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by liskeardjane
Sun Feb 21, 2010 4:42 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello From Across The Pond!!
Replies: 35
Views: 4899

Re: Hello From Across The Pond!!

Hi Jay - we all need to grow stuff, food, plants, trees, flowers for the bees - just grow stuff! not buy stuff, or make material things but plants - you have some snow there!!!! and I saw Food inc and most of the practises that are common in the US are outlawed in Europe, even some of the fertiliser...
by liskeardjane
Sun Feb 21, 2010 4:37 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: When did you pack your hospital bag?
Replies: 15
Views: 1707

Re: When did you pack your hospital bag?

No need - had them both on the living room floor! then made tea and with my second colected my son from school, after walking there! later that day!
by liskeardjane
Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:24 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Polytunnel
Replies: 14
Views: 3897

Polytunnel

Thoughts please, I grow most things in pots, buckets, bags etc and want to grow toms, peppers and cucumber and have failed outside and want a green house, but can't afford one - but have seen a polytunnel - anyone used one? It's a bit pricy but I'll have a go but I'd like some feed back please http:...
by liskeardjane
Sat Feb 20, 2010 9:14 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: what's in y'pots?
Replies: 5
Views: 942

what's in y'pots?

I have a small area where I can plant but the rest is on a 'ski slope' incline, in the shade of a beech tree and hopeless for growing, consequently i grow in pots on the patio. today I have planted a rhubarb and have got the early spuds chitting and have bought the seeds: bean, peas, beetroot and on...
by liskeardjane
Wed Feb 17, 2010 5:27 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: How Much Land to Support One Person?
Replies: 20
Views: 8300

Re: How Much Land to Support One Person?

Thanks Graham - how about some photos of the allotment when it's up and running this year, a blog may be?
by liskeardjane
Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:41 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: How Much Land to Support One Person?
Replies: 20
Views: 8300

Re: How Much Land to Support One Person?

Hi graham - you have a really productive allotment!!!! must be great having dinner at your family home!
by liskeardjane
Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:18 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: How Much Land to Support One Person?
Replies: 20
Views: 8300

Re: How Much Land to Support One Person?

Hi Graham - if we all had that much space, it would be fantastic - I have an area 5 metres by 10 and it makes all my jam, all my veg from june to october and my pumpkin patch grows all my squashs for all my chutneys for all my christmas presents to people, i have three two year old fruit trees and i...
by liskeardjane
Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:54 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: How Much Land to Support One Person?
Replies: 20
Views: 8300

Re: How Much Land to Support One Person?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCPEBM5ol0Q

Copy and paste the url and have a look - some people do wonderful things with very little space, but the man in the video has good weather all year and even makes a living in a tiny space
by liskeardjane
Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:48 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: whers da logic ??
Replies: 11
Views: 1133

Re: whers da logic ??

Crowsashes - you're right about the hassle of rent and housing associations usually have a no pets rule, I know chickens are not pets, but try explaining that to captain clip board - our solar was under £100 including the panel, wires, light and the light has some kind of battery in it - we found th...
by liskeardjane
Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:30 pm
Forum: Links, links and more links
Topic: Any Ishy Bloggers out there?
Replies: 62
Views: 52870

Re: Any Ishy Bloggers out there?

Lots of your signatures remind me that I'm following quite a few blogs and love hearing how you all simplify your lives. My blog is my journey to ishdom, I have to pay off debts first so the grindingly frugal stuff is the main focus of my blog, along with cooking (I never buy ready food - I make it ...
by liskeardjane
Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:23 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: whers da logic ??
Replies: 11
Views: 1133

Re: whers da logic ??

we've got some solar from maplins for our shed/brew house and it runs a tiny heater a few hours a day to stop it freezing and some light and they get cheaper all the time - we saw that deal in plymouth and are tempted to run it for my office as I only need light in there
by liskeardjane
Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:01 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: projects for 2010
Replies: 25
Views: 2939

Re: projects for 2010

I have one small veggie patch so far and ten large pots that I use and I want something a little more attractive - have ordered some scaffold plank and we will build a set of raised beds - THEN!!! move all the compost and manure and soil into them - we have scrap wood to build some greenhouseish fra...
by liskeardjane
Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:26 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Too much compost!
Replies: 13
Views: 2843

Re: Too much compost!

Just dug ours over today and there's lots that hasn't rotted down yet but it has in the middle and at the bottom, that's now in huge pots ready for planting with spuds in march - they'll be put on a sunny patio to warm up and some has been thrown in a pile near to where we'll build a new bed - keep ...
by liskeardjane
Sat Feb 13, 2010 7:24 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: oh BOO FLIPPING HOO
Replies: 11
Views: 2142

Re: oh BOO FLIPPING HOO

Brett and others, BBC is a state run organisation and dances to the government's tune and the others just tow the same line, no wants the truth about poverty - our own mothers his and mine, only get any heating as we pay their bills or they would have to chose food or heating!!! old folk in this cou...
by liskeardjane
Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:42 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: In what way are you naughty?
Replies: 64
Views: 29349

Re: In what way are you naughty?

to Elizabeth Binary - how different some countries are - I live in 'Suburbia' - what we call and 'estate' a whole collection of houses coming off one road into cul de sacs and it's very 'respectable' . However, it's the done thing to be 'green' here in UK, green is a very 'middle class' (what ever t...