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by hedgewizard
Fri Feb 17, 2006 11:03 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: chicken forage
Replies: 10
Views: 4312

Nitrogen boost, got it. Blue lupins look like a good bet... it says here "turn in before flowering" though, which seems a pity. I take it I can whack them down a few weeks into flowering as long as I get them before the seed sets? Also... there's about 100 sqm down there and I ain't digging that! Ca...
by hedgewizard
Fri Feb 17, 2006 10:53 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: An overenthusiastic idiot. With a spade.
Replies: 29
Views: 9849

No relation... I've had this handle for years. It comes from my annoying habit of pouncing on wild food when out for walks - although I'm doing that less as my garden comes along. Frankly I think I'm just too tired to bend over these days! I'm tucked away in a corner of Dorset, and trying to do thin...
by hedgewizard
Fri Feb 17, 2006 10:10 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: chicken forage
Replies: 10
Views: 4312

chicken forage

The bottom of my garden has a collection of mixed fruit trees (most of which I planted last weekend), and the chicken house. I've planned the area under the trees to become a chicken forage area as the trees mature, but I'm not sure what to plant. Shrubs and so forth are fairly easy to research, but...
by hedgewizard
Fri Feb 17, 2006 10:04 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Bird Flu Update.
Replies: 81
Views: 32642

Ha-hem

*puts on professional hat* The point is that H5N1 will probably acquire human flu envelope proteins whenever somebody already infected with regular flu catches it. That will turn it into a completely new flu strain, something that happens about once every 50 years. Here in the UK the government are ...
by hedgewizard
Fri Feb 17, 2006 9:53 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: An overenthusiastic idiot. With a spade.
Replies: 29
Views: 9849

An overenthusiastic idiot. With a spade.

Well hello everyone, and isn't this forum a find! I'm just coming into year 3 of my garden. Year one was watching, year two was TOTAL AND UTTER DESTRUCTION, and now... planting fruit trees and green manure, and waiting for my polytunnel to turn up next week :-) Looking forward to sharing your triump...