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by diggernotdreamer
Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Are we entering a new mini ice age?
Replies: 11
Views: 1289

Re: Are we entering a new mini ice age?

[(Incidentaly, the 'mini-iceages' of the 17th and late 19th century were due to large volcanic eruptions dumping huge ammounts of dust into the atmosphere causing 'global dimming' and blocking the Sun's rays. Mt St Helens had a much lesser, but recorded effect in the 1980s.) MW[/quote] I was wonderi...
by diggernotdreamer
Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:51 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Paths between raised beds
Replies: 7
Views: 1356

Re: Paths between raised beds

I use landscape fabric and then woodchip on top, it lasts quite a while and is fairly cheap, we used to watch out for tree surgeons working in the area and they are often glad to tip a load of chips free of charge on your drive, did used to buy some from tree surgeons too, usually about twenty quid ...
by diggernotdreamer
Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:38 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Tomatoes for low light levels ?
Replies: 21
Views: 5464

Re: Tomatoes for low light levels ?

[I'd be very interested to hear how your heirloom tomatoes are growing this year in this dreary weather, although if I remember right you have had a little more sun in the north this spring than we've had down here. I'm waiting for Met Eireann to release their solar radiation figures for this year,...
by diggernotdreamer
Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:56 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 uses for grass
Replies: 5
Views: 4287

Re: 101 uses for grass

10. Good compost activator, especially if you have added a lot of browns 11. Useful for increasing the amount of bulk in the compost heap 12. An excuse not to go to a boring social do, would love to come etc, but I really should mow the grass When I had a house in the town, I kept gradually increasi...
by diggernotdreamer
Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:35 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hey folks!
Replies: 6
Views: 1063

Re: Hey folks!

Hi Sam and welcome.
by diggernotdreamer
Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:12 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Are we entering a new mini ice age?
Replies: 11
Views: 1289

Are we entering a new mini ice age?

After another awful summer, we have only just been able to make hay for the animals, cut it on wednesday, been turning it by hand to get it dry and managed to get it into the barn this evening before it pees down with rain tonight. The old folk here remember in years gone by that everyone made hay, ...
by diggernotdreamer
Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:49 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: safe alternitives to harmful beautie products
Replies: 42
Views: 8703

Re: safe alternitives to harmful beautie products

I do not use fluoride toothpaste as I would prefer not to use a by product of the phosphate chemical industry, the fluoride action network have some interesting articles. I have not used fluoride toothpaste for 20 years, can't remember when I last had a filling, I am 52, have white teeth and use my ...
by diggernotdreamer
Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: safe alternitives to harmful beautie products
Replies: 42
Views: 8703

Re: safe alternitives to harmful beautie products

What about all the Faith in Nature products, use all their shampoos, conditioners, shower liquid, Kingfisher toothpaste, they make one that is also free from fluoride as well as other rubbish, Green people make sunblock which works very well and is great for kids, have used all these products for ma...
by diggernotdreamer
Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:29 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Storing Main Crop Spuds
Replies: 5
Views: 722

Re: Storing Main Crop Spuds

my maincrop potatoes are always ready for harvest around the middle of August every year, I do it on purpose so as I get a decent crop even if I get blight. this year I lopped off all the foliage due to blight a week ago, but I think we have a reasonable crop. About 7 years ago, I started storing my...
by diggernotdreamer
Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Corn Juice
Replies: 29
Views: 3628

Re: Corn Juice

No Demi, not the stuff you can see.... You should NEVER eat corn without Juicing it first, or else it just comes out in your pooooooooooo looking like, well like it did when it went in! ( ok you have to chew it first!) This is so interesting, could we have a series of photo's to illustrate, plus wi...
by diggernotdreamer
Sun Aug 05, 2012 2:21 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Paper Log Makers - The Best One?
Replies: 16
Views: 14703

Re: Paper Log Makers - The Best One?

We got the one in the CAT catalogue. It was ok but you need an awful lot of pressure to get the water out which is tricky as if you put too much pressure on the handles they were in danger of getting bent, then the bricks took an age to dry out, if you could find one that you stand on that would do ...
by diggernotdreamer
Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:00 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: .....re-black an old stove?
Replies: 8
Views: 2237

Re: .....re-black an old stove?

true about the stink, the first lot we bought smelt really awful, but we got some here that was great and has stayed on well, will have to try and dig out the pot and see what make it was, didn't stink either
by diggernotdreamer
Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:26 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: .....re-black an old stove?
Replies: 8
Views: 2237

Re: .....re-black an old stove?

Yes, you can buy stove polish, we cleaned one up we got given with a wire brush on a drill, then bought some polish. You can buy it from most shops that supply stoves they usually have that kind of thing along with the rope and glue for the doors etc or you can get in online easily.
by diggernotdreamer
Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:30 pm
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Little things that really annoy you!
Replies: 238
Views: 41470

Re: Little things that really annoy you!

This week I have mainly been annoyed by the eggy smelling water coming out of the tap in my caravan, suspect bacteria in the hosepipe, the rooks are now digging up my potatoes after I chopped off the haulms due to blight, so will have to cover them up again, my onions have been blasted by rain and w...
by diggernotdreamer
Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: ... get rid of mare's tail?
Replies: 7
Views: 1887

Re: ... get rid of mare's tail?

There is the positive side, it is full of minerals as it is so deep rooted. In Sweden it is dried and fed to horses as hay, in olden times it was eaten like asparagus when the young shoots came up, it does look as bit like asparagus as it starts coming up. I make nettle,comfrey and weed liquid using...