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by Thomzo
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Eradicating nettles
Replies: 10
Views: 2564

Re: Eradicating nettles

Has anyone else noticed that horse muck seems to be very good at carrying nettle seeds? Nettles thrive in heavily manured soils so it might just be the manure encouraging existing roots. That's why they make such good compost as they have very deep roots which soak up the nitrogen from the soil. I ...
by Thomzo
Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What Is For Tea?
Replies: 67
Views: 10016

Re: What Is For Tea?

Vegetable curry and rice. Both came out of the freeer as I need to make some space in there. I made the curry a few weeks ago using parsnips and leeks from the garden. Unusually, I'd also frozen some cooked rice at some point. Can't remember when. Tasted ok though.
by Thomzo
Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Guilty pleasures
Replies: 19
Views: 4717

Re: Guilty pleasures

Since discovering that I'm gluten intolerant and allergic to a lot of foods including dairy, chocolate and soya, I've ended up on a virtually paleo diet. The good news is that I've lost over three stone. The bad news is that my food treats are now black coffee and dried fruit.
by Thomzo
Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Bird Flu restrictions
Replies: 11
Views: 6077

Re: Bird Flu restrictions

The Defra advice is now targeted at specific locations. Guess, who's still in a high risk area? :(
by Thomzo
Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: How do you water potatoes through fabric?
Replies: 19
Views: 4576

Re: How do you water potatoes through fabric?

Hi Bonnie That's fantastic news, congratulations and good luck. I've not got much advice to offer that hasn't already been said except that the fabric can slow down the water flow a little and cause it to run off if you're not careful. If you use the ridge and furrow method and water in the furrow, ...
by Thomzo
Tue Nov 22, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Insulating a conservatory
Replies: 5
Views: 4652

Re: Insulating a conservatory

Thanks, both. There's no obvious sign of incoming damp so I suspect the plants are the main source of condensation. I don't want to get rid of all of them but I do have a dehumidifier which would help. putting some heating in would also help but I don't want to heat it until it has some insulation. ...
by Thomzo
Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:13 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Insulating a conservatory
Replies: 5
Views: 4652

Insulating a conservatory

Hi Could any builderish type people give me some advice please? I have a fairly standard PVCu conservatory. It's south facing with one solid wall against the living room, another wall which is almost all made up of the French doors into the dining room. The third wall is double glazed PVCu windows a...
by Thomzo
Fri Oct 28, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 ways to improve my memory - PLEASE
Replies: 36
Views: 15030

Re: 101 ways to improve my memory - PLEASE

Thanks everyone. I gave up gluten about 8 months ago and I'll never go back to eating it. My whole life has changed. I'll post the details in another thread. The only thing that hasn't got better is my memory. But I gather it takes a long time as I have to wait for my gut to recover before I start t...
by Thomzo
Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 ways to improve my memory - PLEASE
Replies: 36
Views: 15030

Re: 101 ways to improve my memory - PLEASE

Just resurrecting this thread to say I now think I know what's been causing my memory problems. I diagnosed myself as being gluten intolerant earlier this year. I've been avoiding gluten since and now know that my diagnosis is correct. I've found out that gluten intolerance can lead to memory loss, ...
by Thomzo
Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: Pets
Topic: Leg shave cat
Replies: 3
Views: 4313

Re: Leg shave cat

Hi
Every time one of my cats has had an operation of any sort, they've had a shaved leg. I think it's where they put the anaesthetic.
by Thomzo
Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Transporting a greenhouse
Replies: 6
Views: 1068

Re: Transporting a greenhouse

I heard a rumour today that there may be a greenhouse free to anyone who can take it away near Highworth in Wiltshire. Not sure how big, possibly about 6ft by 9ft or maybe a bit bigger. Reasonable condition, could certainly be tidied up. PM me for more details.
by Thomzo
Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What Is For Tea?
Replies: 67
Views: 10016

Re: What Is For Tea?

It was the remains of yesterday's bean casserole for me. Made in the slow cooker, as are most meals these days. Put on the timer there's no chance of my forgetting it and letting it burn.
by Thomzo
Sun Oct 09, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: chest freezer
Replies: 4
Views: 2701

Re: chest freezer

I have an old upright freezer that I use as a cupboard in my shed. The drawers are great for storing all sorts of gardening odds and ends. Appreciate it's probably leaked all sorts of nasties into the environment by now but it was so old when I inherited it that I suspect the gasses had all gone by ...
by Thomzo
Sun Oct 09, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: This year's gluts and failures
Replies: 36
Views: 7756

Re: This year's gluts and failures

Failures this year were mulberry, quince and plums. Other soft fruit didn't do too well either. I blame the weather in the spring. Another failure was the cucumber I bought as a young plant at a charity sale only for it to turn out as a courgette. Pumpkins have done well, potatoes were ok, beetroot ...
by Thomzo
Sun Oct 09, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Someone say something
Replies: 26
Views: 4762

Re: Someone say something

Sorry, I'm one of those former regular posters that hasn't been around for a while. In my case it's because I've been spending lots of time doing. I extended my garden 18 months ago and now have a lovely big vegetable patch that takes up most of my spare time. I've also found a new hobby called zent...