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by niknik
Sun Apr 06, 2014 8:38 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: pretty veg
Replies: 6
Views: 1539

pretty veg

looking for suggestions as to what "pretty" veg I can grow? have cleared an area outside my back door, a little of which IS mine, some is the neighbours ( no objections), and some may be public. the area is sloping and fairly enclosed on 3 sides, and wont get any direct sun after about 2pm. I will p...
by niknik
Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:06 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from Spain (soon)
Replies: 15
Views: 2948

Re: Hi from Spain (soon)

I´m further South in Andalucia, in Almeria province, in the Almanzora Valley. No idea about Valencia way, but in Andalucia, they did have quite substantial grants available for farming . to set up/improve, etc... esp if going organic. That can be for machinery , or irrigation pipes, or anything real...
by niknik
Sat Jan 04, 2014 5:50 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from Spain (soon)
Replies: 15
Views: 2948

Re: Hi from Spain (soon)

Welcome
I am in Spain!
Whereabouts will you be?

And expect loads of comments from locals, as to it being the wrong time to plant whatever it is, or its not the right moon, or similar! :lol:
by niknik
Thu Dec 26, 2013 3:52 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Hairdryer/styler
Replies: 2
Views: 3970

Re: Hairdryer/styler

I did have one with a brush, years and years ago, but the kids managed to break it, and I never found one the same. the second option you mention should do the trick though
by niknik
Sun Dec 22, 2013 7:20 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Brussels sprouts apology
Replies: 8
Views: 1935

Re: Brussels sprouts apology

I have always found sprouts to be bitter, whether frozen, fresh, organic or whatever, and avoided eating them as much as possible, until someone said to put a teaspoon of sugar in , when cooking them. now I love them, maybe I´ll try growing some and see if can get them to be non-bitter. I thought th...
by niknik
Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:10 pm
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: new monsanto GM seed factory in Argentina
Replies: 3
Views: 4776

new monsanto GM seed factory in Argentina

here is a petition , to try to prevent this getting built.

seeds should come from plants, not factories

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/stop_monsan ... bb&v=32980
by niknik
Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:02 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Banish Plastic
Replies: 93
Views: 59688

Re: Banish Plastic

that sounds interesting Pumpkinpie!
How do you fuse them?
How about some pics of finished items? or some instructions..maybe even a new thread, see what other items we can come up with!
by niknik
Sun Dec 01, 2013 4:54 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Paper Log Makers - The Best One?
Replies: 16
Views: 20140

Re: Paper Log Makers - The Best One?

I was lent one a few years ago and did use it, but as every one has said a LOT of work for little return, but I did have stacks and stacks of paper to get rid of, at the time, so in a way it was worth it. However I then , after having to return the borrowed log maker, used some drainage pipe, cut to...
by niknik
Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:35 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: hello from Mexico!
Replies: 4
Views: 1425

Re: hello from Mexico!

Hola and Bienvenidos
by niknik
Sat Jul 20, 2013 4:52 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Hayfever Help
Replies: 7
Views: 5496

Re: Hayfever Help

not much help in the short term, but consuming LOTS of local honey, is supposed help build up the immune system and stop/ minimize the reactions to your local allergens. i cant vouch for this personally, but i do know a lot of people who claim a good to dramatic improvement and find they are also al...
by niknik
Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:38 pm
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Monsanto et al, at it again
Replies: 3
Views: 5106

Monsanto et al, at it again

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/monsantos_t ... b/?ckReubb

have a read, and consider signing the petition
by niknik
Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:04 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Just for a laugh.
Replies: 49
Views: 12524

Re: Just for a laugh.

Roflmao :lol:
by niknik
Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:41 pm
Forum: Pets
Topic: Gah, Fleas!
Replies: 17
Views: 12321

Re: Gah, Fleas!

Garlic is supposed to be good at keeping fleas at bay. I add some to the food for my cats and dogs, and not seen a flea for ages. I hjust wish it worked for ticks too!

One downside, cats got so used to the taste, They dug up all the garlic I was trying to grow!
by niknik
Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:22 pm
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Green fair Leamington Spa
Replies: 6
Views: 5545

Re: Green fair Leamington Spa

any more specific location? so I can pass this on to someone who may be interested!

oh and start / finish times
by niknik
Thu May 30, 2013 10:29 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: suitable plants for chickens
Replies: 3
Views: 1879

Re: suitable plants for chickens

thanks for that Alfalfa,dandelions,rosemary, tarragon, lemon balm, .....no problem Comfrey...... wish I could get some! Unheard of in these parts. Chicken tractor..... absolutely, if only I had the space! Not only is my garden/back yard small, it´s also on different levels, and therefore impossible....