Farming Forum UK

A forum for farmers and country-folk worldwide.
It is currently Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:38 pm

All times are UTC [ DST ]



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 30 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Fallow options?
PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2015 8:39 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Aug 02, 2009 9:53 pm
Posts: 4104
Location: Location: Location:
NQIT wrote:
The Squire wrote:
Coltheox wrote:
Lord Muck wrote:
There are a variety of mixes, specific in some cases to what you wish to encourage.
Chap I know did a mix for bees and it was amazing. Crop was full of them which can only be a good thing.
If it's 'spare' ground and you can do some good with a wildseed mix, go for it.



Or turn it into a caravan site................................. :roll:

Squatters rights?


Only if it's time for a package to Nottingham. :?


Image


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Fallow options?
PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2015 10:31 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat May 09, 2009 11:59 pm
Posts: 1956
Location: Workshop- where else?
NQIT wrote:
The Squire wrote:
Coltheox wrote:
Lord Muck wrote:
There are a variety of mixes, specific in some cases to what you wish to encourage.
Chap I know did a mix for bees and it was amazing. Crop was full of them which can only be a good thing.
If it's 'spare' ground and you can do some good with a wildseed mix, go for it.



Or turn it into a caravan site................................. :roll:

Squatters rights?


Only if it's time for a package to Nottingham. :?



That'll be more a case of Squitters rights ??

_________________
Best thing about Facebook is the logout button...


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Fallow options?
PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2015 1:47 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 01, 2014 3:33 pm
Posts: 3879
Location: E Herts
Build a house without planning permission and hide it behind bales for ten years.





Because that worked out SO well for the last bloke who tried that. :D

_________________
Hold still, it's nearly in.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Fallow options?
PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2015 3:00 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Aug 16, 2008 3:18 am
Posts: 8098
Location: Schizophrenia-Just this side of the border
You folks and all your planning. Planning, planning, planning. We don't plan a FFUKing thing, look where it's got us.

_________________
Measure twice, cut once, curse, repeat.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Fallow options?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:06 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Aug 03, 2008 10:46 pm
Posts: 7112
Location: Eat Anglia
McFarmer wrote:
You folks and all your planning. Planning, planning, planning. We don't plan a FFUKing thing, look where it's got us.


Maybe we should stick to planning...just sayin'. :roll:

_________________
I'm nearly there......but not quite


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Fallow options?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 12:51 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:50 pm
Posts: 12199
Location: Littlehay
I think a caravan site sounds a great idea........................ :D

_________________
Full English Brexit, please!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Fallow options?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 10:35 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 01, 2014 3:33 pm
Posts: 3879
Location: E Herts
Coltheox wrote:
I think a caravan site sounds a great idea........................ :D



Recent converts are always the worst.

_________________
Hold still, it's nearly in.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Fallow options?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 7:23 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:50 pm
Posts: 12199
Location: Littlehay
Flintstone wrote:
Coltheox wrote:
I think a caravan site sounds a great idea........................ :D



Recent converts are always the worst.



Nothing so virtuous as a reformed whore......................... :roll:

_________________
Full English Brexit, please!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Fallow options?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 7:25 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Jun 28, 2009 3:05 pm
Posts: 10729
Location: The Zone
This is what one of our nectar strip corner thingies looks like

Image

They are buzzing with insects and I quite like them

_________________
keep honking, I'm reloading


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Fallow options?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:38 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Aug 03, 2008 10:46 pm
Posts: 7112
Location: Eat Anglia
its crying out to be topped, round-uped, drained, and properly farmed.

mind you, I like the little birdies and butterflies an that. I've got a buddlia in the garden, and it is literally covered in butterflies. my wife remarked about a particularly beautiful white and yellow butterfly with a brown edge to its wings. we "aaaahed" at its ephemeral loveliness. it then fluttered outside, settled on the ground, and........a wasp attacked and killed it. isn't nature wonderful

_________________
I'm nearly there......but not quite


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Fallow options?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:49 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Apr 24, 2009 8:54 pm
Posts: 2232
Location: Midlands
Prets patch would be great if he got rid of the ragwort. :wink:

_________________
The internet gives idiots a platform.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Fallow options?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:12 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Jun 28, 2009 3:05 pm
Posts: 10729
Location: The Zone
Chaff Bandit wrote:
Prets patch would be great if he got rid of the ragwort. :wink:


Insects love ragwort and it kills horses - win win

_________________
keep honking, I'm reloading


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Fallow options?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 12:30 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Dec 20, 2009 11:05 am
Posts: 4044
The Pretender wrote:
Chaff Bandit wrote:
Prets patch would be great if he got rid of the ragwort. :wink:


Insects love ragwort and it kills horses - win win



:D The bootiful cinnabar moth as well as other nectar feeders. Ewed never think that was Blarham.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Fallow options?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:00 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:48 pm
Posts: 4480
Location: Green Dragon
Squire I would rent it to a local arable farmer & get a good rent
If you make it too good environmentally they won't want you building there

We have 15 ac in the next village in combinable crops, it's rented from a friend until it goes for building. 3 years ago we ploughed it out of p pasture to get any environmental impact assessment out of the way
before planning permission went / goes in

_________________
Smokin !


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Fallow options?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 11:05 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Aug 02, 2009 9:53 pm
Posts: 4104
Location: Location: Location:
rogerm wrote:
Squire I would rent it to a local arable farmer & get a good rent
If you make it too good environmentally they won't want you building there

We have 15 ac in the next village in combinable crops, it's rented from a friend until it goes for building. 3 years ago we ploughed it out of p pasture to get any environmental impact assessment out of the way
before planning permission went / goes in


Thanks all!
Well, they sprayed off the weeds, topped it, worked it & sowed grass - the plan being to let someone take the grass, but keeping it tidy.
Not having been in the field before (it had always been rented out) they didn't know how wet it is, so they didn't manage to get the hedge-ricks sown & there'll not be another (dry) chance this year!
So ... heaven knows! :roll:

The planning thing has gone to judicial review! :batman:


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic 
 [ 30 posts ] 
Post new topic  Go to page Previous  1, 2

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group Color scheme by ColorizeIt!