Search found 7757 matches

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: 11810

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: 7973

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: 73989

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: 10989

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: 15299

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...
by ina
Fri Jun 03, 2005 10:27 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: "To plant a tree in your own garden..."
Replies: 17
Views: 7973

Sigh....I have this "thing" about wanting an oak tree. Not sure where it comes from - something to do with admiring the history of English Oak I suspect. Big tree....small garden....sigh.... Alcina I've got an oak in a pot, and I can't make up my mind where to plant it! It's definitely not big now,...
by ina
Fri Jun 03, 2005 10:24 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: "To plant a tree in your own garden..."
Replies: 17
Views: 7973

Sigh....I have this "thing" about wanting an oak tree. Not sure where it comes from - something to do with admiring the history of English Oak I suspect. Big tree....small garden....sigh.... Alcina I've got an oak in a pot, and I can't make up my mind where to plant it! It's definitely not big now,...
by ina
Fri Jun 03, 2005 10:09 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Cycling from lands end to John O'groats
Replies: 37
Views: 11810

What about a round trip - up one side, down the other? It'll be a bit more than the 1000 miles... And Lee, you are right, there's probably not much to be gained by going from one end to the other except a photograph showing that you've been there, but there is life beyond Findhorn! I've only been up...
by ina
Fri Jun 03, 2005 7:11 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: New bit
Replies: 33
Views: 16975

I'm turning green with envy :sad3: seeing all those opportunities you have! But then, "The South" has always been a bit more advanced in that respect... Farmer's markets only happen once a month, if at all, in this region. The nearest ones to me are Aberdeen (well, that's a general market), about 30...
by ina
Thu Jun 02, 2005 4:41 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Would you buy?
Replies: 40
Views: 12957

I agree with Andy - it's the rioters who go to these events just for the rioting I can't stand. Otherwise, let the demonstrations be as disruptive as they can, of course nobody will take notice if they aren't - but they should be disruptive to the event, not necessarily to the folk who happen to liv...
by ina
Thu Jun 02, 2005 4:21 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from NE Scotland
Replies: 27
Views: 9461

Yes, I've thought of housing cooperatives, too; but one thing I don't think I'll ever try again, is sharing a flat or house. Too many negative experiences. Too many interesting "bacterial growth experiments" going on in kitchen and bathrooms - there comes the time one feels too old for that. :roll: ...
by ina
Tue May 31, 2005 10:18 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: More animals
Replies: 14
Views: 6703

Sorry, had some trouble with the quote on that last one. The quote was from Andy, of course; and I have no idea why it said "quote" again after my name...

Ina
by ina
Tue May 31, 2005 10:16 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: More animals
Replies: 14
Views: 6703

I heard today that some new laws have been passed limiting the amount of livestock that you can keep. Whats all that about? It's a long time you wrote that - I've been trying to find out more about this but no success. Can you give me more detail about who told you, and in what context? I could onl...
by ina
Tue May 31, 2005 9:59 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Would you buy?
Replies: 40
Views: 12957

Sorry, me again. :? I just realised that we had got away from the original topic - would you buy? Andy, how about using your cycle trip to do a bit of market research? No better chance than this; to get together with lots of people with similar interests (but sufficiently different outlooks on life)...
by ina
Tue May 31, 2005 9:50 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Would you buy?
Replies: 40
Views: 12957

Of course you are both right. I just don't think they would pay up, and I see potential riot damage as just one "cost" that the organisers of the summit should budget for! After all, if the damage/injuries happened to the participants, I can't see them pulling out their own wallet... Anyway, the res...