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The World's Most Expensive Food

Posted: Yesterday at 17:48


Kef....I too have heard that Snake is akin to Chicken.  All sorts of stuff we could eat if we weren't so squeamish I suppose.  I believe also that Dog is quite tasty tho if it is that good, one wonders why China is beginning to import vast amounts of beef and lamb ?

I can see Goat but Bear ?  Not too convinced about that one.  Kangaroo is the new Venison I think ?

I might just stick to the Quorn

The World's Most Expensive Food

Posted: Yesterday at 17:13

We'll be fine Fairy........just as long as we don't become over confident and attempt to lean on the bar

Actually, I never saw the programme Pansy mentioned......I assume it is a follow on from Mega Yachts or Mega Rich ?  which I also didn't see.  Most of the programmes either have the dreaded "celebrity" word or "reality" in the title.......a distinct turn off

Just a sudden thought..........I wonder if THEY actually know the difference between Snail and Slug eggs ?

Now there's a comforting thought


The World's Most Expensive Food

Posted: Yesterday at 16:33

You're on Del Boy...........just a case of how many chickens you can get in a Reliant Robin

HELP! Something is growing on the terracotta Pot!

Posted: Yesterday at 16:01

Dalia..........nothing to do with what your pot looks like but I think you are over potting your Avocado.

IMO, that size of pot is way too big for the plant..........particularly at this time of year, you don't want a huge wodge of (damp )  compost around it..  I'd keep it in a smaller pot until it puts on more growth.

The World's Most Expensive Food

Posted: Yesterday at 15:46

After laboriously collecting snail eggs from various pots, I've just given them to my Chickens for a treat  They must be worth their weight in gold at the moment.

Mind you, I'm seeing adverts for joints of meat ........albatross stuffed with seagull, stuffed with sparrows, etc.  You know the sort of thing ?  I'm now thinking Chicken stuffed with snail eggs......a gourmet delight for rich idiots.....and I shall begin marketing straight away


Posted: 26/11/2015 at 18:07

Hard as it may seem, the Environmental People do advise the complete cessation of feeding birds for a period.  Be it 2 or 4 weeks, not putting out any feed can help to move the rats on.

If you keep chickens, ensure that their feeding station is as vermin proof as possible.   

Talkback: How to make a comfrey liquid feed

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 17:52

I'd leave it to steep for 3 or 4 weeks and then use it.

Not the best time of year to use the growth in Spring and Summer to concoct your feed and use the same year.


Posted: 26/11/2015 at 17:48

If he is 86 and a gardener I imagine he will turn up his nose at most of the "gadgets" available now.......he probably has  a better idea what works than most of us

A difficult problem.  I don't envy you trying to find something suitable.

Pansy's suggestion may hit the mark

Aeonium 'Zwartkop':- over-wintering.

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 16:53

Couldn't agree more's the wet rather than the cold which finishes off the more tender stuff during the winter.

I'm really only risking it because I have plenty of Aeoniums but I might try the polythene idea

Aeonium 'Zwartkop':- over-wintering.

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 15:02

Like the accent Verdun

I'm going to leave one of my Aeoniums in the garden this winter.......NOT the Schwartzkopf...........and see what happens.  I usually put them in an unheated G/H but running out of room.

I'm prepared to see a mushy mound come Feb. but you never know.  I wouldn't risk it in a more northerly area but I always take cuttings in the summer to be on the safe side

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