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by Henwoman
Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:49 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Wild food courses in Exeter, Oxford,Northampton, Totnes
Replies: 8
Views: 14054

Re: Wild food courses in Exeter, Oxford,Northampton, Totnes

Sounding good! You could try advertising on: http://brittany.angloinfo.com/forum Under Local Discussions (see right hand column of page) in one of the following sections: Home and Garden Entertainment General I'm sure there would be lot of people who would be interested. You have your first attendee...
by Henwoman
Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:12 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Daylight and hen laying
Replies: 3
Views: 1320

Re: Daylight and hen laying

I rarely let my chickens out before 09.00am as I can't seem to get out of bed early enough at the moment. When the summer gets going so do I. However, my hens are laying reasonably well in spite of them going to bed at 19.00hrs, so only getting ten hours. With regard to uncovering the window, as I u...
by Henwoman
Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:04 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Wild food courses in Exeter, Oxford,Northampton, Totnes
Replies: 8
Views: 14054

Re: Wild food courses in Exeter, Oxford,Northampton, Totnes

If you'd like to come to Brittany and do a course here you'd be very welcome to stay for free in a gite in my garden. I'd love to go on a foraging course here and I'm sure there'd be others too.
by Henwoman
Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:16 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Spent compost uses ?
Replies: 8
Views: 997

Re: Spent compost uses ?

I divide spent compost between my five compost bins and don't appear to have had any problems with disease in the past. Anything organic is good imho for adding to the compost bins and I like to get the best value I can from the bought in compost.
by Henwoman
Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:56 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Wild food courses in Exeter, Oxford,Northampton, Totnes
Replies: 8
Views: 14054

Re: Wild food courses in Exeter, Oxford,Northampton, Totnes

Nothing about the Autumn courses on this link, or aren't I looking in the right place?
by Henwoman
Sat Mar 10, 2012 12:57 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Shoestring Gardener - free Kindle book just today
Replies: 4
Views: 8151

Shoestring Gardener - free Kindle book just today

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B007IIC4Y2/?tag=ukkuf-21 This is a link to a website where the free for Kindle books are updated every six hours. Be careful as some are not free, they seem to sneak the odd one in. Once the day is over then too most of the previous day's books are payable. This on...
by Henwoman
Sat Mar 10, 2012 12:13 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Rainwater harvesting - your experiences
Replies: 28
Views: 17743

Re: Rainwater harvesting - your experiences

If anyone in Brittany, or perhaps France generally, is reading this. I bought five 11 litre dull green watering cans from SuperU this week for €1.95 each - brilliant value. The same ones I always buy, but cheaper than ever.
by Henwoman
Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:45 am
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Rainwater harvesting - your experiences
Replies: 28
Views: 17743

Re: Rainwater harvesting - your experiences

In my garden I have a 4m gutter on the woodshed draining into a water butt which has a hose going to the fish pond to keep it topped up. In the driveway I have a waterbutt taking water from the house roof which I use to water the terrace and driveway plants. On my field where I have no water supply,...
by Henwoman
Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: I'm pleased with my Coloured Egg layers this year
Replies: 22
Views: 5182

Re: I'm pleased with my Coloured Egg layers this year

Now I'm back on this thread I can see it too - lovely photo! My cream legbars are not laying - sob, sob. They are old enough and I don't know what is wrong. They are in a separate very, very large run, as I want eventually to be able to incubate fertilised eggs and know that only this trio were invo...
by Henwoman
Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:50 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Artichokes - Globe
Replies: 13
Views: 4409

Re: Artichokes - Globe

Apparently Brittany supplies 75-90% of all the artichokes eaten in France - they are grown prolifically in the area near to Roscoff. I love them and did have three plants which produced small artichokes. I buy them frequently and when my Breton neighbours came to lunch one day last summer, I served ...
by Henwoman
Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:47 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Rats in the Chook house
Replies: 9
Views: 3976

Re: Rats in the Chook house

If there are rats you often see a "rat run" which is a narrow trail which the rats use on a regular basis, also droppings. Certainly hens do often lay away from the nesting box and I've often found 12-15 eggs in a little outside makeshift nest which I knew nothing about. I shouldn't worry - I think ...
by Henwoman
Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: growing ginger
Replies: 8
Views: 1464

Re: growing ginger

Ooo - that sounds a good idea. I use ginger a lot and had never thought of trying to grow it.
by Henwoman
Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:43 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Rhubarb concerns
Replies: 10
Views: 1500

Re: Rhubarb concerns

My established rhubarb was in leaf when I took photos for my blog of 9 December 2011: http://livingin22.blogspot.com/search?updated-min=2010-12-31T15:00:00-08:00&updated-max=2011-12-18T14:38:00%2B01:00&max-results=50&start=9&by-date=false These plants were given to me by a chap who helped me gardeni...
by Henwoman
Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:41 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: I'm pleased with my Coloured Egg layers this year
Replies: 22
Views: 5182

Re: I'm pleased with my Coloured Egg layers this year

Is this a joke? There's no picture showing for me.
by Henwoman
Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:56 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: DIY automatic coop door opener
Replies: 6
Views: 4307

Re: DIY automatic coop door opener

It looks brilliant. I bought an automatic opener/closer a few years ago and put it in the garage for installing when I had a handyman around. I know it's there somewhere, but I just can't find it and I feel I've looked everywhere. Buxxer, buxxer, buxxer!