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Robbyrasta

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About Robbyrasta

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    Senior Member, Raffle Sponsor 2012, 2013

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  • Location:
    South Dorset
  • Interests
    Climbing
  • Occupation
    Farmer/ estate worker

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  1. What’s a soil rip? I am guessing subsoiling? both plots are surrounded by hard wood planting, so no lack of biodiversity.
  2. Douglas would be the preferred tree, but Both these plots won’t keep it standing. About a foot of soil then solid white clay below. Could be said that nothing quick growing will stand up. western red cedar is another suggestion.
  3. Why’s it rubbish? looking for saw log trees the end and sometimg that is suited to the climate in the future.
  4. Hmm iof that I am not sure- somebody just suggested it, says it’s grown in France a fair bit. looking at pictures, I think I had robinia in my head as they were in the garden.
  5. Has anyone got any experience or knowledge of growing acacia in the Uk? Two plots, one of failed larch, wind blow and another plot of failed Douglas, again wind blow. Looking for something a bit different. Sitka,Scots or Corsican would be alternatives.
  6. No many old solo climbers around, all it takes is a rock to fail- or an insect to fly out of a hold- having said that - Alex is awesome at what he does, and seems a really down to earth solid type of guy.
  7. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-46979066 i don’t want to comment on the story- but somebody please reassure me that his photo has been really badly photo shopped
  8. Ran well when last used- (30 years ago when it was parked here)
  9. Perrie Hale Nursery in honiton, have always supplied our trees with no complaints from us.
  10. Deer also scream- very high and very loud, not sure which breed or sex does it.
  11. There was a video floating around a while back, of some 🇺🇸 guy setting up a system for pulling using a pole at right angles to the direction of pull, and some how by moving it over and back again it wound its self on to the pole or maybe even on to a second pole. no idea if it was any good or suitable for this circumstance. But might be worth a google search. (Poles were about 6foot long I think) edit- this is it- different video but same idea https://survivalsherpa.wordpress.com/2016/06/27/off-grid-winch-incredible-power-from-two-logs-and-a-rope/
  12. Just looking for ideas how to remove the gorse from the fence- permanently. are they too big to successfully spray? What sprays would ppl suggest? cut, remove, spray a year later?
  13. Here’s a colourful chap-

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