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by grahoom
Mon Nov 09, 2009 2:42 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Geodesic Greenhouse
Replies: 25
Views: 7415

Re: Geodesic Greenhouse

The more I look into these domes the more I like them Jules wants another tunnel for next year but I might see if I can have a go at building a dome I have drawn up some plans for a paper model based on the ones on the geo dome website. I am testing them at the moment but if they work I will post t...
by grahoom
Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:28 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Blue Green Mushrooms
Replies: 7
Views: 2501

Re: Blue Green Mushrooms

Carltonian Man wrote:could be Stropharia Caerulea or the verdigris toadstool (Stropharia Aeruginosa) http://www.pilzepilze.de/galerie/d/6289-6/caerulea.jpg
they're looking closer to it.

especially this example

Image

http://www.pilz-baden.ch/galerie/caerulea.jpg
by grahoom
Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:03 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Blue Green Mushrooms
Replies: 7
Views: 2501

Re: Blue Green Mushrooms

doesn't look like a shaggy ink cap.

my initial thoughts were some kind of waxcap - but I am VERY not so sure about that.
by grahoom
Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:29 am
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: Ethical/Green Hosting
Replies: 6
Views: 1762

Re: Ethical/Green Hosting

John Headstrong wrote:while it could be greener I don't have the sort of cash needed to setup my ideal green server farm at the moment, but if enough people want server space I can provide.
funnily enough I was thinking about this while cycling to work this morning.

I'll send you a PM.
by grahoom
Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:03 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Favourite season
Replies: 7
Views: 1823

Re: Favourite season

Wow, that's some foraging goodness right there! excellent
by grahoom
Wed Nov 04, 2009 12:46 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: Can Anyone Identify these please
Replies: 5
Views: 1551

Re: Can Anyone Identify these please

Hello swhaq I am afraid the pictures are not good enough quality for me to be able to give you an ID on these. due to the nature of identifying mushrooms it's very important to be able to tell the colour of the gills, the stem, the top etc. this site is very good http://www.mushrooms.org.uk/ might b...
by grahoom
Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:15 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: identification
Replies: 4
Views: 783

Re: identification

yup agreed, does look like a Parasol

but as said, do check...
by grahoom
Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:32 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Potato Fruit
Replies: 7
Views: 719

Re: Potato Fruit

Not this year grahoom, but we did last year - I found it very strange and quite honestly was a bit jumpy about it and buried it in a pit way away from the garden! :oops: Susie Yeah, I first noticed the fruit on the ground and presumed someone had thrown a tomatoe there... but then I realised there ...
by grahoom
Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:15 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Potato Fruit
Replies: 7
Views: 719

Potato Fruit

This year I noticed some fruits on one of my potato plants. Now I am aware that potatoes are in the same family as tomatoes (and deadly nightshade) and that the fruits of the potato are poisonous (containing Solanine) but I had up until this year actually not seen a potato fruit! Generally it would ...
by grahoom
Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:53 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: countryside pollution
Replies: 16
Views: 1527

Re: countryside pollution

It's pretty shocking!
Martina wrote:All I can say is :shock: . Can these things be recycled or sent somewhere to be repurposed?
people do reload shotgun cartridges .. but I think it would be a lot of effort to get that sorted, there are SO many of them there!
by grahoom
Thu Oct 22, 2009 1:48 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Yew fruit...
Replies: 6
Views: 1361

Re: Yew fruit...

Yar, I've eaten Yew fruit - and lived to tell the tale - I actually quite like it, but it's best not too eat too much of it - just in case!
by grahoom
Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:35 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: update the forrest
Replies: 6
Views: 807

Re: update the forrest

If you want fire wood then I'd go with Ash - useful also for making tool handles and the likes - so would be a good coppice crop. Also have some Oak as standers. But as Millymollymandy points out - it really depends on what you want. Birch is also good - as you could tap them for their sap in spring...
by grahoom
Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:31 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Another fruit ID please
Replies: 5
Views: 685

Re: Another fruit ID please

we have a raspberry bush / cane on our allotment that is still in fruit now. You do get varieties of raspberries that fruit in the autumn, so could well be that

leaf looks raspberriesque ...
by grahoom
Wed Oct 21, 2009 3:19 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Food for thought
Replies: 5
Views: 553

Re: Food for thought

It's not the technology that's the problem, it's the ape men & women that wheld it that cause the grief! MW couldn't agree more! Richard Buckmister Fuller was a man who had such great visions regarding technology and how it could be used to improve the lives of humanity with out destroying the envi...
by grahoom
Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:35 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Grand Designs
Replies: 6
Views: 1612

Re: Grand Designs

Green Aura wrote:I haven't I'm afraid, but his name is Ben Law and he's got some books and stuff on his website as a result of his appearance on GD. Just Google him.
Ben Law also appears in HFW a cook on the wild side (if I recall).