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On 2013-08-21 19:56:23 +0100, Jake said:

On Wed, 21 Aug 2013 19:01:04 +0100, "Bertie Doe"
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Last month we had a couple of rare visitors - a pair of bullfinches. Mostly
the male only showed up and he would only stay for 5 or 10 minutes.

His first choice of food was whole black sunflower seeds, with just an
occasional visit to the SF hearts. Maybe the coats on the BSFs keep the
inards fresher? The bullfinch has a powerful beak, which helps. However,
goldfinches prefer the hearts and will only move to the nyjer when the
hearts are finished.

It's fascinating in a way that in different parts of the country,
birds seem to like different foods. Here bull, gold, green finches all
go for the hearts. Nyger just wasn't touched. There's even a spotted
woodpecker that prefers the hearts on the table to pecking at the
peanuts in the feeder (though other woodpeckers prefer the pecking).

Food doesn't stay long enough to go "unfresh". The feeders and the
table are cleared each day. In the summer, they only get replenished
once a day (my wallet can't take more). In winter, it's at least twice
daily.


Nothing eats Niger here, apart from squirrels, perhaps. A goodish sized
row of sunflowers have been planted in the field, so I'll be interested
to see what goes for the seed.
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On 2013-08-21 19:56:23 +0100, Jake said:


It's fascinating in a way that in different parts of the country,
birds seem to like different foods. Here bull, gold, green finches all
go for the hearts. Nyger just wasn't touched. There's even a spotted
woodpecker that prefers the hearts on the table to pecking at the
peanuts in the feeder (though other woodpeckers prefer the pecking).

Food doesn't stay long enough to go "unfresh". The feeders and the
table are cleared each day. In the summer, they only get replenished
once a day (my wallet can't take more). In winter, it's at least twice
daily.


Nothing eats Niger here, apart from squirrels, perhaps. A goodish sized row
of sunflowers have been planted in the field, so I'll be interested to see
what goes for the seed.


The Eden Project plants an allotment sized area with sunflowers. We were
there last September and it was mainly being eaten by green and goldfinches.


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On 2013-08-21 22:41:29 +0100, Bertie Doe said:

"Sacha" wrote in message ...

On 2013-08-21 19:56:23 +0100, Jake said:


It's fascinating in a way that in different parts of the country,
birds seem to like different foods. Here bull, gold, green finches all
go for the hearts. Nyger just wasn't touched. There's even a spotted
woodpecker that prefers the hearts on the table to pecking at the
peanuts in the feeder (though other woodpeckers prefer the pecking).

Food doesn't stay long enough to go "unfresh". The feeders and the
table are cleared each day. In the summer, they only get replenished
once a day (my wallet can't take more). In winter, it's at least twice
daily.


Nothing eats Niger here, apart from squirrels, perhaps. A goodish sized
row of sunflowers have been planted in the field, so I'll be interested
to see what goes for the seed.


The Eden Project plants an allotment sized area with sunflowers. We
were there last September and it was mainly being eaten by green and
goldfinches.


We so rarely seem to see those here so maybe it will attract them. And
I think I heard and just caught a glimpse of the spotted flycatcher the
other day. The second time, Ray was with me and he agreed that's
probably what it is.
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On Wed, 21 Aug 2013 22:29:31 +0100, Sacha
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A goodish sized
row of sunflowers have been planted in the field, so I'll be interested
to see what goes for the seed.


The last time I grew a few sunflowers, a squirrel first chewed great
chunks off the seedhead, then chewed through the stalk and carried
away what was left of the head.

Gardening on Wilts/Somerset border
on slightly alkaline clay underlying soil worked for many decades.
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On 21/08/2013 22:41, Bertie Doe wrote:


The Eden Project plants an allotment sized area with sunflowers. We were
there last September and it was mainly being eaten by green and
goldfinches.


I was there this summer - and was rather surprised to see a field full
of cannabis plants! (on the 'hillside' as you walk along the path from
the rain forest, away from the biomes). I guess they were hemp, but
there was no doubting the family. There were a lot of them too - but no
mention anywhere that I could see as to why they were planted.

Anyone know?

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On 23/08/2013 11:25, News wrote:
On 21/08/2013 22:41, Bertie Doe wrote:


The Eden Project plants an allotment sized area with sunflowers. We were
there last September and it was mainly being eaten by green and
goldfinches.


I was there this summer - and was rather surprised to see a field full
of cannabis plants! (on the 'hillside' as you walk along the path from
the rain forest, away from the biomes). I guess they were hemp, but
there was no doubting the family. There were a lot of them too - but no
mention anywhere that I could see as to why they were planted.

Anyone know?

Hemp can be grown under licence for fibre.
Remember hempen rope?
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In article ,
David Hill wrote:
On 23/08/2013 11:25, News wrote:
On 21/08/2013 22:41, Bertie Doe wrote:

The Eden Project plants an allotment sized area with sunflowers. We were
there last September and it was mainly being eaten by green and
goldfinches.


