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by silly_sammy
Mon Jun 03, 2013 1:32 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Weeds, weeds and more weeds. Help!
Replies: 56
Views: 14513

Re: Weeds, weeds and more weeds. Help!

Excellent! I'm having the same problem with my garden. It was horribly neglected and I thought I'd never be able to do it without chemicals!
by silly_sammy
Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:44 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hiya, from Finistere in France
Replies: 8
Views: 2118

Re: Hiya, from Finistere in France

Hi Lurchermam. I'm a newbie also. I would love to restore a barn! One way I've found of keeping the slugs off is crushed eggshells
by silly_sammy
Sun Jun 02, 2013 11:32 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Your idea of what is frugal?
Replies: 22
Views: 5331

Re: Your idea of what is frugal?

frugal to me is why spend when you dont have to..?
by silly_sammy
Sun Jun 02, 2013 11:28 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Elderflower/berry Cuttings
Replies: 9
Views: 2587

Re: Elderflower/berry Cuttings

funny, but the plants I love are the ones you can't get rid of! I have mint, comfrey and fennel outshinning the rest of my garden. this is the year to undo most of my damage! I'm so glad that once i get it in there it will grow and grow.... Like I said, I'm obsessed with elder!
by silly_sammy
Sun Jun 02, 2013 12:36 pm
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: T***o: the supermarket that's eating Britain
Replies: 8
Views: 10507

Re: T***o: the supermarket that's eating Britain

has anyone noticed that some of the veg from A*di and the likes doesn't seem to go off for ages?? It worries me.. Not like its super fresh, like its being preserved... *shudder*
by silly_sammy
Sun Jun 02, 2013 12:29 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Does anyone NOT have a television?
Replies: 107
Views: 83019

Re: Does anyone NOT have a television?

No TV here! Refuse to pay the extortianate licence and then the company supplying on top of that. We get on just fine without. Admittedly, I do have the laptop- so we can look at stuff online when the mood takes us. My little boy is 5 next week, and is just fine without. I find he is so much more im...
by silly_sammy
Sun Jun 02, 2013 12:22 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Bicarbonate of Soda
Replies: 14
Views: 11551

Re: Bicarbonate of Soda

For toothpaste- use bicarb soda, water and a little coconut oil. Even a few drops of peppermint oil. or infuse some mint in the water beforehand. Teeth come out lovely! Also great for homemade cleaners, getting the smell out of your wet dog, shake n vac, a paste of it applied on bites and stings. I ...
by silly_sammy
Sun Jun 02, 2013 12:17 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Elderflower/berry Cuttings
Replies: 9
Views: 2587

Elderflower/berry Cuttings

I am obsessed with Elder. I forage for the flowers and buy dried for cordials. Im thinking it would be so nice to actually grow my own. Thing is, I'm not sure how to actually get a cutting. We recently took a branch and used honey as rooting hormone but not much seems to be happening with it. Any ot...
by silly_sammy
Sun Jun 02, 2013 12:10 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Bonjour from France
Replies: 25
Views: 5343

Re: Bonjour from France

Hi there! Just joined too! :D
by silly_sammy
Sun Jun 02, 2013 12:06 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Ireland.
Replies: 8
Views: 2024

Hello from Ireland.

So glad to have found this forum. Im 25 since february, but I've dreamed of owning and living off my own land since I was 19. The major nudge in this direction came with the birth of my son; growing my own, recycling and ridding my home of chemicals. Amazing the way children change your whole view o...