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by JillStephens7
Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:40 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Building a plastic bottle fence...
Replies: 12
Views: 3751

Re: Building a plastic bottle fence...

We built a greenhouse out of plastic bottles at school .... similar to this one: http://ana-white.com/2011/04/plastic-bottle-green-house-build-guide We cut the bottles down and then threaded them onto garden canes that slotted into a wooden frame, if that makes sense? I can't seem to post our photos...
by JillStephens7
Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:23 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello again from Lancaster
Replies: 3
Views: 678

Hello again from Lancaster

Hello :wave: I have not been on the site for quite some time ... perhaps 2 or 3 years ... so I thought I would re-introduce myself. The last couple of years have been very un-ish for me. In the past I have grown veggies, made soaps and hand creams etc. done lots of baking (not like The Great British...
by JillStephens7
Sat Apr 09, 2011 3:18 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: HI!
Replies: 9
Views: 718

Re: HI!

Hello :wave:

Jill :pirate:
by JillStephens7
Sat Apr 09, 2011 3:17 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: new member
Replies: 10
Views: 727

Re: new member

Hello :wave:

Sounds great not sad to me :iconbiggrin:

If there's anywhere to put up hanging baskets that would get sun you could grow some yummy tumling tomatoes in them. :thumbright:

Jill
by JillStephens7
Sat Apr 09, 2011 3:15 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Asparagus - yes!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 1666

Re: Asparagus - yes!!!

becks77 wrote: I have them in a long trough though not in the ground so I can move my asparagus bed when I feel like it! ot sure its the best idea but seemst o be ok so far! :icon_smile:


Hi Becks, what size/ depth is your trough? Has anyone else grow asparagus like this?

Cheers, Jill
by JillStephens7
Sun Apr 03, 2011 5:51 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: What are we all having for dinner?
Replies: 452
Views: 47632

Re: What are we all having for dinner?

Veggie spag bol with puy lentils and far too much grated cheddar on top. Yum yum!
by JillStephens7
Sat Apr 02, 2011 8:52 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: growing herbs for teas
Replies: 28
Views: 2486

Re: growing herbs for teas

becks77 wrote:Never tried netle tea whats it taste like? :)


umm, like nettles?! Sort of green and very fertile and a bit earthy?! Best I can do :dontknow:

Can't think of anything else that tastes like it.

Today is nettle gathering day for me :cheers:
by JillStephens7
Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:21 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: clearing garden
Replies: 19
Views: 1903

Re: clearing garden

My mum's latest 'thing' for no dig weeding is lasagne gardening! http://organicgardening.about.com/od/startinganorganicgarden/a/lasagnagarden.htm I'm really posting this more because it has a funny name than anything else. Am giving it a try today on a big section of garden which is mostly crow garl...
by JillStephens7
Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:02 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: growing herbs for teas
Replies: 28
Views: 2486

Re: growing herbs for teas

Might give fennel a whirl if I can get myself organised then. Oh so many projects to try and far too many hours spent at work :roll:

MKG wrote: I'm not telling anyone if I do or not. Mike

You never know who's listening eh Mike! :lol: :pirate: :lol: :pirate: :lol:
by JillStephens7
Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Making plant food ?
Replies: 5
Views: 946

Re: Making plant food ?

it stinks :mrgreen: I use a big bucket with a lid (an empty trade paint bucket well cleaned) to keep the pongs down and put a tap in to make it easier to fill bottles (old plastic milk containers) with the liquid when I want to use some. They manure around here a lot anyway so I just don't mention ...
by JillStephens7
Sat Mar 26, 2011 8:15 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: growing herbs for teas
Replies: 28
Views: 2486

Re: growing herbs for teas

Of course nettle and dandelion! Two of my all time favourite teas what an airhead I am. Thanks for the reminder. I suppose I can just freeze some for later in the year, but not sure how well it would keep. Not tried yarrow before in fact not even sure what yarrow looks like but will investigate, tha...
by JillStephens7
Sat Mar 26, 2011 8:11 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Bees
Replies: 9
Views: 1009

Re: Bees

Famous beekeeper: http://oi52.tinypic.com/350rtd0.jpg Oh I love it! Lyndhurst is no fool when it comes to bees :sunny: I've seen bees kept on rooves on the telly and they seemed to be fine, didn't have a special roof or anything, they just went off to feed. Have finally got myself booked in for an ...
by JillStephens7
Sat Mar 26, 2011 8:01 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Our first solar power kit!
Replies: 12
Views: 2605

Re: Our first solar power kit!

Good luck and enjoy! :sunny:

Jill
by JillStephens7
Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:53 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: growing herbs for teas
Replies: 28
Views: 2486

growing herbs for teas

Hello, I am determined to grow more herbs for making teas this year, partly to save money and partly cause it seems plain silly to be flying and driving stuff round the world packaged up in little bags and boxes. I've been re-potting some lemon balm today and brought some in (to unheated kitchen win...

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