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by bodrighy
Tue Mar 31, 2009 5:43 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Yipee
Replies: 3
Views: 371

Yipee

When asked if we could keep chickens, our landlady responded with " Of course you can, ducks would be nice as well." :hello1: :hello1: :hello1: So we can stop dreaming and start serious planning. If there are any chook owners in or near the Truro area who would be open to us visiting and a...
by bodrighy
Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:38 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: If you show me yours...
Replies: 29
Views: 2255

Re: If you show me yours...

That's rather posh looking there MMM :lol:

Half expect to see a stately home behind the camera.

Pete
by bodrighy
Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:53 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: A woodland vegetable patch?
Replies: 24
Views: 6290

Re: A woodland vegetable patch?

So far we are focussing on planting leafy crops where the tree roots are densest and root crops where we can get a reasonable bed of soil. J. Artichokes we have planted in a special little plot on their own as experince taught us that once in never out. We found a rockery under a carpet of weeds (wh...
by bodrighy
Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:45 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Lucky ol' us
Replies: 8
Views: 629

Re: Lucky ol' us

Millymollymandy wrote:So have you told them about Self Suffish? :lol:


No :oops:

Pete
by bodrighy
Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:59 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Lucky ol' us
Replies: 8
Views: 629

Re: Lucky ol' us

We never got into the home owner thing so we rent. Our landlady and her husband have dorset sheep in the fields, beehives and also keep chickens themselves. They are also heavily into craft work so are of a like mind to us. Hopefully this is it for us until we start being fertilizer ourselves. :lol:...
by bodrighy
Wed Mar 25, 2009 9:40 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Perch height advice
Replies: 14
Views: 2199

Re: Perch height advice

Could you post a picture of your freezer coop for me?

Pete
by bodrighy
Wed Mar 25, 2009 2:01 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: How many tomato plants do you grow?
Replies: 26
Views: 1601

Re: How many tomato plants do you grow?

Millymollymandy wrote:So does that mean that people in the west country are more likely to get blight than those in east anglia, say?


I hope not 'cos we have about 30 to go in. Never got it up on Exmoor so we might be OK down hear.

Pete
by bodrighy
Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:00 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Lucky ol' us
Replies: 8
Views: 629

Lucky ol' us

Reading some of the threads regarding weeds, awful soil etc we are really crossing our fingers. The house we moved intop hadn't been lived in for at least 12 months and the garden was overgrown (still is to a large extent. Usual problem of not knowing what was in it. So farwe have nettles (had some ...
by bodrighy
Tue Mar 24, 2009 6:31 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Blinking back the tears.....
Replies: 59
Views: 2920

Re: Blinking back the tears.....

I read this thread partly with amusement and partly with embarassment that any husbands can be that bad :oops: Sue and have a mutual understanding that neither of us will ever get things the way the other would like so we don't try to. In our thinking nature is never in straight lines, rarely does t...
by bodrighy
Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:54 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Chicken query
Replies: 22
Views: 1381

Re: Chicken query

Possibly silly question coming up. If / when we start with chickens, the ideal place in our garden is amongst soem trees in a small wild area of the garden. Fencing it in wouldn't be too much of a problem but I am wondering whether predators could get in via the trees. Also would the hens be happy a...
by bodrighy
Sat Mar 21, 2009 11:32 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: windowsill growing
Replies: 1
Views: 309

Re: windowsill growing

Don't know if you should and it probably depends on where you live (we are don in Cornwall) but we have peppers (chili & sweet) tomatoes, beans, french, runner (yardlong) and broad) spinach, leeks, corurgettes all growing in a conservatory and have already potted some on.
Pete
by bodrighy
Sat Mar 21, 2009 6:34 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: I've got seedlings!
Replies: 12
Views: 748

Re: I've got seedlings!

Two yars ago we went on holiday for a fortnight and when we came back we couldn't get into the greenhouse as the tomatoes had gone ballistic. We hadn't taken any shoots off before we went and we ended up with bowls of tomatoes red and gren in the kitche. They went into just about everything we cooke...
by bodrighy
Fri Mar 20, 2009 4:38 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Hotbed or should I say hot barrel
Replies: 8
Views: 439

Re: Hotbed or should I say hot barrel

There's an example down here in Heligan Garden. Part of the pot boys job was to stay up all nught to turn the fresh manure regularly. It is kept in a seperate compartment made of brick at the back of the hortt bed and the heat goers through holes in the dividing qwall. They gre pineapples in that on...
by bodrighy
Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:20 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Help with grape vine cuttings please...................
Replies: 6
Views: 571

Re: Help with grape vine cuttings please...................

I picked up 2 vines cheap from a well known, well hated store, 1 black, 1 white (why white & not green?) The green vine shooted about 10 days ago and now has shoots 2" long and will son be ready to put in situ. The black hadn't moved and we thought that we had lost it. Yesterday it started ...
by bodrighy
Wed Mar 18, 2009 11:11 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Can you make a living from a smallholding?
Replies: 21
Views: 6934

Re: Can you make a living from a smallholding?

We got hooked on the idea of a smallholding back in the early 70's and even found a place we could afford in Shropshire. When we looked at all the pros and cons including all the things that we would have to buy in we realised that we just didn't have what it takes. The idea is still there with us, ...

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