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by ina
Sat Jun 11, 2005 4:08 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello
Replies: 24
Views: 8437

Glad to see there's another "Northerner" around - even if constant late frosts and far too much rain won't bother your plants in pots! I lived near Glasgow for a while, actually, I worked on an organic veggie farm, and went to Glasgow on my days off - plus I sometimes had to deliver veg in the centr...
by ina
Thu Jun 09, 2005 9:54 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Bindis!!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 8112

When I was down under, we never ever went barefoot, except on the beach - not because of any plant, because of snakes! So it was boots at all times, thongs possibly in town. Some of those beasts even managed to bite through wellies. Anyway, it looked real cool when you went for a swim: white feet, t...
by ina
Thu Jun 09, 2005 9:36 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: Ist over
Replies: 7
Views: 3004

Now, if anybody could explain to me why I have developed the behaviour I have... I often wonder :shock: ! Does all that just count for humans, or did you learn anything about animal behaviour, too? Sometimes I'd like to get inside my goat's head! Anyway, phantastic news :cheers: . I must say that I ...
by ina
Thu Jun 09, 2005 9:19 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from NE Scotland
Replies: 27
Views: 9341

Well, no chance of me ever getting into a position of making a gain... Even if somebody on a minimum wage could get a mortgage, how would they ever pay it back? Some years ago I was in a low paid job, actually earning about 20p more per hour than minimum wage. I lived in the cheapest flat I could fi...
by ina
Thu Jun 09, 2005 9:07 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello
Replies: 24
Views: 8437

Hello and welcome Don't worry, we all started out small... Baking bread is a good point to start, I think, at least I get a very high degree of satisfaction out of it. (The smell as much as the taste! :lol: ) And there were times when I didn't have a garden, either, and my window sills were getting ...
by ina
Mon Jun 06, 2005 7:51 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Chickens
Replies: 23
Views: 10844

Oh, I think there'll be plenty of takers for free-range eggs... The neighbours, for a start, to keep them sweet (in case the hens find their way in to their garden :oops: ) and willing to look after my livestock when I go on holiday! I always keep my egg cartons. Have used them in the past as seed t...
by ina
Sun Jun 05, 2005 4:01 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Cycling from lands end to John O'groats
Replies: 37
Views: 11724

Naked in Scotland? No, that amounts to cruelty... I think we've got a serious human rights issue here!!! Anyway, Andy, the bike might just be big enough - I'm 5'7", and women are supposed to have proportionately longer legs... You'd be welcome to it, if you can think of a way of getting it to you th...
by ina
Sun Jun 05, 2005 3:41 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Chickens
Replies: 23
Views: 10844

At least we can assume it died a natural death, at home, in its usual environment - isn't that what we'd all like? :shock: (Hope that doesn't start a philosophical discussion about dying now!) Anyway, seeing that this topic was originally on chickens, I can proudly add that I have received my book a...
by ina
Sun Jun 05, 2005 3:29 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from NE Scotland
Replies: 27
Views: 9341

Thanks, Stew, I had no idea about the Capital Gains Tax thing. (Not having much capital I've never seen any resaon for looking into tax I might have to pay on it! :? ) It's still sad; I think if something was done about that the Government wouldn't have to go on so much about creating affordable hou...
by ina
Sat Jun 04, 2005 5:57 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from Teesside
Replies: 9
Views: 3079

Hi Mad Dad Maybe it's not a bad idea to share a garden with a friend - do you do half each, or are you working all of it together? In the first case you'd have the competition possibly urging you onwards; in the second, you can always blame somebody else for not seeing and killing that particular sl...
by ina
Sat Jun 04, 2005 5:47 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Cycling from lands end to John O'groats
Replies: 37
Views: 11724

I could donate a bicycle... only it probably wouldn't be big enough for you. Touring bike from the Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op, a few years old, but only done about 100 miles; wrong buy (I can't get used to the drop-down handlebars). As it is almost brandnew, I've not been wanting to sell it for peanuts...
by ina
Sat Jun 04, 2005 5:30 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: "To plant a tree in your own garden..."
Replies: 17
Views: 7921

No, it's not - but thanks for your suggestions. :cheers: It got back to me, because it was a tree I'd never heard of before, it's a whitebeam: http://www.british-trees.com/guide/whitebeam.htm I just read that it usually grows in calcareous soil; in that case it's just as well that it is in a contain...
by ina
Sat Jun 04, 2005 5:23 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: Plastic Bags
Replies: 108
Views: 73346

Quite right, theoretically it shouldn't matter what you call the "fee" you pay for the plastic bags, as long as it is charged and leads to fewer bags being used. However, following the news I get the impression that the British are somewhat paranoid about anything that's called "tax", so I think it ...
by ina
Fri Jun 03, 2005 11:15 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Chickens
Replies: 23
Views: 10844

How's the goldfish - still alive and well? :fish:

Ina
by ina
Fri Jun 03, 2005 10:42 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Spuds
Replies: 43
Views: 15127

This problem of why mustard does what it does has kept me searching for an answer for at least two hours tonight! See what this website does to me? Actually makes me use my head! :lol: Anyway, at last I've come up with some kind of answer: "May help to control wireworms, which are fond of the decomp...