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by piglet
Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:36 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Acne Management and Treatment?
Replies: 11
Views: 9845

Re: Acne Management and Treatment?

I find bergamot essential oil really good for drying out and healing spots (recent discovery though I've been fighting them for almost 20 years now, grr). Just be careful if going out in the sun as it can make your skin more photo-sensitive, so more likely to burn. Smells amazing too!
by piglet
Thu May 31, 2012 1:00 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: anyone else found this funny??? only me????
Replies: 24
Views: 4854

Re: anyone else found this funny??? only me????

I spotted them on the Flickr group just a couple of days ago, and spent rather a silly amount of time flicking between the two photos - "big sheep"... "little sheep!" :lol: :lol:
by piglet
Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:59 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: permaculture veggie patch
Replies: 9
Views: 1751

Re: permaculture veggie patch

I've just bought Martin Crawford's new book 'How to Grow Perennial Vegetables' - would definitely recommend this, it's not exhaustive, he does say he doesn't include everything, just those he thinks are worth growing, but it's a really decent list with good growing instructions. Lots of things in th...
by piglet
Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:22 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: White Vinegar
Replies: 17
Views: 16182

Re: White Vinegar

I've bought vinegar in bulk from - paid £1.99 for 5 litres last time. They're also quite cheap for bicarb for cleaning etc. Not tried vinegar on weeds though, usually use hot salty water on ones on paths which seems to work fairly well.
by piglet
Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Garlic
Replies: 4
Views: 713

Re: Garlic

I've grown both onions and garlic in containers - only problem I found was them sometimes getting a bit waterlogged so would just make sure the drainage is good. Ones done in pots were a bit small but a bath sounds ideal! :)
by piglet
Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Alcoholic Ginger Beer
Replies: 16
Views: 6577

Re: Alcoholic Ginger Beer

This looks similar to the recipe in Darina Allen's 'Forgotten Skills' which I've made a few times, though from memory it tells you to put cold water into the sugar syrup, then add the jar contents, then strain, so you definitely don't kill the yeast. Has always turned out very fizzy (there's been th...
by piglet
Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:32 pm
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Hazelhurst CSA (Sheffield) - Event 2nd Feb 2012
Replies: 0
Views: 1838

Hazelhurst CSA (Sheffield) - Event 2nd Feb 2012

Hi all, I'm a member of Hazelhurst Community Supported Agriculture Co-operative, based on the outskirts of Sheffield, and we've got an information/ launch event coming up a week on Thursday. The CSA aims to help reconnect Sheffield communities with where their food comes from, by getting people invo...