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by sally wright
Tue Jan 10, 2006 5:24 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: bee keeping on my allotments
Replies: 12
Views: 4090

Dear Kay, go to the website for Thornes, http://www.thorne.co.uk On their website there are links for most of the county beekeeping societies and you should go along to meetings to see if you would still like to keep bees after meeting a hive with the lid off. 60,000 bees can be very intimidating to...
by sally wright
Sun Jan 01, 2006 10:42 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Frozen Kale
Replies: 1
Views: 1417

Dear Peter,
don't get rid of the plants just yet, they may still produce some tender shoots as the weather warms up.
Regards Sally Wright.
by sally wright
Thu Dec 08, 2005 6:32 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Pariffin
Replies: 17
Views: 5673

Dear Guest,
I work at one of the Cambridge University colleges that has a dining hall and chapel, both of which are lit wholly by candles. Happy now?
Regards Sally Wright.
by sally wright
Thu Dec 08, 2005 6:28 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Allotment hedge advice
Replies: 4
Views: 2148

Dear Peter, I agree with the berberis, pyracantha can grow 6-8 ft a year when it is established (and who will volunteer to prune it?). The reason it is called fire thorn is because when you are bitten by the thorns it stings like fire! Another shrub to consider might be one of the shrub roses such a...
by sally wright
Wed Dec 07, 2005 10:47 am
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Ragwort
Replies: 13
Views: 4400

Dear Johnboy,
I think the act has been updated since then, in the 80's I think. I cannot remember exactly what it is called now but people have been done under its rules. It now includes those alien lovelies the giant hogweed, Japanese knotweed and Himalayan balsam.
Regards Sally Wright.
by sally wright
Wed Dec 07, 2005 12:16 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Pariffin
Replies: 17
Views: 5673

Dear Nog, I would try your local heating oil company. Some will deliver paraffin in large drums with a tap on them. Plan B would be a large DIY shed or failing that your local garage. I was under the impression that heating fuel was more like motoring diesel than paraffin. But if you have a large gl...
by sally wright
Wed Dec 07, 2005 12:04 am
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Ragwort
Replies: 13
Views: 4400

Dear Lyn, Ragwort is very toxic to livestock and anyone with it on their land who has horses and other herbivores should take every step to remove it. The creatures will ignore it when it is living but when it it dead they will eat it with mostly fatal consequences. It is a slow lingering death and ...
by sally wright
Tue Dec 06, 2005 3:20 pm
Forum: Cooking tips
Topic: STUFFED SQUASH
Replies: 3
Views: 2358

Dear All, A word of warning, if you are planning to microwave squash (which BTW they do very well) it is VERY IMPORTANT that you pierce the squash right through to the hollow in the middle. My neighbour forgot one day and blew the door off the microwave when the squash exploded. Michael Caine would ...

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