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by Skippy
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Our new world diet?
Replies: 19
Views: 4430

Re: Our new world diet?

Wholeheartedly agree with Ina . There might be some places where such a diet is possible but then in different parts of the world there would be substitutes till it got to the point of being almost unrecognisable from the original . I've nothing against the idea just that it's wholly impractical. Bu...
by Skippy
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Slug pellet ban
Replies: 14
Views: 7644

Re: Slug pellet ban

One of the arguments I have seen is that the iron based pellets not only cost more but are less effective. I can't personally comment never having done a side by side comparison . Being less effective seems to be levelled at anything that doesn't contain metaldehyde by some.
by Skippy
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Slug pellet ban
Replies: 14
Views: 7644

Re: Slug pellet ban

I agree there's not much hope with the glyphosate. To be honest I've got several bottles of slug pellets that have sat in the shed for probably decades unused and I avoid using weedkillers too as much as possible . Certainly never on my own property and only very rarely when a customer is very insis...
by Skippy
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Organic fire
Replies: 4
Views: 2800

Re: Organic fire

Our bones go into the woodburner too. Partly because it breaks them down so they go into the soil better ( we riddle the ashes) but also because it's then not attractive to flies and vermin. Most of our own food waste goes to our compost heaps but locally food waste can be put into the general waste...
by Skippy
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Green Building
Topic: RenewableCandy's Hardcore challenge
Replies: 24
Views: 10457

Re: RenewableCandy's Hardcore challenge

Looking at the slabs leaning against the wall where they've been for a couple of years I decided they must go down so I actually started the job over the Christmas break. The area is between two sheds where I have plans to stack some timber . The soil I was digging out was put through a sieve . Real...
by Skippy
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Slug pellet ban
Replies: 14
Views: 7644

Slug pellet ban

This has come up on another forum I use and some are looking at it as if it's the end of the world. I get the argument about them being quite voracious but on the whole I think the ban is the right move , maybe glyphosate will be next. With there being a gardener or two on here I thought I see what ...
by Skippy
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Pet gripes
Replies: 23
Views: 6463

Re: Pet gripes

And advised or expected to buy and consume or buy not consume and throw away far too much food as well. Still keeps the income for gyms going over January.
Weedo , thanks for pointing out just how wrong I am and just how important those who take it as a civil duty to shovel poop day after day are.
by Skippy
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Pet gripes
Replies: 23
Views: 6463

Re: Pet gripes

:mrgreen: My pet gripe when I was a working gardener was often the customers. The one with the deep gravel gets dubbed "the incredible moaning woman" . Generally it goes in one ear and out the other although at times I've had to bite my tongue. A little while ago she was saying that her job was mor...
by Skippy
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Pet gripes
Replies: 23
Views: 6463

Re: Pet gripes

My customer with the far too deep gravel on the drive has now decided to turn some of her borders over to gravel and stones. Part of the decision was based on rabbits eating some of the stufff she had planted and part on the notion that it makes maintainence easier. I'm not at all convinced it makes...
by Skippy
Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Pet gripes
Replies: 23
Views: 6463

Re: Pet gripes

I tend to quite a few gardens as a living or at least as part of it. There are a couple of things I'd class as gripes. Firstly is wire netting or specfically netting around anywhere that needs trimming as it makes it virtually impossible to trim anything without catching ones tools on the wire and d...
by Skippy
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Second flowering of peppers.
Replies: 10
Views: 3205

Re: Second flowering of peppers.

Thanks odsox that looks promising. Still I suppose if I only get one the size of a cherry tomato I'll class it as a success considering it's already cropped and isn't going to cost anything other than the time to water it.
by Skippy
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Second flowering of peppers.
Replies: 10
Views: 3205

Re: Second flowering of peppers.

Yes the loss of daylight hours was what has made me wonder if the flowers will amount to anything. I'm not going to provide artificial light other than what they might get from the landing light when that's on as I frankly don't think it's worth it but as they aren't in the way and the window only o...
by Skippy
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Second flowering of peppers.
Replies: 10
Views: 3205

Re: Second flowering of peppers.

East facing window on the stairs , comfortable enough temperature wise and watering and feeding is no problem so I guess we'll see.
by Skippy
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Second flowering of peppers.
Replies: 10
Views: 3205

Second flowering of peppers.

This year pretty much every pepper seed I planted grew and I ended up with more plants than space in the greenhouse so put some on the window cills in the house. They've all done well although the plants in the greenhouse did seem to get an attack by some tiny white insects which resulted in me taki...
by Skippy
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: Phone apps
Replies: 4
Views: 2762

Re: Phone apps

Agreed , it's the whole built in obsolescence thing.