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by The Prehistorian
Wed Mar 23, 2011 3:58 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Uses for used cat litter?
Replies: 32
Views: 9251

Re: Uses for used cat litter?

returning to the subject.....alas the cat is no longer with us :-( But we now have two new ones. They are less inclined to 'go' in the house so we get through less litter these days. We tried the wood based ones but found that it was very light - cat would do it's do in the try but by the time it go...
by The Prehistorian
Wed Mar 23, 2011 3:37 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Last year's spuds as seed?
Replies: 5
Views: 491

Re: Last year's spuds as seed?

thanks peeps. Interesting point about selecting those to be stored for seed - have to try that next time.
by The Prehistorian
Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:14 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Last year's spuds as seed?
Replies: 5
Views: 491

Last year's spuds as seed?

Is there any reason why I shouldn't used the first earlies that still I have int he shed as seed potatoes for this year? They seem to be happily chitting away like mad. And given that this particular variety is £7 a bag from the supplier and I normally use three bags, it would seem mad not to use la...
by The Prehistorian
Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:04 am
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: Puncture proof tyres
Replies: 19
Views: 9516

Re: Puncture proof tyres

Solid tyres can be pretty aweful to ride on. Dunno about the newest ones, but some of the older ones, although not p*nct*ring, they did cut up pretty bad after very little use. Best tyre that I've used on the road is the Marathon Plus - very p*nct*re resistent due to inbuild kevlar belt etc. Althoug...
by The Prehistorian
Sat Jun 13, 2009 6:50 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: onion sets - too late?
Replies: 5
Views: 445

onion sets - too late?

my onions are toast - onion fly :pale: . if i can get some more onion sets and some enviromesh is it too late to put them in a fresh bit o ground now? Someone told me that he thought that getting onions to start depended on the length of the days and so they wouldn't grow properly if put in in the s...
by The Prehistorian
Fri Apr 10, 2009 7:00 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Sprout droop
Replies: 4
Views: 444

Re: Sprout droop

thanks, I shall replant and put harden off asap.
by The Prehistorian
Thu Apr 09, 2009 4:09 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: growing veg in a front garden
Replies: 28
Views: 2874

Re: growing veg in a front garden

I'm going to have a go at front gardening (because the back is in shade most of the day). I I get trouble I might try making up some signs warning people that everything has been sprayed with nasty toxic pesticides (it won't have been but how are they to know?)
by The Prehistorian
Thu Apr 09, 2009 4:00 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Sprout droop
Replies: 4
Views: 444

Sprout droop

Hello all. Am having the same problem I had last year. Put my sprout seeds into a seeed tray and in no time at all they poked their heads up into the big scarey world. they rapidly shot up to around 3 inches tall and then they've all just keeled over. It's as through they can't support their own wei...
by The Prehistorian
Thu Jan 29, 2009 5:17 pm
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: Cyclists against the world!
Replies: 39
Views: 15510

Re: Cyclists against the world!

Woo-hoo, a small victory. There was a dangerous gate on one path- it was one of those anti-motorbike things but the kids on the motorbikes had smashed the two top bars off it leaving only the bottom one around 4 inches from the floor. Because of the angle of approach it was not easy to spot this bar...
by The Prehistorian
Wed Jan 28, 2009 5:20 pm
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: trailer for a bike
Replies: 12
Views: 2085

Re: trailer for a bike

IIRC it stands for "If I Remember Correctly".
by The Prehistorian
Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:35 pm
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: trailer for a bike
Replies: 12
Views: 2085

Re: trailer for a bike

Loads of good info on trailers (inc. build your own from recycled bit IIRC) here:

http://forum.ctc.org.uk/viewtopic.php?t=18003
by The Prehistorian
Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:32 pm
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: Cyclists against the world!
Replies: 39
Views: 15510

Re: Cyclists against the world!

In the end I gave up the post of cycle rep for the CTC as I couldn't do anything constructive and believe me my head was well bruised froom banging on a brick wall. My sympathies....I'm still doing it (both CTC RTR and banging head against the wall). Currently playing another game of pass the parce...
by The Prehistorian
Fri Jan 23, 2009 1:15 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Dick Strawbridge's green test
Replies: 5
Views: 1069

Re: Dick Strawbridge's green test

thanks for the link. 1.68 :oops: although there wasn't an option for grow most of your own food which would probably have helped. and the advice it gave: "walk more" when I don't have a car, use the train for less than 2 hrs and never fly or use the bus seems a little stupid...what does it...
by The Prehistorian
Thu Jan 22, 2009 4:59 pm
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: victorian farm
Replies: 62
Views: 6388

Re: victorian farm

I'm enjoying the series, also enjoyed the Green Valley. So much better than all the other recent historical-fly on the wall progs where they just do bigbrother but with mud and animals. And I now have a claim to fame......spent a few weeks with Alex and Fonzie (Peter) digging (well, drinking mostly)...
by The Prehistorian
Thu Jan 22, 2009 4:54 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Dick Strawbridge's green test
Replies: 5
Views: 1069

Dick Strawbridge's green test

Watching It's not easy being green last night I thought that I'd have a go at Dick Strawbridge's green test to see how many plents I use. But after faffing around the bbc website for a while I couldn't get to a website for the program to find the tes...all i could get was the iplayer of past episode...

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