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The Hen House / Re: Is she eating too much?
« Last post by ezlingling on Today at 04:33 »
Hi ezlingling  :)

If the other hen is not laying, she will be eating less.  Your healthy eater is just compensating for the calories expended in egg laying.  So long as she is bright eyed, active and happy, all is well.  Mine often stuff themselves like this during the day.

If she stops eating and looks depressed, a big crop like that can mean it is impacted but you will notice the difference in her behaviour, plus her crop will still be full first thing in the morning.
Hello.  Thank you! I love them so much, I don't want anything to happen to them so I freak out over the tiniest little things.  :)
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Grow Your Own / Re: wood ash
« Last post by booklady on Today at 00:27 »
I have put wood ash on the base of my fig tree for the last 15 years.  It's now enormous, with at least two harvests a year. I put it around berry and currant bushes too, all giving me great fruit. I mulch with rabbit droppings and straw too. I just followed what my French neighbours did to be honest, and these old country folk don't miss a trick!
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General Gardening / Honey fungus help
« Last post by Flowertot on Yesterday at 23:34 »
We have been in our house for 3 years and have had a few things die suddenly - a rose or two, a lilac, a plum, a tree peony - all in the same part of the garden. I recently sent a sample from the dead lilac to the RHS and they have confirmed that we have honey fungus  :(. We canít realistically remove all the soil in the border (and it may come back even if we could) so Iím thinking perhaps weíll just have to work with it rather than against it. However the RHS list of the most affected plants is rather unwieldy and rather in the abstract.  Has anyone experience of growing shrubs or herbaceous perennials that do ok? All suggestions desperately appreciated!
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Grow Your Own / Re: Purple sprouting broccoli
« Last post by Flowertot on Yesterday at 23:14 »
Thanks. Iíve checked and think they were Early Purple Sprouting. Hmmm. I shall keep picking (yum) and keep my fingers crossed they either keep going or stop and start again in spring!
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Grow Your Own / Re: Can you remind me?
« Last post by madcat on Yesterday at 23:10 »
Yup that's it.  Done my homework, now just have to work out where to plant.  Anyone got any spare seeds?  Or is that just too cheeky?   :unsure: :unsure:
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Chatting on the Plot / Re: song link ups
« Last post by madcat on Yesterday at 23:06 »
That was a double!  So, to follow that it has to be (not worrying too much about spelling) ...

Under New Management - Barron Knights
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Hi!
Glyphosphate is a carcinogen so i would avoid if you can

Dig out the weeds by whatever means, but you will have a healthier plot if you do it by hard graft and you will get to know how your plot is doing, and there is a certain satisfaction to be had in growing your crops that have not had any chemical intervention. Just my 2P worth!
Officially the jury is still out on that sd, but everyone can make up their own minds about it  ;)
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Kitchen Natter / Re: Show us your bakes!
« Last post by compostqueen on Yesterday at 22:02 »
Oooh Marmite! That sounds lovely. I'll try that  :tongue2:
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Chatting on the Plot / Re: Compost bins anyone
« Last post by compostqueen on Yesterday at 22:01 »
I had a happy hour riddling compo yesters.  I mixed it with bonfire ash 🙂
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Hi!
Glyphosphate is a carcinogen so i would avoid if you can

Dig out the weeds by whatever means, but you will have a healthier plot if you do it by hard graft and you will get to know how your plot is doing, and there is a certain satisfaction to be had in growing your crops that have not had any chemical intervention. Just my 2P worth!
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