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by stargazer
Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:28 pm
Forum: Author-ish Photographer- ish - Write or take photos for Selfsufficientish
Topic: Make your own polytunnel cheap!
Replies: 21
Views: 43674

Re: Make your own polytunnel cheap!

I thought that I would give a wee update on the polytunnel after the extreme winter! The one worry we had was that it would not cope with strong winds. Well, it was fine with the winds but the snow did affect it. We had snow here most days, the garden had a good couple of feet of it for weeks, so I ...
by stargazer
Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:21 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Ancient/Long Forgotten Crops/Flowers
Replies: 13
Views: 1126

Re: Ancient/Long Forgotten Crops/Flowers

Try looking at the Thomas Etty website, it has loads of heritage seeds and bulbs and has things I've never heard of - Tree Primrose and Meum?
They are also good for medicinal plants and plants for dyeing etc.
by stargazer
Tue Aug 18, 2009 3:58 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: 'no poo'
Replies: 21
Views: 2984

Re: 'no poo'

I use soap on my hair once a week (I make it myself with Rosemary etc so that I know there are no dodgy chemicals in it) and if you don't rinse your hair with something you do get the build up of minerals from the water on your hair. If you put a slug of Cider Vinegar into water and rinse with that ...
by stargazer
Tue Aug 18, 2009 3:21 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: A sunny hello from Scotland!!! anyone else around here?
Replies: 22
Views: 2471

Re: A sunny hello from Scotland!!! anyone else around here?

I like your website Hedgerow hippy, even though i thought you were a hedgerow whippy (my eyesight is starting to go). I thought you were maybe making hawthorn berry ice cream! :lol:
by stargazer
Mon Aug 17, 2009 5:11 pm
Forum: Author-ish Photographer- ish - Write or take photos for Selfsufficientish
Topic: Make your own polytunnel cheap!
Replies: 21
Views: 43674

Re: Make your own polytunnel cheap!

I got the plastic from "First Tunnels" their website is quite good as it gives you a calculator on it to work out what size of plastic. I got the thermal anti fog one. The anti-hot spot tape I got as it was about an extra £10 and they say it gives you an extra year on the plastic. I have got quite a...
by stargazer
Sun Aug 16, 2009 8:10 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: A sunny hello from Scotland!!! anyone else around here?
Replies: 22
Views: 2471

Re: A sunny hello from Scotland!!! anyone else around here?

We are in West lothian as well, by West Calder.

I know the sunny bit was a tall tale but I am always optimistic!

Out of interest is any one else LETS members?
I haven't noticed anything about it on the site, haven't looked either though :sunny:
by stargazer
Sun Aug 16, 2009 2:24 pm
Forum: Author-ish Photographer- ish - Write or take photos for Selfsufficientish
Topic: Make your own polytunnel cheap!
Replies: 21
Views: 43674

Make your own polytunnel cheap!

We made our own polytunnel this spring after mulling it over for a year and it has been brilliant. It cost £75 to make (the price of the plastic) but for that we have a tunnel 12ft by 8ft which is solid and producing lots of food. I started last year by aquiring some lengths of the blue alkathene wa...
by stargazer
Sun Aug 16, 2009 12:52 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: A sunny hello from Scotland!!! anyone else around here?
Replies: 22
Views: 2471

A sunny hello from Scotland!!! anyone else around here?

I have been reading articles on this site for a while and thought I would join in the fun. We have a fair sized garden which I dreamt of having to play in for years and I still wake up excited about most days!! (the sunny ones). It has gone from being grass and trees to looking nearly impressive! al...