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by fruitfly
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Chickens
Replies: 4
Views: 60

Re: Chickens

Talking of pests, and this didn't happen when I had chickens a few years ago, when these chickens pooed, within ten minutes loads of flies came out of nowhere to work on the droppings in the garden (not in the shed, thankfully). I got four of them on Friday and today is the first day I let them free...
by fruitfly
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Chickens
Replies: 4
Views: 60

Re: Chickens

And they drop them wherever they are, is there anything I can do to make them toilet in a specific area?
by fruitfly
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Chickens
Replies: 4
Views: 60

Chickens

Is there a particular reason why chickens poo so much? It seems disproportionate compared to other small animals.
by fruitfly
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Free Ewes
Replies: 4
Views: 6582

Re: Free Ewes

Hi, did you find a home for them? An agricultural college might take some the next time you want to reduce your flock.
by fruitfly
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Mysterious bulb plant
Replies: 11
Views: 310

Re: Mysterious bulb plant

Crocosmia makes sense - I don't think it will come to much this year though.
by fruitfly
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Our time has come?
Replies: 9
Views: 1183

Re: Our time has come?

is there a serious and rational source of information that would tell us what is likely to happen the rest of the year or winter, not only regarding supermarket supplies but also financially, job market, etc.
by fruitfly
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Mysterious bulb plant
Replies: 11
Views: 310

Re: Mysterious bulb plant

is there a way to prevent the rust?
by fruitfly
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Mysterious bulb plant
Replies: 11
Views: 310

Re: Mysterious bulb plant

The stacking effect of the bulbs is odd to me, i know they aren't dahlias as their bulbs are long. The blades are coming from the bulbs in the picture, they're not bits of grass. The clump of bulbs is about 16cm wide.
by fruitfly
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Mysterious bulb plant
Replies: 11
Views: 310

Mysterious bulb plant

I dug this up - can you tell what it is?
by fruitfly
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Cherry tree help
Replies: 8
Views: 6434

Re: Cherry tree help

This is a cherry tree in a little raised bed made with some bricks. I've added some fresh compost and used a few bricks around the tree trunk to protect it from the added layer. Is it necessary? If I remove the protective ring of bricks and add a couple or few inches of compost, will the trunk rot o...
by fruitfly
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 natural health and medicinal remedies
Replies: 23
Views: 18123

Re: 101 natural health and medicinal remedies

Can blackcurrant leaves be used as a remedy for something?
by fruitfly
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Bamboo advice please!
Replies: 14
Views: 2583

Re: Bamboo advice please!

I'm trying to get rid of a clump. I cut it down but now the bits of cane that are left are rock solid. Can I water with something like salt water and have it die or will I have to dig it out?
by fruitfly
Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Apples
Replies: 3
Views: 397

Re: Apples

those are excellent points to look out for. thanks.
by fruitfly
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Eco friendly insecticide
Replies: 13
Views: 6461

Re: Eco friendly insecticide

Can it be used in the watering can?
by fruitfly
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: For saving money around the house!
Replies: 38
Views: 19208

Re: For saving money around the house!

Microfibre fleece blanket used as a sheet keeps the bed warm if you don't like to use the heating. Plastic sheeting over the windows if you don't have double-glazing. Cut open a tube to extract the most of the product. Invest in a hand-held bidet if you're not metered to save on loo roll - or use cu...