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by diggernotdreamer
Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:37 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Location of Septic Tank.
Replies: 10
Views: 2287

Re: Location of Septic Tank.

Just a thought, are there any rules and regulations covering this, we are going through a load of septic tank stuff in Ireland at the moment, you are meant to register your tank, then it has to be inspected, if it fails the inspection you are then obliged by law to upgrade it, apparently, Ireland ar...
by diggernotdreamer
Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Location of Septic Tank.
Replies: 10
Views: 2287

Re: Location of Septic Tank.

This is a problem with rural locations, one good clue is to look for the big old clump of nettles that often grows over the percolation area, ours was covered in nettles, you may be able to hear the water, fill up the bath with water and let it go, you may be able to hear it running into the tank, t...
by diggernotdreamer
Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:15 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Banish Plastic
Replies: 77
Views: 35532

Re: Banish Plastic

I went into Waitrose once and bought a small organic loaf. They had none on the shelf so the woman went out back, got a loaf packed in a plastic bag, took off the plastic bag and then put it into another plastic bag. I got a bit aerated and said leave on the original, I am not allowed to she said. W...
by diggernotdreamer
Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: How old are you and how should you feel ???
Replies: 46
Views: 6798

Re: How old are you and how should you feel ???

What an interesting set of replies. I think it has made me realise a few things. I am not as young as I was so cannot expect to be able to do all the things I want to do, but saying that I seem to have far more to do now than when I was younger and had a shop and small child. Oldfella, you are an in...
by diggernotdreamer
Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:57 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: How old are you and how should you feel ???
Replies: 46
Views: 6798

How old are you and how should you feel ???

I have recently become quite interested in energy levels and age, probably because I am now nearly 52 and I am wondering how much longer you can expect to have good energy levels. Having grown all my own veg for over 20 years, mainly in town gardens and allotments, we bought a place with 3.5 acres s...
by diggernotdreamer
Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:45 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Corncumber
Replies: 14
Views: 3324

Re: Corncumber

Perhaps he is a figment of all our imaginations
by diggernotdreamer
Sat Aug 18, 2012 11:39 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Corncumber
Replies: 14
Views: 3324

Re: Corncumber

MKG, you are right if you google Durgan, Corncumber, he is on a load of forums going back to 2006 with his infamous corncumber, they guy has a sense of humour :)
by diggernotdreamer
Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Polytunnel revisited
Replies: 21
Views: 3986

Re: Polytunnel revisited

I love to see other peoples polytunnel photo's, very interesting. I got my first tunnel about 12 years ago and didn't know anyone else who had one, so I was pretty much on my own, didn't know about gardening forums as I wasn't big into the net, so I just made it up as I went along, I now have two tu...
by diggernotdreamer
Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:08 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Rose Hips
Replies: 20
Views: 6776

Re: Rose Hips

Has anyone noticed if there are any sloes in their area, we have none at all this year, have looked everywhere, must have been the strange weather earlier on in the year, all my little apples fell off as well :(

Lyn
by diggernotdreamer
Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:05 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from Belfast
Replies: 4
Views: 662

Re: Hi from Belfast

Hello Neil, welcome to Ish, I live North West Ireland, near Manorhamilton Co Leitrim

best regards Lyn
by diggernotdreamer
Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:46 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Tomatoes for low light levels ?
Replies: 21
Views: 5464

Re: Tomatoes for low light levels ?

Been a bit stormy, kicked off again this evening, but then we did have our summer last week, lasted about 5 days,
by diggernotdreamer
Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:40 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Culling our pigs
Replies: 16
Views: 3967

Re: Culling our pigs

"but when i can buy "free range" eggs in the supermarket for less than £2 I think charging over £4 for the same quantity because they come from a farm shop is a ott. Same problem with chickens, my butcher: £8-11 (free range and local), farm shop £28.50 and it was a small (ie would feed 3, just, as a...
by diggernotdreamer
Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:20 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Tomatoes for low light levels ?
Replies: 21
Views: 5464

Re: Tomatoes for low light levels ?

[quote="Odsox"]Thanks for that. I haven't grown Latah as I really prefer indeterminate cordon varieties, bush ones tend to annoy me by wanting horizontal space when there is plenty of vertical space available. What does it taste like compared to the Gardener's Delight ? Bush tomatoes are a bit like ...
by diggernotdreamer
Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Preserving roasted peppers in oil
Replies: 2
Views: 1058

Re: Preserving roasted peppers in oil

recipe from River Cottage Preserves book (p198). It is originally for Asparagus preserved in oil but suggests substituting with char-grilled peppers. bring 200ml of water and 300 ml of cider or white wine vinegar to the boil, then it's removed from the heat and covered to keep warm. The char grilled...
by diggernotdreamer
Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:38 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Paths between raised beds
Replies: 7
Views: 1356

Re: Paths between raised beds

I agree with Boboff, Ebay is very good for landscape fabric. Also, if you want to peg it down, a box of 4 or 6 inch nails are a lot cheaper than the pegs you can buy, so you can use a few more and secure it down really well, if you have to cut the fabric to size it will fray so I cut it a bit wider ...