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by oldjerry
Tue Jun 04, 2013 2:49 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: help with my Garrya elliptica
Replies: 1
Views: 1056

Re: help with my Garrya elliptica

I'd have to have a closer look to be sure,but I've seen this on several occasions,and sorry to say,it may well be Honey fungus.Usually,but by no means always,the fungi are more naturally 'mushroom-shaped', but the disease is not a single entity but a collection of similar viruses. If I'm right,you c...
by oldjerry
Tue Jun 04, 2013 5:31 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: How many people actually grow vegatables?
Replies: 12
Views: 2370

Re: How many people actually grow vegatables?

So basically ,the only thing worth surveying is your veg patch...from a distance with pride/despair.
by oldjerry
Tue Jun 04, 2013 5:27 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Elderflower/berry Cuttings
Replies: 9
Views: 1507

Re: Elderflower/berry Cuttings

Create a nice seed bed,then just collect as many ripe bunches as poss,I'd wash them clean of the fruit,but you'd probably get a few any old how.
More fun,going on from George's suggestion,try air layering(too useless to explain in words,google it).
by oldjerry
Sun Jun 02, 2013 2:42 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Elderflower/berry Cuttings
Replies: 9
Views: 1507

Re: Elderflower/berry Cuttings

Or sow the berries......
by oldjerry
Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:28 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Your idea of what is frugal?
Replies: 22
Views: 3512

Re: Your idea of what is frugal?

Criminally,it's not a choice of lifestyle for most people,but a neccessity.

When it is a positive decision,taken from a situation of no debt,it seems to involve a strength of belief,and consequencial habits more like a religion than anything else.
by oldjerry
Thu May 30, 2013 10:47 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Best garden veg
Replies: 18
Views: 5151

Re: Best garden veg

[quote="donegalwildman"]I very much like chard and its close relative perpetual spinach (spinach beet).

I'm staggered.I accept that when you're really hungry,needs must and all that,but 'like very much' ?????

Tastes like old dishcloth to me

Still, wouldn't do if we was all the same would it??!!
by oldjerry
Thu May 30, 2013 7:49 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Generous freebies and learning new skills
Replies: 4
Views: 1504

Re: Generous freebies and learning new skills

Hare...bloody lovely.Red wine route for me too,Dad used to hang them,complete waste of time,a good french cookery book ( eg. Elizabeth David) yum. Cure the skin.All that shellfish,lucky you,when I get home the bath's usually full of dirty washing.
by oldjerry
Thu May 30, 2013 7:40 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: suitable plants for chickens
Replies: 3
Views: 1500

Re: suitable plants for chickens

Depends what you call dwarf stock,Jon.I go for cherries on pixy stock,they never make more than 6'.That's Morrello on a North wall,and any old eating variety out in the sun. Chickens.. well specially comfrey and dandelions,couldn't agree more.As everyone must know ad nauseum,I'm a 'Tractor boy'(noth...
by oldjerry
Tue May 28, 2013 9:31 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: DIY Hydroponics
Replies: 27
Views: 11470

Re: DIY Hydroponics

Thanks Tony,bit hammered at present,will get back to you when things level up ,you have to be more simplistic for a simplistic bloke.I know it's a pain,but you put it up.I've looked again, and you've answered a lot, but asked some too. 1)what's the nutrient?...Again,apols, brilliant set up. BWs.
by oldjerry
Tue May 28, 2013 3:12 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: DIY Hydroponics
Replies: 27
Views: 11470

Re: DIY Hydroponics

So many questions..First anyhow,it looks great Tony.Is your medium some sort of vermiculite?(looks a bit like it)Where does the water drain off? basically more detail of the structure and less of the showing off how good your veg is!(OK,it's pretty good!).Top stuff cutting the drainpipes,some sort o...
by oldjerry
Sat May 25, 2013 11:47 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Best garden veg
Replies: 18
Views: 5151

Re: Best garden veg

Runner Bean 'Painted Lady' would be worth growing just as an ornamental annual climber.Wigwam it in your herbacious bed.Not the highest cropper,but still pretty good.Been in cultivation since the 1600's so can't be that bad.Just remembered,grow some globe artichoke,Scozonera,andFennel as well.
by oldjerry
Thu May 23, 2013 9:31 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Bloody, Bloody, Weather
Replies: 54
Views: 9616

Re: Bloody, Bloody, Weather

They may have trouble in the European courts,Jon,but it'll be a pushover here in blighty.Defra,Monsanto(and similar),the NUFand our friendly badger/buzzard killer,Paterson all relieve themselves in the same stinking ditch...the 4 Horsesarses of the Apocalypse!....that probably won't seem funny when ...
by oldjerry
Tue May 21, 2013 2:50 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Daughter wants a bunny.
Replies: 8
Views: 1388

Re: Daughter wants a bunny.

A couple of students I once knew in Luton had a house rabbit that never went outside,always used a litter tray,and seemed happy and healthy. Currently my 6 yr old has a rabbit(Dash) that lives outside off the ground,but spends dry days in an outside run on the only remaining bit of lawn I haven't du...
by oldjerry
Mon May 20, 2013 9:27 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Bloody, Bloody, Weather
Replies: 54
Views: 9616

Re: Bloody, Bloody, Weather

Did think of moving to Italy......then again perhaps not.

It's no consolation ,but this has been as crap a spring as I can ever remember.In all honesty,if it wasn't for the fact that joblessness,and illness has us staring penury straight in the face,I wouldn't bother trying to plant anything.
by oldjerry
Sun May 19, 2013 6:35 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Help! Invasion of small white millipede things! Any ideas?
Replies: 7
Views: 2542

Re: Help! Invasion of small white millipede things! Any idea

Never seen these before,so I pressed a few keys: You've probably sussed this by now,but they seem worst in newly turned over grass(suggesting cultivation will eventually mean they are sorted by birds ,frogs etc),they like drought(like we've had loads of that in the last few years),and people recomme...