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by Thurston Garden
Tue May 29, 2007 8:33 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Solid Fuel Rayburns
Replies: 19
Views: 5664

If you can offer any alternatives that would be great. We have no mains gas and don't really want oil. hi whippet, depends what you're doing with it. if you're at home all day and do allot of cooking they are great and i would consider getting another as mrs camillitech is at home nowadays looking ...
by Thurston Garden
Tue May 29, 2007 8:04 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Latest electricity bill
Replies: 2
Views: 1184

Stoney I have always considered a saveplugthingy - do you think they are a good saving? We have just UPSIZED :oops: our feezer (courtesy of freecycle!) as the old one was too wee - you probably know too how easy it it to put all that butchered meat in when it's raw, but invariably what you want is u...
by Thurston Garden
Tue May 29, 2007 7:42 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Community compost heaps?
Replies: 12
Views: 4529

East Lothian Council collect all recyclable waste on a kerb side collection, but only if you live in the bigger towns. There are the usual glass/can banks half a mile away from us, in the village. ELC, in their wisdom, and only after much badgering from us rural folks are expanding the kerbside coll...
by Thurston Garden
Tue May 29, 2007 7:34 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: How clean is your house
Replies: 63
Views: 19905

Millymollymandy wrote:Think it's just sod's law that when you're a tenant, you have horrible landlords, and when you're a landlord, you get awful tenants!


Agent speak for Awful Tenants (especially those who gang up on the agent): The tenants are Revolting! hehe
by Thurston Garden
Tue May 29, 2007 7:27 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: How clean is your house
Replies: 63
Views: 19905

In all walks of life, there are good and bad. Landlords are not excluded, not are their Agents. The agent definitely needs to give notice, as stipulated in the lease, usually 24/48 hours or 'reasonable'. As a former (commercial) agent, I rarely needed to give formal notice. I always made the best of...
by Thurston Garden
Tue May 29, 2007 5:50 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Me again with a Tattie question....
Replies: 5
Views: 1153

I only earth up once but that's because I have 1000 tatties and it is unthinkable to do that number by hand on my heavy soil. Last year I did have less, but pulled in a favour from a farm contractor friend. http://thurstongarden.wordpress.com/2006/06/25/earthing-up-tatties/ I will definitely be pull...
by Thurston Garden
Tue May 29, 2007 3:44 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: No, I don't need a bag thanks....
Replies: 16
Views: 4907

Me me me :cheers:

Yo me pongo´T necesita una bolsa Gracias

I can imagine that going down well in Dunbar!
by Thurston Garden
Tue May 29, 2007 3:41 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Polytunnels
Replies: 7
Views: 1582

ohareward wrote:This site looks really great.
http://www.thurstongarden.wordpress.com/tag/polytunnel/


Robin


This is me hehe. Any questions just give me a shout!
by Thurston Garden
Tue May 29, 2007 3:39 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: how do you grow your leeks?
Replies: 9
Views: 1540

I start my leeks in a shallow tray. When they are about 10cm high, I then repot them into separate pots. I do the same a Robin and have potted on 120 leeks this afternoon. I personally dibble a hole and pop them in and then water them to settle the roots. I don't bother trimming, but don't think do...
by Thurston Garden
Tue May 29, 2007 3:34 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Our favourite supermarket likes recycling.
Replies: 4
Views: 1611

In a previous life I worked in property and had numerous dealings with this supermarket. At one site, the farmer who's field adjoined their car park told me that he had complained on numerous times to the store manager about carrier bags blowing into his field. His sheep were eating them! The manage...
by Thurston Garden
Tue May 29, 2007 3:06 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello frae Sunny East Lothian
Replies: 11
Views: 1840

Oooh, two neg comments about ma avatar.....it's deleted, but my Landy pic is too big so will hav to work on a new one.

As a regular on a Landy forum, such avatars are expected, but there must be a more genteel gathering on here I will have to watch my p's n q's! :lol:
by Thurston Garden
Tue May 29, 2007 2:55 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: No, I don't need a bag thanks....
Replies: 16
Views: 4907

No, I don't need a bag thanks....

I am known to pop into the wee co-op in the mornings for milk. Every time, without fail, the milk goes into a carrier bag. "I don't need a bag thanks" I say and I get a scowl from the staff and the milk is handed over, minus the bag. Now, given the regularity of my bag refusal and that its...
by Thurston Garden
Tue May 29, 2007 11:17 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: 14 brown hens sitting on a perch, if one...
Replies: 13
Views: 2218

Was it not just fright as seeing you hehe :mrgreen:

3 years is pretty good going for an ISA. Only really bred to last a tad over 75 weeks!
by Thurston Garden
Tue May 29, 2007 11:11 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Best Before 1996!
Replies: 29
Views: 5700

Best Before 1996!

I am a right tighty and don't like to waste anything. So, imagine my delight when I spotted a can of Boots Bitter Homebrew in my Dad's garage...... Boots aint been making HB for years, so I gingerly looked for the best before date. 28th July 1996...... Now me thinks it can only be the yeast that wil...
by Thurston Garden
Tue May 29, 2007 11:00 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello frae Sunny East Lothian
Replies: 11
Views: 1840

Hello frae Sunny East Lothian

I have been lurking for a wee while now and thought it was time to register! I exchange comments with Stonehead and Dibnah via our blogs and heard of here via these two! We have a very small smallholding/market garden in East Lothian. 3000sqft polytunnel, 2 acres, 28 hens (mostly black rocks) curren...

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