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by fruitfly
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How can I make a cat ramp?
Replies: 5
Views: 463

Re: How can I make a cat ramp?

It turns out he's not as ill as I thought we was, but thank you for the suggestions :)
by fruitfly
Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How can I make a cat ramp?
Replies: 5
Views: 463

How can I make a cat ramp?

My cat is getting on and doesn't spring up the stairs as he used to, and may also be hypertensive (awaiting test results). I want to help him by putting a plank up along the side of the stairs (a bit like those for bicycles in railway stations), which is the bit I could probably manage. What I also ...
by fruitfly
Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Chickens
Replies: 6
Views: 2251

Re: Chickens

I was putting food out the other day for the chickens and one went wild when it saw my ring (stones), so much so that even though it was downward, the chicken bent its neck to peck upwards, and with force. It happened again and now I have to make sure I don't wear stoned rings when out dealing with ...
by fruitfly
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Chickens
Replies: 6
Views: 2251

Re: Chickens

I've been dusting with the diatomaceous earth powder, hopefully will keep problems at bay.
by fruitfly
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Chickens
Replies: 6
Views: 2251

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: 6
Views: 2251

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: 6
Views: 2251

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: 7300

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: 1491

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: 3450

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: 1491

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: 1491

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: 1491

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: 7234

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: 20011

Re: 101 natural health and medicinal remedies

Can blackcurrant leaves be used as a remedy for something?