should b...
by Weedo
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How to post a picture
Replies: 19
Views: 5045

Re: How to post a picture

Horsetails (around 12 spp) are native to the cooler Northern climes and inhabit moist / riparian areas. Yes they are very prolific and extremely hard to eradicate once established - hence our Nationwide "nil-tolerance" approach. I your case PMcG they are in their natural environment. Don't worry GA,...
by Weedo
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How to post a picture
Replies: 19
Views: 5045

Re: How to post a picture

Probably not GA although it is as situational; I have no doubt you would object to privet popping up in your potatoe patch. For us, there are two main focuses on the invasives front - protection of agriculture and horticulture and protection of our natural environment and these can sometimes clash. ...
by Weedo
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How to post a picture
Replies: 19
Views: 5045

Re: How to post a picture

If I was a Grinch I would say that I can see at least 5 invasive species that would warrant a visit from the authorities; but since I'm not I won't say anything. (one mans meat....)
by Weedo
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Adopting ex battery hens
Replies: 6
Views: 665

Re: Adopting ex battery hens

detached contact works for assimilating flocks; they can still test dominance through the fence. I would suggest that, as with all flock / herd animals, there will be a fairly constant dominance battle going on, generally mostly bluff, as each tries to climb the social ladder. Roosters tend to minim...
by Weedo
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Grow lettuce in pop bottles
Replies: 8
Views: 1177

Re: Grow lettuce in pop bottles

Sorry for my antiodean ignorance, but what is "pop"? Down here the term is usually applied to sweet, bubbly, cheap alcoholic beverages commonly consumed by females in their teens.
by Weedo
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you growing right now?
Replies: 15
Views: 1031

Re: What are you growing right now?

First Dwarf beans in on Sunday, more capsicum and corgette plants in (seed failed in heat) First early tomatoes in under cover, all heritage varieties so seed saving a possibility (Grosse lisse, Mortgage lifter and tiny tom). Picked the last 2 OK cabbages, the rest and the cauli's bolting so they wi...
by Weedo
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Adopting ex battery hens
Replies: 6
Views: 665

Re: Adopting ex battery hens

I adopted several last year (Isa Browns), not into an existing flock though. There have been no health problems at all with them and they are very productive (but refuse to brood). I agree with Odsox, they have certainly been dosed with and for everything
by Weedo
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Hot weather and water
Replies: 24
Views: 1970

Re: Hot weather and water

Thanks folks - this backs up the info I have found so far.
by Weedo
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Hot weather and water
Replies: 24
Views: 1970

Re: Hot weather and water

Wicking beds anyone? With the ongoing very dry conditions (high evaporation rates) I have trouble with raising young plants mainly because I can only get to water them once a day in the evening and sometimes only every second day. I can mulch when they are larger and I could spend up on automatics b...
by Weedo
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Free food
Replies: 20
Views: 1631

Re: Free food

Popping corn is a whole different critter; being popped is its only reason for existence in the modern world.
by Weedo
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: How Many of You Bring Half Your Garden Inside Over Winter?
Replies: 5
Views: 448

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

not on this patch Sleepy; more likely to take them under cover in summer. However, in another life I kept a fairly significant garden indoors in a city flat and I still remember how fresh and fragrant the air inside was when I came home at night.