Jump to content


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


About Gimlet

  • Rank
    Senior Member

Personal Information

  • Location:
  • Interests
    Motorcycles, shooting and hedges
  • Occupation
    Commercial hedge layer
  • City

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. That's probably the way to go then. Get some whips in quick. And keep well watered if this dry spell continues.
  2. Wild hawthorn doesn't transplant well. Even small ones can go into shock and go dormant. Nursery grown bare root whips are a much better bet. Too late for those now but you could plant out pot-grown trees.
  3. Gimlet


    Cause for optimism indeed. Prince Charles is by all account a very fit and healthy 71 year old. general health being more important than age certainly makes sense.
  4. Gimlet


    Spoke to my brother yesterday (lives near Chipping Norton). His wife is a nurse. She has been posted onto C19 wards so she's now working exclusively with corona patients and the word from the front line is, if you're old or you've got underlying health problems, you're done for. However, the hospital records are not distinguishing between those patients who die of C19 and those who die with it and flu statistics have disappeared off the map so the picture is far from clear..
  5. If it can't photosynthesise it can't survive. Even ground elder gives up if you put it under enough pressure.
  6. Gimlet

    The Cooking Thread

    Yep wild garlic is wonderful stuff. I picked a massive bag last week and I've been using it lots. keeps well too. Better get another bag this week. The flowers are coming out now. I love chucking them over a salad. Looks nice and they've got a softer sweeter taste. Been living on wild salads of garlic leaves, bramble tips, primrose leaves and flowers and hawthorn tips. Looking forward to Jack-in-the-hedge, dandelion and beech leaves coming out.
  7. Gimlet

    The Cooking Thread

    Wild garlic. Thanks for reminding me. A big handful is due to go in the casserole.
  8. Gimlet

    The Cooking Thread

    Not on the plate yet but a casserole of filleted roe neck and butter beans cooked in stock and beer is bubbling away. Some of it will be going into tomorrow's lunch bag food flask.
  9. Knocking it over in the autumn before it starts to wither and ideally just in time for the first frosts really knocks it back. Bruising and crushing and breaking is more effective than clean cutting.
  10. I'd get it going and use it.. Proper lawnmower.
  11. If a rat eats enough granola eventually its teeth will fall out and it will die of diabetes. If I get rats they will be eating Jordans natural muesli with no added salt and sugar. They could become super rats. I must be careful.
  12. I'm working. Clearing bramble in a peaceful valley nowhere near anybody. On my own in the sunshine all day in a beautiful place. I intend to make the most of it while I can. All the more so since it's a mile up the road and I wrote my car off in an off-road accident last week. Not worth claiming and no money to replace it so a financial nuclear winter is on the way.
  13. Did a first cut of moss yesterday.


Arbtalk.co.uk is a hub for the arboriculture industry in the UK.  
If you're just starting out and you need business, equipment, tech or training support you're in the right place.  If you've done it, made it, got a van load of oily t-shirts and have decided to give something back by sharing your knowledge or wisdom,  then you're welcome too.
If you would like to contribute to making this industry more effective and safe then welcome.
Just like a living tree, it'll always be a work in progress.
Please have a look around, sign up, share and contribute the best you have.

See you inside.

The Arbtalk Team

Follow us

  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.