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by Viper254
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Karen and Pete's allotment
Replies: 17
Views: 13428

Re: Karen and Pete's allotment

The Parish Council around here have just started recommissioning loads of dilapidated allotments and offering them up at £15PA for a half plot or £30 for a full plot. I'm considering moving some of the lower-attention stuff down there and freeing up a bit more space out back for veggies :)
by Viper254
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Past present
Replies: 6
Views: 7116

Re: Past present

Hi! :)
by Viper254
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Cold Frame from Junk
Replies: 9
Views: 11034

Re: Cold Frame from Junk

Good luck!

I'm still working on finding a greenhouse. Don't really want to pay much for one though.
by Viper254
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Cold Frame from Junk
Replies: 9
Views: 11034

Re: Cold Frame from Junk

It's finding the time and energy that's always the challenge! :(
by Viper254
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Cold Frame from Junk
Replies: 9
Views: 11034

Cold Frame from Junk

Got a pallet crate from work, a load of pallet wood and a scrap piece of carbonate that I found blowing around somewhere. The hinges are nicked from a gate, but I would have preferred to use some reclaimed ones. As an absolute minimum, you could make this with a claw hammer, a saw and some nails. I'...
by Viper254
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Rusty tools
Replies: 30
Views: 19990

Re: Rusty tools

The only outbuilding I have is really damp and dilapidated - it's a constant uphill struggle to keep stuff from rusting. Hence the need to build a proper outhouse.
by Viper254
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Rusty tools
Replies: 30
Views: 19990

Re: Rusty tools

Thanks Weedo - I'll be taking that advice and drilling the duff handles out instead.

Lump hammer - that's the name I've heard before!
by Viper254
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Rusty tools
Replies: 30
Views: 19990

Re: Rusty tools

Sounds like a good idea. We've got a really old pair of shears that have outlasted several newer ones. The hinge always seems to go but the old ones chug along sturdily. New handles might be an issue, but if you can source/make those cleaning them up and getting an edge shouldn't be too bad. We've ...
by Viper254
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Rusty tools
Replies: 30
Views: 19990

Re: Rusty tools

I know it's a prehistoric post, but I've recently found a prehistoric set of shears and a selection of other ancient tools in my tumbledown boiler house. I'm going to see if the shears can be revitalised - I had put them on the bonfire pile so I could just give the metal to the scrappie, but I'm fee...
by Viper254
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Spring?
Replies: 10
Views: 6655

Re: Spring?

We have the first indications of spring here after what has been a crazily mild winter, really. We've had perhaps 3 or 4 hard frosts. Daffs are poking their heads up here, but they're pretty far behind the rest of the country's daffs - I definitely planted them far too late. Need to finish building ...
by Viper254
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Useful tips for starting on a self sufficientish path
Replies: 22
Views: 9043

Re: Useful tips for starting on a self sufficientish path

I do actually know a person who doesn't use her oven - barely ever. I didn't learn to cook (at all) until my 20s, which was a huge oversight that's now corrected for, but I can see how somebody could hobble by without really knowing. For us, we moved into this house (the allotment is behind it) and ...
by Viper254
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Just saying Hello from Brittany, France
Replies: 4
Views: 3419

Re: Just saying Hello from Brittany, France

Hi! Sounds like you have plenty to keep you busy :)
by Viper254
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Pet gripes
Replies: 49
Views: 29329

Re: Pet gripes

Very High Winds. We do get them here and the greenhouse has been caught again. Sometimes the strong winds come up the entry passage between me and next door's back garden with more force than required. This time we seem to have lost the roof panel totally - it's not glass and we usually find it par...
by Viper254
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Pet gripes
Replies: 49
Views: 29329

Re: Pet gripes

My trusty head torch (probably as old as me); the bulb blew a couple of days ago. Can I find a replacement bulb? Can I hell. Was hoping to be able to convert it to LED, but looks like I'll just have to replace the whole thing, which doesn't sit well with me. So yes - things that replacement parts ar...
by Viper254
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Today I Dug Up...
Replies: 16
Views: 10254

Re: Today I Dug Up...

240 litres.

I'll see if I can get in touch with any local glassblowers. I am in the Potteries, so there's plenty of that sort of thing going on...