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rabbits

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 18:50
Sorry Fishy it wasn't a serious question. I spend time volunteering on an island where many of the top avian predators are naturally present.

It saddens me to see any of them in captivity, whether captive-bred or rescued. I know it is irrational but there it is!

So sorry, I'll pass on acquiring a bird of prey.

Just in passing - peregrines prefer a tasty pigeon.

Potential jam??

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 18:40
No need to prick them. Do it the lazy way. Put them in the freezer for a few days. When you put them in the gin the skin will split and the gin will turn a lovely shade of pink/red. Don't forget the sugar!

Unknown edible in garden what is it??

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 18:35
Where is this fruit growing? It looks like a member of the squash family. Marrow, etc.

Raised Borders with Sleepers

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 14:59
We've built a raised bed with scaffolding planks and I'm experimenting with putting damp-proof plastic between the soil and the wood. But railway sleepers are much more robust so I probably would dispense with it.

rabbits

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 14:55
Bushman, it is fine to recommend traps,(for rats, crows, magpies or bunnies) but unless you know exactly what you are going to do with what you catch they are no use, and if the traps kill you have to be prepared to dispose of the bodies. Thank G** for the waste food bin!!

I love rabbit stew, but some people are very squeamish.

And where, Fishy65 would one acquire a Goshawk?

Potential jam??

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 14:41
Sloes have sharp spines on the branches, which always go bad , so avoid. They could be bullaces - half way between sloes and damsons.

Ferret around in the orchard and you will find treasure. I love preserving!!

Water Butts STINK!

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 14:37
I keep my water butts closely covered at all times. I never deliberately empty them except by watering can for the garden. They never need scrubbing and some of the water in one or two of them must be years old and completely clear. And I never add chemicals or other devices to them.

Gardening gloves and sweaty hands

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 19:29
Sorry Dove, I stand corrected.

Advice on growing edibles under oak trees

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 15:51
No, not extra irrigation; that is not sustainable. Not a good place to grow veg. Full stop!

Gardening gloves and sweaty hands

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 15:43
Yes, but he lost his rag very quickly. Perhaps he was tired after all his bramble cutting!

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