Search found 360 matches

by Weedo
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Pet gripes
Replies: 13
Views: 587

Re: Pet gripes

not just a seasonal gripe Skip, seems to be more and more of these "events" every year including adopting Halloween from the yanks (NOT All Hallows Evening). We now prefer to only buy one gift per grandchild but give a cash gift to the parents which is much apreciated (drip feed the inheritance?) Mr...
by Weedo
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficient skills List
Replies: 5
Views: 89

Re: Self sufficient skills List

Thought provoking! Who would survive armageddon? Hopeless at any household crafts (with you Odsox) except perhaps basic basketry but I know how to prepare a number of fibres for spinnig and dyeing I can cook in almost any situation from campfire to range and Le Creuset to leaf lined hole in the grou...
by Weedo
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Pet gripes
Replies: 13
Views: 587

Re: Pet gripes

Sorry Skip but having horses does make them most important people in the world, just ask them. The Prado (not a typo) Princesses around here have an absolute priority on the road with their huge floats and insist their packaged dog food on legs be given right of way.
by Weedo
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How to post a picture
Replies: 19
Views: 5098

Re: How to post a picture

Playing devils advocate 1/A weed is a plant whose virtues are yet to be found 2/Humans are a naturally occuring species that is expanding its range; ergo, as a vector for plants, animals and diseases this spread is a naturally occuring and necessary process. 3/ Hmmmmm! can't really argue with that o...
by Weedo
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How to post a picture
Replies: 19
Views: 5098

Re: How to post a picture

Odsox this raises a discussion (polite word) that has been going on in the "weeds" world for many years and I don't want to start it again here BUT; there are three things that it centres around. 1/ What IS a "weed"? Essentially the concept of a weed is a human construct and doen't exist in nature 2...
by Weedo
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Berry identification urgent !!!
Replies: 4
Views: 366

Re: Berry identification urgent !!!

Hi I tend towards OS's identification although the pics are a little vague for a couple of points. I went to my records for toxic plants in ornamental horticulture (Australian information so not absolute for that little island off the French coast) 1/ My references note all Berberis species should b...
by Weedo
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How to post a picture
Replies: 19
Views: 5098

Re: How to post a picture

Horsetails (around 12 spp) are native to the cooler Northern climes and inhabit moist / riparian areas. Yes they are very prolific and extremely hard to eradicate once established - hence our Nationwide "nil-tolerance" approach. I your case PMcG they are in their natural environment. Don't worry GA,...
by Weedo
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How to post a picture
Replies: 19
Views: 5098

Re: How to post a picture

Probably not GA although it is as situational; I have no doubt you would object to privet popping up in your potatoe patch. For us, there are two main focuses on the invasives front - protection of agriculture and horticulture and protection of our natural environment and these can sometimes clash. ...
by Weedo
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How to post a picture
Replies: 19
Views: 5098

Re: How to post a picture

If I was a Grinch I would say that I can see at least 5 invasive species that would warrant a visit from the authorities; but since I'm not I won't say anything. (one mans meat....)
by Weedo
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Adopting ex battery hens
Replies: 6
Views: 698

Re: Adopting ex battery hens

detached contact works for assimilating flocks; they can still test dominance through the fence. I would suggest that, as with all flock / herd animals, there will be a fairly constant dominance battle going on, generally mostly bluff, as each tries to climb the social ladder. Roosters tend to minim...
by Weedo
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Grow lettuce in pop bottles
Replies: 10
Views: 1203

Re: Grow lettuce in pop bottles

Sorry for my antiodean ignorance, but what is "pop"? Down here the term is usually applied to sweet, bubbly, cheap alcoholic beverages commonly consumed by females in their teens.
by Weedo
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you growing right now?
Replies: 15
Views: 1068

Re: What are you growing right now?

First Dwarf beans in on Sunday, more capsicum and corgette plants in (seed failed in heat) First early tomatoes in under cover, all heritage varieties so seed saving a possibility (Grosse lisse, Mortgage lifter and tiny tom). Picked the last 2 OK cabbages, the rest and the cauli's bolting so they wi...
by Weedo
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Adopting ex battery hens
Replies: 6
Views: 698

Re: Adopting ex battery hens

I adopted several last year (Isa Browns), not into an existing flock though. There have been no health problems at all with them and they are very productive (but refuse to brood). I agree with Odsox, they have certainly been dosed with and for everything
by Weedo
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Hot weather and water
Replies: 24
Views: 1994

Re: Hot weather and water

Thanks folks - this backs up the info I have found so far.
by Weedo
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Hot weather and water
Replies: 24
Views: 1994

Re: Hot weather and water

Wicking beds anyone? With the ongoing very dry conditions (high evaporation rates) I have trouble with raising young plants mainly because I can only get to water them once a day in the evening and sometimes only every second day. I can mulch when they are larger and I could spend up on automatics b...