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by Davie Crockett
Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:10 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Source of large, strong UV-resistant bags/sacks?
Replies: 14
Views: 2943

Re: Source of large, strong UV-resistant bags/sacks?

Hi Muddy, welcome to the forum! Where abouts in Worcs are you? There's a plastic bag manufacturer near where I live in Malvern. (Hado, Spring Lane Ind Est) (shop on site) I've used the white rubble sacks to cart Manure and green waste to and from my allotment, some have been in use since 2008 and on...
by Davie Crockett
Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:45 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Piping river water.
Replies: 8
Views: 3519

Re: Piping river water.

Have a look at making a Barsha pump (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mN9iLNHGOYI) which doesn't need much of a rise to be effective. It may save you having to go too far upstream.
by Davie Crockett
Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Old VHSs
Replies: 11
Views: 6422

Re: Old VHSs

by Davie Crockett
Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Get rid of moss?
Replies: 7
Views: 5806

Re: Get rid of moss?

Sounds like you have a damp/drainage problem. Even if you kill it, you'll still have to remove it (and the gravel will still probably come with it). Is it in a shaded area? It may be possible to fork through the gravel to improve aeration. Is it a garden feature or a driveway. If it's a garden featu...
by Davie Crockett
Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:53 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Hand Spinning Yarn
Replies: 6
Views: 3384

Re: Hand Spinning Yarn

Hi Megz, If you've got a local wood turning group near you, I'm sure they would be happy to make you one as there's no specialist skills involved. You may like to have a look at these sites too: http://www.hedgehog-equipment.co.uk/spinning-equipment/drop-spindles or a bit more upmarket.... http://th...
by Davie Crockett
Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:21 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: Please help identify these.
Replies: 2
Views: 2724

Re: Please help identify these.

Looks like a Russet Milkcap.
by Davie Crockett
Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:22 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Our first quinces
Replies: 16
Views: 6759

Re: Our first quinces

Quince wine is well worth considering if you have enough fruit. It has a pleasant golden colour and an aroma not unlike freesias (Flowery notes). Very pleased with that brew!
by Davie Crockett
Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:16 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: mushroom found in surrey garden
Replies: 1
Views: 2714

Re: mushroom found in surrey garden

It looks like a Hares Foot ink cap. If the edges start to dissolve then that's the clincher.
by Davie Crockett
Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:03 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Old documentary
Replies: 1
Views: 1231

Re: Old documentary

I remember watching that! It was a BBC programme called Equinox. There is a Wiki article on the subject of the programme, Clive Wearing: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clive_Wearing
by Davie Crockett
Tue Sep 11, 2012 10:56 am
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: IF
Replies: 3
Views: 2749

Re: IF

There was a very interesting Horizon programme about it in August... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-19112549 Watch again on BBC iplayer (UK residents only) http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01lxyzc/sign/Horizon_20122013_Eat_Fast_and_Live_Longer/ He ended up using a 5:2 diet (5 days normal food...
by Davie Crockett
Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:40 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: a bucket full of peaches....wine?
Replies: 16
Views: 5273

Re: a bucket full of peaches....wine?

1.4 kgs peaches 1.2 kgs sugar 1 lemon 2 tsp Pectic Enzyme half cup of strong cold tea 1 Campden tablet (crushed) Enough water to bring up to 1 gallon 1 pkg Yeast Yeast nutrient Have a look here for tips on how to efficiently peel peaches http://localfoods.about.com/od/summer/ss/PeelPeach.htm Peel th...
by Davie Crockett
Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:53 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Just for fun
Replies: 5
Views: 2349

Re: Just for fun

Mithridate recipe: Costmary: 1·66 grams Sweet flag: 20 grams Hypericum, gum, sagapenum, acacia juice, Illyrian iris (probably I. germanica), cardamom: 8 grams each Anise: 12 grams Gallic nard (Valeriana italica), gentian root and dried rose-leaves: 16 grams each Poppy-tears (Papaver rhoeas, a wild p...
by Davie Crockett
Sat Sep 08, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Cover a yard?
Replies: 6
Views: 2506

Re: Cover a yard?

I reckon it could be difficult to do given that some of the boundary belongs to your neighbour. A quick google found this site: http://www.polytunnels.me.uk/prices.htm Which would get you a 14' x18' poly tunnel for £440.00 (doesn't include extras like doors). But this would be a totally enclosed spa...
by Davie Crockett
Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:25 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Rose Hips
Replies: 20
Views: 8511

Re: Rose Hips

It is Rosa Rugosa and originally it came from Asia and Japan. The English translation of it's Japanese common name is shore eggplant (It's very salt tolerant and grows largely on the coast in it's native habitat). Info from the Wiki site, interesting to note that in the US, it is considered a noxiou...
by Davie Crockett
Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:45 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Plant with Red stem and Black Berries - help identify :)
Replies: 6
Views: 5465

Re: Plant with Red stem and Black Berries - help identify :)

I agree with the pokeweed identification. I've never seen it growing (me being from the UK). but if you search pokeweed on google images, there are several pics which concur.

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