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by Thomzo
Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:12 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Suggested shrubs please?
Replies: 6
Views: 1680

Re: Suggested shrubs please?

Are you sure I can't tempt you with a bay tree? You can wash the pollution off the leaves. It's evergreen and you can trim it to shape. What about lavender for colour and smell? I'd second a Pieris which will give an early display, while a spotted laurel could be an option for evergreen interest. Wh...
by Thomzo
Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:58 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: French Pussys
Replies: 10
Views: 1146

Re: French Pussys

Giggled so much I missed finding out who dunnit on NCIS! Now I'll have to watch the whole episode again on Sunday! :lol:
by Thomzo
Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:51 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: recycled Materials to make raised beds
Replies: 8
Views: 3724

Re: recycled Materials to make raised beds

I've got a raised border which is edged with lumps of concrete that were lying about in the garden. That doesn't help you much if you don't happen to have useful lumps of concrete lying about. But some of your neighbours might? And I'm sure you'd be very popular if you volunteered to clear their rub...
by Thomzo
Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:45 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Bomb crater garden
Replies: 4
Views: 1070

Re: Bomb crater garden

When I was really young we lived in a third floor flat in the centre of London. At that time there were still some old bomb sites that hadn't been redeveloped (although some of them had more to do with the IRA than the Nazis). One day I was walking down Conduit Court in Covent Garden with my parents...
by Thomzo
Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Recycled handbag
Replies: 11
Views: 3255

Re: Recycled handbag

Like :iconbiggrin:
by Thomzo
Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Pretty tree ID
Replies: 5
Views: 1684

Re: Pretty tree ID

Magnolia?
by Thomzo
Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:07 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: A cut too far?
Replies: 4
Views: 2921

Re: A cut too far?

I grew up in a third floor flat right in the centre of London. The two floors below us were mainly offices and the ground floor had shops facing outwards. The place was constantly occupied; the offices and shops during the day and the flats in the evening. Crime was very low despite the city centre ...
by Thomzo
Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:59 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Great British Sewing Bee
Replies: 12
Views: 3417

Re: Great British Sewing Bee

I watched it on iplayer tonight and was as disappointed as I expected to be. Crickleymal, you hit the nail right on the head there. Shame there were no entertaining strops. It would have livened it up a bit.
by Thomzo
Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:17 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Green garden waste collections
Replies: 20
Views: 4368

Re: Green garden waste collections

Sssshhhh don't anybody tell Swindon BC that other councils are charging for garden waste. We have a great system here. Just buy green bags (£1 for 10 from the supermarkets) and you can put out as many bags as you like each fortnight. I quite often put out over 20 bags and they all get collected.

Zoe
by Thomzo
Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:12 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: A New Blog About Off Grid Living, Building, Gardening & More
Replies: 17
Views: 2483

Re: A New Blog About Off Grid Living, Building, Gardening &

Hi ylisa and welcome
It's ok - you don't need the link to find the blog. Looks like you're doing an amazing amount of work. I'm sure you'll have a lot of experiences to contribute to our forum.

Zoe
by Thomzo
Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:06 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you havesting
Replies: 240
Views: 44691

Re: What are you havesting

A physalis - yes honestly! First one of the year last week - was ripening during the snow. Size of a marble but perfectly ripe. In an unheated conservatory.

Zoe
by Thomzo
Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:03 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Moving
Replies: 25
Views: 3132

Re: Moving

Wow - you must be minted (or at least you'd have to be around here to afford a house like that!) It looks lovely and sounds perfect. Do enjoy it. I do hope everything goes through smoothly and that you're happy in your new environment. With a house like that, how could you not be? Good luck for the ...
by Thomzo
Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:54 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 202 reasons for not shopping at a supermarket
Replies: 52
Views: 23644

Re: 202 reasons for not shopping at a supermarket

OK - I'll admit it. I use a supermarket through choice. Like many people, I work long hours. The thought of spending the whole of every Saturday morning driving into the centre of town, fighting for an expensive parking place, traipsing round from one shop to another, queueing in each, having to pay...
by Thomzo
Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:34 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: A cut too far?
Replies: 4
Views: 2921

A cut too far?

http://yourcardiff.walesonline.co.uk/2013/02/01/council-budget-cuts-bring-sad-and-troubled-day-for-cardiff-charities/ Shopmobility Cardiff are losing nearly £10,000 of Council funding. It seems a bit silly to cut funds for something that brings trade to the City. Or is that just me being naive? Zoe
by Thomzo
Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: RIP Richard Briers
Replies: 12
Views: 1282

Re: RIP Richard Briers

Yes, very sad. I remember him in both series and various other things. At least he'll remain in our hearts on this site.

Zoe