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by niknik
Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:52 am
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: help stop food waste..sign the petition
Replies: 1
Views: 1821

help stop food waste..sign the petition

One third of the food we grow gets wasted, not eaten. But an amazing movement just won a law making supermarkets give unsold produce to the poor and homeless, and the EU is consulting on new rules to stop food waste. Let’s race to one million signers, then submit our call to the EU and to politician...
by niknik
Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:11 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Choosing the simpler life with kids
Replies: 8
Views: 11088

Re: Choosing the simpler life with kids

totally agree with what´s been said so far, and from personal experience too, but not only did we move from city to rural, we also moved from UK to Spain. To a small village, with all the basic amenities, but no work for youngsters, once they grew up. They have all for various reasons returned to th...
by niknik
Sun May 17, 2015 8:48 am
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Raped and no right to choose...
Replies: 8
Views: 5418

Raped and no right to choose...

some may have seen in the news , the story of the 10 yr old girl in Paraguay who is pregnant, and refused an abortion...

please sign the petition and help save her and many other from unwanted pregnancy in the future

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/paraguays_c ... bb&v=58529
by niknik
Thu May 07, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: antibiotics in our food
Replies: 2
Views: 6391

antibiotics in our food

Ministers meet in days to consider laws that can stop this abuse -- let's race to a million signers before then by sending the email below to friends and family, and sending this link to friends on Facebook: https://secure.avaaz.org/en/antibiotics_factory_farming_77/?tkReubb Thanks again for your he...
by niknik
Thu May 07, 2015 1:42 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: herbs for health?
Replies: 7
Views: 1747

Re: herbs for health?

and dont go just ripping out the stinging nettles.they have loads of uses, and some great health improving properties!
by niknik
Wed Mar 04, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: campaign to stop live animal exports from the EU to non-EU
Replies: 1
Views: 1581

campaign to stop live animal exports from the EU to non-EU

The Compassion In World Farming organisation (ciwf) have another petition re the sale of LIVE cattle outside the EU, and some horrendous slaughtering conditions. there is a video of this ( 2 versions, 1 of which is somewhat censored) and a ready -made email petiton ( just add your name/ email) and y...
by niknik
Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:34 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: cordless electric chainsaws /pruners
Replies: 6
Views: 906

Re: cordless electric chainsaws /pruners

I did think of that possibility, but its not truly an option, as it would need to be transported , and some places i could cut wood, are not that easily accessed, or at least not with even the smallest jenny, and some places definitely not suitable for running power cords ( along the banks of a smal...
by niknik
Thu Feb 26, 2015 3:08 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: cordless electric chainsaws /pruners
Replies: 6
Views: 906

Re: cordless electric chainsaws /pruners

thanks Odsox It has to be cordless, as a 2km extension cord is not really possible! I do already have a Black & decker Alligator saw, (but corded) and that is a lovely bit of kit! especially as I got it in a 2nd hand place for 30 euros, but it was brand new! It says up to 4" , but will go t...
by niknik
Thu Feb 26, 2015 12:02 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: cordless electric chainsaws /pruners
Replies: 6
Views: 906

cordless electric chainsaws /pruners

Anybody have one? or used one? any recommendations (or otherwise) re particular brand /model ? I do understand the main view that a "proper" petrol chainsaw would be better, BUT i seem to be totally incapable of firing one up! hence the need for electric! I don't want/ need anything extra ...
by niknik
Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:07 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Semi-anniversary
Replies: 12
Views: 1656

Re: Semi-anniversary

congratulations!

trying to quit myself at the moment so maybe in 6 months time we can celebrate together!
by niknik
Fri May 09, 2014 4:43 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: DIY Self-Watering Wine Bottle Herb Garden
Replies: 2
Views: 2254

Re: DIY Self-Watering Wine Bottle Herb Garden

thats really good!

Off to buy some wine................... :lol:
by niknik
Wed May 07, 2014 1:28 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: F1 seeds
Replies: 5
Views: 996

Re: F1 seeds

well , will just have to see what happens!

I am hoping to keep varieties separate, in "cages" to prevent cross pollination.....

Just have to wait and see what happens, but could be several years, before i see any interesting results!
by niknik
Sat Apr 26, 2014 6:06 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: F1 seeds
Replies: 5
Views: 996

F1 seeds

I want to try seed saving this year..............

so does a packet of seeds HAVE to say if they are f1 hybrids , or not?

No point trying to grow the same from saved seeds if they are F1 as probably won´t come through the same.
by niknik
Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:05 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: pretty veg
Replies: 6
Views: 1022

Re: pretty veg

some more great suggestions! Thanks
by niknik
Sun Apr 06, 2014 2:27 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: pretty veg
Replies: 6
Views: 1022

Re: pretty veg

Thanks guys/gals

got some beans / peas, nasturtium seeds waiting to germinate,will try get some different varieties of beans, diff colour flowers, and
can grow them up against the walls, and put the nasturtiums more on obvious view, in the area 8 well some of it) that may be public!

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