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by cheddarpaul
Thu Sep 07, 2006 1:57 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: foraging courses of sorts!
Replies: 45
Views: 24621

Depending on the weekend, count me in for a Bristol meet (our weekends get sooooooo booked up now)
by cheddarpaul
Thu Sep 07, 2006 1:56 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: foraging courses of sorts!
Replies: 45
Views: 24621

Depending on the weekend, count me in (our weekends get sooooooo booked up now)
by cheddarpaul
Thu Sep 07, 2006 1:32 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Found a mysterious "blue berry", NOT a blueberry!
Replies: 3
Views: 2180

Found a mysterious "blue berry", NOT a blueberry!

Hello everyone. I am hoping someone can shed light on a mysterious berry I found when out for a walk today. They look alot like a blackberry, made up of lots of 'drupelets' which are bigger and softer than those on a blackberry. They grow on a low bush - again looking alot like a blackberry bush onl...
by cheddarpaul
Fri Nov 18, 2005 9:44 am
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Build it yourself wheeled cultivator/rotovator/tiller??
Replies: 3
Views: 3541

Build it yourself wheeled cultivator/rotovator/tiller??

Hi everyone, I have already made a wheeled hoe which is wonderful for taking the tops off of weeds on my plot. I am now looking to make my own push/wheeled tiller/rotovator/cultivator - I am not looking for anything with an engine - dont mind a bit of manual work. Does anyone know of any plans / sit...
by cheddarpaul
Tue Sep 20, 2005 10:22 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: CHEAP SEEDS I HAVE FOUND A GOOD ONE
Replies: 4
Views: 2834

Cheap seeds

I like to use Wallis Seeds - not online but you can phone an order through

01245 360413

They have a good catalogue if you phone up!

All packets come plain white without any fancy pictures, etc but hey, the prices are a fraction of other catalogues and the garden centres....
by cheddarpaul
Tue Sep 20, 2005 9:52 am
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Storm Kettle anywhere?
Replies: 5
Views: 5634

Storm Kettle anywhere?

Hey all... I have seen some references to storm kettles and would love one for my lottie.... but..and this is a big but (pardon the pun) - they cost approx. £50.

Where can I get one cheaper? or,
Can I make one?

http://www.eydonkettle.co.uk/index.htm


Muchos gracias
by cheddarpaul
Fri Jun 03, 2005 8:39 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from Teesside
Replies: 9
Views: 3900

Welcome Mad Dad - I myself managed to escape Teesside some time ago, but still go back to see the family. I am sure you will find everyone here very friendly and knowledgable. My only piece of advice is to not bite off more than you can chew... it is meant to be fun and not hard work afterall! I hop...
by cheddarpaul
Thu May 26, 2005 10:53 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Prep for next season - what???
Replies: 26
Views: 12697

I was still in short school pants and chasing the girls to pull their pigtails in the 70's... come to think of it, they were the good ole days - bring them back anytime
by cheddarpaul
Thu May 26, 2005 9:24 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Prep for next season - what???
Replies: 26
Views: 12697

You have certainly lost me completely now :roll:
by cheddarpaul
Wed May 25, 2005 9:50 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Prep for next season - what???
Replies: 26
Views: 12697

Sounds like a good idea to me... but I would be glad for my main crop to grow before I start growing things with the intent of cutting them down !!
by cheddarpaul
Wed May 25, 2005 7:26 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Prep for next season - what???
Replies: 26
Views: 12697

I already have my eyes on the Veg and Herb Expert book so another one wont go amiss I dare say

This may be a silly question, but tell me more about this green manure...
by cheddarpaul
Mon May 23, 2005 1:37 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Prep for next season - what???
Replies: 26
Views: 12697

Ohhh greenbean - when did you get your lottie? Any words of advice on the sweetcorn front? Some of the children of another newbie lottie holder have made a scarecrow for their patch - do those things really work? And I will also be planting out some garlic - love the stuff fresh - nothing like the d...
by cheddarpaul
Mon May 23, 2005 12:59 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Prep for next season - what???
Replies: 26
Views: 12697

Prep for next season - what???

Hi all As a newbie I need all the help I can get. I already have some vegs down in my lottie, covering about 1/2 of it so far. About 1/3 is covered with heavy tarpaulin as I couldnt get around to cleaning up all of it after it was rotovated. Now I need to know what should I be doing to prepare my lo...
by cheddarpaul
Mon May 16, 2005 12:21 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Oh. My. God.....
Replies: 22
Views: 10266

Magpie - you're a genius - what a simple way to grow without breaking yr back clearing weeds - newpaper, compost and some straw. What else will work with that system? I have just today bought some lettuce, spring onion, cabbage and carrot seeds which I will be sticking in the ground over the next we...
by cheddarpaul
Mon May 16, 2005 12:12 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Result!
Replies: 12
Views: 6276

I think MillyMollyMandy is on to something here - using parts of other peoples gardens to grow veg on the understanding that its shared out. If I had a big garden and someone I knew offered me that, I would bit the hand off! By the way MillyMollyMandy - do you have a Best Friend Susan? My daughter l...