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by cookknitwine
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Water butt - no down pipe
Replies: 14
Views: 3277

Water butt - no down pipe

Hi
No shed on allotment, they get broken in to, so any other thoughts on how to collect water in a butt without guttering?
Thank you
x
by cookknitwine
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Slug pellet ban
Replies: 14
Views: 6619

Re: Slug pellet ban

There is no cheap beer in Scotland any more - minimum pricing per alcohol unit. And it wasn't that cheap a method, anyway. I find the organic pellets good enough, and at least you know you aren't killing anything you don't want to. More expensive, of course. Was given the wool pellets once as well,...
by cookknitwine
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Heat a greenhouse (environmentally friendly please)
Replies: 11
Views: 2762

Re: Heat a greenhouse (environmentally friendly please)

Some great ideas and being rural there are sources of hot bed 'fuel' pretty close, there are two stables in the village so I shall see how I go with collecting 'hosh' (new word to me so of course I giggled!) I had thought about solar panels linked to heaters and the radiator idea is great; but think...
by cookknitwine
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Heat a greenhouse (environmentally friendly please)
Replies: 11
Views: 2762

Heat a greenhouse (environmentally friendly please)

I try to grow as organically as possible, but my seedlings would benefit from heat in greenhouse.

I'd rather not use paraffin heaters (fumes smoke etc)
nor gas canisters (ditto)
I could run electricity to greenhouse, but this isn't really self sufficient.

Anyone got any good ideas?

Thank you xx