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by RobHed
Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:25 pm
Forum: Author-ish Photographer- ish - Write or take photos for Selfsufficientish
Topic: My Little English Country Garden
Replies: 23
Views: 18107

Re: My Little English Country Garden

You could have a green roof of the traditional kind planted with sedums and house leeks - OK not edible but in reality that's the only thing that will grow on shallow soil with no water! And the cat can still lie on them without trashing them. You have to think about the weight of soil + water (rai...
by RobHed
Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:21 pm
Forum: Author-ish Photographer- ish - Write or take photos for Selfsufficientish
Topic: My Little English Country Garden
Replies: 23
Views: 18107

Re: My Little English Country Garden

Looks great, amazing use of space! :cheers: What about a bilberry roof - they grow in moorland so often quite dry and you only need to harvest them once a year :lol: They have one at the CAT. Ooooh, Maggie - wish you hadn't mentioned the CAT ! I went there a few years ago and came away really inspi...
by RobHed
Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:12 am
Forum: Author-ish Photographer- ish - Write or take photos for Selfsufficientish
Topic: My Little English Country Garden
Replies: 23
Views: 18107

Re: My Little English Country Garden

Great use of your space. Love the guinea pigs Talking of using your shed roof. I was going to use our chicken house roof for extra space next year. The house is 6ftx5ft. I was going to try and grow mache, mizuna, spinach etc in seed trays on it. The only slight problem is its quite sunny there and ...
by RobHed
Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:55 am
Forum: Author-ish Photographer- ish - Write or take photos for Selfsufficientish
Topic: My Little English Country Garden
Replies: 23
Views: 18107

Re: My Little English Country Garden

I think you have done really well with the space available, but have you thought about planting on you shed roof? looks great though Now there's a thought......it is not that easy to get up to the roof though - does it require much maintenance ? There is also a solar panel up there which lights the...
by RobHed
Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:54 pm
Forum: Author-ish Photographer- ish - Write or take photos for Selfsufficientish
Topic: My Little English Country Garden
Replies: 23
Views: 18107

My Little English Country Garden

OK, it ain't pretty and probably not clever and we have also run out of room now but it's our little postage stamp.......and it's south facing ! All the wood for the raised beds has been donated or taken from skips, side of the road, etc...
by RobHed
Mon Jun 21, 2010 12:08 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Beetroot. Why do I bother?
Replies: 31
Views: 5295

Re: Beetroot. Why do I bother?

Millymollymandy wrote:Same with me the first time, although I must admit it was a poo and I thought I was bleeding! :mrgreen:

Oh god, you poor thing ! :shock: Did it put you off eating it ?
by RobHed
Sun Jun 20, 2010 9:13 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: What have you got brewing at the moment
Replies: 190
Views: 27891

Re: What have you got brewing at the moment

Hi all, not been on here for ages I havent started a brew now for 4 months due to house move etc, but this is whats happening and whats coming soon... I can recommed several of these but the Rowan wine is the real suprise..., tasted vile for months, its been bulk aging since Oct now and the flavour...
by RobHed
Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:39 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Flowering onions
Replies: 8
Views: 925

Re: Flowering onions

All my onions have little clear bulbous sacs at the top that clearly hold the seeds. They look very pretty but am I right in thinking that eventually the top of the onion plants will flower like Aliums ?
by RobHed
Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:34 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Beetroot. Why do I bother?
Replies: 31
Views: 5295

Re: Beetroot. Why do I bother?

I just love the fact that it makes your wee turn pink! :oops: :lol: Mine turned deepest red - it scared the living sh*t out of me one morning at about 6:00am when I went for a sleepy wee and forgot that I had eaten loads of beetroot the night before.......don't think I have been the same since :oops:
by RobHed
Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:31 pm
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: You gotta love Margo...
Replies: 12
Views: 2181

Re: You gotta love Margo...

It looks dated now but, like Yes (Prime) Minister, the humour is timeless. My favourite episode has to be the very first one where Tom is trying to discover what 'it' is that he wants to achieve and he then goes through what he wants from his life, what matters and how to go about it. Ever been ther...
by RobHed
Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:25 pm
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: worst five things on telly
Replies: 89
Views: 22662

Re: worst five things on telly

ooooh - red rag to a bull time :

1. Big Brother
2. I Want To Reclaim My Z-List Celebrity Status That I had 10 Years Ago So Get Me In That Jungle (or something like that)
3. X-Factor
4. Prancing on Ice
5. Anything with Graham Norton or Amanda Holden On It

Give me Radio 4 any time......

:angryfire:
by RobHed
Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:12 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi to all, Im a newbie, help?!
Replies: 18
Views: 1317

Re: Hi to all, Im a newbie, help?!

Hello and welcome - this is such a nice site with loads and loads of really nice, beautiful people so I am sure you will settle in just fine.......!

:grouphug:
by RobHed
Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:13 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: what are they?
Replies: 41
Views: 3167

Re: what are they?

So what's a mangel-wurzel then ? :(
by RobHed
Thu Jun 03, 2010 12:58 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: First time wine making... questions...
Replies: 24
Views: 3738

Re: First time wine making... questions...

Wow Rob, What a kind offer.... I shall pm you my address, just let me know if you would like anything in return - seeds or knitted stuff I can do :mrgreen: That's no problem Ann - just let me know where you are and I will pop it in the post to you. " Knitted stuff " - hmmmmm, now that sounds intrig...
by RobHed
Sat May 29, 2010 2:49 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: 'ello 'ello, what have we got 'ere then ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1140

Re: 'ello 'ello, what have we got 'ere then ?

Hello, I'm not at all sure but from the pic the yellow one looks a bit like rocket gone to seed. We let some go over one year and it got everywhere. Some managed to grow out of a gap in the mortar on the outhouse and so we had two foot of spindly growth covered in yellow leaves growing out from the...