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by tiggy
Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:50 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: allotment community
Replies: 11
Views: 1837

Re: allotment community

Hi Rosendula I too had not started growing yet as I only just agreed to cultivate a part of my neighbours second allotment as part of a learning to grow veg experiment. Our friends have managed to harvest a lot of things to freeze but had already been hit by blight and will lose the rest of the runn...
by tiggy
Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:03 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Growing Okra.
Replies: 4
Views: 704

Growing Okra.

Has anybody tried to grow these? I wondered if they would grow ok in pots against a south facing wall and also if growing in pot in a SW facing glass porch would suit them.I would love to grow some but just dont know what would work best
by tiggy
Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:59 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: recommend some good tasty courgette varieties please
Replies: 5
Views: 1320

recommend some good tasty courgette varieties please

this year I grew round courgettes[lidl seeds] and unnamed yellow ones [a gift] next year I would like to try different varieties so what have you grown that gives the best results flavour etc. Also has anybody grown climbing courgettes? I seem to think that T&M may sell the seeds.
by tiggy
Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:39 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: allotment community
Replies: 11
Views: 1837

Re: allotment community

our local allotments flooded this weekend,it happened last year too.
by tiggy
Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:24 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 things we can do without
Replies: 109
Views: 31178

Re: 101 things we can do without

Fashion clothing,better to have your own style [in my case lack of it]
I refuse to shave or dehair my armpits and never wear skirts or makeup.
The whole world would be a lot better without cruelty and violence
by tiggy
Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:05 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 things you've bought from charity shops/thrift stores
Replies: 41
Views: 11752

Re: 101 things you've bought from charity shops/thrift stores

so many things over the years but last purchase was a terracotta wine cooler for cooling bottles of homebrew
by tiggy
Tue Sep 02, 2008 6:13 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: How do you ration your internet usage?
Replies: 26
Views: 1955

Re: How do you ration your internet usage?

Ration the internet, :scratch: I hide in here to escape from the telly so no rationing here
by tiggy
Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:09 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Finally I asked for help with mental issues
Replies: 39
Views: 2449

Re: Finally I asked for help with mental issues

Mrs f sending you mega big hummungus hugs, I hope you get more sensible and helpfull treatment from the other GP.Depression and stress can cause you to experience frightening symptoms and even when you feel on a relatively even keel strange things can happen out of the blue.What works for me is to b...
by tiggy
Wed Aug 27, 2008 7:28 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Whats eating my runner bean flowers?
Replies: 10
Views: 4350

Re: Whats eating my runner bean flowers?

Oh horneteer you are now the cause of runner bean envy. :lol: Total beans so far for us , 2 and they are only tiny but safe under their net.Next year we hope for better things but have been eating our good friends surplus beans which just makes me even more keen to try again next year.
by tiggy
Wed Jul 30, 2008 9:09 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 things to do to help people less fortunate then ourselve
Replies: 25
Views: 14787

Re: 101 things to do to help people less fortunate then ourselve

If you are able to, give a safe stable loving home to a rescued animal or if you cant have a pet of your own make a regular donation to an animal shelter.
by tiggy
Wed Jul 30, 2008 9:01 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 ways to save money
Replies: 15
Views: 13433

Re: 101 ways to save money

I can recommend breadmaking especially if you can make a weeks worth and freeze it.My husband is the baker in our house and also makes homebrew which is a massive saving as we both like a few scoops.Eating mostly vegetarian food keeps our bills down and all my cooking is best suited to cheaper cuts ...
by tiggy
Wed Jul 30, 2008 8:31 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello Land Lubbers
Replies: 8
Views: 968

Re: Hello Land Lubbers

Hi Dave, nother boater here,dont live on mine due to cat and husband. Glad you joined will probably catch up with you somewhere round the BCN where I mostly hang out.All the best Tiggy
by tiggy
Fri Jul 25, 2008 7:54 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: sewing machine *sob*
Replies: 11
Views: 675

Re: sewing machine *sob*

Dear Mrs Fibble, Iam sorry you machine died as you are so creative and a girl needs her tools. Is there a local sewing machine repairer who might have a good quality 2nd hand one for sale ?rather than a cheap new one.Do you have a chance to get a round bobbin singer hand machine as a back up, I kept...
by tiggy
Fri Jul 25, 2008 7:42 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: The wrong sort of trees
Replies: 6
Views: 1115

Re: The wrong sort of trees

some people are reluctant to remove holly trees as they believe it is unlucky.I would keep the holly but prune it carefully and remove the others in favour of productive items.My personal grumble is sycamore trees in urban gardens,sticky fallout from aphids and all the blasted seeds but thats just m...
by tiggy
Fri Jul 25, 2008 7:33 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Help with woodoven
Replies: 9
Views: 3143

Re: Help with woodoven

Building a wood fired oven for bread and pizza by Tom Jaine. this book gives plans and materials list also lots of background info on wood fired ovens. also includes advice on running the oven and on the tools used.We havent got any further than reading the book so i can say no more.Good Luck