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by Bowlander
Sun Dec 18, 2011 2:18 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What types of pumpkin and squash did you grow this year?
Replies: 25
Views: 5615

Re: What types of pumpkin and squash did you grow this year?

I got all my seeds from T&M - Black Beauty courgettes/marrows - very productive this year (cold and wet, no sun) butternut squash - a quick maturing variety Harrier? - didn't even set a fruit Petit-pans scallop mixed - really good, only the white ones seemed to come though. Delicious. Pumpkin - Jack...
by Bowlander
Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:16 am
Forum: Pets
Topic: I want a dog!
Replies: 39
Views: 31324

Re: I want a dog!

+1 for the local shelter, they do a great job and many of the dogs are in there out of no fault of their own, owners die, split up etc. We got a really nice springer spaniel from NESSR a few years ago who's owner couldn't cope with her and she's been fine, a bit of training was all she needed, they ...
by Bowlander
Sun Dec 11, 2011 7:54 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Multi fuel stoves etc
Replies: 60
Views: 25268

Re: Multi fuel stoves etc

We have a Clearview 650 in the kitchen and a Vision 500 in the living room. The 650 powers the heating system and provides hot water, the 500 just heats the water. Theres a back up oil boiler linked in but we've only had it on for 3 hours this autumn. We burn wood provided by the estate - mostly spr...
by Bowlander
Sun Dec 04, 2011 10:31 pm
Forum: Pets
Topic: homemade dog food
Replies: 7
Views: 4543

Re: homemade dog food

Tripe is great. Chicken carcasses can be got really cheap. Rabbits and pheasants are free - I just gut and skin and feed whole.

Read Billinghurst on BARFF, theres a few supplements dogs need if fed on this diet - we give ours brewers yeast and kelp extract.
by Bowlander
Fri Dec 02, 2011 7:15 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: PSB.... thoroughly confused....!
Replies: 5
Views: 1032

Re: PSB.... thoroughly confused....!

I'd start some off in modules now. However, I'm no expert - this year my PSB flowered when the plants were 6 inches high, the year before rabbits ate them all!!
by Bowlander
Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:49 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from the Forest of Bowland
Replies: 6
Views: 894

Hi from the Forest of Bowland


I live in the Forest of Bowland near Lancaster. We have a small veg garden and lots of free range poultry and a pony!