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The Notice Board

Site Information and Announcements and Advice on "how to do it".

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Welcome to the Forums

New to the Forums or looking to join ? This is the place to say hello and introduce yourself. If you have a specific question to ask, please post in the relevant forum as this is a greeting place.

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Last post by Urbanite
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Photograph and recipe competitions. Why not join in and have a go?

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Growing FAQs and other Information

If you need information fast it could be here

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Last post by Aunt Sally
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Grow Your Own

All about growing your own vegetables, fruit and herbs whether in your garden or allotment plot.

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Child Boards: The Show Bench, Potato & Tomato Popularity Polls
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General Gardening

About growing those things you can't eat! Like lawns and flowers - although they do make life better

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Growing in Greenhouses & Polytunnels

Size doesn't matter.

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Poultry and Pets

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Poultry FAQs and other Information

Articles and Information Stickies about keeping Poultry

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Last post by joyfull
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The Hen House

Keeping chickens or laying hens is the next step from growing your own vegetables. Maybe you have ducks, geese, quail or your own Christmas turkey. This is the forum for help and advice and passing on your tips and knowledge rather than chatting.

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Chicken Chat

If you want to share your stories and experiences about your poultry you can chat about it here with other like-minded people but be careful not to compromise your or other people's security !

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Pets without Feathers

Or animals in small numbers but including bees

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Poultry Swap Shop

Poultry and Fertile Eggs (and occasionally other livestock) - Swaps and "Free to a Good Home" only ! Please read the Sticky at the top.

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Last post by willowbee
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Smallhold Farming and Rural Living

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Livestock and Growing on a larger scale

Cows, Sheep, Pigs, Llamas, Alpacas and even Ostriches - larger livestock or poultry on a bigger scale. Beyond the allotment! From arable crops to pasture land.

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Last post by Kevin67
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Property, Buildings, Equipment and Alternative Energy

From farm buildings to green construction, insulation etc. From tractors to trailors: muck spreaders to forage harvester. All you need for for a few acres or more. Buy it or hire it and how to use it. Wind Turbines, Solar Panels and even hydro-power. Don't forget the wood burner!

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Last post by Yorkie
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Eating and Drinking

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Cooking, Storing and Preserving

Questions, Tips, Recipes - Post them here

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Last post by chrissie B
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By request, a section for those who make their own beer and wine - the homebrewer. Drinkers welcome too!

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Kitchen Natter

Chit Chat about anything to do with Kitchens.

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Chatting on the Plot

A light hearted natter to your plot neighbours

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Child Boards: Chatting on the Plot - Stickies, Events and Places to Visit
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Equipment Shed

Rotovators and hoes, seed trays and compost, spades and forks, greenhouses and sheds; we all need equipment to grow. What's useful and what's just a waste that looked good in the shop?

Moderator: JayG

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Design and Construction

Building and repairs, laying shed bases, building coldframes / greenhouses / poultry houses / runs etc. and for in depth intellectual debates about which nails to use or the best way to treat wood and suchlike.

Moderator: JayG

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Last post by chillimummy
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Frugal Living

Skip diving and making from pallets - whatever you feel helps. Waste not, want not!

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Last post by sunshineband
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Swap Shop and Recycle - All "free to a good home"

Swap your seeds or plants here. Recycling offers too. Sorry, strictly nothing for sale ! Please read the sticky at the top.

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