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Brambles, Ivy and Nettles

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 17:15

Any reputable hire company includes full face protection safety gear when hiring out brushcutters. 


Posted: 13/08/2014 at 16:53

Fg - you have a PM


Posted: 13/08/2014 at 16:40

It's been bright but breezy here today - there's some cloud banking up in the west now, but not a lot. 

Runner beans

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 16:14

Same here - sprinkler on for at least 20 minutes every evening in the hot dry weather. 

help needed ?

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 15:37

This is the thread Little-ann referred to 

Broad bean burn?

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 13:18

A farmer's daughter and sister here - will that do?    We regularly grew Field Beans which look like broad beans on the family farm.

They are harvested when they are dried, the pods blacken naturally and begin to shrivel - yes they do look burnt, but they're not.  The pods turn black as they dry.

They will soon be harvested with the combine harvester - the dried beans will go through a series of riddlers (shaking sieves) in the combine harvester to separate them from the bits of pod, stalk and leaf (haulms).  

The dried Field Beans go to the millers to be ground down to a flour and added to animal feed - they are high in protein.  The haulms are usually baled and they go for winter stock feed a bit like hay.  My herd of dairy goats ate a lot of bean straw in the winter as they need a lot of roughage. 

Wasps - such useful creatures

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 12:46

Wasps - such useful creatures

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 12:41

One of the frogs in our pond tried to eat one the other day - he spat it out looking a bit aggrieved and the wasp crawled away looking a bit dishevelled 

Wasps - such useful creatures

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 12:08

I love that Steve 


Posted: 13/08/2014 at 11:29

OH swears by First Defence and staying off public transport!

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Hallowe'en Howlers

A seasonal joke thread 
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Last Post: Today at 15:41

Tree of the Year

Some wonderful photographs of wonderful trees 
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Last Post: 29/10/2014 at 08:07

Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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Last Post: Today at 16:28

It's a mystery ....

Can you name this plant? 
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Last Post: 26/10/2014 at 19:27

Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 10:57

Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 11:25

Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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Last Post: 28/09/2014 at 14:37

Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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Last Post: 26/09/2014 at 06:36

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 10:46

If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Last Post: 20/09/2014 at 10:10

Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 21:38


Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 15:49

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Last Post: 20/08/2014 at 06:41

Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Last Post: 19/08/2014 at 06:16

Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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Last Post: 13/08/2014 at 18:54
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