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  1. Y Fan Wen

    Mowing before/after rotaional grazing.

    I have 3 small fields where blackthorn would take over if not topped down every year.
  2. Y Fan Wen

    Mowing before/after rotaional grazing.

    For nettles and thistles I always look at wiping as the first option, bearing in mind that wiping is a multiple pass operation, not do once and forget.
  3. Y Fan Wen

    Agriculture bill amendment prohibiting application of pesticides near human habitation

    The buffer zone for watercourses and Asulox is 90 metres.
  4. Y Fan Wen

    Bracken

    There was a field near here which had been, to my knowledge, pp for 50 years and probably 10 years longer since the war. A new guy took over the farm and ploughed and reseeded with the usual grass mix plus forage rape. The field was yellow like osr with charlock.
  5. Y Fan Wen

    Bracken

    That's what I reckon.
  6. Y Fan Wen

    5 Exciting Technologies Changing Farming Right Now

    One of the stands in LAMMA 2020 had a video of one of their hoes working in cabbage plants. As a mountain farmer whose high tech is buying a petrol driven jackhammer to put posts in I found it fascinating. My friend who is an allotment holder was even more taken by it. Can't remember the...
  7. Y Fan Wen

    Urban myths

    A ( y ) ear and a half.
  8. Y Fan Wen

    Bracken

    This patch of foxgloves caught my eye yesterday. If they live through the winter there should be a first rate display next summer. The earlier picture was in 2016.
  9. Y Fan Wen

    Urban myths

    I was sucking a Victory V sweet walking back to school after lunch. I stumbled over a raised paving slab and got the sweet stuck in the back of my throat. You know the story about using veet to shave sensitive places? Well it was the same sensation!
  10. Y Fan Wen

    W.T.F

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-53736087
  11. Y Fan Wen

    Stock fence suppliers

    I make that 20p which is what I paid a few months ago. I'm not sure about strength. Don't think there's much in it actually. The advantage of Versalok is you don't have to be particularly accurate how far you drive it in, Clipex has to be just so. In Snowdonia stone is quite common! I...
  12. Y Fan Wen

    Stock fence suppliers

    Pallets of 14 doz. are quoted at 4.53 + v. Clips are 204.00 per thousand.
  13. Y Fan Wen

    Stock fence suppliers

    That's why I tried Versalok which claims to be uk made.
  14. Y Fan Wen

    Electric Cars

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LEVC_TX I watched a programme about this vehicle, the story of its development. following the build of one for a Birmingham driver. Very interesting, watching the chassis and body being glued together. Apparently it's stronger than welding or riveting!
  15. Y Fan Wen

    Stock fence suppliers

    That's the exchange rate for you! How long before we reach parity with the dollar and euro?
  16. Y Fan Wen

    Bracken for bedding

    My post wasn't to you in particular as I know you know all there is to know about bracken! It was more to those who are not expert bracken bashers.
  17. Y Fan Wen

    Stock fence suppliers

    I didn't think I could get much below 4/metre for a complete fence, 2 barbed and 1 plain plus 8-10 strainer kits minus a bucket of staples 'and' all the hammering, I hate that job!
  18. Y Fan Wen

    Stock fence suppliers

    Probably have to remove the anti-lift tabs on the posts before you erect the fence for the first time.
  19. Y Fan Wen

    Bracken for bedding

    If you have sprayed last year and are tempted to burn the trash the following spring, be aware that you will kill and sterilise any grass fronds and seeds that are trying to germinate underneath. You will set back greening for a couple of years. Reseeding is a no no if you are in an enviro...
  20. Y Fan Wen

    Bracken for bedding

    Quite a small window for cutting bracken for control (not bedding), about a fortnight in mid July. Then again when it's about a foot tall.

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