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by John Headstrong
Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: Ultimate automation
Replies: 16
Views: 1695

Re: Ultimate automation

It is a nice project, it has moved along a lot since I first saw it. I was also of the 'too much tech' frame of mind but since then I have been help manage a gardening project with 2 very large pollytunnels. http://polbethandwestcaldergarden.weebly.com/index.html This kit would be lovely in one of t...
by John Headstrong
Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Bird Flu restrictions
Replies: 11
Views: 4464

Re: Bird Flu restrictions

I Scotland they are saying:

"take all practicable steps to ensure that poultry and other captive birds kept separate from wild birds"


I don't currently have chickens but the run is still there, in my situation I would install a predator net over the top of the run.
by John Headstrong
Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: Practice and Deleted
Topic: Practice 2
Replies: 4
Views: 4726

Re: Practice 2

by John Headstrong
Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Language etc.
Replies: 8
Views: 1749

Re: Language etc.

I mainly use metric but for gardening I seem to use imperial. I was taught metric at school but all the teachers thought in imperial. I am part of a large community garden/woodland project and most of the volunteers are older than me so I have had to switch over to imperial. Much of the measurements...
by John Headstrong
Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Rented flat
Replies: 7
Views: 1272

Re: Rented flat

Crunchytheclown wrote:

Yep that's pretty much what I was thinking. Know any good suppliers please?


I have heard good reports from http://www.bimblesolar.com/ some boat dwellers and Bus dwellers I know have used them.
The 12v kits might be what you are after for a small system to learn on.
by John Headstrong
Fri May 20, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: Practice and Deleted
Topic: test video
Replies: 3
Views: 6433

Re: test video

a test
by John Headstrong
Sat Apr 16, 2016 8:49 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: I'm Back Too - and I have LAND!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 4115

Re: I'm Back Too - and I have LAND!!!

OK, sold - bigger one it is then :-) very glad you have come round, I was given a pollytunnel early last year (well, by given I mean given the rights to dig it out of a wet field) it was 10x25 foot long but I only had space for 15 foot at the time, I have now re-engineered the gardens steps and put...
by John Headstrong
Fri Apr 08, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: I'm Back Too - and I have LAND!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 4115

Re: I'm Back Too - and I have LAND!!!

Congratulations! :brave:


first tunnels for your pollytunnel. https://www.firsttunnels.co.uk/

and have a look at "Chicken Tractor on Steroids" by Goeff Lawton
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09MDwSMQEs0

we need photos once you start !
:grouphug:
by John Headstrong
Sat Apr 02, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Cleaning a polytunnel ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1361

Re: Cleaning a polytunnel ?

I have seen some advertised that have a "Extension Lance" but it does not say how long. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Greenkey-Garden-Pressure-Sprayer-Extension/dp/B00BK2AIGS or this one, then make the brass section much much longer. http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00X2LBV70?psc=1 It is still a big ...
by John Headstrong
Fri Apr 01, 2016 2:06 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Cleaning a polytunnel ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1361

Re: Cleaning a polytunnel ?

I use http://algonorganics.co.uk/ and it is great.

I use a pump action spray bottle to apply it, I use it for pollytunnels, the old caravan, the path and anywhere else that goes green!
by John Headstrong
Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:22 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Dig my own clay
Replies: 12
Views: 2565

Re: Dig my own clay

I have also been playing with clay recently. The clay has come from my local community garden where we had a digger in to prepare that land for the second pollytunnel. We have used it for a pizza oven and I have used some in the form of a slip for a sealant on a heater in the pollytunnel. when it ca...
by John Headstrong
Sat Aug 29, 2015 9:00 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: THE FUTURE OF ISH
Replies: 29
Views: 15411

Re: THE FUTURE OF ISH

mamos wrote:
I am a graphics guy so if there is anything I can do to help just ask



you may regret saying that.

We need the logos and a few other images remade in to decent hi res versions.

you up for it ?
by John Headstrong
Tue Aug 25, 2015 1:00 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: Changes to the forum explained.
Replies: 4
Views: 1787

Re: Changes to the forum explained.

Green Aura wrote:It's fine now it's not so orange.


there has always been Orange in the Ish colour set. (but I agree, the starting point was far to orange)


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by John Headstrong
Tue Aug 25, 2015 12:44 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Sowing seeds late
Replies: 8
Views: 1038

Re: Sowing seeds late

there is always the ever reliable realseeds http://realseeds.co.uk/summersowing2.html summersowing guide.

I was also planning getting early with tomatoes next year, but boxing day ! wow, that is even earlier than I thought.

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