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by jamesintayside
Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:15 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Growing peppers in an unheated greenhouse in the UK
Replies: 12
Views: 4817

Re: Growing peppers in an unheated greenhouse in the UK

So true about the micro climate - one house near us has a great garden just faces the right way and is sheltered.
by jamesintayside
Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:12 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: What to do with a field?
Replies: 20
Views: 10166

Re: What to do with a field?

I hope there is an update with better news - but of course it all depends on what your friend can envisage.
by jamesintayside
Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:08 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Fibre pots
Replies: 6
Views: 1361

Re: Fibre pots

The quick newspaper pots are great - just what you need.
by jamesintayside
Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:06 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Karen and Pete's allotment
Replies: 11
Views: 2380

Re: Karen and Pete's allotment

Thank you so much for share of pics - I know it must take some time to upload. I love the cloche on hinges idea.
Well done - hope the hips are ok to as I am due a hip replace soon.
by jamesintayside
Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: PDF Seymour's Complete Guide to Self Sufficiency
Replies: 11
Views: 8085

Re: PDF Seymour's Complete Guide to Self Sufficiency

That is one huge resource you can search it as well from the home page even a quick look at "self sufficiency"
shows up loads of results - well worth a hunt through.
by jamesintayside
Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:53 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Wild food courses in Exeter, Oxford,Northampton, Totnes
Replies: 8
Views: 4974

Re: Wild food courses in Exeter, Oxford,Northampton, Totnes

That would just be perfect are you running courses this year?
by jamesintayside
Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:38 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Coffee jars
Replies: 7
Views: 2771

Coffee jars

I love my coffee so have saved all the jars to use as plant pots just the right size for a lettuce or herbs and the glass really helps hold in the heat.
by jamesintayside
Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Back to the 1930s
Replies: 6
Views: 3083

Re: Back to the 1930s

gregorach wrote: There's even a term for it: "churnalism".


I knew I needed a new word - That just sums up the papers and Tv news.
by jamesintayside
Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:31 pm
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: Tudor Monastry Farm
Replies: 2
Views: 2591

Re: Tudor Monastry Farm

That was an awesome prog - we should have more like it - The Green valley was good as was the other progs they did.
by jamesintayside
Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Landfill Harmonic Recycled orchestra
Replies: 3
Views: 3280

Re: Landfill Harmonic Recycled orchestra

That is so good - Thanks
by jamesintayside
Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:26 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: starting our own ish life
Replies: 6
Views: 2068

Re: starting our own ish life

I hope it all worked out - I need to do something similar
by jamesintayside
Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:24 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Recycled summer house
Replies: 12
Views: 3139

Re: Recycled summer house

The pics look great - Well done you. For sure pallets are a great way to get good wood for free or cheap.
by jamesintayside
Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:20 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Building a plastic bottle fence...
Replies: 12
Views: 3985

Re: Building a plastic bottle fence...

They've started an initiative here in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, called 'The Eco Brick Exchange' - they're on FB if you want to take a look. The idea is to fill the 2 litre bottles with non-biodegrable waste, eg. plastic bags, plastic cartons, etc. They estimate that each bottle takes approximat...
by jamesintayside
Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:16 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Open a kilner jar of bottled fruit
Replies: 15
Views: 4878

Re: Open a kilner jar of bottled fruit

I once saw a type of wrench device - a plastic strap or maybe fabric that you tightened to grip the lid then used the lever to apply force.
by jamesintayside
Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:09 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Another absentee returning
Replies: 4
Views: 664

Re: Another absentee returning

Hi all I joined in 2010 but didn't post all that much as I was quite busy and didn't have my own garden, only windowsills and what I could gather wild. I got a bit depressed with how little I could grow. I now have an allotment and am feeling a little more like life is moving in the right direction...

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