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by diggernotdreamer
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Bean Flower Thrip management
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Re: Bean Flower Thrip management

Can you use a biological control ? a predator of some sort
by diggernotdreamer
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Newbie here :)
Replies: 12
Views: 446

Re: Newbie here :)

I think the best way forward is to approach your local planning department and just ask off the record what is involved in low impact living on a piece of land that you buy, it might be that you can buy a piece of ground with an old or ruined cottage on it which is then considered to be residential....
by diggernotdreamer
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Newbie here :)
Replies: 12
Views: 446

Re: Newbie here :)

Why not have a weekend out of season in a yurt, that would give you a good idea of what it would be like, or a week, why wouldn't you, there is a place called Pink Apple Orchard and they do camping in Celtic yurts
by diggernotdreamer
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: pruning fruit trees do i need a wound healer ?
Replies: 9
Views: 192

Re: pruning fruit trees do i need a wound healer ?

thanks i dont have any manure is blood fish and bone ok to use 6 handfuls enough per tree watered in every month i have a limited budget :( Don't you have any home made compost, that would be very beneficial. You wouldn't need to use the blood fish and bone every month, just once in the spring and ...
by diggernotdreamer
Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: pruning fruit trees do i need a wound healer ?
Replies: 9
Views: 192

Re: pruning fruit trees do i need a wound healer ?

I don't use anything to heal trees when I prune, if it is stone fruit you are better off waiting until there are leaves on the trees as the sap heals cuts. You can also give your trees a seeweed feed, you can get some seaweed liquid, dilute as per instructions and spray the trees when they come into...
by diggernotdreamer
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: attaching a photo?
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Re: attaching a photo?

I go into full editor and then select attachments and then add files, but I would be interested in any other way of doing this too as I am not sure I do it righ
by diggernotdreamer
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: The new banish plastic movements
Replies: 31
Views: 871

Re: The new banish plastic movements

Family cloth, just putting that there yup
by diggernotdreamer
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Newbie here :)
Replies: 12
Views: 446

Re: Newbie here :)

Hiya Bubble. I live in Southern Ireland, up near the border with Enniskillen. This is one of the poorest counties in the country and the least populated. I know lots of people living in caravans, off grid cottages, etc, it seems to attact people that want to live a slightly different lifestyle. Most...
by diggernotdreamer
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Flavour of supermarket veg
Replies: 8
Views: 152

Re: Flavour of supermarket veg

why does a salad always have to come with tomatoes no matter how awful they taste. With so much amazing root veg available, there is no need for this at all. I can't grow tomatoes in winter, but I can dehydrate mine and store for the winter in oil, they have so much more flavour this way. Lack of im...
by diggernotdreamer
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: The new banish plastic movements
Replies: 31
Views: 871

Re: The new banish plastic movements

Whatever happened to loo paper from recycled materials? That's disappeared from shelves. I still manage to find that, but it still has a plastic wrapper. Just bought a box of toilet rolls from 'Who Give a Crap', non chlorine bleached, recycled paper and 50 per cent of the profits are donated to pro...
by diggernotdreamer
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Composty questions
Replies: 27
Views: 2678

Re: Composty questions

I bought my organic feed in paper sacks and originally, they were in waxed paper sacks, so all good. A couple of years ago, I started noticing that where I had opened sacks out and put them on the garden and covered with mulch, I was being left with this really wafer thin layer of plastic, so once a...
by diggernotdreamer
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: The new banish plastic movements
Replies: 31
Views: 871

Re: The new banish plastic movements

I don't get the whole straw thing, as kids we drank the stuff unaided and I certainly didn't start that with mine.

I bought some toilet paper from Who Gives a Crap, no plastic film, forest friendly paper and they put 50 percent of the profits into improving toilet hygiene in the developing world
by diggernotdreamer
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: The new banish plastic movements
Replies: 31
Views: 871

Re: The new banish plastic movements

I am interested in your solar degradable farm sacks, is that oxo degradable. I have those as salad bags, but I was very disappointed when I found out they are oxo degradable so useless for a compost heap. Iceland the frozen food shop have now started to remove plastic from their own brand foods, the...
by diggernotdreamer
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: The new banish plastic movements
Replies: 31
Views: 871

Re: The new banish plastic movements

I still think the Swedish model is the way forward, they are incinerating plastics to provide heating for homes, some plastics are hard to recycle or they are not recycled at all so go to landfill, we use virgin oil in power stations, in my view, that plastic that is being burnt has just had a previ...