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by Puddleduck
Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:22 pm
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Little things that really annoy you!
Replies: 238
Views: 55421

Re: Little things that really annoy you!

People not changing the toilet roll when it runs out (Yes dear Husband I'm talking about you)
by Puddleduck
Fri Dec 10, 2010 1:15 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Ignorant article about pagans....RARE!
Replies: 13
Views: 2533

Re: Ignorant article about pagans....RARE!

Oh my, I laughed out loud when i saw this in the canteen. It's the most ridiculous thing I've ever read!!! Obviouly we're the source of all evil in the world with our fertility festivals and apple bobbing!! Seriously though, what a load of old tosh. What else would you expect from glorified toilet p...
by Puddleduck
Mon Oct 25, 2010 3:27 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Caterpillars - or lack of them
Replies: 14
Views: 1699

Re: Caterpillars - or lack of them

I've just found hundreds of the little devils on my winter brassicas, don't know where they've come from as we've not seen many butterflies this summer, but they're sneaky. Must be covert caterpillars. And yes, they're CW's, bane of my life!!! Does banging them between two bricks count as pesticide ...
by Puddleduck
Fri Oct 01, 2010 12:07 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What did I do wrong this time?
Replies: 17
Views: 2273

Re: What did I do wrong this time?

Thanks guys, it's been tough but they're all out now and I'll be bleaching the living daylights out of the greenhouse at the weekend. Am just frustrated because nothing is growing well at the minute and it's too wet to be productive. The toms were the only thing doing well......
by Puddleduck
Fri Oct 01, 2010 8:59 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What did I do wrong this time?
Replies: 17
Views: 2273

What did I do wrong this time?

I've been nurturing my tomatos from tiny little seeds, religiously feeding and watering, keeping them warm but well ventilated (in the greenhouse), and they were coming on great until yesterday when, to my surprise, they were covered in grey fur. I rescued as much fruit as I could, so now I have a u...
by Puddleduck
Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:52 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Switch from knitting in the round to knitting flat?
Replies: 20
Views: 4747

Re: Switch from knitting in the round to knitting flat?

I might give it a try then. I've got a funky pattern for socks with pompoms that I'm dying to try but keep chickening out!!!
by Puddleduck
Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:28 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Switch from knitting in the round to knitting flat?
Replies: 20
Views: 4747

Re: Switch from knitting in the round to knitting flat?

Are socks easy to knit then? I've been knitting for a while but always thought socks looked a bit complicated.
by Puddleduck
Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:50 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: How to improve soil
Replies: 12
Views: 1921

Re: How to improve soil

Thanks Guys, I'll be getting lots of manure shortly to mix in with my 3 year old compost, so I'm really hoping I'll be able to grow something other than weeds and Broccoli (which doesn't seem to mind the soil) next year.
by Puddleduck
Sat Sep 11, 2010 4:58 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: How to improve soil
Replies: 12
Views: 1921

How to improve soil

What is the best way to improve poor soil? We've got a really heavy clay type that gets really waterlogged and not much will grow properly in it as it's too dense. I'm going to try digging in some manure/compost in a few weeks to get some nutrients in for next year, but really need to know how to ma...
by Puddleduck
Thu Aug 26, 2010 6:01 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: ...pickle beetroot
Replies: 6
Views: 1335

Re: ...pickle beetroot

Thanks guys, really appreciate all your advice. :iconbiggrin:
by Puddleduck
Wed Aug 25, 2010 4:23 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: ...pickle beetroot
Replies: 6
Views: 1335

...pickle beetroot

I know it's a bit of a beginners question, but I've been given a huge bag full of beetroot and don't know what to do with it!!! I was wanting to pickle it but have no idea how to go about it, please help O Wise Self Suffientish-ers!!! (and any other ideas for beetroot would also be welcome) Thank yo...
by Puddleduck
Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:57 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: 101 ethical things to do before you die
Replies: 42
Views: 20995

Re: 101 ethical things to do before you die

Teach a child to respect the world.
Love someone with your whole being.
Walk barefoot on the grass.

Not only ethical but free!!!!!
by Puddleduck
Wed Jun 30, 2010 6:56 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Troubled Tubers...
Replies: 2
Views: 641

Troubled Tubers...

This is my third year of trying to grow a decent potato, but previously they've all been tunnelled out. I've been told by various people that it's either eelworm or slugs (although given the size of the tunnels I was surprised not to find a Python in one). Any ideas how I can stop this happening aga...
by Puddleduck
Wed Jun 23, 2010 6:54 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from County Durham
Replies: 8
Views: 763

Hi from County Durham

Hi All, my name's Helen from the Durham/Sunderland border. I'm kind of new to the self suffient ish way, but am growing my own (mainly onions, potatoes and dandelions at the minute), love to forage in the autumn and the general being outdoors thing. I also knit and sew a little bit, although if you ...