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by Johnboy
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Moths - lack of
Replies: 35
Views: 8260

Re: Moths - lack of

Hi Gerry,
I sometimes drive a Land Rover and still a lack of windscreen suicides.
by Johnboy
Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Moths - lack of
Replies: 35
Views: 8260

Re: Moths - lack of

Hi Monika, Stream-lining I think not. It may cut a few out but I very often do an 80 mile round journey and I go through mainly very rural meadow and woodland and these insects simply are not about. Theories are fine but theories have to be proven. My house doesn't have streamline windows and on a b...
by Johnboy
Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Moths - lack of
Replies: 35
Views: 8260

Re: Moths - lack of

Hi OH, I haven't noticed a decrease in bat activity but to be honest I haven't been looking. I have three different species of bats here two in my loft, pipistrelle and long eared, and daubenton in the barn. I need something to distract me at present as I have managed to break my left arm and can't ...
by Johnboy
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Moths - lack of
Replies: 35
Views: 8260

Re: Moths - lack of

When I moved here nearing 40 years ago night driving was nightmare because of the flying insects and on say a 50 mile journey at night you would have to stop and physically clean the windscreen and today I can do the same journey without even stopping. Perhaps we did have too many night insects then...
by Johnboy
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Alpine strawberries
Replies: 7
Views: 1966

Re: Alpine strawberries

My comment would would be too much picking for the amount of eating.
by Johnboy
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Egg Shells for Calcium
Replies: 3
Views: 2326

Re: Egg Shells for Calcium

The best way to dry eggshells is in a tray at the bottom of your oven and when heated and allowed to cool they are easier to crush. You can go the whole hog and put the crushed particles through a blender and this gives a coarse kind of flour and this is best added in small quantities to each layer ...
by Johnboy
Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs - 2017.
Replies: 185
Views: 26765

Re: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs - 2017.

I do have an estate behind my place and we get plenty of Pheasants that take over on my place in the belt of Maize that I grow for them. Occasionally we do get a few in the the veg plot and as Monika says they can be thugs. As a matter of priciple I neither shoot or eat Pheasants as if you study tha...
by Johnboy
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday Old Herbaceous!
Replies: 18
Views: 3740

Re: Happy Birthday Old Herbaceous!

Dear OH, I can see that you are trying to catch me up. By the time you read this greeting I fear the event will have taken place. How ever I would like to thank you on your birthday for all the good advice you have given over the years and the hundreds of people who have benefited from your advice. ...
by Johnboy
Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Hard day at work?
Replies: 6
Views: 1512

Re: Hard day at work?

Hi Peter,
Originally I put the website that you have kindly supplied but the video was missing so I had to quickly make an amendment. What I got was a different version altogether which I do not understand.
I am truly thankful for your kind assistance.
Sincerely,
JB
by Johnboy
Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Hard day at work?
Replies: 6
Views: 1512

Hard day at work?

If you have had a hard day and need something to allow you chill out try logging onto this site. marwood hill gardens and click on garden to run the short video and watch while you also enjoy a nice glass of your favourite tipple. If you know of any other like sites please add to the thread. JB. htt...
by Johnboy
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: You learn something new every day !
Replies: 3
Views: 993

Re: You learn something new every day !

Hi Primrose,
I think the flower in question is Lisianthus known in the florists trade as Eustoma. Not sure of the foliage though.
by Johnboy
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday.
Replies: 8
Views: 1525

Re: Happy Birthday.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Shallot Man. I can see that you are trying to catch me up!
I do hope that you have had a wonderful day.
by Johnboy
Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs - 2017.
Replies: 185
Views: 26765

Re: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs - 2017.

New Potatoes in Morrisons in Leominster Herefordshire £2.92 a Kilo yet twenty miles away Harry Tuffins in Knighton Powys best Welsh Pembroke New Potatoes 65p per kilo. I asked the manager in Leominster why such a high price and he wouldn't reply. That's as good as an answer or maybe even better!
by Johnboy
Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Fresh lawn clipping as mulch
Replies: 42
Views: 14533

Re: Fresh lawn clipping as mulch

Hi Geoff, We use our liquid feed from the bathtub and find that right now in July the carrots need a boost and especially where the thinings have given us nice young fresh pullings. I am afraid with carrots I use pelleted seed and plant one seed every inch and then thin out to three inches spacing f...
by Johnboy
Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Winter Greens Collection
Replies: 9
Views: 3002

Re: Winter Greens Collection

Hi Tigerburnie, Closer together is a big mistake because the 2' x 2' quoted by Monika to me is correct but should be treated as a minimum and not a maximum spacing. The cabbage famiy are a hungry lot and need as little competition as possible. To plant closer puts the plants into direct competition ...

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