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by niknik
Wed May 29, 2013 10:28 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: suitable plants for chickens
Replies: 3
Views: 2020

suitable plants for chickens

I am building a new chicken coop and enclosure, for my chickens ( dug-up patio area) so barren soil. I want to plant around the perimeter -on the outside. Thinking more herbs/perennials. I want to avoid anything that is too attractive to the chooks, who might decimate it, and also anything that coul...
by niknik
Tue May 28, 2013 12:10 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Cob Oven v2.0 - now with 100% more dragon
Replies: 3
Views: 3868

Re: Cob Oven v2.0 - now with 100% more dragon

that looks awesome!
by niknik
Tue May 21, 2013 2:21 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Bloody, Bloody, Weather
Replies: 54
Views: 12961

Re: Bloody, Bloody, Weather

pretty dire here too, bucketing down as I type!
we have had some good hot days, but not for at least a week!
the only up side, is I wont have to go and water everything for a while!
by niknik
Sun May 19, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: A couple of questions about dandelions
Replies: 11
Views: 4576

Re: A couple of questions about dandelions

Not an old wive´s tale Skippy, well not in the sens you might mean of it being incorrect!
Dandilions have diuretic properties!, and it isn´t for nothing that they are called pissenlit (pissthebed) in French :iconbiggrin:
by niknik
Tue May 14, 2013 9:53 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Quittin' Smoking
Replies: 153
Views: 25056

Re: Quittin' Smoking

well i cant remember if, has been mentioned before or not ( think possibly not, as dont remember ever visiting their site before today) I have had a quick look, and very impressive! well thats not really the right word, frightening, inspirational, and so on are nearer the mark! I have bo...
by niknik
Sat May 04, 2013 12:25 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Urban soils
Replies: 3
Views: 934

Re: Urban soils

Its a bit more like archaelogy than gardening! just dug a bit more of my small garden yesterday, and full of very old builders rubble, and other assorted junk! just never found anything old enough to really be of interest though! You never know, what you might find, after all they dug up a king in a...
by niknik
Wed May 01, 2013 10:15 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Meaty faggots
Replies: 4
Views: 1540

Re: Meaty faggots

Sounds simple and delicious!

Definitely have to try this except it will be with pig offal, as I get given loads for the pets!
by niknik
Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:46 pm
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: good news for bees
Replies: 1
Views: 4304

good news for bees

Bee deaths: EU to ban neonicotinoid pesticides ... 2 year ban , on nicotine containing pesticides, should start by 1st July this year. Let´s hope that this does help bees , and that the 2 years is sufficient to show a noticeable improvement, in bee populations, and the ban can be made permanent! htt...
by niknik
Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:46 am
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: monsanto seed monopoly
Replies: 4
Views: 4170

Re: monsanto seed monopoly

I think it must be a different take on the same issue Digger, but I can open any of the links on the realseeds page!
I just received the email from avaaz this morning, so most likely it is the same issue. Maybe Monsanto are using the issue to try and get their patents, or vice versa
by niknik
Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:24 am
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: monsanto seed monopoly
Replies: 4
Views: 4170

monsanto seed monopoly

Monsanto are now trying to get patents on yet more everyday veg & fruits like cucumbers, melons etc " The situation is dire already -- Monsanto alone owns 36% of all tomato, 32% of sweet pepper and 49% of cauliflower varieties registered in the EU. With a simple regulatory change, we could protect o...
by niknik
Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:46 am
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Soap Nuts
Replies: 8
Views: 9302

Re: Soap Nuts

just bought some yesterday, for first time ever! not had a chance to try them yet though!
by niknik
Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:08 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: DIY Greenhouse Scheme
Replies: 9
Views: 4101

Re: DIY Greenhouse Scheme

looks good!
by niknik
Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:25 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Find a hidden covered and turfed over well
Replies: 17
Views: 6452

Re: Find a hidden covered and turfed over well

boboff wrote:Diving works 100%, how it works and whether you can do it, is another matter altogether.

But Jerry's idea is equally appealing.

Need to dig the hole first before can dive into it!
by niknik
Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Keeping Wild Boar
Replies: 15
Views: 7411

Re: Keeping Wild Boar

the wild boar around here, can be vicious......... they have been known to charge at cars, causing them considerable damage, and could easily kill a person, with their tusks, and they will attack at the slightest provocation, or even for no reason, but they are nocturnal, so daytime is safe to wande...