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by godfreyrob
Mon Apr 02, 2007 10:14 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Growing Liquorice in the UK
Replies: 17
Views: 5127

Some interesting background stuff:
http://reporter.leeds.ac.uk/502/s7.htm

Here is lots of info on the plant - this site is one of my favourites!
http://www.pfaf.org/database/plants.php ... iza+glabra
by godfreyrob
Tue Mar 27, 2007 2:36 pm
Forum: Links, links and more links
Topic: Gardening Software site
Replies: 1
Views: 1662

Website Spring clean

Hello all
Just to let you know the website has had a makeover - feel free to take a look! Its here: http://www.thevga.co.uk
by godfreyrob
Thu Mar 15, 2007 11:33 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Can you help me find this plant?
Replies: 3
Views: 1726

Thanks Shirlz
Went via RHS to Dulford Nurseries and have ordered some (everyone else has sold out!).
by godfreyrob
Thu Mar 15, 2007 9:05 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Can you help me find this plant?
Replies: 3
Views: 1726

Can you help me find this plant?

Anyone know where I can get Goumi (Elaeagnus multiflora)?

Does anyone know of a nursery where I can get this plant from? Korewildfruits have sold out :( and I have not seen it anywhere else.
by godfreyrob
Fri Feb 23, 2007 9:01 am
Forum: Swap Shop, Trading Area and Seed Swap Area
Topic: Vegetable Gardening Software Offer
Replies: 0
Views: 1206

Vegetable Gardening Software Offer

Dear all Having given up lecturing to work from home (and nurse my garden and look after the hens) I have written 'The Vegetable Gardeners Almanac' software for planning and recording everything you do in your garden, allotment or smallholding. Available at http://www.thevga.co.uk There is an indepe...
by godfreyrob
Fri Dec 29, 2006 6:55 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Growing mushrooms
Replies: 35
Views: 11354

This site has loads of info on growing at home. http://www.mycologue.co.uk/xcart/customer/homecu.php?cat=3 The timescales for mushrooms to 'fruit' can range from 20 days to several months though - patience is clearly needed and it might be tricky to maintain ideal conditions (temperature/shade/humid...
by godfreyrob
Wed Dec 20, 2006 6:06 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: mushrooms picked while out on walk today
Replies: 18
Views: 7802

Top pic looks very like the Birch Polyphore - not edible 2nd looks oysterish but edible ones are not yellow throughout 3rd no idea - its pretty old looking and that makes it harder to identify 4th could be a young Orange Birch Bolete - the flesh starts off white and would turn blue-green when cut. I...
by godfreyrob
Wed Dec 20, 2006 1:54 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello World
Replies: 7
Views: 1693

Thanks for the nice welcome! Nice to hear your enthusiastic response to the program idea too. Its something i have wanted to write for several years now. This autumn we went out on a few forays with the local fungus group (mid yorkshire fungus group) and this spurred me on a lot with the wild food i...
by godfreyrob
Wed Dec 20, 2006 12:30 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello World
Replies: 7
Views: 1693

Hello World

I've been a lecturer (in computing) for too long and last year left to write programs and try and make a living independently. So far I written 1 and not sold enough and my poor partner has had to pay most of the bills! We have moved to a small house with a big garden in Otley, Wharfedale. My next p...
by godfreyrob
Wed Dec 20, 2006 11:46 am
Forum: Links, links and more links
Topic: Gardening Software site
Replies: 1
Views: 1662

Gardening Software site

My site: http://www.thevga.co.uk is where I promote the 'Vegetable Gardeners Almanac' a program written for gardeners to plan, record and produce reports for everything they do in their veg patch, allotment or smallholding. The program holds cultivation instructions for over 150 herbs and vegetables...
by godfreyrob
Wed Dec 20, 2006 11:33 am
Forum: Swap Shop, Trading Area and Seed Swap Area
Topic: Wanted - Egg boxes
Replies: 1
Views: 1314

Wanted - Egg boxes

Have 6 chicks and they are just getting into their laying. We are getting 4-6 eggs a day and need some egg boxes urgently. I am in Otley West Yorks so if someone is nearby with some boxes to spare?