Search found 62 matches

by organicsi
Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:01 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: recyled wine cork jewellery
Replies: 11
Views: 1943

Re: recyled wine cork jewellery

If you are ever in the area you are all welcome to suffer for my art!! Wine starts at about 1.20 a litre over here so we could SAVE a fortune. My grumpy old man calls that 'womens logic'
by organicsi
Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:57 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Article on how to make Ice cream in a bag!!
Replies: 4
Views: 733

Article on how to make Ice cream in a bag!!

Article from the Washington post website on using ice and salt in sealed plastic bags to make ice cream and sorbet without an ice cream maker! There are some recipes too I can put those up if anyone is interested. Gastronomer: No-machine ice cream By Andreas Viestad Special to The Washington Post Tu...
by organicsi
Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:14 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: recyled wine cork jewellery
Replies: 11
Views: 1943

Re: recyled wine cork jewellery

I have joined flickr! and uploaded a picture of the bracelets here is the link. You can probably look at the earrings too.
Ayesha. Susie thanks for asking to see the pics as it MADE ME JOIN FLICKR!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/52809554@N ... otostream/
by organicsi
Sun Aug 08, 2010 7:40 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Getting rid of Nettles
Replies: 11
Views: 2857

Re: Getting rid of Nettles

Hi, yes its only since I have been living in central Europe that I have realised the distances are not so great! We can drive back to England in 18 hours including crossing. We can't live full time at the place we actually own though as it is too far to commute.(we bought it before we got the jobs a...
by organicsi
Sat Aug 07, 2010 7:44 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Getting rid of Nettles
Replies: 11
Views: 2857

Re: Getting rid of Nettles

Thanks very much for all the ideas folks. I think we will use them all. The soil is very fertile, its a pretty amazing place actually. It is in the far north of Slovenia, we are on the side of a shallow valley, looking 500 metres across into Austria, Hungary is 5 miles away and Croatia about 20 mile...
by organicsi
Sat Aug 07, 2010 7:35 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: recyled wine cork jewellery
Replies: 11
Views: 1943

Re: recyled wine cork jewellery

Hi Susie, I don't know how to do the flickr thing but will get my IT chap to sort it for me (when he gets up, it's Saturday!)
Ayesha.
by organicsi
Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:43 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Getting rid of Nettles
Replies: 11
Views: 2857

Re: Getting rid of Nettles

Hi Graham, I promise I will keep some,the insects here are fantastic because pesticide use is fairly low in Slovenia but out of 4 acres about 1 acre is a thick 6ft high jungle of Nettles and I can't afford to give that much land up!
by organicsi
Fri Aug 06, 2010 10:49 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Getting rid of Nettles
Replies: 11
Views: 2857

Re: Getting rid of Nettles

Cheers for the quick reply, more or less what I thought. If only it was a smaller patch that had established itself.....
by organicsi
Fri Aug 06, 2010 10:47 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: recyled wine cork jewellery
Replies: 11
Views: 1943

recyled wine cork jewellery

I made jewellery from wine corks, garden twine, thin copper wire and recyled findings and beads from my box of crafty bits and pieces. I did buy the earring wires cos of hygene but I think they cost about 25p a pair. I was pretty pleased with them and think three bracelets and a pair of earrings cos...
by organicsi
Fri Aug 06, 2010 9:49 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: what are you harvesting?
Replies: 232
Views: 22726

Re: what are you harvesting?

I am currently swearing at my courgettes they are so productive it is just plain rude. Centiflor Tomatoes are a site to behold too, absolutely amazing and they grew from seed that was from fallen fruit that overwintered in temps of as low as -17 for about 3 months! Anyone want some seed for next year?
by organicsi
Fri Aug 06, 2010 9:45 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Getting rid of Nettles
Replies: 11
Views: 2857

Getting rid of Nettles

Is there any way to get rid of nettles apart from pulling them up by hand? I don't want to use anything vile and/or dangerous so know easy solutions will be limited. Does chopping them down repeatedly help or do they just rise to the challenge and come back even stronger?
by organicsi
Tue Jul 20, 2010 6:11 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: how do I manage Hazle trees please?
Replies: 5
Views: 961

how do I manage Hazle trees please?

I am trying to get more useful crops from my hazles. Can anyone give me some ideas on management eg pruning, feeding. Have looked on the net but all I can find is people enthusing about cultivating Hazle with no clue as to how to do it!
by organicsi
Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:12 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Thinking of Christmas in July!
Replies: 6
Views: 1527

Re: Thinking of Christmas in July!

As I was collecting onion and other seeds this weekend, I suddenly thought putting together a small or even large seed collection in a decorated recycled container would also be quite a pleasing gift for quite a few people I know. Similar items are pretty pricey and this would be good and fresh!
by organicsi
Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:42 pm
Forum: Swap Shop, Trading Area and Seed Swap Area
Topic: free seed saving guide
Replies: 1
Views: 976

free seed saving guide

Found this free, downloadable and printer freinly pdf 38 page booklet on seedsharing at http://www.seedambassadors.org/pdfs/Seed%20Saving%20Zine%204%20handout2.pdf It is in the public domain and anti!- copyright so HOORAY. Hope folk will find it useful, I found it has some good basic advice and inst...
by organicsi
Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:20 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Thinking of Christmas in July!
Replies: 6
Views: 1527

Thinking of Christmas in July!

I never thought I would ever be so organised, must be my age! At the moment I taking cuttings from my houseplants (and begging cuttings from others) I plan to grow them on and give them for christmas pressies. Packaged up in cellophane and lots of ribbon, perhaps even in nice planters or decorated t...