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by fruitcake
Tue Sep 17, 2013 4:07 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: chipper advice please
Replies: 3
Views: 979

chipper advice please

I'm thinking of getting a chipper but have no idea where to start - my local tool hire doesn't do them anymore so I am thinking of getting a domestic one. I have a willow fedge so have lots of cuttings every year and I could really use the mulch!! All advice and ideas re what one to consider getting...
by fruitcake
Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Knitters - are you on ravelry?
Replies: 47
Views: 14447

Re: Knitters - are you on ravelry?

Bump, I've finally got my act a bit more together and gone 'live' with ravelry, lol. I'm fruitcake40 on there - found the ish group - :sleepy1:
by fruitcake
Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:11 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: who's got the oldest singer sewing machine on here??
Replies: 24
Views: 2752

Re: who's got the oldest singer sewing machine on here??

the.fee.fairy wrote:Agnes (pink) is from 1953 and Morag (black, treadle/electric) is from 1952.


Love their names, how did they get them?
by fruitcake
Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:07 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 75
Views: 23550

Re: What are you reading?

I got lots of book tokens, so I've just finished "a streetcat named bob" by James Bowen and "the wolf within" Shaun Ellis. Both were 'couldn't put down' books. Waiting I've got "the witch of portobello" paulo coellho, (loved his other stuff), "state of wonder"...
by fruitcake
Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:36 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: who's got the oldest singer sewing machine on here??
Replies: 24
Views: 2752

Re: who's got the oldest singer sewing machine on here??

Oh my goodness- it looks like mine could be 1902. It's electronic though so I'm well surprised. I will have to recheck - I thinks it's like yvette's and 1930s sounds more like it. My mum has just downsized and has let me have her singer which was I believe, her mothers before that but given my gran ...
by fruitcake
Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:12 am
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Tales From The Wildwood BBC4
Replies: 15
Views: 5317

Re: Tales From The Wildwood BBC4

Missed part 1 but saw part 2 last night, thought it was great. I hope it inspires and helps people realise that woods benefit from being managed.
by fruitcake
Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:20 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Lace shawl with skulls on it.
Replies: 16
Views: 4615

Re: Lace shawl with skulls on it.

Wow, that is stunning!
by fruitcake
Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:31 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What no wigglie worms ?
Replies: 2
Views: 722

Re: What no wigglie worms ?

I've got NZ flat worms too and lots of earth worms - i dont nec think that you have no earthworms cos the flatworms have eaten them all but that the soil composition is a bit wonky. Having only recently made the discovery that I have flat worms i've been doing a fair bit of chatting to folks and som...
by fruitcake
Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:30 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you havesting
Replies: 240
Views: 39921

Re: What are you havesting

Got lots of rasps and blackcurrants tonight. And lifted my garlic which I think could be my best crop yet, despite some of it rotting off.. Oh and a cabbage - the brassicas seem to have decided to grow :cheers: the birds have had the cherries and the redcurrants (again), lol
Woohoo, am very excited
by fruitcake
Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:25 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Rusty apple
Replies: 0
Views: 1021

Rusty apple

I think I've got rust on 2 of my apple trees - it seems to have come in quick and fast, they are looking really sad. Any ideas what I should do? There's no fruit on them (again :( )
by fruitcake
Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:51 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Babbington leeks
Replies: 5
Views: 1605

Re: Babbington leeks

cheers, since posting this I've found good info here http://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Allium+ampeloprasum+babingtonii
I've still not cooked with them but they are surviving well and the bulbils all grew :thumbright:
by fruitcake
Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:48 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Is it possible to DIY fit a woodburner?
Replies: 23
Views: 3530

Re: Is it possible to DIY fit a woodburner?

http://www.backwoodsman-stoves.co.uk/ near Oban is tops. Vg info and great supplier!
by fruitcake
Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:47 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Make a small worm farm
Replies: 3
Views: 642

Re: Make a small worm farm

I made my own from scrap wood and left over polystyrene insulation. It's really just a large insulate box with wire on the bottom - heavier than chicken wire but that sort of thing. Stuck some horse poo in the bottom then layered it up with ordinary compost and a topping of leaf / grass type stuff. ...
by fruitcake
Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:50 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: get people to stop being sods about the fact i am unemployed
Replies: 19
Views: 2626

Re: get people to stop being sods about the fact i am unempl

I think it's great that you have a focus and a passion to dive. Why should you have to watch reality pish on tv. And why should you have to live on the street- we're supposed to help each other out and that's fab that your dad has bee in a position to help sort things out. I admire you for focussing...
by fruitcake
Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:48 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: i found facebook
Replies: 26
Views: 2325

Re: i found facebook

I have a split personality on FB, lol - my 'work' ID is Di Oliver CWA and our page is facebook/Communitywoods - come and say hi :wave: we've got a growing woodlands page too which we hope to use to promote forest gardening and food production :thumbright: t'other one is for folks I know well and fam...

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