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by JMcElroy
17 Sep 2020, 11:02
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Moveable Electric Fencing
Replies: 11
Views: 1825

Re: Moveable Electric Fencing

Great, thanks Mo. I am in for some fun and games so. I will take a look at the wing again and see if I can trim it a bit more without going in to blood vessels. Hopefully will help.
by JMcElroy
16 Sep 2020, 18:46
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Moveable Electric Fencing
Replies: 11
Views: 1825

Re: Moveable Electric Fencing

Ok, I am back with another issue. I put the electric fence up. All went well...until last night. One of my chickens (where I clipped the wing but am thinking maybe not enough) flew out over the fence. This is a real issue as the rest of my garden has numerous exits to a field and road. Any ideas. Sh...
by JMcElroy
11 Sep 2020, 19:07
Forum: Vegetable and Fruit Gardening
Topic: Courgette support in Polytunnel
Replies: 6
Views: 804

Re: Courgette support in Polytunnel

As a learning point, how did you get on with these? I saw on Beechgrove recently that George cut back his ranging squash plants so am a bit more sure of my ground on that now. The squash plants actually haven't needed as much support as I had envisioned. So I have just let them grow and flower. Hav...
by JMcElroy
11 Sep 2020, 19:01
Forum: Vegetable and Fruit Gardening
Topic: Best Food Trees for Medium Garden
Replies: 15
Views: 1600

Re: Best Food Trees for Medium Garden

Would you perhaps know what type of Hazel Tree you have?
by JMcElroy
11 Sep 2020, 10:24
Forum: Vegetable and Fruit Gardening
Topic: Best Food Trees for Medium Garden
Replies: 15
Views: 1600

Re: Best Food Trees for Medium Garden

Thank you all. Lots to consider. I will do some further research.
by JMcElroy
10 Sep 2020, 18:18
Forum: Vegetable and Fruit Gardening
Topic: Best Food Trees for Medium Garden
Replies: 15
Views: 1600

Re: Best Food Trees for Medium Garden

I agree with Mo - I don't know of any "food" trees that are evergreen. Funny enough, all the trees I planted in my garden was to enjoy privacy. I have a hazel tree which not only grows fast but in late winter, produces catkins if that helps. The tree is so mature now that when I cut some ...
by JMcElroy
10 Sep 2020, 18:15
Forum: Vegetable and Fruit Gardening
Topic: Best Food Trees for Medium Garden
Replies: 15
Views: 1600

Re: Best Food Trees for Medium Garden

Mo wrote:What varieties of apple have you planted?


Jonagold and Elstar as far as I remember.
by JMcElroy
10 Sep 2020, 18:14
Forum: Vegetable and Fruit Gardening
Topic: Best Food Trees for Medium Garden
Replies: 15
Views: 1600

Re: Best Food Trees for Medium Garden

The height will depend on the rootstock it is grafted on. Can't think of an evergreen fruit tree. Damson would probably do OK, It's fine in the NW of England. Different sorts are available and different rootstocks There are other plums, all worth growing. Probably best to get advice from a local or...
by JMcElroy
10 Sep 2020, 18:12
Forum: Vegetable and Fruit Gardening
Topic: Best Food Trees for Medium Garden
Replies: 15
Views: 1600

Re: Best Food Trees for Medium Garden

Hazelnut trees were something I was looking at. Nurseries here won't stock them until late November. But I was considering maybe two or three of these. What type/s do you have? Net curtains - its actually the neighbours window (house beside us) looking into our garden. So not directly into our house...
by JMcElroy
10 Sep 2020, 14:49
Forum: Vegetable and Fruit Gardening
Topic: Best Food Trees for Medium Garden
Replies: 15
Views: 1600

Best Food Trees for Medium Garden

I have a medium sized garden and am hoping to plant a couple of "food" trees to block off the neighbours top floor bedroom windows overlooking it. I have some apple trees planted, however am wondering what else I could add in. I was hoping for a tree that is: Evergreen 10-12' approx height...
by JMcElroy
21 Aug 2020, 17:38
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Red Columbine
Replies: 3
Views: 562

Re: Red Columbine

Ah yes, the black tail. Thank you, thats great. I just got one with a Black Rock, so hopefully a good choice. Thank you again Karen, you've given me a lot of information on this and my other post.
by JMcElroy
21 Aug 2020, 17:06
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Red Columbine
Replies: 3
Views: 562

Red Columbine

Hi all, just wondering if anyone has any feedback on Red Columbine Black Tail chickens. Finding it difficult to find much information on them, as I believe they are a new hybrid.
by JMcElroy
20 Aug 2020, 08:35
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Chickens the same age
Replies: 5
Views: 597

Re: Chickens the same age

Thank you Karen. Yes, I would definitely get 2, and not just add another 1. I am very worried about the pecking/bullying though. Chickens are like gold dust these days, so difficult to find. So thats why I was going to add another two now, rather than wait another year, as I sense things could be a ...
by JMcElroy
19 Aug 2020, 18:00
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Chickens the same age
Replies: 5
Views: 597

Re: Chickens the same age

We got 3 at the same time, but the fox got one.

We have 2 and were going to add another 2. Is that what you mean?