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by EcoTreedweller
Sat May 11, 2013 1:38 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: .
Replies: 13
Views: 4438

Re: I hate bindweed.

Almost afraid to ask ... are the bunnies still lolloping around in this life? :pale:
by EcoTreedweller
Thu May 09, 2013 12:31 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: .
Replies: 13
Views: 4438

Re: I hate bindweed.

I always suspected Alpaca's can fly! Not a bad idea to replace the soil, if I could afford to swap the whole lot for some containing nutrients I would, lol. Could make it a lawn, but we just dug up all of the lawn for the purpose of growing food stuffs, Tom Good stylee, lol. Hey ho, will keep on a-d...
by EcoTreedweller
Thu May 09, 2013 8:58 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: .
Replies: 13
Views: 4438

Re: I hate bindweed.

Alpaca bag, and we'll run away together. If only the garden were bigger, menagerie!

What area is it growing?

It's only on areas where there is earth, so I guess it could be worse. :wink:
by EcoTreedweller
Wed May 08, 2013 9:35 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Norfolk
Replies: 1
Views: 536

Re: Hello from Norfolk

Hello Norfolk! Welcome! :cheers:
by EcoTreedweller
Wed May 08, 2013 9:32 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: .
Replies: 13
Views: 4438

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by EcoTreedweller
Wed May 08, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Old VHSs
Replies: 11
Views: 4906

Re: Old VHSs

Reviving this one because my OH recently said something about VHS tapes being un-everythingable, and as much as I wracked my inventive little brain cells (all two of 'em), I couldn't get much beyond knitting bags etc with the tape, which would of course deteriorate fairly soon after, therefore point...
by EcoTreedweller
Tue May 07, 2013 7:46 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Using washing machine parts for a DIY mini wind turbine
Replies: 6
Views: 4878

Re: Using washing machine parts for a DIY mini wind turbine

@solarwind - Thanks for the link, looks like a lot of info there, will see if I can get my head around it. :) @oldjerry - Haha, the only two things I've found to do with the door is a) salad bowl and b) (@contadina) a round window. Lol. @doofaloofa - Bless ya! (liking your avatar btw - the mozzies I...
by EcoTreedweller
Sun May 05, 2013 10:17 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Using washing machine parts for a DIY mini wind turbine
Replies: 6
Views: 4878

Using washing machine parts for a DIY mini wind turbine

Our washing machine ceased to do the one thing expected of it. Wash. However the parts are all intact, so I'm thinking about stripping it down to do something useful with the motor, water pump etc. (The drum is already bagsied as an incinerator or planter.) Has anyone come across any so-simple-an-8-...
by EcoTreedweller
Sun May 05, 2013 10:08 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Pallets and plastic bottle greenhouse
Replies: 3
Views: 4198

Re: Pallets and plastic bottle greenhouse

This pleases me.
by EcoTreedweller
Sat May 04, 2013 6:55 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Pallets and plastic bottle greenhouse
Replies: 3
Views: 4198

Pallets and plastic bottle greenhouse

Last year I constructed a greenhouse using an old swing frame and plastic bottles threaded with twine. It worked really well, with temperatures very noticeably higher inside. I thought the only disadvantage was the triangular shape which meant having to duck (I'm not particularly tall either), but u...
by EcoTreedweller
Sat May 04, 2013 2:15 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: TWO Petitions - Save Seed Diversity!
Replies: 3
Views: 3430

TWO Petitions - Save Seed Diversity!

I hope I am posting this in the right place. Two petitions concerning saving seed diversity. First is here: https://www.openpetition.de/petition/online/seed-diversity-under-threat-no-european-seed-regulations-for-the-benefit-of-the-seed-industry#googtrans%28de|en%29 And the second, translated (rough...
by EcoTreedweller
Sat May 04, 2013 2:02 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Seed patents 'are a fraud'
Replies: 5
Views: 4386

Re: Seed patents 'are a fraud'

I understand the seeds MonSatan offers farmers are altered so they will not produce further seed, therefore creating dependence - farmers will have no choice but to return to the big corporations for more seed. Such a monopoly over food supply is a very worrying prospect.
by EcoTreedweller
Sat May 04, 2013 11:04 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: 'Surviving The Cuts, And Other Disasters' by Korban Blake
Replies: 0
Views: 3109

'Surviving The Cuts, And Other Disasters' by Korban Blake

I started to read this book, Surviving The Cuts, And Other Disasters, because I wanted to learn new ways of saving money in these tough economic times. I would say I'm fairly savvy on the money-saving front, but always on the look out for new ideas. Though this book, by the title, sounds a bit like ...
by EcoTreedweller
Sat May 04, 2013 10:39 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Norfolk!
Replies: 1
Views: 533

Hello from Norfolk!

Hi everyone, I used to be here many yonks ago, and then I wasn't, but now I'm back. Totally lost all traces of my old login info, so I'm afraid there is a dead account here somewhere. I'm getting back into the green stuff, here in sunny Norfolk, building a greenhouse from pallets and plastic bottles...