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by colhut
Fri May 09, 2008 10:50 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: NuMex Twilight Chili
Replies: 15
Views: 2632

Hi,I am growing Twilight this year. I doubt it is too late to grow from seed as mine are not long up. I got my seeds from
http://www.southdevonchillifarm.co.uk/ they are local to us and friendly people, if you are desperate for a plant it might be worth ringing and begging :lol:
by colhut
Fri May 09, 2008 10:43 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Raspberry Canes - Appear dormant
Replies: 8
Views: 1764

Ours have been slow, 40 canes planted in november, so far only 29 have any sign of life. Most of those have come through in the last week or so. I was beginning to give up hope and wonder what I'd done wrong. So I wouldn't be too disheartend just yet !
by colhut
Fri May 09, 2008 10:28 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Anyone recommend a push lawnmower
Replies: 42
Views: 9461

Thanks for all the information on this. I went and bought a Brill razorcut, after much deliberation (it is expensive) I looked at all the reviews I could find, everyone seems to like them. Then Which? went and made it a best buy as well. So I got one, got it home, put it together and managed to cut ...
by colhut
Sun Apr 27, 2008 7:52 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Anyone recommend a push lawnmower
Replies: 42
Views: 9461

Well, thanks for all the advice, we already have sheep and don't plan to let them into the garden. I have a scythe, but don't fancy trying to mow a lawn with it. The qualcast sound slike the thing really, fairly cheap and good enough to do the job. I doubt I'll use a grass box and (at least) plan to...
by colhut
Thu Apr 24, 2008 9:00 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Anyone recommend a push lawnmower
Replies: 42
Views: 9461

Anyone recommend a push lawnmower

I am considering getting a pushpower mower for our lawn. The lawn is quite large at the moment, but we are working on that (We keep turning bits of it into veg patches :lol: ). Who else uses push power mowers and what makes and models are the best?
by colhut
Thu Nov 08, 2007 11:08 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Beer traps
Replies: 15
Views: 5044

I tried traps this year, mostly ineffective, then the badger turned up and started throwing them around every night so I gave up on them. What I do is go out every night after the dew has settled and collect them up and pop them in the wheelie bin. I have not tried it yet, but there is a safe to use...
by colhut
Tue Nov 06, 2007 9:28 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Word Association game
Replies: 3191
Views: 414076

Florence
by colhut
Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:42 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: futureproofing gas central heating for solar thermal?
Replies: 12
Views: 3460

I looked into this for our place, solar panels are certainly on the cards here when I get round to it. There are combi boilers that can work with pre-heated water and in my opinion this is the best logical system. even if in the depths of winter the solar panels only heat the hot water tank to tepid...
by colhut
Sun Oct 21, 2007 9:17 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: BT invests in windpower
Replies: 3
Views: 1715

BT invests in windpower

I just read this article.
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/10/19/bt_wind_farms/

Apparently BT aim to produce 25% of their power requirement by 2016.
by colhut
Sat Oct 20, 2007 10:26 pm
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: Buying from Dell
Replies: 7
Views: 3538

Re: Buying from Dell

Excellent, worth knowing, I'm about to buy 2 or 3 new machines at work. can probably save a few more quid haggling.
by colhut
Fri Oct 05, 2007 9:02 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: New to wood burning
Replies: 30
Views: 10759

I would recommend a long handled axe for log splitting. I've been told that "grenades" are also good for splitting logs (it is a cone of metal, unlike a wedge splitter it lets the log split in whatever direction it is weakest in) but never tried one myself as the axe works fine.
by colhut
Wed Oct 03, 2007 10:34 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Death on the Yard!
Replies: 30
Views: 7643

no tag or collar on it then its feral i guess. It might be different in New Zealand, but over here thats no guide at all, I have always had cats and never dreamed of putting a collar on them (I think its dangerous). Our current cat is micro chipped, but is a rescue cat and was chipped before we got...
by colhut
Wed Sep 19, 2007 10:03 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Apple press
Replies: 15
Views: 7601

very nice.
by colhut
Tue Sep 18, 2007 9:06 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Apple press
Replies: 15
Views: 7601

excellent, look forward to seeing the pics. if its any help I finally got round to doing a web page about mine. http://www.colouritgreen.co.uk/applepress.htm
by colhut
Sun Sep 02, 2007 8:56 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Apple press
Replies: 15
Views: 7601

wow! i was toying with the idea of making 1 of these Go for it, but don't repeat my mistake, measure how high it really needs to be :oops: mine is about a foot too tall (I allowed far far too much space for the apple pulp, about 5 inches is the most I can pile up) and hence the bricks (the jack can...