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by Weedo
Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: Smart phones
Replies: 13
Views: 4740

Re: Smart phones

don't have one, don't need one, cant see why anyone else would either - total technophobe
by Weedo
Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: No dig gardening method
Replies: 41
Views: 10662

Re: No dig gardening method

Hi, sorry guys but I have to jump in with some science on this one Doofa - manure is most definitely NOT just grass clippings with the nitrogen removed. Firstly, ruminants (in this case cattle) do not just graze grass (unless on a monoculture pasture - in which case any competent husbander would sup...
by Weedo
Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Fresh woodchip and chickens - OK?
Replies: 10
Views: 2204

Re: Fresh woodchip and chickens - OK?

I have used willow solution as a rooting stimulant - I used fresh green twigs, poured boiling water over them and let steep for 24 hours. I does work but I have never tried to keep it. The willow is so easy to get that there is really no purpose in trying the store the solution.
by Weedo
Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Bread
Replies: 10
Views: 3803

Re: Bread

GA - the higher fat & protein, nil carb diet worked really well for me - 10kg lost. The really hard bit is getting the right food while travelling (which I do a lot for work), particularly in the remoter parts and watching the carb overload with the beer. Ordering a bar meal like a hamburger with no...
by Weedo
Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Bread
Replies: 10
Views: 3803

Re: Bread

I found a treasure at a charity book stall for $2 - The Sunday Times "Book of Real Bread" 1982. I think I may need a translation or two as I work through it though. It still has the London Bookshops original price sticker on it
by Weedo
Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Kent
Replies: 8
Views: 3174

Re: Hello from Kent

Hi & welcome
I'm from nowhere around anyone really but love this site - learning heaps
by Weedo
Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Daffodils
Replies: 14
Views: 4673

Re: Daffodils

Force 10! - I can't even think of what that would do to my place if it blew for 48 hours, winds above 50km are rare for us
I doubt of there would be many trees left standing - on the bright side (for you) I will be enjoying 43C today with nothing below 34C daytime or 17C nightime for the next week
by Weedo
Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Fresh woodchip and chickens - OK?
Replies: 10
Views: 2204

Re: Fresh woodchip and chickens - OK?

Willow is OK but be prepared for very happy chooks as they max out on salicylic acid and the natural natural hormone Indolebutyric Acid (main component in commercial rooting hormones) Personally, I would allow the willow to leach for a month or two before using. Having said that, her the willows alo...
by Weedo
Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Daffodils
Replies: 14
Views: 4673

Re: Daffodils

Daffs are hard to grow for me, when they really want to take off we are still too warm and dry - the Jonnies do OK though
by Weedo
Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Screw top wine bottles.
Replies: 16
Views: 6996

Re: Screw top wine bottles.

reusing the liners may work for short term storage (opportunity to invent a way of filling?) but I know the "use by date" for wine in boxes is way shorter than bottles (one simply does not cellar wine in boxes. 'tis'nt done old chap) so perhaps they are not the best storage option?
by Weedo
Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Seville Oranges
Replies: 13
Views: 4531

Re: Seville Oranges

Rough or smooth Sevilles? Nearly impossible to find or buy a Seville orange tree in Oz and if you can, you need to mortgage your firstborn to be able to afford it
by Weedo
Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Compost worms
Replies: 18
Views: 6269

Re: Compost worms

They don't care! daddy is mommy and mommy is daddy but they really get twisted when they get together. Odsox - the reason your grass goes to goo is simply that it is 80 -90% water with only a little mechanical tissue to hold it up, if it was then out in the rain it added to the problem. If you can g...
by Weedo
Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Screw top wine bottles.
Replies: 16
Views: 6996

Re: Screw top wine bottles.

Another one for the Aussies - first wine in boxes and now screw to wine bottles. About all you can buy in Oz with a cork is bubbly (mostly plastic tops) or a few imported breeds. I have a few (very few) bottles with screw caps that have been on their side for up to 5 years without leakage. I think t...
by Weedo
Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Seasons on your patch?
Replies: 18
Views: 4287

Re: Seasons on your patch?

Green Aura - the only pure angus we have are the bulls, for production about half our breeding herd are Shorthorn X Angus F1, Because Angus are black (at least the black ones are) and red is dominant in Shorthorns F1 and F2 offspring are almost always black, black with some white and the occasional ...
by Weedo
Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Seasons on your patch?
Replies: 18
Views: 4287

Re: Seasons on your patch?

Sorry Bonnie, I didn't answer your other query - 75 litres per head per day is the minimum we allow for in pipeline flow and reserve (we hold about 4 days reserve in case of pump breakdown) 75 litres is about the average daily consumption per head in summer - naturally a 1500kg bull needs more than ...