I was there this summer - and was rather surprised to see a field full
of cannabis plants! (on the 'hillside' as you walk along the path from
the rain forest, away from the biomes). I guess they were hemp, but
there was no doubting the family. There were a lot of them too - but no
mention anywhere that I could see as to why they were planted.

Anyone know?

Hemp can be grown under licence for fibre.
Remember hempen rope?


As popularised by Jack Ketch :-)


Regards,
Nick Maclaren.
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In article ,
says...

On 21/08/2013 22:41, Bertie Doe wrote:


The Eden Project plants an allotment sized area with sunflowers. We were
there last September and it was mainly being eaten by green and
goldfinches.


I was there this summer - and was rather surprised to see a field full
of cannabis plants! (on the 'hillside' as you walk along the path from
the rain forest, away from the biomes). I guess they were hemp, but
there was no doubting the family. There were a lot of them too - but no
mention anywhere that I could see as to why they were planted.

Anyone know?


google is your friend

http://www.hemptechnology.co.uk/growing.htm

Please view our Products Section for the latest information on what we
supply - Hemp fibre for automotive, insulation and paper industries,
BioMat hemp matting for horticulture and landscaping, hemp based
construction products, and Hemcore, Rapport and Flaxcore Bedding for
animals. "

"The term Industrial Hemp is applied to varieties of Cannabis sativa
that have been specifically produced by plant breeders to have a THC
level (tetra hydro cannabinnol) of 0.2% or less. THC is the psychoactive
drug in Cannabis, which in a marijuana plant would be nearer 10 ? 15%.
However, visually hemp plants are identical to illicitly grown cannabis
plants and can therefore be attractive to drug dealers/users despite the
very low THC content. We operate a licencing system as an agent of the
Home Office whereby growers apply to Hemp Technology and we consider
each application."

Janet
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On 23/08/2013 13:33, Martin wrote:
On Fri, 23 Aug 2013 11:49:01 +0100, David Hill
wrote:

On 23/08/2013 11:25, News wrote:
On 21/08/2013 22:41, Bertie Doe wrote:


The Eden Project plants an allotment sized area with sunflowers. We were
there last September and it was mainly being eaten by green and
goldfinches.


I was there this summer - and was rather surprised to see a field full
of cannabis plants! (on the 'hillside' as you walk along the path from
the rain forest, away from the biomes). I guess they were hemp, but
there was no doubting the family. There were a lot of them too - but no
mention anywhere that I could see as to why they were planted.

Anyone know?

Hemp can be grown under licence for fibre.
Remember hempen rope?


and under licence for medical purposes, but not privately.

I think the stuff they grow by the field full would do very little
unless you stood in the smoke from a bonfire of it.
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On 23/08/2013 13:10, Janet wrote:
In article ,
says...

On 21/08/2013 22:41, Bertie Doe wrote:


The Eden Project plants an allotment sized area with sunflowers. We were
there last September and it was mainly being eaten by green and
goldfinches.


I was there this summer - and was rather surprised to see a field full
of cannabis plants! (on the 'hillside' as you walk along the path from
the rain forest, away from the biomes). I guess they were hemp, but
there was no doubting the family. There were a lot of them too - but no
mention anywhere that I could see as to why they were planted.

Anyone know?


google is your friend

http://www.hemptechnology.co.uk/growing.htm


I know what hemp is, how its grown and what its used for. And I know
what the difference is between it and smokeable marijuana.

What I wondered was whether anyone knew why they were growing a field
full of it at the Eden Project. Most things they have there a fairly
detailed description and explanation for the 'exhibit'. There was
nothing for the cannabis field. (And it did smell a bit stronger than
standard hemp - but I'm sure it could only have been hemp - there wasn't
any security around it, so it couldn't have been licenced marijuana
cultivation.

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Andy the Rope Walk at Chatham Dockyard not only shows how rope was made, but
is now a viable manufacturing enterprise. Could it be the 'raw materials'
for them?

Mike



"News" wrote in message ...

On 23/08/2013 13:10, Janet wrote:
In article ,
says...

On 21/08/2013 22:41, Bertie Doe wrote:


The Eden Project plants an allotment sized area with sunflowers. We were
there last September and it was mainly being eaten by green and
goldfinches.


I was there this summer - and was rather surprised to see a field full
of cannabis plants! (on the 'hillside' as you walk along the path from
the rain forest, away from the biomes). I guess they were hemp, but
there was no doubting the family. There were a lot of them too - but no
mention anywhere that I could see as to why they were planted.

Anyone know?


google is your friend

http://www.hemptechnology.co.uk/growing.htm


I know what hemp is, how its grown and what its used for. And I know
what the difference is between it and smokeable marijuana.

