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by tizzy
Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:36 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Weeds, weeds and more weeds. Help!
Replies: 56
Views: 13084

Re: Weeds, weeds and more weeds. Help!

There is a very good permaculture dvd called 'Soils' by Geoff Lawton, that's a good place to start. I'm sure if you Google it you should find info too.

Just to be sure ;) I just typed in weeds as dynamic accumulators and loads of stuff came up. Happy reading.
by tizzy
Sun Jul 14, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Weeds, weeds and more weeds. Help!
Replies: 56
Views: 13084

Re: Weeds, weeds and more weeds. Help!

I've radically changed my opinion about weeds in the last couple of years - everything from awareness of what they can tell you about the type of soil you have to using them as rabbit fodder and dynamic accumulators in chop-and-drop mulching. Many of the tap rooters pull phosphate, iron and zinc fro...
by tizzy
Sun Jul 14, 2013 1:34 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: UK centric Permaculture books
Replies: 10
Views: 8091

Re: UK centric Permaculture books

We have that one, it is good
by tizzy
Sun Jul 14, 2013 1:31 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: I have NZ White rabbits
Replies: 0
Views: 1712

I have NZ White rabbits

Not sure if anyone is interested but I have New Zealand White rabbits. I searched for breeding stock for many years myself before I sourced my rabbits and have been told by a number of people this year how hard they are finding it to get some up here in NE Scotland. I'm sure there must be breeders o...
by tizzy
Sun Jul 14, 2013 1:12 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 uses for old and worn out clothes
Replies: 40
Views: 27879

Re: 101 uses for old and worn out clothes

When my daughters were small and I was always hard-up (back in the 70s/80s) I used to get dresses for fat ladies to turn into pretty clothes for them, it saved me a small fortune. I'm still upcycling 'cause of hating waste. Here's the latest idea from last week http://theroundhouse.freeforums.org/re...
by tizzy
Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:22 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Pressure Cooker
Replies: 7
Views: 1248

Re: Pressure Cooker

I recently bought a WMF perfect plus which is a German brand and consequently, engineered to the high standard you would expect. It's the quietest pr/cooker i've ever owned - you can barely hear it and it loses absolutely no steam even when i've had it on for an hour and a half. The handle quickly u...
by tizzy
Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Pressure Cooker
Replies: 7
Views: 1248

Re: Pressure Cooker

Thanks for the oil tip to prolong the life of the gasket Durgan, I'll give that a try. I find that gaskets seem to become leaky after about 6 months even though they look fine and still feel supple. It makes me a bit cross, tbh, as they aren't cheap to replace.
by tizzy
Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:36 am
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: Preserving
Replies: 7
Views: 6810

Re: Preserving

Yep, it's an ongoing routine with us. When there are no fresh fruits and veg to process i'm doing the things that have been frozen for later. Last night i started candying 6lb of orange and lemon peels that had been accumulating in the freezer. The left over syrup will become marmalade (nothing is w...
by tizzy
Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:27 am
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Rainwater harvesting project - next steps
Replies: 17
Views: 10585

Re: Rainwater harvesting project - next steps

We have a collection system on our hen house and run using an IBC tank. It is currently used to replenish a duck pond made with a corner bath. The duck pondwater, in turn, will be used as fertlised water for the plants in the forest garden and polytunnel. 063.jpg This will explain the duck pond whic...
by tizzy
Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:45 am
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 uses for clothes pegs
Replies: 32
Views: 26507

Re: 101 uses for clothes pegs

28. Here's a novel one - spinning wool with a dolly peg. It's a video I put onto the Roundhouse, but you don't have the youTube BB code here so a link to the forum will have to do.
http://theroundhouse.freeforums.org/spi ... t1465.html
by tizzy
Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:39 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Jack Russell just got my hen
Replies: 22
Views: 4618

Re: Jack Russell just got my hen

So glad your hen is on the mend, sometimes one can be a bit too hasty to neck something and end it's misery, it's always a judgement call. Just a thought, but as the owner is your landlady, perhaps you could ask her to fence your place securely to keep her dog out? Do you have a good relationship wi...
by tizzy
Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:01 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: I went out faraging, apparently I am not normal
Replies: 29
Views: 5951

Re: I went out faraging, apparently I am not normal

One of the things we did when we lived in the West midlands was to go out as a family in the Autumn and collect haws, hips, rowans and elderberries for winemaking and other preserves. We had so much fun and the walk to the parkland was healthy for us too. I'm not talking back in the war years, just ...
by tizzy
Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:50 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: DVD 'Soils' by Geoff Lawton
Replies: 1
Views: 2717

DVD 'Soils' by Geoff Lawton

Hope this is ok here as it's not a book, mods move it if not please :icon_smile: Geoff Lawton dvd, Permaculture soils is a fascinating insight into the billions of living organisms who's activity creates living soil. Any gardeners will find this invaluable and worth the money imo. It's full of great...
by tizzy
Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:40 am
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: Selfsufficientish Forum up for an award
Replies: 22
Views: 23102

Re: Selfsufficientish Forum up for an award

Well done you guys, two categories as well! :icon_smile:
by tizzy
Sun May 02, 2010 11:02 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Thinking about starting with sheep
Replies: 7
Views: 1062

Re: Thinking about starting with sheep

How are you going to keep an eye on them regularly through the day if they are not close by? Is there some shelter for them in this field or are you going to build one? Does it have a water supply? You might find it impractical if they aren't close at hand all year. Also, even just a dozen ewes repr...