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by wattreesmassive
Mon May 13, 2013 8:50 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Burnt? Runner bean plants
Replies: 4
Views: 2191

Re: Burnt? Runner bean plants

Thanks to you all,Im torn between iron defiency and the wind although I did cover them in fleece as we were warned about a cold snap {though the peas had the same treatment and they are fine!} I will definately feed as it wont hurt,the new leaves look lovely,which Im pleased about,the family wouldnt...
by wattreesmassive
Sun May 12, 2013 8:03 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: List of ponies urgently needing homes!
Replies: 2
Views: 1719

Re: List of ponies urgently needing homes!

We are trying to purchase extra land and as soon as we do I shall be asking if we can adopt,we have three assorted ponies {all rescue} already,we have a shetland stallion and hes probably the most "together" of the three and we our 2nd cob was so nervous we couldnt get near him for three months,so w...
by wattreesmassive
Sun May 12, 2013 7:46 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Newbie from Wales!
Replies: 11
Views: 3420

Re: Newbie from Wales!

Thank you,you made us all laugh and feel a bit more "normal"!
by wattreesmassive
Sun May 12, 2013 7:35 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Rayburn hot water tank
Replies: 3
Views: 3847

Rayburn hot water tank

We had a Rayburn for 10 years at the old house and it was so brilliant we would like to install one in the new place.The old house was 2 storeys and the new one will be single storey,my question is,does the hot water tank {direct feed} have to be a set hight from the Rayburn? As there were no pumps ...
by wattreesmassive
Sun May 12, 2013 7:26 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Burnt? Runner bean plants
Replies: 4
Views: 2191

Burnt? Runner bean plants

The first two leaves on some of my runner beans have gone yellow and withered yet the new growth is lush and green,why is this? We havent had a frost so that cant be it,could a cold wind have "burnt" the first leaves as its been awfully windy or could it be that the ground has been manured so theres...
by wattreesmassive
Sun May 12, 2013 6:56 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Well Digging-Anyone done this?
Replies: 5
Views: 2249

Re: Well Digging-Anyone done this?

Wow! Thank you all! We have now found a man with a digger....hoping Im right in my basic water divining skills! Yes,I think Id better get the water quality tested by the proffesionals,we dont want anyone falling sick,or worse!I love the pipe idea,I may even use it in the veg area as we cant possibly...
by wattreesmassive
Sat May 11, 2013 8:57 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Well Digging-Anyone done this?
Replies: 5
Views: 2249

Well Digging-Anyone done this?

I fell a bit rude in asking as Ive only just joined but has anyone dug their own well for potable water? We need a supply for drinking,washing ect,a borehole quote was outlandish and we have met someone who has their own supply from a spring but the only advice given to me was to "look for a spot th...
by wattreesmassive
Sat May 11, 2013 8:23 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Create a self sufficient community
Replies: 27
Views: 9394

Re: Create a self sufficient community

Sorry Im a newbie too but I have to agree with the general opinion here,it takes a special blend of people to live communially,there are a lot of "talkers not walkers" out there and pretty soon the camp divides into the workers and the talkers,the workers feel resentful that they do the lions share ...
by wattreesmassive
Sat May 11, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Trying any new vegetables or varieties this year?
Replies: 12
Views: 3800

Re: Trying any new vegetables or varieties this year?

We are trying bulb fennel {no idea what variety!} this year,although we sowed VERY thinly we seem to have hundreds of plants! If anyone has any recipes Id be grateful as "Fennel Suprise" {fennel plus whatever else is ready at the time} may wear a bit thin after a while!
by wattreesmassive
Sat May 11, 2013 8:01 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Newbie from Wales!
Replies: 11
Views: 3420

Newbie from Wales!

Hi! Just to introduce our family,Im a 40ish mum of 5 beautiful children,hubby is a talented singer,drummer and self sufficienter. Between us we have 5 acres,numerous sheep,three ponies,four goats,what seems like hundreds of chickens,ducks and other fowl,four beautiful pigs and various mad dogs. We g...