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- Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:57 am
- Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
- Topic: Karen and Pete's allotment
- Replies: 17
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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 :)
- Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:42 pm
- Forum: Looks like we made it
- Topic: Cold Frame from Junk
- Replies: 9
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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'...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
- 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
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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 ...
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...
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...