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by Thomzo
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Water butt - no down pipe
Replies: 14
Views: 2074

Re: Water butt - no down pipe

For my degree I designed this: https://thealveus.blogspot.com/2012/08/ ... water.html

Designed to collect water where there isn’t a suitable downpipe. I even made a prototype out of an old piece of land drain and an umbrella. Sadly it blew over in the rain.
by Thomzo
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 92
Views: 44943

Re: What are you reading?

Green Aura wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:17 pm
Thomzo's book arrived, late last week. I've resisted the temptation to dive in thus far
How exciting, someone’s bought it. Thank you so much.
by Thomzo
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Tidying up with ...
Replies: 32
Views: 4399

Re: Tidying up with ...

My mum was so cross. She had a key to her friend’s house so she could have just gone in and sorted out what she could when she had time and it would have saved the family money. It cost them a fortune to have the house cleared.
by Thomzo
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Slug pellet ban
Replies: 14
Views: 3492

Re: Slug pellet ban

The organic pellets are widely available in the UK now, even Wilkinson’s sell them. The RHS did a trial a couple of years back and said that they were as effective as the metabiwhatsit ones. Use them sparingly and replace after rain. A colleague of mine was asked to review the claims about not harmi...
by Thomzo
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Unseasonal weather
Replies: 8
Views: 1244

Re: Unseasonal weather

And now we have 4 inches of snow 😀 so I think we’re getting back on track.
by Thomzo
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Our new world diet?
Replies: 19
Views: 2300

Re: Our new world diet?

I will confess to not having read the full report but BernardSmith’s quotation that we should move to a diet based on legumes and grains scares me. As a Coeliac, there are many grains I can’t eat unless I want to be really sick. I wholeheartedly agree that we should go back to eating locally produce...
by Thomzo
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 92
Views: 44943

Re: What are you reading?

Blatant advert warning I’ve not been reading an awful lot recently because I’ve been writing 🙀. First book now published and available on Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1795422270/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1549200248&sr=8-2&keywords=Maze+Shoot+Mule “You’d have to be an ass to be a mule!” When Marku...
by Thomzo
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Tidying up with ...
Replies: 32
Views: 4399

Re: Tidying up with ...

When my mother’s friend and neighbour died last year, she contacted his children, who didn’t live locally, and offered to help with sorting through his things and taking the good stuff to the charity shops. They declined her offer as they were sending a house clearance company. When the van turned u...
by Thomzo
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Free food
Replies: 20
Views: 4476

Re: Free food

Should have said that the bread looks lovely. Well done.
by Thomzo
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Free food
Replies: 20
Views: 4476

Re: Free food

Being Coeliac, I won’t be growing wheat anytime soon but I could be tempted to try oats given that gluten free oats are ten times the price of the gluten infested ones. I’d be interested to hear how anyone else gets on.
by Thomzo
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Winter storms
Replies: 12
Views: 2897

Re: Winter storms

Well something blew down one of the poplars in the school field behind my house. Squashed one of my greenhouses and took out three fence panels. Given that the trees are over 80ft high we got off very lightly with so little damage. School has already offered to replace the greenhouse and the fence.
by Thomzo
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Does anyone know.....
Replies: 5
Views: 1412

Re: Does anyone know.....

The answer to that one is try it and see. I start mine off on a windowsill early in the season so it could be possible.
by Thomzo
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Men plucking their eyebrows!
Replies: 11
Views: 4964

Re: Men plucking their eyebrows!

As someone who did fall into the trap of plucking my eyebrows when I was younger, I can say that one of the advantages is that the hair stops growing after a while. I rarely need to do mine now as the ones I used to pluck don’t tend to grow anymore.
by Thomzo
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Achocha tea
Replies: 2
Views: 1708

Re: Achocha tea

Hi Maggie
Yes, thanks, that’s as far as I got.

Cheers
by Thomzo
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Achocha tea
Replies: 2
Views: 1708

Achocha tea

I have some fat babies growing again this year. I’ve read that the seeds can be brewed into a tea which is good for a number of ailments from blood pressure to digestional disorders. Does anyone know how to make the tea? So far I’ve just thrown the seeds in a mug and poured just boiled water on them...