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by Trev62
11 Jul 2016, 22:02
Forum: Environmental, Green & Ethical Issues
Topic: for anyone that's against experiments on animals
Replies: 1
Views: 2008

Re: for anyone that's against experiments on animals

An update on this situation:

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Hope this link works as I have no idea what I am doing!!
by Trev62
11 Jul 2016, 21:50
Forum: Vegetable and Fruit Gardening
Topic: Lemongrass
Replies: 2
Views: 2079

Lemongrass

We pulled our first home grown lemon grass tonight to use in a stir fry. After trying to grow it from seed for the last two years and failing abysmally my partner brought four pieces in a packet from a "well known" superstore for 1 GBP on her last visit to England. We placed them in water ...
by Trev62
09 Jul 2016, 15:11
Forum: Other Wildlife
Topic: Snakes
Replies: 6
Views: 3295

Snakes

When checking our perimeter fence today I moved some wall stones and came face to face with a beautiful adder, closest I have been to one but it was not too impressed at being disturbed! Wish I had had my camera to hand, neither of us moved for what seemed like ages before it disappeared through the...
by Trev62
08 Jul 2016, 07:18
Forum: Vegetable and Fruit Gardening
Topic: Growing Ginger
Replies: 14
Views: 6255

Re: Growing Ginger

I haven't but it sounds interesting. As bunny nibbled it, I take it that you are growing it outside? We are growing inside as a pot plant. The rabbit lives in the house with a dog crate as a home but has free run during the day to go outside as he pleases. We are currently litter training him but h...
by Trev62
07 Jul 2016, 20:49
Forum: Vegetable and Fruit Gardening
Topic: Growing Ginger
Replies: 14
Views: 6255

Growing Ginger

Always willing to try growing new things we were told ginger is easy to grow and once established you will never have to buy it again. Liking the sound of that I went to the fridge, took out a piece, soaked it for 24 hours then buried in a pot of soil just beneath the surface. Lo and behold today (6...
by Trev62
07 Jul 2016, 20:10
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: New to chicken keeping
Replies: 40
Views: 9800

Re: New to chicken keeping

Thanks, I am absolutely rubbish on computers but will give it a go.

Just tried but post just, showed a long line of junk and no pictures so deleted it, as I said, useless on these things!
by Trev62
07 Jul 2016, 15:26
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: The first rhubarb of the season.
Replies: 6
Views: 4009

Re: The first rhubarb of the season.

We are pulling a lot of rhubarb at present mainly it is being frozen but some has been turned into jam (rhubard & raspberry, rhubarb & blackberry soon to try and make rhubarb & ginger) we are thinking of trying to make some wine as well, does anyone have a simple recipe?
by Trev62
07 Jul 2016, 14:26
Forum: Other Wildlife
Topic: Run away Mr Mole
Replies: 9
Views: 4738

Re: Run away Mr Mole

Not sure if I should open a new thread so I will apologize to the Initial Poster and request Admin/Mod moves this post if required. Simple question: "Has anyone found a sure fire way of getting rid of moles.......permanently?" Their tunnels and hills have destroyed 80% of our garlic crop a...
by Trev62
07 Jul 2016, 12:56
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: New to chicken keeping
Replies: 40
Views: 9800

Re: New to chicken keeping

Don't want to put you off, but any veg, and probably the grass too won't last long if the hens can get at it. They love scratching. We have experimented planted a herb garden this year, so far the chicks have flatten one thyme bush, they love sitting on top of it, corriander is also a favorite for ...
by Trev62
07 Jul 2016, 12:48
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: New to chicken keeping
Replies: 40
Views: 9800

Re: New to chicken keeping

BUT.. I had to be very careful not to feed the dogs near the chickens because the dogs would defend their food / bone and would 'snap'................... but as I said, even after years of them 'knowing' each other, it was definitely still a risk. (I trusted my dogs, but would not leave them unsupe...
by Trev62
05 Jul 2016, 19:45
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: New to chicken keeping
Replies: 40
Views: 9800

Re: New to chicken keeping

Thanks for replies. Hi Willow, We have split our garden in to two halves @ 1000 square metres each. One area is for for all our fruit, vegetables and grape vines. The other is a grassed area with an experimental herb garden plus a couple of extra vegetable beds as we seem to run out of space every y...
by Trev62
05 Jul 2016, 11:56
Forum: Garden Wildlife
Topic: Tortoise
Replies: 10
Views: 3771

Re: Tortoise

Wendy, I assume 'wild' in Bulgaria is not the same as 'wild' (feral?) in UK. In the back of my mind I wonder if they hibernate where they live naturally or if that is just necessary here. You often see them wandering around the forests here, this one just wandered in and keeps returning. She (we kn...
by Trev62
04 Jul 2016, 20:57
Forum: Garden Wildlife
Topic: Tortoise
Replies: 10
Views: 3771

Tortoise

We have a wild tortoise that constantly passes through our garden, it spends the odd night sleeping in the lemon balm or in our potato patch. During the day she can often be seen eating the wild cherries that have fallen to the ground, other favourites seem to be dandelion leaves and clover. She is ...
by Trev62
04 Jul 2016, 20:46
Forum: Garden Wildlife
Topic: The first slow worm in years!
Replies: 5
Views: 2365

Re: The first slow worm in years!

We often see slow worms when walking the dogs, one dog jumps a mile when he sees one the other tries to pick them up which is a problem as we have a variety of not very nice snakes where we live! As kids we used to catch and keep slow worms, amazing how actions and attitudes change as you get older ...
by Trev62
04 Jul 2016, 20:05
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: New to chicken keeping
Replies: 40
Views: 9800

New to chicken keeping

We took on our first chicks @ four weeks ago, five of them. We kept them in the living room overnight, transferring them to an indoor dog kennel whilst doing the daily morning chores then outside in the garden to run free placing them into a chicken wire run when we could not supervise them. We esti...