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by mattachinelee
Fri Apr 27, 2007 10:12 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Grrr...damn slugs are at it again
Replies: 19
Views: 3637

Piqued curiousity is .... when himself has cottage cheese tub full of slugs what then? :pale:
by mattachinelee
Fri Apr 27, 2007 10:07 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Pumpkins in Panty-hose
Replies: 20
Views: 3825

:shock:

Plants are going to look better dressed than SSishers at this rate! and I was going to take my wardrobe clearout to the charity shop.
by mattachinelee
Fri Apr 27, 2007 9:42 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: need an easy way to make a greenhouse/shed
Replies: 38
Views: 14158

Wow, Christine, that looks fabulous! :mrgreen: It sounds like a lot of work has gone into the engineering. Instead of emailing everyone with a check sheet of brainwaves and pitfalls, why not post a summary on here so you only have to do it once. I'm interested, have been given the go ahead to try an...
by mattachinelee
Fri Apr 27, 2007 9:24 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Pallets - how to take them apart. x post
Replies: 25
Views: 11076

oops -got an extra smiley in there should say d.i.n.k.y! :oops:
by mattachinelee
Fri Apr 27, 2007 9:22 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Pallets - how to take them apart. x post
Replies: 25
Views: 11076

:shock: :lol: and I thought sat navs were a dinky kind of computer, GIGO (garbage in, garbage out) and would logically take you the same route each time! Just goes to show, Spock really doesn't come from Swindon. :mrgreen: keep those pallets out of the skips!! If anyone else is near enough to make u...
by mattachinelee
Thu Apr 26, 2007 11:34 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Pallets - how to take them apart. x post
Replies: 25
Views: 11076

Thomzo, :hello2: Thank you once again. Pallets stacked and ready to be worked on this weekend - I'll be trying a variety of these methods to separate the blocks and planks - Will let you know! :wink: Slightly aside, the Sat Nav I'd borrowed to get to you, strangely took me back on a different route ...
by mattachinelee
Mon Apr 16, 2007 12:32 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What doesn't go in the composter?
Replies: 48
Views: 10971

Mentioned the 'liquid gold' concept to OH over the Easter weekend - while my parents were visiting - they're big on gardens & I was hopeful of knowledgable support. Parents just fell about laughing at the expression on OH's face. :shock: Still, maybe it'll all compost by next year, activator or ...
by mattachinelee
Fri Apr 13, 2007 9:58 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Self sufficientish meet up 2007 September 15th
Replies: 19
Views: 9691

I'm up! 15th Sept in the diary 'SS ish' day! Hope the marrow rum will be fit to drink by then :drunken:
by mattachinelee
Tue Apr 10, 2007 9:10 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: down at the allotment and in the garden what are you up to
Replies: 695
Views: 103752

Planted some organic yellow onions today which had begun sprouting green shoots in the shop. My step-dad says these will grow into spring onions in a couple of months. Speedy & tasty if he's right!! :mrgreen:

Losing my Margo's!!! :geek:
by mattachinelee
Sat Apr 07, 2007 10:39 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Help, my Basil looks sickly!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1758

Commiserations: I've got the same thing happening with Basil and another herb (can't remember its name right now!) begins with C.... :oops:

Still, may not be an issue for long - OH is tearing the leaves off and eating them undiluted :?
by mattachinelee
Sat Apr 07, 2007 10:29 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Tomatoes
Replies: 10
Views: 2213

Hamster, the local Freecycle.com groups and oxford freecycle cafe are pretty active and seem to come up with some results - you could put a request out to local bods who will be looking to plant up. Given the quantity of compost you'd be looking at, I would figure it worth asking if anyone has any l...
by mattachinelee
Sat Apr 07, 2007 10:12 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Community Gardens
Replies: 7
Views: 2372

I'm just wondering if geo-caching (not sure that's spelt right) would be any use in helping you kick start a community garden. The way I had it described to me was that if a local rep or group (?) agree to support a project, they publicise the grid ref or whatever across the geo-caching world with a...
by mattachinelee
Sat Apr 07, 2007 10:04 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: down at the allotment and in the garden what are you up to
Replies: 695
Views: 103752

It all sounds very cool, could make some amazing recipies from the combination of fruit, veg & herbs likely to grow from this lot! I'm chuffed to bits, got 4 marrow plants growing from seeds :cheers: which I dried from a gift marrow last September (used the marrow to make rum which is sitting po...
by mattachinelee
Tue Apr 03, 2007 11:32 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Pallets - how to take them apart. x post
Replies: 25
Views: 11076

We have used whole pallets for building compost heaps at the school I work at. It seems to be difficult to get spare pallets, one of the staff has a contact who is able to supply pallets from time to time. We are planning to build our own planters for a courtyard in the centre of school. I am still ...
by mattachinelee
Tue Apr 03, 2007 10:52 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Stuffed
Replies: 28
Views: 6935

I have a Panasonic which makes high stubby-length loaves. I think its great. But every time I use it I wonder how much power it uses compared to cooking it in the oven. Also, whether my confidence that it is better for the environment to make my own, rather than have bread made in a regional factory...

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