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by grahoom
Mon Jul 31, 2006 4:19 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: t*sco and s*insbury
Replies: 18
Views: 5674

oh yeah, I wont argue with that. But its the whole 'Company X is a huge conglomerate and therefore should somehow decide to stop making money' argument that I cant agree with :) i guess part of my problem, is that i don't altogether agree with the whole notion of the capitalist world we live in... ...
by grahoom
Mon Jul 31, 2006 3:50 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: t*sco and s*insbury
Replies: 18
Views: 5674

But the argument could also be that TV is killing community spirit or cars are or people working in larger more centrally located businesses or simply that people are changing and don't care any more. I really don't believe that its because there's a Tescos five miles away that the community no lon...
by grahoom
Mon Jul 31, 2006 3:29 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: t*sco and s*insbury
Replies: 18
Views: 5674

I think they are. super markets are able to control the amount they pay to wholesalers. for example, t*sco dictates what they will pay to a wholesaler, and will refuse to buy from them if their price are not granted. massive super markets can keep their costs down, and a lot of local small business ...
by grahoom
Mon Jul 31, 2006 3:04 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: t*sco and s*insbury
Replies: 18
Views: 5674

t*sco and s*insbury

read today that both are planning launching organic veg boxes, so they will be poaching even more trade from local farmers, and forcing wholesale prices down.

i really do not like t*sco's... destroyers of communities! grrrr :cry:
by grahoom
Mon Jul 31, 2006 2:45 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Hoorah Blackberries and cordial
Replies: 22
Views: 9010

seen a few turning black.

should get out there and pick some, wouldn't mind making some blackberry jam this year!
by grahoom
Mon Jul 24, 2006 1:37 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Hotchys' Islands' Thread
Replies: 20
Views: 8108

i was gonna post a link to sealand ! :) also interesting are other micro-nations, such as the federation of damanhur http://www.damanhur.info/ "The Federation of Damanhur Founded in the early 1970's, the Federation of Damanhur in Italy is now an internationally renowned center for spiritual, artisti...
by grahoom
Thu Jul 20, 2006 8:24 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Hotchys' Islands' Thread
Replies: 20
Views: 8108

the only problem is planning permission, it got him 10 years to get permission, and on the condition that if he moved, or sold the woodland he's have to take down the house Someone was telling me the other day that this condition has now been lifted. ah thats really good! - would be a shame to have...
by grahoom
Wed Jul 19, 2006 11:30 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Hotchys' Islands' Thread
Replies: 20
Views: 8108

I saw that repeated the other day on more 4, pretty cool house too. It made me wonder if you could grow your own house. plant a few pine trees for the timber and obviously you could grow your own straw. Not sure if pine is any good to build with though. cheers for the link shrilz will check it out....
by grahoom
Wed Jul 19, 2006 2:05 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Hotchys' Islands' Thread
Replies: 20
Views: 8108

wow where will the island be??? i have a book on straw bale construction, i'll dig out the title of it and bung you a link, its pretty neat, and the cost of a build is pretty cheap in comparison. did you ever see the grand design with Ben Law and his house he build? an amazing construction! sounds l...
by grahoom
Wed Jul 19, 2006 9:52 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: So much for saving energy!
Replies: 4
Views: 2292

Perhaps everything should be easier to up grade and you just buy the electronic parts that slot in. Or can they be recycled? i've always thought this, things used to be easier to fix, upgrade etc, but these days, items are made so cheapily, that people expect them to last a year or so. its crazy, i...
by grahoom
Wed Jul 19, 2006 9:26 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: first day on new allotment..
Replies: 26
Views: 8896

I am still preparing the allotment, it was so over grown, but i like doing it, keeps me fit. me and a friend are planning on focusing on growing herbs and wild flowers and plants that are native to Britian. my main reasoning is that it will be good for the environment, and also that with herbs i thi...
by grahoom
Wed Jul 19, 2006 9:23 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Free fruit just look up
Replies: 18
Views: 8465

my mate fould a load of wild cherries recently.

i think he is making some form of alcoholic drink out of them.
by grahoom
Wed Jul 05, 2006 10:22 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: first day on new allotment..
Replies: 26
Views: 8896

been away for a bit, was in scotland - the isle of raasay, and then had a lot of catching up so avoided forums! - loads of stuff gone on here since then! anyhow, the allotment is taking shape, a friend of mine is also helping, and we are planning on growing a lot of herbs etc. i am enjoying the digg...
by grahoom
Thu Jun 08, 2006 8:49 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Fat Hen
Replies: 9
Views: 4185

bit of a treck Shirlz2005 although i am going to the isle of skye, and the isle of raasay next wednesday!!! so i will be doing some foraging around those parts. ground elder, yes you gotta try in, not tried it myself.. but i am up for trying any free forages food, have to say the least favourite thi...
by grahoom
Thu Jun 08, 2006 8:21 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Fat Hen
Replies: 9
Views: 4185

Fat Hen

Hello.

i am in search of Fat Hen, not been able to ID any around where i live... anyone else found some?

supposed to be good eating.