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by ina
Fri Jun 24, 2005 10:58 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Dont use plastic shopping bags!!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 13976

We can't get plastic bags in any of the French supermarkets in our vicinity. So what do I do - I have to go out and BUY bl**dy plastic bags to put the cat poo in. Grrrrrr :cry: :tongue2: MMM - I suppose you live in a reasonably rural area. Do you know any farmers? Here at least we have loads and lo...
by ina
Fri Jun 24, 2005 10:46 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Park and ride - A bike!
Replies: 25
Views: 9797

They had a project in the town where I went to university in Germany (Witzenhausen) in which the bike use was free - basically it was run by a few dedicated "greenies" who collected and repaired old bikes, which were then left at certain bike parks in the town (at the station, too) for anybody to us...
by ina
Fri Jun 24, 2005 10:31 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Farmers Markets
Replies: 9
Views: 4096

Hi MMM

Try this link:

http://www.farmersmarkets.net/

No nylon blouses, you are right. But there is a fish stall and some other produce on the markets that I visit that are not straight from tghe farmers - all very local, though. Homebaking, jams etc.

Ina
by ina
Fri Jun 24, 2005 10:04 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Broody hen
Replies: 15
Views: 8963

6 days of broodyness doesn't seem too much to me... Well, it's different if you want the eggs, I suppose. I worked in France once for 6 months, and one of our hens was broody at least half that time. Don't know what she lived on, I never saw her out of her elected brooding place: the hay heck of the...
by ina
Fri Jun 24, 2005 9:47 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Loo rolls
Replies: 5
Views: 2480

Glad to see somebody else knows the immense value of loo rolls... I've done broad beans and peas in them in the past, and with that there's another bit of "rubbish" that comes in handy - those plastic punnets you get with fruit (those deep ones without holes - with holes you need a tray underneath)....
by ina
Fri Jun 24, 2005 9:33 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Hemp Seed Ideas
Replies: 49
Views: 18305

Thanks for that link, Matty - I was quite surprised to get into the site. I'm using the institute computer (eh, yeah... :oops: ), and they filter out anything that's remotely "unsuitable". So I've not been able to get into any of the other sites mentioned that have "hemp" in the address! Rather anno...
by ina
Fri Jun 24, 2005 9:19 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: pea problems
Replies: 3
Views: 2309

pea problems

Something or somebody has been severely shortening my sugar snap peas! :cussing: They'd been growing reasonably well, protected by wiremesh while they were young, and yesterday I noticed that they were as if cut off at about 20cm (8 inches) height... (They'd fallen over a bit, as I've not got round ...
by ina
Fri Jun 24, 2005 9:07 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What a storm
Replies: 11
Views: 4764

Thanks, Shiney - I need a bit of pressure, or I'll never get anything done!
by ina
Fri Jun 24, 2005 8:57 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello
Replies: 24
Views: 8775

Just to announce the beginning of the experiment: Yesterday I sowed two pots of basil; identical pots, same growing medium, seeds from the same packet; one pot with seed on top, one with seed covered by about 1cm of soil. They are in my sunniest window (east facing), and if I forget to water one, th...
by ina
Fri Jun 24, 2005 8:44 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What a storm
Replies: 11
Views: 4764

Just for once we seem to have the good weather up here in Scotland. Hardly any rain for the last 5 days or so, a bit of drizzle this afternoon. Winds slow to fresh, but no storms. Mind you, our local highland games are taking place tomorrow, there's bound to be some rain, even if the forecast is jus...
by ina
Fri Jun 24, 2005 8:31 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Another little rant
Replies: 21
Views: 8980

Stew, I still don't quite see how an ID card would make us more accountable to the authorities than we are already. All the information that would be on there is already recorded somewhere (ok, with the exception of an iris scan or finger print or whatever they decide on, which from my point of view...
by ina
Thu Jun 23, 2005 7:25 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Lunar weather
Replies: 10
Views: 3799

I hope that bloke is not right about his predictions! According to him we'll have awful weather the next days, torrential rains and storms... According to www.met-office.gov.uk, which is what I usually check, it's going to be quite nice; dry and warmish. They aren't aways right, either; often their ...
by ina
Thu Jun 23, 2005 7:21 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Another little rant
Replies: 21
Views: 8980

I didn't put that across too well. I wish I could get to a pub more often! Don't worry, I know what you meant - I didn't put you down as a drunk. That's one thing I miss about living in the country though. In town, I did go to a pub maybe once a week; here, there's just nothing within walking range...
by ina
Wed Jun 22, 2005 6:16 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Another little rant
Replies: 21
Views: 8980

What - they know enough about you in pubs??? I'll have to come down and visit you, I'm still looking for somebody to go to the pubs with around here; you seem like the perfect co-pubcrawler to me! :lol: And I see you've progressed to a new avatar - the entire good life crew! When do you get that: ov...
by ina
Wed Jun 22, 2005 5:37 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello
Replies: 24
Views: 8775

Basil really does germinate without soil cover - but it seems it doesn't really matter whether there's soil on it or not... I'll try both ways next time and see what happens. There must be quite a lot of weeds that germinate in light as well, otherwise, why would so many of them multiply by seeding ...