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by safronsue
Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:43 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: hi from greece
Replies: 16
Views: 1987

Re: hi from greece

thanks for your warm welcomes! I have added the crawford book to my xmas wish list already. we have all the plants you mention in your list demi, and others some, but the way it is set up its high maintenance for a lower return each year. the garden is tired, lacks flowers and is sparcely planted an...
by safronsue
Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:11 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: rhubarb rhubard
Replies: 10
Views: 3990

Re: rhubarb rhubard

you may well be right about the climate. i'll let you know how i get on with it. can but try.
by safronsue
Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:49 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: rhubarb rhubard
Replies: 10
Views: 3990

Re: rhubarb rhubard

lots of good ideas, thanks! i'd been thinking of hostas, already got some i could divide and luckily we don't have a slug problem. and comfrey, i need to look that up. thanks for you input all!
by safronsue
Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:43 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: rhubarb rhubard
Replies: 10
Views: 3990

Re: rhubarb rhubard

hi davie, no one's ever heard of rhubarb here. i guess i could get my son to bring me back a british crown for xmas but i'll have a go at propogating, already ordered seeds, and will have to be patient about pulling it. i was wondering what would go well with it to cover the grown and to look pretty...
by safronsue
Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:31 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: tree to coppice in dry area
Replies: 16
Views: 4645

Re: tree to coppice in dry area

that's interesting contadina. Is it prunings or are you coppicing with a view to growing decent diameter logs? what's the sort of time scale you are on til you can cut again? I've just looked up Puglia on the map and it's only about 3 - 400 km from us. but we are 800m above sea level so more extreme...
by safronsue
Sun Dec 04, 2011 4:09 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: tree to coppice in dry area
Replies: 16
Views: 4645

Re: tree to coppice in dry area

Tilia as in Linden Cordata, not the citrus one. Hazels we have and they do coppice but are slow growing. i took loads of cuttings today as a matter of fact. i do like them but they are not the firewood answer. Yes, we do burn oak. everyone here is burning oak and buying burners as the diesel is unaf...
by safronsue
Sun Dec 04, 2011 1:45 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: rhubarb rhubard
Replies: 10
Views: 3990

rhubarb rhubard

i have just cleared a shady part of the garden and shredded the leaves from the fig and apple with the mower . It's shady and fertile! just right for rhubarb me thinks. Has anyone advise to give on propagating from seed and of any companion plants?
by safronsue
Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:16 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: tree to coppice in dry area
Replies: 16
Views: 4645

Re: tree to coppice in dry area

that's what my o/h says too about the drain damage. the site is not far from the house tbh so it's a fair point. we have lime trees in these parts which do send up shoots readily but i don't think they grow fast and 8 years sounds a long time.

i do like your signature !
by safronsue
Sat Dec 03, 2011 3:34 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: tree to coppice in dry area
Replies: 16
Views: 4645

tree to coppice in dry area

Hi, just posted in the about me board but hello again from Greece...which is where i want to find a tree to coppice for firewood. Does all willow need a lot of water? The land that i have in mind will be dry for most of the summer and i don't want to irrigate. what do people grow to coppice for fire...
by safronsue
Sat Dec 03, 2011 3:21 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: hi from greece
Replies: 16
Views: 1987

hi from greece

hi all, what a great site! I'm a british ex pat living in northern greece. not the beach greece though, think mountain country. we have a large tired 3/4 acre garden with many mature trees already but i am interested in turning it into a forest garden come permaculture haven. we have been doing thin...