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Peasgood

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  1. Peasgood

    Ruined gloves

    Did the gloves go right through it?
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    Pruned Pear Trees

    The blossom is on 2-3 year+ wood. Keep cutting it off and you will not get blossom. The aim is to keep renewing and replacing the wood so you always have 1,2 and 3 year old wood. It can be more than 3 year wood but it doesn't crop until then. I'm an apple grower rather than pear so I am assuming they are the same (ish). My advice is usually that if you want to cut a branch off just cut all of it off, messing about trimming bits off as they grow is wrong.
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    Oaks dying

    Doesn't look like mildew to me. Looks more like sun scorch or frost as mentioned.
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    Customer still in bed!

    So have I and that often started with a "D" too.
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    Customer still in bed!

    I find the ones most insistent on a time and date with urgency are the ones most likely to let you down somehow. Pointless customers that I just say no to right from the start.
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    the future for food, farming and the environment

    Pretty much what we are doing apart from the 3200 acre bit, we don't have that much. I grew lots of fruit and veg and the prices now are the same as 30 years ago, you can't live off that.
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    the future for food, farming and the environment

    As a farmer I could easily treble production with very little effort but I doubt I could sell that produce at all never mind get a sensible price for it. Just as a simple example, last year I left about 50 tons of apples unpicked. Nothing wrong with them but no point picking them if nobody will buy them. I offered some for £150/ton (11p/lb) to someone who said it was too dear, they cost 10p/lb to produce. I could easily flood the market with cabbage, runner beans, gooseberries, rhubarb, blackcurrants etc on my own never mind what other growers could produce. A waste of time because nobody would buy them. One day folks are going to be hungry in this country and by then there'll be nobody left to grow the stuff.
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    the future for food, farming and the environment

    Take farmers out of those hills and you'll be left with an unmanaged thatch of brambles and a pile of dog s***. I think they will leave of their own accord before long. ps. I think you'll find the most aggressive lobbyists in that debate are the RSPCA rather than NFU.
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    the future for food, farming and the environment

    Take farmers out of those hills and you'll be left with an unmanaged thatch of brambles and a pile of dog s***. I think they will leave of their own accord before long.
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    Ebay/PayPal fees

    Is there? I get 100 free listings every month (not that I use them) Any auction charges around 10% and plenty charge more. Get your head around that and ebay is a great place to sell when you consider the size of the audience. I have the odd hiccup with ebay and once or twice I have had people try to scam me but none have yet in 15 years of using ebay. As for paypal charges http://www.clothnappytree.com/ppcalculator/ is a useful tool
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    Gloucester Services

    I've seen local farmers go in there to buy their meat from the farm shop, that says a lot for the place.
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    Beautiful Baby Magpies .

    I'm the one that would wring their necks but if you want to keep them alive dried cat food is much better than tinned dog food. Don't know how big they are so you may have to break it up a bit til they're bigger. Adult magpies will live quite happily on dried cat food.
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    Auto Return Splitter

    It makes a big difference which tractor you are using. My old International 434 is painfully slow compared to my 100hp SAME. The SAME is as quick as I would want it to go before it got dangerous. (this is with an Oxdale 400)
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    What type of wood is best for firewood?

    I like leylandii for lighting the fire and a good dry hardwood once it's going. (only burn dry wood) My current favourite is a massive cherry tree that I cut down a year ago. Can often be hard to dry but this one is roasting. Apple is next favourite, beech then oak.
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    Stupid threads

    I'm not bored enough to comment but it would be "B" if I was.

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