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by Lentil
Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:28 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What to do with privet trimmings ?
Replies: 3
Views: 993

Re: What to do with privet trimmings ?

I leave my privet trimmings in the black plastic sacks that I gather them into and they soon turn into lovely compost (they shrink down very quickly), the twiggy parts are soon removed at the finish.
Beth
by Lentil
Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:25 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: I want an tree onion!
Replies: 7
Views: 1535

Re: I want an tree onion!

Thanks! I have done quite a bit of research now but think I will wait till I can swop for them: Not as good as I had hoped.
by Lentil
Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:19 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Water permeable base for bins behind shed?
Replies: 5
Views: 2099

Re: Water permeable base for bins behind shed?

Thanks!
I was trying to join my local Freecycle last night but had problems with those weird security codes: I will try again tonight.
Beth
by Lentil
Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:15 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: DEAD SLUGS
Replies: 16
Views: 7924

Re: DEAD SLUGS

Oh thanks!
I had been killing centipedes as I thought they were foe.
by Lentil
Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:33 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Water permeable base for bins behind shed?
Replies: 5
Views: 2099

Re: Water permeable base for bins behind shed?

Water diverted from shed, rots the adjacent fence . No guttering on shed because wood on edges of roof are rotten (although I did a good job of new roofing felt and put heavy polythene underneath: Needs re-doing and will need batons underneath roof to fix roofing too: Hoped to do this as my last big...
by Lentil
Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:19 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: veg to plant now
Replies: 5
Views: 1360

Re: veg to plant now

A tub of potatoes for new potatoes on Christmas day! You have to keep them protectec from frost if you can. I have just found a few sprouting potatoes and have put them to chit on the window sill. Have found a planter and will put in the porch I think. I am hoping that my suggestion works for me too...
by Lentil
Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:09 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: "Mulching" Ivy?
Replies: 8
Views: 4147

Re: "Mulching" Ivy?

If you put the Ivy into black sacks and tie them up, the leaves quickly fall off and can be easily separated from the stems: The leaves can then be shredded or left to part decay and then put into compost bin or wormery (food and bedding): The stems shredded and discarded or I have composted small a...
by Lentil
Mon Aug 22, 2011 6:52 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: old tyre recycle ideas anyone
Replies: 42
Views: 16559

Re: old tyre recycle ideas anyone

Done some research but delivery of mulch, chip, etc is expensive. You tube etc show how to make your own but you need a commercial shredder. *I have decided to make a bit by hand by using cycle tyres and a Stanley knife(will try local cycle shop and neighbour who moves rubbish and looking in ditches...
by Lentil
Mon Aug 22, 2011 6:25 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Water permeable base for bins behind shed?
Replies: 5
Views: 2099

Water permeable base for bins behind shed?

Having cleared the back and one side if my 6' X 6' (too small) garden shed, I now need to put down some sort of water permeable base before returning two dustbins of compost etc and a huge (rescued & mended) wheelie bin, that will store my newest compost, before my garden improvement/make easier, pl...
by Lentil
Mon Aug 22, 2011 6:00 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Christmas Cards
Replies: 20
Views: 5388

Re: Christmas Cards

I try to make as many as I can, now. I use the best parts off old cards but admit to a rather crazy, craft buying binge last year or year before, when I started. I did buy mostly second hand stuff though. *If anyone lives near to Walsall, I would love to have some of your old Christmas or greetings ...
by Lentil
Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:45 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: recycled ambulance
Replies: 16
Views: 5872

Re: recycled ambulance

Russ, what a brilliant idea to use the stove for smoking your fish.

Last year, I watched as a family near my bus stop did up a VW hippy van. It looks lovely now, but I was hoping for wild looking flowers to be painted on it. I am a would be hippy, as my teen years were in the '60s.
Beth
by Lentil
Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:28 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: DEAD SLUGS
Replies: 16
Views: 7924

Re: DEAD SLUGS

I would love a pond, Sue, but arthritis makes it hard to clean out! Maybe I could have a raised one? I have my Petit Pond for the birds (just a big recycled pate dish). Zoe, I love your homing snails story, LOL. greenorelse, I would love a duck or two (are they happy if only one?) but friend said ne...
by Lentil
Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:10 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello
Replies: 13
Views: 1692

Re: Hello

Welcome, Rachael!
This is a lovely place to be.
Beth x
by Lentil
Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:05 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Essex
Replies: 8
Views: 987

Re: Hello from Essex

Welcome, Jeremy and congratulations to both you and your wife.
by Lentil
Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:02 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from Gloucester (uk)
Replies: 8
Views: 1157

Re: Hi from Gloucester (uk)

Welcome!
Bees do sound brilliant: Solar water, evacuated tubes are very efficient my friend has two lots and I do recommend them.