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by Bristolbelle
Thu Sep 29, 2011 6:37 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Help needed.....What gage wire?
Replies: 5
Views: 1567

Re: Help needed.....What gage wire?

Thankyou Zoe for the tips.
Louise
by Bristolbelle
Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:44 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Help needed.....What gage wire?
Replies: 5
Views: 1567

Help needed.....What gage wire?

Good morning everyone from very sunny Bristol. I'm building a fixed chicken run and converting an old playhouse (see pics on my last post). I've been looking on various sites to find the right galvanised wire mesh for the run. The run is going to be 8ft x 8ft x 6ft high with a wire top as well. so I...
by Bristolbelle
Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:54 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Ivy,Chickens & a playhouse!
Replies: 4
Views: 1849

Re: Ivy,Chickens & a playhouse!

Hi Bonnie, Thanks for your help. The next couple of days are going to be taken up with emptying the childrens playhouse of all of there treasures and sorting out the whole area ready for the girlies :iconbiggrin: I was thinking of using straw as a base for the coop and run. At the moment we have wee...
by Bristolbelle
Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:04 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Ivy,Chickens & a playhouse!
Replies: 4
Views: 1849

Ivy,Chickens & a playhouse!

Hi everyone, I have an area in the garden that I want to use to keep some chickens. I'm going to convert my childrens old playhouse into the coop, but just behind the coop is a huge ivy. Is this toxic to hens? I dont want to leave any plants in the run that are going to harm the hens! Also there is ...
by Bristolbelle
Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:50 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: I want to start a raised bed for veg
Replies: 9
Views: 1345

Re: I want to start a raised bed for veg

So far I'm going to plant garlic and onions this year. And I have bought for next year: dwarf french beans, chives, beetroot, 2 types of tomatoes gardeners delight and money maker, parsnips, purple sprouting broccoli, cabbage primo II, brussels sprout, carrot amsterdam 2, courgette black beauty, lee...
by Bristolbelle
Mon Sep 19, 2011 2:58 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: I want to start a raised bed for veg
Replies: 9
Views: 1345

Re: I want to start a raised bed for veg

Thanks Maggie for your help. My OH is going to get the wood over the weekend for me. Thanks for the info about needing soil as well. The garden at the moment has a large boarder with lots of weeds in it. ( thats another story lol) But the main area is covered in chard flint chippings, hence me think...
by Bristolbelle
Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:23 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: I want to start a raised bed for veg
Replies: 9
Views: 1345

I want to start a raised bed for veg

Good morning everyone. :wave: I want to make my own veg patch in the garden, but I dont know where to start. Can anyone help please? I'm planning to make a rectangle out of decking boards and line with weed control matting, then fill with compost. What would be the best veg to get me started? I want...
by Bristolbelle
Sat Sep 17, 2011 3:54 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: DIY Wormery
Replies: 27
Views: 3847

Re: DIY Wormery

I know what you mean. When I collected them the shop owner didnt have a spare plastic bag, and I forgot mine. So In the end I carried them home in my handbag. It was the only way of getting them back in the dark. Sorry forgot to say they were in a plastic take away box as well. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lo...
by Bristolbelle
Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:25 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: DIY Wormery
Replies: 27
Views: 3847

Re: DIY Wormery

Just got back from the fishing shop and I am now the proud custodian of a wormery. I don't know who was more excited, me or my 2 children. :iconbiggrin: :iconbiggrin: :iconbiggrin: :iconbiggrin: :iconbiggrin:
by Bristolbelle
Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:38 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: DIY Wormery
Replies: 27
Views: 3847

Re: DIY Wormery

Aw thankyou everyone. :hugish: Now going to ring my local fishing shop to see if they stock bandlings. How many do I need? :scratch:
by Bristolbelle
Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:28 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: DIY Wormery
Replies: 27
Views: 3847

Re: DIY Wormery

All of this came under £20
by Bristolbelle
Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:25 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: DIY Wormery
Replies: 27
Views: 3847

Re: DIY Wormery

I have made the wormery out of 3 blue plastic boxes with lids. I fitted a plastic water tap to the bottom box. I then cut a hole in the bottom of the first box, a hole in the lid and bottom of the seccond box. Then fitted flat plastic draining boards to the holes. So my question is, have i done this...
by Bristolbelle
Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:32 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Quick ginger beer recipe
Replies: 29
Views: 18108

Re: Quick ginger beer recipe

Today I'm going to have another go an use brewing yeast to see if this helps, or possibly make a plant. Not sure what to do :dontknow:
by Bristolbelle
Wed Sep 14, 2011 6:46 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: DIY Wormery
Replies: 27
Views: 3847

DIY Wormery

I'm trying to work out if it's possible to make my own wormery. I have had a look on-line and in my local gardencenter, and my jaw dropped to the floor! :shock: I didn't realise how expensive they are. I posted a wanted on my local freecycle page in hope that there was one no one longer wanted. Or m...
by Bristolbelle
Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:03 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 non-swear words
Replies: 109
Views: 58218

Re: 101 non-swear words

my late father used to use "ka ka" as your right in the ka ka now.
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