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by Kirstykbart
Thu Mar 08, 2007 10:20 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Back, but in a new area (sheffield)
Replies: 5
Views: 1448

Thanks Shirlz, good to be back. Hope you're doing ok way up north, I do miss Scotland :cry:
by Kirstykbart
Thu Mar 08, 2007 10:18 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from central Scotland
Replies: 15
Views: 4355

gosh it gets funnier - fancy you being in the same kinda area? Ok if you can get to the footpath that goes along the edge of the River Carron, we used to get to it by walking down carronside st and then go right, about 200 yeards maybe from the opening from that street? And again on the right from t...
by Kirstykbart
Thu Mar 08, 2007 7:43 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from central Scotland
Replies: 15
Views: 4355

Thanks all. I live in Falkirk. Unfortunately the Council have no allotments available. There is a fair bit of lobbying going on and I'm hopefull that we will change this. The response to my initial contact with the council, now over two years ago, was that they would only consider putting aside lan...
by Kirstykbart
Thu Mar 08, 2007 7:40 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Back, but in a new area (sheffield)
Replies: 5
Views: 1448

Back, but in a new area (sheffield)

HIya, I posted a little while last year when I lived up in Scotland. I had a good first year of growing but really didn't manage to harvest much as we moved again unexpectedly. Now we're in suburban Sheffield with a small back garden, I've made a start though and keeping everything in pots this time...
by Kirstykbart
Thu Aug 10, 2006 7:32 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Squash. We have leaves, what now?
Replies: 77
Views: 30870

I bought a pack of seeds from lidl that are labelled as "Gourd, small fruits mixed" (latin name cucurbita pepo). At first I was under the impression that they were summer squash (goodness knows why must've been sozzled or summat :drunken: ) but on further thinking I'm wondering if they are now a win...
by Kirstykbart
Tue Aug 08, 2006 3:48 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What's the longest wait for a lottie?
Replies: 27
Views: 10378

since we're renting our current house I thought I might look into an allotment for if and when we do move as no doubt it wouldn't have the space we have now. Unfortunatley there are no allotments at all in the Falkirk area! However I did get a nice e-mail back and they are looking into creating some...
by Kirstykbart
Fri Aug 04, 2006 11:37 am
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: Books Agents and George orwell
Replies: 16
Views: 9425

yeah well done - hope it comes through for you all!

Kirsty
by Kirstykbart
Wed Aug 02, 2006 3:35 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Home Education
Replies: 59
Views: 27072

another thing to think about would be that if your income dropped your tax credits may go up. Obviously this is dependant on specific circumstances, but is a big help for us. Tbh I wish we didn't rely on it but it's there and it helps me do what I want to do so I'm happy. I love home ed. I think it'...
by Kirstykbart
Wed Aug 02, 2006 1:59 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Cranberries
Replies: 15
Views: 8232

thanks Hedgie Kirsty - is yours in a pot then?? I was thinking of planting a couple in the ground. yes it is. Tbh the ground here may be acidic enough. I've no idea really! :oops: must actually do a ph test! But then we do rent this place and I would want to take it with me anyway if and when we le...
by Kirstykbart
Wed Aug 02, 2006 1:57 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: A challenge - A fortnight without plastic
Replies: 74
Views: 24515

I bought my 2 some new sports bottles the other day from Asda and they were metal. Still a plastic top, but I suppose maybe better than a full plastic one?

Kirsty
by Kirstykbart
Tue Aug 01, 2006 5:00 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Cranberries
Replies: 15
Views: 8232

I managed to pick up a blueberry plant this spring for £3.49. I always scour the sale bit just on the offchance they might have something. I've no idea when they normally have end of line stuff though, is there a specific time like Autumn?? Anyway, back to the blueberry. It's coming along really ...
by Kirstykbart
Tue Aug 01, 2006 4:48 pm
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Organic Festival in Glasgow
Replies: 6
Views: 4538

ooh yes, I think I might try and make the trip too!

Kirsty
by Kirstykbart
Sat Jul 29, 2006 5:26 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: containing (wild) raspberries
Replies: 3
Views: 2141

thanks - shall stick to the original plan!
by Kirstykbart
Sat Jul 29, 2006 5:24 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Composting on a small scale
Replies: 13
Views: 4976

can't find it at all now, and wondering if I've just made it up!!! :oops: :lol:

oh well, at least I'm Jerry now 8)

Kirsty
by Kirstykbart
Sat Jul 29, 2006 5:08 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Composting on a small scale
Replies: 13
Views: 4976

I've read somewhere that you can make compost in a small bag, like an old compost bag (cos it's black inside). Can't remember where I saw it. Shall have a look and see if I can find it.