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by stonethrower
Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:03 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: keep pet fish properly (alive!)
Replies: 15
Views: 3655

Re: keep pet fish properly (alive!)

all five are still alive and well anyways after the first 10 days . . . . had an ammonia problem but that's now sorted and we have added an oxygen pump and stone . . . . mrs. stonethrower has gone big into these fish :study: and is testing the water and everything . . . . her dad keeps around 200 ca...
by stonethrower
Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:50 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: keep pet fish properly (alive!)
Replies: 15
Views: 3655

Re: keep pet fish properly (alive!)

thanks for all the help folks of course we are aware that fish die . . . . we just don't want to be the cause of it through lack of knowledge following from advice given here we got two platys, two guppies, and some kind of black and yellow one that i don't know the name of :? . we also had a blue a...
by stonethrower
Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:38 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: keep pet fish properly (alive!)
Replies: 15
Views: 3655

keep pet fish properly (alive!)

my autistic daughter is fascinated by fishtanks . . . . to come downstairs to a "floater" shortly after we start would cause serious upset for her, so i need to get this right i have bought a 54 litre tank and i have the water in settling and the filter running (i'm told a tank this size would need ...
by stonethrower
Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:24 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: . . . . run a shop "off-grid"?
Replies: 7
Views: 1339

Re: . . . . run a shop "off-grid"?

Hi Stonethrower, I live 'off grid' myself and have a great fondness for it, but a shop in town sounds like a complete non starter. The cost of a reconnection, no matter how expensive will soon be recouped against the expense of a reliable battery, inverter solar set up. You say it's only for a few ...
by stonethrower
Sat Dec 18, 2010 1:15 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: . . . . run a shop "off-grid"?
Replies: 7
Views: 1339

. . . . run a shop "off-grid"?

a friend is renting a premises in town and plans to open for business in the New Year . . . . the catch is the premises has been vacant for some time and the mains electricity has been disconnected to save the land-lord paying standing charge. re-connection is frighteningly expensive. he is consider...
by stonethrower
Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:01 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: tomatoes at last?
Replies: 5
Views: 1261

tomatoes at last?

i grew 12 tomatoe plants from seed this year and moved them out to my plastic greenhouse but unfortunately still lost six of those to frost . . . . of the remaining six, one got broken when moved outside onto the "patio" . . . . before the five remainders proceeded to get blight anyway, (before ever...
by stonethrower
Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:55 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: mini cows
Replies: 10
Views: 1818

Re: mini cows

oldjerry wrote:Seymour didn't get absolutely everything right
neither him nor anyone else :iconbiggrin:
by stonethrower
Thu Sep 09, 2010 7:12 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: mini cows
Replies: 10
Views: 1818

Re: mini cows

according to Seymour's book, Dexter are incredibly poor milkers . . . . he states that he wouldn't go past a Jersey for the small-holder . . . . the Kerry breed have fulfilled this function in Ireland but i believe they are quite expensive with the increased interest in the small-holding lifestyle
by stonethrower
Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:16 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Spuds in buckets?
Replies: 24
Views: 2939

Re: Spuds in buckets?

Anything at least 1ft dia x 1ft deep. Bigger the better but not so big it's too heavy to turn out. Start with a foot of compost - I don't have any spare big pots so I usually put in a couple of seed spuds in an old compost sack with the top rolled down and unroll the bag and top up with compost as ...
by stonethrower
Thu Apr 01, 2010 10:49 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Transplanting Raspberries
Replies: 7
Views: 1443

Re: Transplanting Raspberries

thanks all :cheers:
by stonethrower
Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:24 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Spuds in buckets?
Replies: 24
Views: 2939

Spuds in buckets?

what size container do you need for potatoes?

would a standard bucket be big enough?
or a 5 gallon drum?
or are we talking about a barrel?
by stonethrower
Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:17 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Transplanting Raspberries
Replies: 7
Views: 1443

Transplanting Raspberries

when is the correct time to do this?
my cousin has told me to help myself to some
by stonethrower
Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:37 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Hedging options
Replies: 7
Views: 939

Re: Hedging options

ps - we do have squirrels in Ireland . . . . mostly "reds" where i live
by stonethrower
Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:35 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Hedging options
Replies: 7
Views: 939

Re: Hedging options

i forgot to mention that i need one "soft" variety . . . . i.e. no thorns or spikes i keep greyhounds and need it to screen off the gallop from the kennels obviously it must be thick and evergreen and thorns dropping on the gallop surface is a no-no . . . . must be fast growing too . . . . laurel mi...
by stonethrower
Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:28 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Finally made a start
Replies: 20
Views: 2790

Re: Finally made a start

carrots next up, only parsnips and spring onion left to come up

transferred some of my stronger looking shoots into larger pots and moved them out into a little mini-greenhouse that i bought in aldi