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by Bluebell
Sun Feb 15, 2009 3:47 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Greenhouse help please
Replies: 5
Views: 533

Re: Greenhouse help please

Hi
We have just purchased heavy duty UVI polythene ( used for polytunnels). It is 7.5 m wide and we bought 5 m of it for £29.00 from LBS Horticulture in Colne. They do lots of different sizes and qualities. The website is www.lbs-group.co.uk
Bluebell
by Bluebell
Thu Sep 11, 2008 5:57 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: The size of eggs
Replies: 3
Views: 807

Re: The size of eggs

They are hybrids - i.e. Warrens. Most of the eggs are small like Blackbirds eggs but just one or two have been a bit bigger and surprisingly been double yolkers. I know they probably will get bigger - just being impatient and wondering how much longer it will take. Thanks for the replies though !! B...
by Bluebell
Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:41 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Slugs in feeder
Replies: 5
Views: 753

Re: Slugs in feeder

I thought chicken ate slugs? Our chickens go quackers when one of them finds a slug and they all chase the lucky one trying to grab it for themselves. We did wonder if it is okay for them to eat the slugs. The thought is disgusting but they seem deliriously excited and happy when they get one. Blue...
by Bluebell
Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:32 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: The size of eggs
Replies: 3
Views: 807

The size of eggs

We have got chickens for the first time and two weeks ago they started laying. We are really pleased with the quality of the eggs -nice hard shells, smooth, perfect shape, lovely colours, fluffy whites, golden yolks etc. The only trouble is they are TINY. We knew that pullet eggs were small but thes...
by Bluebell
Sun Aug 03, 2008 6:28 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Living off Agricultural Land
Replies: 7
Views: 3061

Re: Living off Agricultural Land

Hi I think you will need planning permission for any agricultural dwelling, even if it is only a temporary structure. If your land is bigger than 5 hectares it may fall within permitted planning if it is classed as a building/structure for agricultural use. You would need to demonstrate that the agr...
by Bluebell
Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:13 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Polytunnel/greenhouse advice
Replies: 7
Views: 1314

Re: Polytunnel/greenhouse advice

Hi We have been trying to sort out a polytunnel for 3 months now. The Council told us that polytunnels are classed as buildings and you have to have planning permission. After spending 8 weeks waiting for a decision on our planning application we have now been told we can't have one because it would...
by Bluebell
Fri Jun 20, 2008 7:29 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Buying some land and living on it.
Replies: 49
Views: 37986

Re: Buying some land and living on it.

Thank you so much. Have consulted the Act now and think we might be safe.
We'll get on with it now. :sunny:
by Bluebell
Tue Jun 17, 2008 8:40 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Buying some land and living on it.
Replies: 49
Views: 37986

Planning permission

Hi Been reading the threads with interest. We have been told that we can site and station a caravan on our land but that it is only to supplement agricultural use i.e. for eating, showering etc and occasional stay overs. The land is not residential so we cannot live in the caravan as a residence. It...
by Bluebell
Wed May 21, 2008 8:20 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Polytunnel problem
Replies: 11
Views: 1378

Polytunnel

You are so lucky Thurston Garden. We did as you did - i.e. wrote first to say what we wanted to do and like you, have given up a job to concentrate on growing and hopefully making a little out of it. Unfortunately our planners did respond, saying polytunnels were buildings and as our land is not ver...
by Bluebell
Tue May 20, 2008 8:31 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Soya Beans
Replies: 22
Views: 2359

Soya Beans

adekun wrote:The first bean has broken the surface.
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Hi Adekun
Where did you buy these from ??
Thanks
Bluebell
by Bluebell
Tue May 20, 2008 8:30 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Soya Beans
Replies: 22
Views: 2359

Re: Soya Beans

Are they like broad beans in flavour? Its hard to describe. I am not too keen on broad beans so guess they can't be too much like them. They are smaller and nuttier in flavour - a bit like a cross between a pea and a butter bean really. I suppose they wont be to everyone's taste but I love them. Bl...
by Bluebell
Tue May 20, 2008 8:15 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Polytunnel problem
Replies: 11
Views: 1378

Polytunnels

Hi Just reading about your experiences with polytunnels. We are wanting to put two polytunnels on our land, each approximately 30ft x 12 ft, however, we have been told by the council that we need to apply for full planning permission as polytunnels are classed as buildings. I am interested to know i...
by Bluebell
Tue May 13, 2008 6:54 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Soya Beans
Replies: 22
Views: 2359

Soya Beans

Thanks to everyone for the replies. I will get some seeds from Thompson and Morgan as soon as possible and give them a go. Incidentally, I do buy the frozen ones which I love but that is why I want to try growing the fresh ones. :flower:
Bluebell
by Bluebell
Fri May 09, 2008 6:20 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Soya Beans
Replies: 22
Views: 2359

Soya Beans

Hi
Has anyone tried growing fresh edamame (edible soya) beans. I would like to try growing my own but don't know where to get the seeds. Can anyone advise ?
Thanks
Bluebell
by Bluebell
Mon Apr 14, 2008 6:27 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Mobile homes on agricultural land
Replies: 6
Views: 3524

Mobile Home

Hi It depends on the size of your land and how you are using it. We applied for approval for a mobile home but the planners are not keen and we are still awaiting a decision. It is easier to get a caravan for seasonal use but you have to demonstrate that the land is being used productively and warra...

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