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by lovelygreenleaves
Sat May 01, 2010 9:12 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Planting bits of new lawn
Replies: 1
Views: 423

Planting bits of new lawn

Parts of my lawn have been taken over by moss due to unusually wet weather, so bad that I've had to dig bits up to get it out. It's all level and ready to go with the grass seed, but does anyone have any tips re watering, fertilising etc that don't involve nasty chemicals? I'm also worried about it ...
by lovelygreenleaves
Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:31 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Testing compost?
Replies: 5
Views: 672

Testing compost?

I read a book recently that said not to use home-made compost as it's likely to be full of diseases and the wrong PH etc. After lovingly making my compost, I'm concerned, is there any way to test it or should I just ignore the book??
by lovelygreenleaves
Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:16 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What do you love about growing yOur own veg?
Replies: 22
Views: 2240

What do you love about growing yOur own veg?

Lots of things, but especially watching them grow from small to big! :flower:
by lovelygreenleaves
Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:49 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Too much compost!
Replies: 13
Views: 2238

Too much compost!

Hi everyone, I haven't been on here much recently and it's lovely to see lots of new people! I have a problem. We eat LOADS of veg everyday so we always have a pile of veg peelings. We've filled all our compost bins now so I don't know what to do with it, I'm not going to send it to the landfill. I'...
by lovelygreenleaves
Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:53 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Essential oils as fragrance
Replies: 10
Views: 1443

Re: Essential oils as fragrance

I do but I don't use a carrier oil as they don't last long on me - I use vodka instead and the fragrance lasts ages. My fave combos are: Lavender, orange and patchouli. Basil, clary sage, fennel and lavender. Lemongrass, fennel, patchouli and grapefruit. Sandalwood, patchouli and frankinsense. The ...
by lovelygreenleaves
Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:39 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Essential oils as fragrance
Replies: 10
Views: 1443

Essential oils as fragrance

Does anyone use essential oil blends as fragrance for themselves rather than their home? If so, do you mix with a carrier oil or something? What's your favourite blend? I'd love to know more as I'm considering doing this!
by lovelygreenleaves
Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:52 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: What can I do with these?
Replies: 2
Views: 799

What can I do with these?

I have spare pan lids (glass and metal) from broken pans, and lots of empty CD cases, is there anyway they can be recycled or is landfill the only option? :(
by lovelygreenleaves
Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:02 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Next time to plant garlic?
Replies: 6
Views: 784

Next time to plant garlic?

I recently read something that advised to just plant garlic all year round, which goes against what I thought. When would you say is the next time I can plant garlic? I'm just wondering as I've been given some good ones I'm itching to plant!
by lovelygreenleaves
Sat Dec 19, 2009 4:33 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: birds in winter
Replies: 5
Views: 1031

Re: birds in winter

This is the best link:

http://www.rspb.org.uk/advice/helpingbi ... index.aspx

Fat is a big no no apparently.
by lovelygreenleaves
Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:53 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Would you kick up a fuss?
Replies: 19
Views: 4711

Re: Would you kick up a fuss?

TheGoodEarth wrote:How much was the new pair of glasses? Can you claim on your home insurance?
I never thought of that! Belongings out of the home are often insured, good idea. Hope your son is ok, what a frustrating situation :hugish:
by lovelygreenleaves
Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:38 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Well it had to happen
Replies: 25
Views: 3753

Re: Well it had to happen

See I don't get this. If you are vegetarian then why on earth would you want something that tastes (or has the texture of) meat? :dontknow:[/quote] Because lots of people are vegetarian due to moral reasons, rather than not liking the taste. Also, I wasn't really talking about vegetarians, as meat ...
by lovelygreenleaves
Wed Dec 02, 2009 9:18 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Well it had to happen
Replies: 25
Views: 3753

Re: Well it had to happen

Quorn lets meat alternatives down. It's not tasty. However, RealEat chicken style pieces are so much like chicken it's weird. Redwood (various), Linda McCartney stuff, etc are all tasty. Just wish I could make them myself!
by lovelygreenleaves
Wed Dec 02, 2009 8:29 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Well it had to happen
Replies: 25
Views: 3753

Re: Well it had to happen

I wouldn't mind trying artificial meat, actually... I have a moral issue with meat because it comes from a living animal, but I really like the taste (and am too fussy to be sufficiently nutriented without it in my diet!). I quite like quorn, but having been a poor student all my life, have never r...
by lovelygreenleaves
Wed Dec 02, 2009 8:14 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Conditioner
Replies: 4
Views: 862

Re: Conditioner

Ooh, I'd love to know too! What did your banana and soy one have in it? I always wonder how to keep them fresh for long enough :scratch:
by lovelygreenleaves
Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:40 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I'm renting my Christmas tree!
Replies: 3
Views: 261

Re: I'm renting my Christmas tree!

I'm so pleased they've started doing it, it's actually the same price as usual! :santa: