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by sarahkeast
Sun Mar 11, 2012 7:49 am
Forum: Pets
Topic: Can you over-worm a dog?
Replies: 9
Views: 6934

Re: Can you over-worm a dog?

You should be able to buy a chip reader from anywhere, they arent that expensive apparently, £40 springs to mind. Avid was recommended to me [I remember it as I use same name brand on my mountain bike brakes, go figure!!] check with RSPCA/DEFRA or similar. Good luck with the pet passport, I shipped ...
by sarahkeast
Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:22 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Meeting other ishers
Replies: 7
Views: 1070

Re: Meeting other ishers

Romie, I have pm'd you. Maybe we can do a NW meet up ?

There is a Preston group, just starting up, so hoping that might grow into something. Will look into LETS etc, used to be a group here, not sure if it is still around.

Thanks for ideas.
by sarahkeast
Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:30 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Meeting other ishers
Replies: 7
Views: 1070

Meeting other ishers

So I have been thinking about this for a while, and Romie's post has got me started.... How do you meet up with other ishers/permaculturists/growers etc ? Or do you ? I have thought of doing a Permaculture course, but there are none near me, or on any free weekends [mainly cos I virtually never have...
by sarahkeast
Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:25 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: From Preston Lancs, hello again
Replies: 9
Views: 1258

Re: From Preston Lancs, hello again

Ha, I hear you on the 'weird at work' thing, not only do I grow/save stuff, I also run a lot, eat salad and dont watch soap operas !

If you are ever on this side of town let me know, would be fun to catch up and check out each others' dream pads !
by sarahkeast
Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: From Preston Lancs, hello again
Replies: 9
Views: 1258

Re: From Preston Lancs, hello again

Hi and welcome Romie.

Where in Preston are you ? I am just outside in Longridge, a lovely spot, altho significantly more modest than the project you have undertaken. Good luck with it, sounds about where I was a couple of years ago [minus the hubbie part !]
by sarahkeast
Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:20 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Useful house plants ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1532

Useful house plants ?

Looking for a few suggestions of things to grow in a big space I have just cleared in my living room after selling a book case. Pretty good light [large window and full glass door] High traffic area [teens, dog, cats] Tall would be good, not too wide Smelling nice, cleaning air, generally useful Not...
by sarahkeast
Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:11 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Which Rhubarb ?
Replies: 2
Views: 362

Re: Which Rhubarb ?

Thanks Bill, they have a great range, very impressive, but at £25 for 3 plants a little more than I had in mind !

Anyone else ?
by sarahkeast
Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:53 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Which Rhubarb ?
Replies: 2
Views: 362

Which Rhubarb ?

I extended my fruit raised bed this weekend, moved some gooseberrys that had self rooted etc and now have room for 2 [ok, maybe 3] more rhubarb plants. I already have several dotted around the garden, not sure of names/varieties, some are from what was here when I reclaimed the garden and split up, ...
by sarahkeast
Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Edamame seeds, source in UK or buy from US ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1938

Re: Edamame seeds, source in UK or buy from US ?

Aww, thanks Marc, will get some ordered
by sarahkeast
Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:27 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Edamame seeds, source in UK or buy from US ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1938

Edamame seeds, source in UK or buy from US ?

I fancy having a go at growing Edamame beans this year, but cant find a UK outlet to buy them. Has anyone got any advice for buying from US, are there import complications ? I have a friend on a US base in Yorkshire, so could use a US address [very handy as avoids high shipping costs !] Or a UK sour...
by sarahkeast
Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:23 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: NZ Flat Worm, argh
Replies: 2
Views: 497

NZ Flat Worm, argh

I had suspected I had flat worm last year, hardly any worms in veg beds and a funny looking specimen. Google and a few hours pottering today where I found a couple of the critters confirmed it today. :( Anyone got any tips or suggestions ? I am going to cover raised beds tomorrow with black sacks, f...
by sarahkeast
Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: seeds at a very good price
Replies: 4
Views: 845

Re: seeds at a very good price

Just placed an order with Alan Romans, prices certainly seem ok, seed quantities arent massive per pack, but adequate. Range is limited, but covers the basics. Fingers crossed, will try to remember to feed back.
by sarahkeast
Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:48 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: lay a path?
Replies: 9
Views: 1764

Re: lay a path?

If it doesnt have to be pretty you might just go to your local carpet shop and ask for the old stuff they rip out of peoples' houses before they put down new. Keeps the weeds down, holds the ground together and can look pretty [ok I lay mine face down] oh and it is free !
by sarahkeast
Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Chicken Feed: Organic or other non GMO options ?
Replies: 1
Views: 780

Chicken Feed: Organic or other non GMO options ?

I am about to get another batch of chickens and am having a hard time sourcing the organic layers pellets I used to get. Just wondering what anyone else uses for their chooks ? My main goals are: cost low, or low as possible given the second goal; avoid GMO; I really dont like the idea of feeding my...
by sarahkeast
Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:29 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Chickens or Ducks ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1364

Chickens or Ducks ?

I am starting to think about getting some more chooks or ducks in the next month or so. Had ex-bat chickens before and they were great, apart from WRECKING the garden every time they got out or where let out. I have a shed and small sheltered area for housing, but liked to let them out as often as p...