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by silver8
Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:50 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Uncontested capitalism.
Replies: 23
Views: 4513

Still think there is an exciting movement growing at the moment which this site is part off. But lacks a poltical perspective. Lets,for example,be honest about Christmas.What we have just seen is not a celebration of the birth of Christ but a celebration of capitalism. Consumerism out of control and...
by silver8
Mon Dec 18, 2006 9:46 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Uncontested capitalism.
Replies: 23
Views: 4513

Uncontested capitalism.

There are so many postive ways at looking at life that I strongly identify with - selfsufficientish,downsizing,conservation,recycling,organic,slow food movement and so on. But although im getting lots of personal satisfaction living my life in this way also think, that looking at the bigger picture,...
by silver8
Thu Dec 07, 2006 11:36 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Is Fair Trade fair?
Replies: 18
Views: 6236

Cannot say that ive seen any tv coverage. There are certain things I will only buy fair trade.Top of the list is bananas because unfair trade ones are simply criminal as well as coffee and tea. But like all brands I do think you have to be selective. Fair trade ice cream all the way from California?...
by silver8
Sun Nov 26, 2006 7:22 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: E-petition for allotments
Replies: 6
Views: 2943

Have also signed.
Like the one about getting the PM to stand on his head whilst juggling ice cream.
by silver8
Mon Nov 06, 2006 10:58 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Modern day appliances-is this now the new norm.
Replies: 12
Views: 2372

Modern day appliances-is this now the new norm.

Have got to admit that im feeling very sorry for myself and pissed off. im used to kettles and toasters only lating five minutes but by two year old electric cooker has now packed up.These things use to last for 20 years. I cant believe that i have to replace my cooker every two years. Am very short...
by silver8
Wed Nov 01, 2006 11:19 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: New bit
Replies: 33
Views: 16302

Both a really good,weekly,farmers market and a traditional market in Cardiff. A bit annoying that the farmers market in on a Sunday when the other market is closed because I live about 5 mikes from the town centre and public transport is not cheap. There is also a large bootsale/market in Splott eve...
by silver8
Wed Oct 25, 2006 11:06 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Vinegar
Replies: 19
Views: 5423

Vinegar

Happily munching my way through my pickled onions at the moment. Does anyone know whether the vinegar can be reused after they are finished?
by silver8
Sat Oct 21, 2006 11:23 am
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 celebs to put in room 101
Replies: 21
Views: 6907

Everybodies darling Alan Titchmarsh. Denies climate change and how he ends up endorsing organic seed is beyond me. Is to organic gardening as George Bush is to world peace.
by silver8
Mon Oct 09, 2006 10:56 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 ways to get rid of slugs
Replies: 167
Views: 140557

Probably been mentioned before but a good time to put hedgehog boxes out.Dont buy them because they are a rip off at nearly £40. Just a wooden box with a hole in it. And with Christmas coming ( got a family bet going about when the first Christmas advert will be on tv - my money on Nov 1st) will ...
by silver8
Mon Oct 09, 2006 12:03 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What's the longest wait for a lottie?
Replies: 27
Views: 8936

Hear alot about allotments being the new rock and roll but not in my area.My allotment site is quite small with only 30 or so plots. I would say that only about 15 are seriously worked although all are taken. I often feel guilty for having two and would give one up if the situation changed. But it g...
by silver8
Sun Oct 08, 2006 1:51 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: October planting
Replies: 18
Views: 4698

Do worry about the weather. Today in Cardiff has been like a summers day. Great to work in but I notice that my Japanese onions are already sproating even though they have only been in a week. Not sure whether this is a good or bad thing.
by silver8
Sun Oct 08, 2006 12:14 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: October planting
Replies: 18
Views: 4698

Sorry. Great time to sow Garlic as well. Although I like to leave it to the shortest day.
by silver8
Sun Oct 08, 2006 12:09 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: October planting
Replies: 18
Views: 4698

Have already got one very overworked allotment but took over another half a plot in early summer. Feeling pleased with myself because managed to clear it and it now contains my Autumn collection. Some of which I think is too late to now sow from seed like spring cabbages. But have got 50 white and 5...

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