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by Thurston Garden
Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Are you still smoking tobacco?
Replies: 24
Views: 6356

Re: Are you still smoking tobacco?

Been smoking a pipe for 20 months now. Should have started 20 years ago!
by Thurston Garden
Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:05 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Reedbed query
Replies: 9
Views: 3280

Re: Reedbed query

Ta! There's other photos in the Green Building section I think.
by Thurston Garden
Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:44 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Reedbed query
Replies: 9
Views: 3280

Re: Reedbed query

Here you go! Taken in November last year. I moved in a month later but it's still not finished :lol:

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by Thurston Garden
Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:02 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Reedbed query
Replies: 9
Views: 3280

Re: Reedbed query

There is only Typha in the bed - ultimately this is what was spec'd and passed by the council and SEPA. I would though like to introduce a little colour around the margins so your suggestions are helpful. Nice snake! Maybe once my bed is further established I might get some. It does get full sun so ...
by Thurston Garden
Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:23 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Reedbed query
Replies: 9
Views: 3280

Re: Reedbed query

Thanks for the comments - I had read that maintenance note too but was not 100% it applied to Typha. Gut feel says cut them down and I agree with both of you that this is what should be done. Just needed a little bit of confidence that I was on the right track! I doubt there will be any snakes thoug...
by Thurston Garden
Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:06 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Reedbed query
Replies: 9
Views: 3280

Reedbed query

My reedbed is now 18 months old. It's for the grey water from the house only. It's planted up with Typha Latifolia - bull rushes, the ones with the fuzzy thing on the top. When I planted it out, it was single stem plants and these are now spreading well. This time last year, they were only a couple ...
by Thurston Garden
Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:25 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Mandala or regular raised beds?
Replies: 9
Views: 943

Re: Mandala or regular raised beds?

Dowding's no dig method has minimal hoeing too. I just cant get my head around veggies that are not in nice regimented rows!
by Thurston Garden
Tue Jul 10, 2012 2:40 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Mandala or regular raised beds?
Replies: 9
Views: 943

Mandala or regular raised beds?

Ok, here we go with my current quandary! There's no veg plot at the straw bale hoose, but there's a reasonably flat, elevated area which has long been earmarked by me as the spot for veggies. It's exposed to the sun and a short distance from my back door. It was heavily overgrown but in a wee 'labou...
by Thurston Garden
Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:24 pm
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Cropredy 2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2219

Re: Cropredy 2012

Mike - great review! Saw Ahab at Cropredy too another good band. I listened to Bellowhead in advance of the Cropredy gig and could not really get my head round the huge number of instuments in the band - it's quite an eclectic mix of sounds but once I had sat with my cans on and listened a few times...
by Thurston Garden
Tue May 29, 2012 9:14 am
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Cropredy 2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2219

Re: Cropredy 2012

I'd love to TG - looks like a great lineup. Bellowhead and Richard Thompson would get me there on their own. Too far though, I'm afraid. :( I first saw Bellowhead there a couple of years back and think they are fab. Mr Thompson sadly does not float my boat though. I will volunteer his slot for my c...
by Thurston Garden
Tue May 29, 2012 8:21 am
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Cropredy 2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2219

Cropredy 2012

Just bought my ticket. Any ishers going this year?
by Thurston Garden
Wed May 16, 2012 2:44 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Should I get a freezer?
Replies: 22
Views: 1263

Re: Should I get a freezer?

I used to have Siemens Plessey kit amongst my military arsenal so they are out. I think there was a Bosch dishwasher in the galley too but maybe that does not count. :iconbiggrin:
by Thurston Garden
Wed May 16, 2012 10:50 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Should I get a freezer?
Replies: 22
Views: 1263

Re: Should I get a freezer?

FYI, Beko's parent company (Koc) is involved in arms manufacture. Good luck with it! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-14025550 Thanks for the heads up - the fire element is disturbing, but possibly now their appliances are improved as a result. On the arms manufacture, whilst this will a...
by Thurston Garden
Wed May 16, 2012 8:09 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Should I get a freezer?
Replies: 22
Views: 1263

Re: Should I get a freezer?

I think I have chosen a Beko one via the Co-op. It will increase my daily electricity consumption from 1.6 to 2.1kWh on paper, but having thought about it, this should actually be much lower as I have a 2.35kW array on the roof so during generation times the freezer leccy will come from the solar on...
by Thurston Garden
Sun May 13, 2012 8:03 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Should I get a freezer?
Replies: 22
Views: 1263

Re: Should I get a freezer?

Zoe, it's for those reasons I would use one but... I have managed fine for 14 months whilst in the caravan (no oven in there either) but now the house is done, I wonder if I will get one. There's just me so I am not sure it's necessary. I am a tight Scottish person remember: I am thinking about my l...

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