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by fruitcake
Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:01 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Some photos from my garden
Replies: 15
Views: 1857

Re: Some photos from my garden

Lovely pics!!!!
ta
by fruitcake
Sat Apr 02, 2011 5:55 pm
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: What festival are you going to this year?
Replies: 24
Views: 5973

Re: What festival are you going to this year?

sarahkeast wrote:Any other recommendations ?
http://www.knoydartfestival.com/ top place. top folks. should be a fab weekend :sunny:
by fruitcake
Sat Apr 02, 2011 5:46 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Anyone else have polytunnel stress building one?
Replies: 13
Views: 1338

Re: Anyone else have polytunnel stress building one?

Haven't ordered mine yet but i so want to get one that comes with a person to build it for me :mrgreen:
by fruitcake
Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:31 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: goji berry, advice needed please
Replies: 19
Views: 9039

Re: goji berry, advice needed please

mmm, am glad I came across this thread - I've just bought and planted one, so now I know not to be upset when i dont get any berries for the next few years :thumbright:
by fruitcake
Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:21 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Sun Jars???
Replies: 9
Views: 3254

Re: Sun Jars???

I bought one once - it never worked for me - could be total pilot error of course
by fruitcake
Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:18 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Know a good charcoal making course
Replies: 8
Views: 1798

Re: Know a good charcoal making course

I could receomend a few of the folks here in Scotland but that is probably not quite what you meant when you said travel from Surrey :mrgreen:
You could try http://www.smallwoods.org.uk/ - lots of good info on courses and woody people
by fruitcake
Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:14 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Allotment - Third year in now... and looking good.
Replies: 7
Views: 1058

Re: Allotment - Third year in now... and looking good.

Wow, looks fantastic - I think I managed to count 15 raised beds, really like the wee mini greenhouse / cloche /cold frame you've got on one of them!
I'm into year 4 of my garden this year so hoping it really starts to take off too.
by fruitcake
Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:10 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: How wet should compost be?
Replies: 9
Views: 1097

Re: How wet should compost be?

I have heard that it should meet the two drip test - squeeze it and only two drops of water. Lots of cardboard is good. I've yet to experiment with worms but have been trying to swot up - so far i've got as far as building a wormery - an insulated wooden box basically :lol: but it's not yet made it ...
by fruitcake
Sat Mar 19, 2011 6:58 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Our new venture!
Replies: 20
Views: 2551

Re: Our new venture!

Sounds fab - can't wait to see it.
Good luck !!!!! :cheers:
by fruitcake
Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:39 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Another call for help
Replies: 7
Views: 789

Re: Another call for help

Giving this one a bump as would love to able to come along and help but can't on those dates, sorry.
Good luck with the soil shifting!!!
by fruitcake
Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:38 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Please help me Pagan Parents!!!
Replies: 59
Views: 16773

Re: Please help me Pagan Parents!!!

To be honest I feel religion of all kinds should be kept out of schools. +101% absolutely :thumbright: It does my head in up here when they bang on about how dreadful sectarionism is then still insist on building religious based schools - even dividing up the christians :scratch: I so don't get rel...
by fruitcake
Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:09 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Changing the clocks would reduce carbon emmisions
Replies: 45
Views: 5938

Re: Changing the clocks would reduce carbon emmisions

Let's reduce carbon emissions by hibernating ! No getting up early from the start of December to the end of February. Our slogan could be something like "Save the Planet by Sleeping In" - I reckon that would get some support. Who's with me? :iconbiggrin: Me :cheers: And can i go back to my bed when...
by fruitcake
Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:29 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Record for unfinished craft stuff??
Replies: 11
Views: 2061

Re: Record for unfinished craft stuff??

wow, those records will take some beating - I'm just really chuffed cos I've just finished a cross stitch that I started for my mum's 70th birthday - she turned 78 two months ago...... Am taking it to get framed today. The worrying thing is it is part of a set of three and I'd quite like to do the o...
by fruitcake
Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:26 am
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: Cycle to Work scheme
Replies: 5
Views: 5906

Re: Cycle to Work scheme

congrats re new toy :cheers: My old work offers that scheme - its brill, loads of folk took advantage of the offer - and all the bikes were bought throught the local independant bike shop too so helped spread the dosh locally
by fruitcake
Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:01 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: which hot water tank
Replies: 16
Views: 4339

Re: which hot water tank

our house is the opposite way round to you - we've got bedrooms downstairs off a v large hallway, upstairs is totally openplan and unheated - downstairs is underfloor (oil, yeuch). we have a fairly large open spiral staircase and thought the heat would rise - it doesn't, the cold air from upstairs i...