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by diggernotdreamer
Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:54 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What can I plant now in my empty veggie beds
Replies: 7
Views: 1539

Re: What can I plant now in my empty veggie beds

spring onions (esp white lisbon winter variety which can be sown up to the end of October and cloched over winter) oriental saladini, spinach
by diggernotdreamer
Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Spring water supply
Replies: 15
Views: 9153

Re: Spring water supply

Well, we hadn't actually thought of peat, but now you say about particles, when I put some in a glass you can see bits dropping down to the bottom and if you put between your finger and thumb they just smear like dirt. Thank you for clearing up the mystery for us. I can just about remember hot dry s...
by diggernotdreamer
Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Peppers questions
Replies: 8
Views: 2152

Re: Peppers questions

I started growing purple bell peppers a few years ago, they look really pretty and more appealing than green ones for cooking and they just turn red when really ripe
by diggernotdreamer
Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:32 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Spring water supply
Replies: 15
Views: 9153

Re: Spring water supply

Are you talking about the water being brown in the spring tank or out of the pipe feed indoors ? The reason I ask is my well supply to the greenhouse and tunnels goes thick sludgy brown at times and it took ages for the penny to drop as to why. The alkathene pipe gets coated on the inside with iron...
by diggernotdreamer
Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:12 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Spring water supply
Replies: 15
Views: 9153

Re: Spring water supply

We have a spring well. A concrete collar has been sunk into the ground and it sticks out of the ground and has a very heavy concrete lid on top. We have looked in the well and it has a pipe that is not right on the bottom that is attached to a pump which pumps the water up to the house, about 300 ya...
by diggernotdreamer
Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:33 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Self Sufficient in Greece
Replies: 3
Views: 1200

Re: Self Sufficient in Greece

My view on the situation that is affecting the likes of Greece, Spain and here in Ireland is that historically, these were always poorer countries, they entered the Euro who bunged loads of money at them, more money than could ever be imagined before and then they went mad with it, overspending, par...
by diggernotdreamer
Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:37 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Location of Septic Tank.
Replies: 10
Views: 2356

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: 2356

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: 40001

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: 7171

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: 7171

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: 3422

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: 3422

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: 4115

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: 6995

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