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by wulf
Tue May 17, 2005 9:34 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: New BBC Weather
Replies: 7
Views: 2917

An accurate weather forecast? Wow! That's something I haven't seen :wink: I'll have to keep an eye on this new style of presenting the information. When I looked this morning I just saw the summary, which still relies on symbols but, doublechecking, I realised that I could click the headings below t...
by wulf
Sun May 15, 2005 4:53 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Old Fashioned Lemonade
Replies: 16
Views: 7079

I love the variety of the weather! Back to lemons, here's my recipe (dusted off and used while entertaining guests this afternoon): Grate the rind from two (washed) lemons into the serving container (and use a bit of water to get most of the rind off the grater!). Dilute the juice of the two lemons ...
by wulf
Fri May 13, 2005 4:08 pm
Forum: Links, links and more links
Topic: rude food
Replies: 4
Views: 2315

It worked when I tried it a day or two back - did you get anywhere with it? It is quite, er, salacious, so it may have been swamped by everybody on the Internet trying to get a look and the server melting down!

Wulf
by wulf
Wed May 11, 2005 7:37 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Gabions
Replies: 9
Views: 3945

I think they'd be a good way of making supports for the ends of the little bench I'm planning. Filled with rubble and perhaps faced with something nicer, they might also provide a good nesting area for some beneficial wildlife like ground beetles, etc. Also, I think it would be a useful technology f...
by wulf
Wed May 11, 2005 7:31 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Corriander
Replies: 11
Views: 5092

The seeds I planted earlier this year have come up but are a bit swamped by the nasturtiums in the same plot (companion planting ideas). I really must be a bit more disciplined about thinning things out! I'll probably set some more growing. I was very encouraged by the broad leaf parsley I grew from...
by wulf
Tue May 10, 2005 4:09 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Gabions
Replies: 9
Views: 3945

I'm actually pretty incompetent when it comes to wood-butchering, although the raised bed I built to take rubble from last year's path upgrade is holding up well so far. The problem with wood is that it is relatively much weaker so much thicker supports would be needed than would be the case with so...
by wulf
Tue May 10, 2005 2:40 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Gabions
Replies: 9
Views: 3945

Gabions

Gabions are semi-rigid containers filled with various materials - for example, a wire mesh cage filled with stones. They can look quite attractive, especially as they age and naturalise. I'm interested in getting a couple to form either end of a simple bench seat in my garden. However, when I've see...
by wulf
Tue May 10, 2005 2:31 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: papier mache
Replies: 14
Views: 5827

Papercrete sounds like a fascinating idea - hopefully I'll remember the idea when I have an opportunity to try it!

At the moment though, I'm more interested in gabions... I think I'll start another thread about that!

Wulf
by wulf
Mon May 09, 2005 11:41 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: helo from northampton. this is great
Replies: 18
Views: 7974

I've found newspaper pots are fairly easy to make - especially once I realised that using a straight sided glass as a 'form' made it easier to slide the pots off than a tapered one! :oops:

Wulf
by wulf
Mon May 09, 2005 11:38 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Yippee....I got one!
Replies: 20
Views: 8858

I've seen at least one garden near home that does just that. If Jamie Oliver is right, and most kids don't know what vegetables look like, you're probably fairly safe from the danger of scrumping, too! :lol:

Wulf
by wulf
Mon May 09, 2005 11:23 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Oh. My. God.....
Replies: 22
Views: 9418

If you can, take some pictures - I love looking back at how our garden has been brought under control over the last few years but if you don't take pictures of how bad it is now, you'll find it hard to remember when the place has been tamed!

Wulf
by wulf
Mon May 09, 2005 11:21 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: We may be getting an allotment soon
Replies: 16
Views: 6865

If you do get an allotment, could you do something immediately, like covering sections with plastic or old carpet to kill off weeds? Otherwise you might find yourself off to a difficult start with surrounding plotholders if yours is the one with all the weeds going to seed and thus causing them more...
by wulf
Fri May 06, 2005 7:30 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Greetings from Sunny Bradford on Avon
Replies: 34
Views: 12207

I forgot to mention the other big benefit of wearing gloves. Now that I've got a barrier on my hands to help me get over the squeamishness of actually touching a slug, I'm able to run my hands over the plants and move foliage around to spot the critters. Especially in the herb garden, that has the a...
by wulf
Thu May 05, 2005 11:03 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Greetings from Sunny Bradford on Avon
Replies: 34
Views: 12207

Last night, I wore a pair of rugged gardening gloves on one of my regular slugging expeditions. Along with a sharp knife and a head mounted torch, this worked really well - much easier to to pick out gastropods hiding in the dropping leaves of early spring bulbs and eyeing up my crops, as the gloves...
by wulf
Wed May 04, 2005 8:05 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: If you had to choose...
Replies: 14
Views: 6433

Radishes are good - my first sowing is soon going to ready to harvest (and the firstfruit I sneaked earlier this week was great). Another crop I'm experimenting with this year is Pak Choi. So far, I've had a good germination rate and the plants are starting to bulk up. I tend to be a little bit stin...