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by ina
Thu Jun 09, 2005 9:07 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello
Replies: 24
Views: 8436

Hello and welcome Don't worry, we all started out small... Baking bread is a good point to start, I think, at least I get a very high degree of satisfaction out of it. (The smell as much as the taste! :lol: ) And there were times when I didn't have a garden, either, and my window sills were getting ...
by ina
Mon Jun 06, 2005 7:51 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Chickens
Replies: 23
Views: 10837

Oh, I think there'll be plenty of takers for free-range eggs... The neighbours, for a start, to keep them sweet (in case the hens find their way in to their garden :oops: ) and willing to look after my livestock when I go on holiday! I always keep my egg cartons. Have used them in the past as seed t...
by ina
Sun Jun 05, 2005 4:01 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Cycling from lands end to John O'groats
Replies: 37
Views: 11723

Naked in Scotland? No, that amounts to cruelty... I think we've got a serious human rights issue here!!! Anyway, Andy, the bike might just be big enough - I'm 5'7", and women are supposed to have proportionately longer legs... You'd be welcome to it, if you can think of a way of getting it to you th...
by ina
Sun Jun 05, 2005 3:41 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Chickens
Replies: 23
Views: 10837

At least we can assume it died a natural death, at home, in its usual environment - isn't that what we'd all like? :shock: (Hope that doesn't start a philosophical discussion about dying now!) Anyway, seeing that this topic was originally on chickens, I can proudly add that I have received my book a...
by ina
Sun Jun 05, 2005 3:29 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from NE Scotland
Replies: 27
Views: 9340

Thanks, Stew, I had no idea about the Capital Gains Tax thing. (Not having much capital I've never seen any resaon for looking into tax I might have to pay on it! :? ) It's still sad; I think if something was done about that the Government wouldn't have to go on so much about creating affordable hou...
by ina
Sat Jun 04, 2005 5:57 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from Teesside
Replies: 9
Views: 3076

Hi Mad Dad Maybe it's not a bad idea to share a garden with a friend - do you do half each, or are you working all of it together? In the first case you'd have the competition possibly urging you onwards; in the second, you can always blame somebody else for not seeing and killing that particular sl...
by ina
Sat Jun 04, 2005 5:47 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Cycling from lands end to John O'groats
Replies: 37
Views: 11723

I could donate a bicycle... only it probably wouldn't be big enough for you. Touring bike from the Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op, a few years old, but only done about 100 miles; wrong buy (I can't get used to the drop-down handlebars). As it is almost brandnew, I've not been wanting to sell it for peanuts...
by ina
Sat Jun 04, 2005 5:30 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: "To plant a tree in your own garden..."
Replies: 17
Views: 7919

No, it's not - but thanks for your suggestions. :cheers: It got back to me, because it was a tree I'd never heard of before, it's a whitebeam: http://www.british-trees.com/guide/whitebeam.htm I just read that it usually grows in calcareous soil; in that case it's just as well that it is in a contain...
by ina
Sat Jun 04, 2005 5:23 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: Plastic Bags
Replies: 108
Views: 73328

Quite right, theoretically it shouldn't matter what you call the "fee" you pay for the plastic bags, as long as it is charged and leads to fewer bags being used. However, following the news I get the impression that the British are somewhat paranoid about anything that's called "tax", so I think it ...
by ina
Fri Jun 03, 2005 11:15 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Chickens
Replies: 23
Views: 10837

How's the goldfish - still alive and well? :fish:

Ina
by ina
Fri Jun 03, 2005 10:42 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Spuds
Replies: 43
Views: 15125

This problem of why mustard does what it does has kept me searching for an answer for at least two hours tonight! See what this website does to me? Actually makes me use my head! :lol: Anyway, at last I've come up with some kind of answer: "May help to control wireworms, which are fond of the decomp...
by ina
Fri Jun 03, 2005 10:27 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: "To plant a tree in your own garden..."
Replies: 17
Views: 7919

Sigh....I have this "thing" about wanting an oak tree. Not sure where it comes from - something to do with admiring the history of English Oak I suspect. Big tree....small garden....sigh.... Alcina I've got an oak in a pot, and I can't make up my mind where to plant it! It's definitely not big now,...
by ina
Fri Jun 03, 2005 10:24 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: "To plant a tree in your own garden..."
Replies: 17
Views: 7919

Sigh....I have this "thing" about wanting an oak tree. Not sure where it comes from - something to do with admiring the history of English Oak I suspect. Big tree....small garden....sigh.... Alcina I've got an oak in a pot, and I can't make up my mind where to plant it! It's definitely not big now,...
by ina
Fri Jun 03, 2005 10:09 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Cycling from lands end to John O'groats
Replies: 37
Views: 11723

What about a round trip - up one side, down the other? It'll be a bit more than the 1000 miles... And Lee, you are right, there's probably not much to be gained by going from one end to the other except a photograph showing that you've been there, but there is life beyond Findhorn! I've only been up...
by ina
Fri Jun 03, 2005 7:11 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: New bit
Replies: 33
Views: 16700

I'm turning green with envy :sad3: seeing all those opportunities you have! But then, "The South" has always been a bit more advanced in that respect... Farmer's markets only happen once a month, if at all, in this region. The nearest ones to me are Aberdeen (well, that's a general market), about 30...