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Big pots experiment
Last week I dug up one of the Oaks that I was growing in a very large pot and had a good look at what was happening underground. 

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Last week I dug up one of the Oaks that I was growing in a very large pot and had a good look at what was happening underground. I was becoming a little concerned about the type of roots developing and feared deep thick roots...
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The flower on the table at lunch.
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Our local bird of prey flying overhead. We think his name is Hudson.
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This is a Kite.
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Nice way to start Saturday.
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Scots pine starters - 2 years later
This is the end of the second year of growing these Scots pines from seedlings.

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This is the end of the second year of growing these Scots pines from seedlings. They are a bit different to grow than other broad leaved species in that they seem a lot slower - taking a long time to grow roots and stabilise ...
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Milk as a fungicide
A week ago I sprayed my Oak trees with a dilute solution ( about 1 : 8 ) of skim milk to try to treat the very heavy powdery mildew which had infected them all. It was killing off all the new growth coming through in the late summer.

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A week ago I sprayed my Oak trees with a dilute solution ( about 1 : 8 ) of skim milk to try to treat the very heavy powdery mildew which had infected them all. It was killing off all the new growth coming through in the late...
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wild pear tree
I have been wanting a nice fruit tree for a while - for the nice spring blossoms - I had been thinking of crab apples. I don't think this is it - although it can possibly have nice blossoms. 

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I have been wanting a nice fruit tree for a while - for the nice spring blossoms - I had been thinking of crab apples. I don't think this is it - although it can possibly have nice blossoms. While researching native fruit tre...
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Burnham Beeches deadwood
I've been exploring some of the local forests in the Chilterns can came across this stretch while using Google maps. It was a grey Sunday afternoon but rather that sit indoors and waste the day we decided to drive up and have a look around. If lucky there w...
I've been exploring some of the local forests in the Chilterns can came across this stretch while using Google maps. It was a grey Sunday afternoon but rather that sit indoors and waste the day we decided to drive up and have...
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Ashridge Deer
Walking through the woods I came across a small herd of deer with a few stags and followed them for a while. The trees are well established with very old birch and hawthorn stands.
Walking through the woods I came across a small herd of deer with a few stags and followed them for a while. The trees are well established with very old birch and hawthorn stands.
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Went fishing.

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This is an old favourite venue. Usually fishes really well. Saw a few fish come out but it went really quiet in the early afternoon ( usually the quiet time ). No visible fish or surface action. http://alburyestatefisheries.c...
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3 fish taken in the early afternoon. about 2 pounds each - a bit scrappy. taken on woolly bugger and montana. buzzers had no interest.
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Big pot Oak - another year
Since April 2003 I have been growing this Oak in a large pot. It's been a tough growing summer in sunny southern England. It's late summer for my large Oak and it's looking a bit untidy from all the mildew burns on the leaves. 

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Since April 2003 I have been growing this Oak in a large pot. It's been a tough growing summer in sunny southern England. It's late summer for my large Oak and it's looking a bit untidy from all the mildew burns on the leaves...
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Ashridge Deer
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Milk as a fungicide
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Habanero Harvest
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British Turkey Awards and a 5kg bird
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Scots pine starters - 2 years later
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This is the end of the second year of growing these Scots pines from seedlings. They are a bit different to grow than other broad leaved spe