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by Odsox
Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Someone say something
Replies: 50
Views: 2055

Re: Someone say something

Given our Southern location, hot dry climate etc. most things will be different to what you would do in the North Not necessarily so different Weedo. For your shelter belt for hot dry winds substitue my shelter belt for salt laden winds, and growing most of my stuff under cover (tunnels, greenhouse...
by Odsox
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Someone say something
Replies: 50
Views: 2055

Re: Someone say something

ina wrote:They were a dwarf one, though.

The only truly dwarf broad beans that I know of Ina are Sutton.
I grow used to grow them all the time because they are dwarf and survive outdoor winds, but also in the tunnel as they behave themselves and don't take over the place
by Odsox
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Turnip wine ( and others)
Replies: 12
Views: 185

Re: Turnip wine ( and others)

Sorry, can't comment on any of JC Berry's wines. But I thought it opportune to report back on my attempt at wine making http://www.selfsufficientish.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=28942 I followed all the instructions I was given and made apple wine, white grape wine and blackberry wine. They ha...
by Odsox
Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Eradicating nettles
Replies: 8
Views: 98

Re: Eradicating nettles

I agree with Flo, but will go one step further. If you strim them off and after that keep the area closely mown, they will eventually disappear.
They hate being constantly mown off and after a year or so you will end up with just grass.
by Odsox
Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: UK ban on new diesel and petrol cars 2040
Replies: 11
Views: 232

Re: UK ban on new diesel and petrol cars 2040

Skippy wrote:We are talking about something that's the best part of a quarter of a century away

You're right, I shall be long dead by then so won't affect me at all.
by Odsox
Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Berkshire!
Replies: 6
Views: 246

Re: Hello from Berkshire!

Hi there Ali, welcome to our forum. :wave:
by Odsox
Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Best place to grow tomatoes
Replies: 14
Views: 616

Re: Best place to grow tomatoes

Unfortunately the taste of fruits is extremely complex and fickle and includes the smells the plants produce that trigger taste responses- even small changes in chemical inputs from sunlight, soil and water can have an effect. That is very true. When I first got my hydroponic system running I grew ...
by Odsox
Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: UK ban on new diesel and petrol cars 2040
Replies: 11
Views: 232

Re: UK ban on new diesel and petrol cars 2040

Yeah, I'm pretty much the same as GA with Cork city a 200 mile round trip. At the moment there are a handful of charging points, but none of them at shopping centres :dontknow: Then there's the trip to the UK. It's about 300 miles from here to the ferry and then another 325 miles to the in-laws hous...
by Odsox
Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Need a change of lifestyle
Replies: 18
Views: 553

Re: Need a change of lifestyle

A listener phoned in the Jeremy Vine show last week and was under the impression we would not be able to fly over Europe when we left the EU. Shows the level of misinformation that there is around. Not necessarily "misinformation", just not bandied about in the UK media for some reason. I...
by Odsox
Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Best place to grow tomatoes
Replies: 14
Views: 616

Re: Best place to grow tomatoes

ina wrote:From my experience they grow best in France... :)

It's a long way to go and pick a bowl full though. :lol:
by Odsox
Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Need a change of lifestyle
Replies: 18
Views: 553

Re: Need a change of lifestyle

Will you get chucked out if it all gets handled as badly as it appears likely? Do you mean me personally or the country? Personally, we moved here when you still had to get official permission to buy a house here, so they probably couldn't chuck me out. But if there were to be serious mutterings ab...
by Odsox
Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Re: Hi

Hello, welcome to our forum. :wave:
by Odsox
Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: change car speakers
Replies: 3
Views: 212

Re: change car speakers

You need to check the power handling of your new speakers (in Watts) and the impedance (in Ohms) Most speakers nowadays are between 4 and 16 Ohms impedance, so not really a worry and the physical size of the speaker will give you an idea about power handling if it's not marked, i.e., the bigger the ...
by Odsox
Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Need a change of lifestyle
Replies: 18
Views: 553

Re: Need a change of lifestyle

Am I doing something wrong? Nope. I'm the same, I spend all winter planning what I'm going to grow, then spend all spring sowing and weeding, then spend all summer planning what I'm going to grow next year and then spend all autumn harvesting, drying, bottling and preserving. So if you're doing som...
by Odsox
Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Growing Fruit from pips (Formerly all about Lemons)
Replies: 34
Views: 16917

Re: Growing Fruit from pips (Formerly all about Lemons)

I have an ant problem just about everywhere too. If your ants are like mine they are probably eating the pollen, hence no fruit. A simple and old fashioned cure for that would be to put a grease band on the trunk. That simply stops them climbing up to get to the flowers. Any waterproof grease libera...

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