What I wondered was whether anyone knew why they were growing a field
full of it at the Eden Project. Most things they have there a fairly
detailed description and explanation for the 'exhibit'. There was
nothing for the cannabis field. (And it did smell a bit stronger than
standard hemp - but I'm sure it could only have been hemp - there wasn't
any security around it, so it couldn't have been licenced marijuana
cultivation.

--
regards
andy

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On 2013-08-23 16:16:42 +0100, News said:

On 23/08/2013 13:10, Janet wrote:
In article ,
says...

On 21/08/2013 22:41, Bertie Doe wrote:


The Eden Project plants an allotment sized area with sunflowers. We were
there last September and it was mainly being eaten by green and
goldfinches.


I was there this summer - and was rather surprised to see a field full
of cannabis plants! (on the 'hillside' as you walk along the path from
the rain forest, away from the biomes). I guess they were hemp, but
there was no doubting the family. There were a lot of them too - but no
mention anywhere that I could see as to why they were planted.

Anyone know?


google is your friend

http://www.hemptechnology.co.uk/growing.htm


I know what hemp is, how its grown and what its used for. And I know
what the difference is between it and smokeable marijuana.

What I wondered was whether anyone knew why they were growing a field
full of it at the Eden Project. Most things they have there a fairly
detailed description and explanation for the 'exhibit'. There was
nothing for the cannabis field. (And it did smell a bit stronger than
standard hemp - but I'm sure it could only have been hemp - there
wasn't any security around it, so it couldn't have been licenced
marijuana cultivation.


This is explanatory: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEvLxcZw6Cg
--

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On 2013-08-23 15:16:42 +0000, News said:

On 23/08/2013 13:10, Janet wrote:
In article ,
says...

On 21/08/2013 22:41, Bertie Doe wrote:


The Eden Project plants an allotment sized area with sunflowers. We were
there last September and it was mainly being eaten by green and
goldfinches.


I was there this summer - and was rather surprised to see a field full
of cannabis plants! (on the 'hillside' as you walk along the path from
the rain forest, away from the biomes). I guess they were hemp, but
there was no doubting the family. There were a lot of them too - but no
mention anywhere that I could see as to why they were planted.

Anyone know?


google is your friend

http://www.hemptechnology.co.uk/growing.htm


I know what hemp is, how its grown and what its used for. And I know
what the difference is between it and smokeable marijuana.

What I wondered was whether anyone knew why they were growing a field
full of it at the Eden Project. Most things they have there a fairly
detailed description and explanation for the 'exhibit'. There was
nothing for the cannabis field. (And it did smell a bit stronger than
standard hemp - but I'm sure it could only have been hemp - there
wasn't any security around it, so it couldn't have been licenced
marijuana cultivation.


I should have added to my earlier post that, while some people do not
always agree that Eden's aims are clear, some of them are certainly to
educate people about plants, nature, the use of plants, the
interdependency of species and so forth. Showing what hemp is used for
is probably apart of that educational exhibition and the part hemp
plays in maritime history, for example.
--
Sacha
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Like I said about Chatham Dockyard and the Rope Walk there :-))

Have you been there and seen rope being manufactured?



Mike



"sacha" wrote in message ...

On 2013-08-23 15:16:42 +0000, News said:

On 23/08/2013 13:10, Janet wrote:
In article ,
says...

On 21/08/2013 22:41, Bertie Doe wrote:


The Eden Project plants an allotment sized area with sunflowers. We
were
there last September and it was mainly being eaten by green and
goldfinches.


I was there this summer - and was rather surprised to see a field full
of cannabis plants! (on the 'hillside' as you walk along the path from
the rain forest, away from the biomes). I guess they were hemp, but
there was no doubting the family. There were a lot of them too - but no
mention anywhere that I could see as to why they were planted.

Anyone know?


google is your friend

http://www.hemptechnology.co.uk/growing.htm


I know what hemp is, how its grown and what its used for. And I know what
the difference is between it and smokeable marijuana.

What I wondered was whether anyone knew why they were growing a field full
of it at the Eden Project. Most things they have there a fairly detailed
description and explanation for the 'exhibit'. There was nothing for the
cannabis field. (And it did smell a bit stronger than standard hemp - but
I'm sure it could only have been hemp - there wasn't any security around
it, so it couldn't have been licenced marijuana cultivation.


I should have added to my earlier post that, while some people do not
always agree that Eden's aims are clear, some of them are certainly to
educate people about plants, nature, the use of plants, the
interdependency of species and so forth. Showing what hemp is used for
is probably apart of that educational exhibition and the part hemp
plays in maritime history, for example.
--
Sacha
www.hillhousenursery.com
South Devon

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On 23/08/2013 17:26, Sacha wrote:


This is explanatory: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEvLxcZw6Cg


Ah - thanks for that

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