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by Soloby Rob
Sat Jan 17, 2009 9:45 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Azada, good idea or what?
Replies: 13
Views: 2408

Re: Azada, good idea or what?

A mattock is a brillient tool, but remember, if you're not used to one, take it easy for it will kill your back just as bad as a spade, and your wrists and arms will also take a battering. Five to ten minutes a day to start with is plenty.
Rob
by Soloby Rob
Sat Jan 17, 2009 9:26 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What're you listening to?
Replies: 12
Views: 395

Re: What're you listening to?

Tonight it's 'Gone To Earth' and 'Welcome To The Show' by Barclay James Harvest.
Rob
by Soloby Rob
Sat Jan 17, 2009 9:23 pm
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: victorian farm
Replies: 62
Views: 6387

Re: victorian farm

very interesting series... have been watching it so far, although a few of the things they did/ cooked freek me out, like the tongue in episode 2. I know it looked a bit gruesome but do try it if you get a chance, it’s gorgeous. Hot with mash and thick gravy, cold with homemade pickles or in a sand...
by Soloby Rob
Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:21 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: How green are we ?
Replies: 7
Views: 889

Re: How green are we ?

In answer to the original question, I do think Ishers are greener than everyone else, but it would probably be near to impossible to calculate an accurate 'carbon footprint' wow, really? The few hundred active posters on this site are more green than everyone else in the whole wide world?!? That's ...
by Soloby Rob
Mon Jan 12, 2009 5:26 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Wasp Nest
Replies: 9
Views: 479

Re: Wasp Nest

What usually happens is last years queen and enough workers lay dormant ready to start the nest again, sometimes making a new nest along side the old one.
As red has sugested, it's best to have a word with your local council
by Soloby Rob
Sun Jan 11, 2009 8:29 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: wind wind wind
Replies: 11
Views: 480

Re: wind wind wind

It's reached my bit of the east coast in Lincolnshire, but it's not bad.
Managed to get out shooting this morning but it was cold, very cold.
Rob
by Soloby Rob
Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:08 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Wood Burner questions
Replies: 8
Views: 7698

Re: Wood Burner questions

I think the conversion will give your wallet a beating but will be worth it in the long term. You will need to have installed a solid fuel flu, depending on your present set up this could be a large cost. I recon you'll also have to go for a multi fuel burner with boiler, a 'back boiler' is not very...
by Soloby Rob
Sun Jan 04, 2009 8:25 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: allotments prices
Replies: 17
Views: 1042

Re: allotments prices

Sorry to hijack the thread, but is there any legal obligation of Parish or Local Councils to provide allotments.
Rob
by Soloby Rob
Wed Dec 31, 2008 7:14 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: New Year Resolutions anyone?
Replies: 19
Views: 540

Re: New Year Resolutions anyone?

Just to get back to real life, make my own, grow my own, drink my own and live life once again.
Happy New Year to all my new friends on here. :hugish:
Lets do it, lets do our own. :thumbleft:

Rob
by Soloby Rob
Sun Dec 28, 2008 6:47 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Fox digging up the beds
Replies: 15
Views: 3233

Re: Fox digging up the beds

Are you sure it's a fox? sounds more like badger work to me.
An electric fence and some bunny wire should help.
by Soloby Rob
Sun Dec 28, 2008 6:37 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Soloby Rob
Replies: 12
Views: 450

Re: Hello from Soloby Rob

Hello Rob Hope you get as much out this site as I do! Won't hold the French ancestry against you ...my DH is a quarter French, but I have forgiven him... :lol: Apparently we came over from Normandy during the 1066 shindig, some of our clan got as far north as Inverness but most settled in the East ...
by Soloby Rob
Sun Dec 28, 2008 3:00 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Help - Rats in the polytunnel
Replies: 9
Views: 1142

Re: Help - Rats in the polytunnel

The obvious answer here is to get rid of the rats, traps are effective but you need to attach the traps to something solid with a bit of string, as a caught rat can often drag a trap away. The other very effective method is an airgun, or get someone in with some good dogs, but whatever you do, get r...
by Soloby Rob
Sat Dec 27, 2008 8:27 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Soloby Rob
Replies: 12
Views: 450

Hello from Soloby Rob

Hello, my name is Rob and I live in Saltfleetby, Lincolnshire. The local name for Saltfleetby is 'Soloby' hence my user name, Soloby Rob. I am a true Lincolnshire Yellow Belly, born in Louth, and my family can be traced back for many generations, on the down side, we originally came from France. Way...

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