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by gdb
Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:54 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Where to live
Replies: 25
Views: 3134

Re: Where to live

You can buy abroad for much cheaper than in the UK. (And the food is cheaper, and the alcohol.... ). When you get your pension, you can then move abroad and live there. (You will still receive your pension even if you move abroad so long as it is to another EU country). But is your state pension no...
by gdb
Sat Jun 02, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Where to live
Replies: 25
Views: 3134

Re: Where to live

You can buy abroad for much cheaper than in the UK. (And the food is cheaper, and the alcohol.... ).

When you get your pension, you can then move abroad and live there. (You will still receive your pension even if you move abroad so long as it is to another EU country).
by gdb
Sat Feb 13, 2010 11:38 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: No dig gardening in the Northern Hemisphere?
Replies: 20
Views: 2659

Re: No dig gardening in the Northern Hemisphere?

No dig is definitely popular with me!!!! :icon_smile:

I make deep raised beds. When making them I dig the soil.

But once made - I never need to dig again! (Maybe one good fork over every four or five years). And I've never had any problem with that approach.
by gdb
Sat Feb 13, 2010 11:33 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: EU ( hock - spit ) - bin police ??
Replies: 15
Views: 3231

Re: EU ( hock - spit ) - bin police ??

yup. you're right. that's a rant. here's mine. i've lived all over. and i've never yet lived under ANY form of government - local, national, supranational - which was any better or any worse than any other. none of them are any more or any less democratic than any other. all of them pass the most st...
by gdb
Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:39 pm
Forum: Swap Shop, Trading Area and Seed Swap Area
Topic: wanted free shed 20 mile radius worksop notts
Replies: 1
Views: 935

Re: wanted free shed 20 mile radius worksop notts

doh....!!!

i have three you could have. all in good condition. and for nothing.

but i'm a tad more than 20 miles away unfortunately!
by gdb
Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:20 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: More Bloody Snow !
Replies: 17
Views: 1657

Re: More Bloody Snow !

Minnesota, I know just what you mean.

Snow. Day 60.

Happy Anniversary Snow! :king:

And more forecast for the weeekend...

(And we've not had the thermometer above zero yet this year!)
by gdb
Sun Jan 24, 2010 2:25 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: The weather
Replies: 21
Views: 2054

Re: The weather

Erm... hang on. Dont want to spoil the fun. But from my Philosophy days, I think I can spot a flaw in the argument here:- Premise 1. Global warming is or isnt happening. (TRUE) Premise 2. All government's take taxes. Always have. Always will. (TRUE) Premise 3. Some governments want to tax us in ways...
by gdb
Sat Jan 23, 2010 5:22 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Word association game 2010
Replies: 246
Views: 20733

Re: Word association game 2010

cheese
by gdb
Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:21 am
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Cure or remedie for insomnia please
Replies: 15
Views: 2982

Re: Cure or remedie for insomnia please

I had that problem a few years back and someone put me on to Valerian. For the first few days, I had strange dreams and it felt odd. Anyway I stuck with it and after a week or so it began to work. Good sleep. No mad dreams. After a few more weeks I was sleeping really well. I've used it since whenev...
by gdb
Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:38 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Sowing Now?
Replies: 9
Views: 1224

Re: Sowing Now?

becks77 wrote:I can recommend the Garden Organic catalogue
http://www.gardenorganic.org.uk/support ... icshop.php
I'd second that.

They are who I get my seeds from - and you need good stock to grow well over here!
by gdb
Mon Jan 18, 2010 10:41 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Beetroot woe
Replies: 13
Views: 1717

Re: Beetroot woe

I've never had problems growing Carrots. And I muck the beds for them every year. They grow big. And tasty. And I always have more than I can use. I know that you are not supposed to do this. That roots will fork and so on... but mine never seem to mind. And the odd one that does fork can be cut up ...
by gdb
Sun Jan 17, 2010 1:33 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Fruit Identification
Replies: 8
Views: 2182

Re: Fruit Identification

It's either the very rare Silver Birch Plum :lol: ... or, much more likely, just a good old plum of some sort.

I'd suggest drying 'em, jamming 'em and/or scoffing them fresh.
by gdb
Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:58 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Raised Bed construction materials ?
Replies: 15
Views: 4523

Re: Raised Bed construction materials ?

Oooo, I have to disagree with that last post - not about the sleepers being illegal. I'm sure Graham is right about that or at least knows a good deal more about it than I do - but about the need for raised beds. I didn't have them, for many years. Then I had them. And nothing on earth would induce ...
by gdb
Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:20 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Raised Bed construction materials ?
Replies: 15
Views: 4523

Re: Raised Bed construction materials ?

I use sleepers. They are robust. Handsome. And last forever. They are also as cheap as cheap can be over here and can often be picked up lying by the roadside for nothing. They do weigh a ton - so they can be tricky to move. But, once in place, just a stake or two or a bracket or two will fix them f...
by gdb
Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:30 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What do you think is a reasonable rent for a 1 acre field?
Replies: 16
Views: 2062

Re: What do you think is a reasonable rent for a 1 acre field?

Please excuse shamelessly gratuitous new thread celebrating the news, but we managed to negotiate £50 for half an acre. To us, that is reasonable (as it has running water and electric fence) and we spend double that with Riverford anyway. And if we can grow enough veg, she is even prepared to reduc...