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by bodrighy
Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:09 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Guerrilla gardening / permafarming?
Replies: 4
Views: 681

Guerrilla gardening / permafarming?

My better half and I moved into our home in October. It has a garden that hadn't been touched for at least a year and is pretty overgrown. We have decided to guerrilla garden for the first year at least, beans and peas among trees, root veg in the side beds, J. Artichokes along fences, fuit bushes u...
by bodrighy
Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:56 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: toilet cleaner?
Replies: 17
Views: 1726

Re: toilet cleaner?

A bottle of your cheapo cola overnght will get rid of a lot of the rubbish. It's such gut rotting stuff even the bacteria does a runner.

Seriously it will certainly get rid of a lot. Then, if there is lime scale a pair of rubber gloves and pumice stone.

pete
by bodrighy
Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:41 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Jump off the consumer bandwagon totally in 2009
Replies: 22
Views: 3950

Re: Jump off the consumer bandwagon totally in 2009

Green Aura wrote:Nah, you don't really - that's just brainwashing by the admen! :lol:
Got to be if he wants a BMW. What other reason is there for having one? Much rather have a series 2 Landrover (and an Austin healey Sprite for weekends)

Pete
by bodrighy
Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:32 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Attaching documents - Heeeelp please
Replies: 4
Views: 520

Re: Attaching documents - Heeeelp please

Correct me someone if I am wrong but the only way to make files other than images available is to have them on the net and put a link to them, Have a look at thing like face book, My space etc where they are more open to adding files

pete
by bodrighy
Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:48 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Egg shells and nut shells........
Replies: 10
Views: 732

Re: Egg shells and nut shells........

Aren't slugs just snails without a home, sort of escargot sans maison?.............. on second thoughts :pukeleft:
by bodrighy
Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:59 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Egg shells and nut shells........
Replies: 10
Views: 732

Re: Egg shells and nut shells........

they don't like sliding over sharp objects. :cheers: I don't think they reall mind if there's food on the other side. I've known them go over cinders, broken glass, smashed flower pots (plastic & pot) with impunity. You can see their trails the next morning. Make sure that any trails are cleaned of...
by bodrighy
Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:16 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Who wants to gloat
Replies: 21
Views: 2235

Re: Who wants to gloat

There's a creek on the Roseland where we used to live and the mullet comes in and scavenges in the mud. If you put a load of bread down they all come and fight over it. We used to get a pair of tights and use a coat hanger around the waist band to keep it open. The stupid things used to be so focuss...
by bodrighy
Thu Jan 29, 2009 4:04 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: How do you unravel a jumper?
Replies: 10
Views: 1216

Re: How do you unravel a jumper?

Boy does this thread bring back memories. My Nan used to do this a lot. I always had to sit with my hands stretched out whilst she skeined it around them. She used to put the skeins into a pillow case and wash them to unkink them then back onto my arms for her to ball up.

Pete
by bodrighy
Tue Jan 27, 2009 6:02 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Geurilla Gardening, sort of
Replies: 15
Views: 1914

Re: Geurilla Gardening, sort of

frozenthunderbolt wrote:myrtus ugni. excellent plants

Never heard of that one before. Chilean Guava (I googled it) sounds like one worth getting.

Pete
by bodrighy
Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:59 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Jerusalem Artichokes
Replies: 24
Views: 2060

Re: Jerusalem Artichokes

They grow about 6ft tall and whilst not invasive they tend to just keep on going. My son who tends to have a flatulence problem is banned from eating them by his partner :lol: If you do grow them, try and dig some up and leave for next year as when just left in the ground they get smaller each year....
by bodrighy
Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:42 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Word Association game
Replies: 3191
Views: 288680

Re: Word Association game

garden
by bodrighy
Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:41 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Feeling restless
Replies: 21
Views: 844

Re: Feeling restless

I got made redundant last July. Bets thing that ever happened to me. Immediately my OH jacked her job in and we used the redubndancy money to move back to Cornwall. I haven't got a clue what the future holds but I'd rather be skint, in the country and happy than doing what I was doing before. Not a ...
by bodrighy
Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:28 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Geurilla Gardening, sort of
Replies: 15
Views: 1914

Re: Geurilla Gardening, sort of

We have recently moved into a cottage here in Cornwall and the garden, approx 120 x 60 has been cultivated with shrubs, a pond, rockery etc but niot touched for at least a year. We intend, this year to guerrila garden in and around what is already here until we find out what we have got. Plenty of b...
by bodrighy
Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:52 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Who wants to gloat
Replies: 21
Views: 2235

Re: Who wants to gloat

Biggest fish I ever caught was a 15 foot shark. I used to sail in the Persian Gulf and we used to use the slops form the kitchen, a meat hook on a rope and a boat hook as a gaff. The chinese fitters used all the meat and the chines carpenter used to skin it and use it as sandpaper. Apart from that t...
by bodrighy
Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:49 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Is there a simple (and very cheap) way to make raised beds
Replies: 15
Views: 1757

Re: Is there a simple (and very cheap) way to make raised beds

If you live near the coast go beach combing. If you are lucky you mat well find some mooring rope. About 3 - 4" dia. it's ideal for edging a bed. Also keep your eye open for any otther goodies. Be surprised what you can find. Especially with the kind of weather we've been having.

Pete