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by diggernotdreamer
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Flavour of supermarket veg
Replies: 8
Views: 1445

Re: Flavour of supermarket veg

why does a salad always have to come with tomatoes no matter how awful they taste. With so much amazing root veg available, there is no need for this at all. I can't grow tomatoes in winter, but I can dehydrate mine and store for the winter in oil, they have so much more flavour this way. Lack of im...
by diggernotdreamer
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: The new banish plastic movements
Replies: 43
Views: 5669

Re: The new banish plastic movements

Whatever happened to loo paper from recycled materials? That's disappeared from shelves. I still manage to find that, but it still has a plastic wrapper. Just bought a box of toilet rolls from 'Who Give a Crap', non chlorine bleached, recycled paper and 50 per cent of the profits are donated to pro...
by diggernotdreamer
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Composty questions
Replies: 31
Views: 6880

Re: Composty questions

I bought my organic feed in paper sacks and originally, they were in waxed paper sacks, so all good. A couple of years ago, I started noticing that where I had opened sacks out and put them on the garden and covered with mulch, I was being left with this really wafer thin layer of plastic, so once a...
by diggernotdreamer
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: The new banish plastic movements
Replies: 43
Views: 5669

Re: The new banish plastic movements

I don't get the whole straw thing, as kids we drank the stuff unaided and I certainly didn't start that with mine.

I bought some toilet paper from Who Gives a Crap, no plastic film, forest friendly paper and they put 50 percent of the profits into improving toilet hygiene in the developing world
by diggernotdreamer
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: The new banish plastic movements
Replies: 43
Views: 5669

Re: The new banish plastic movements

I am interested in your solar degradable farm sacks, is that oxo degradable. I have those as salad bags, but I was very disappointed when I found out they are oxo degradable so useless for a compost heap. Iceland the frozen food shop have now started to remove plastic from their own brand foods, the...
by diggernotdreamer
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: The new banish plastic movements
Replies: 43
Views: 5669

Re: The new banish plastic movements

I still think the Swedish model is the way forward, they are incinerating plastics to provide heating for homes, some plastics are hard to recycle or they are not recycled at all so go to landfill, we use virgin oil in power stations, in my view, that plastic that is being burnt has just had a previ...
by diggernotdreamer
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: The new banish plastic movements
Replies: 43
Views: 5669

Re: The new banish plastic movements

Plastic is the bane of my life, no matter how much you try to reject it, it comes into your home. I saw a a plastic free page I am on that Lidl have agreed in Sligo to accept any plastic wrapping from your shopping that you don't want. I was in the butcher and got all my sausages, bacon and chicken ...
by diggernotdreamer
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Laptop batteries
Replies: 8
Views: 2053

Re: Laptop batteries

Apparently PC world take them free of charge as well as quite a few big stores,
by diggernotdreamer
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Storm Dylan?
Replies: 26
Views: 3666

Re: Storm Dylan?

Don't remember the famous storm of 1987 being named by Micheal Fish, I think this is a new thing.
by diggernotdreamer
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Laptop batteries
Replies: 8
Views: 2053

Re: Laptop batteries

What about a nice pair or earrings
by diggernotdreamer
Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Storm Dylan?
Replies: 26
Views: 3666

Re: Storm Dylan?

No fancy modern buses here either, just local mini-buses based on Transit vans with ordinary van doors.

oooooooooooh posh this is our bus service
http://img2.thejournal.ie/inline/232204 ... ion=232204
by diggernotdreamer
Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Storm Dylan?
Replies: 26
Views: 3666

Re: Storm Dylan?

Well we have entered the Hurricane season now, traditionally January is a very windy month, but we seem to have had hurricanes most of the year, does this mean they might have to employ someone as official storm namer, could become a full time occupation. I don't know about bus problems as we don't ...
by diggernotdreamer
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Gardening Indoors
Replies: 6
Views: 1818

Re: Gardening Indoors

MKG wrote:But you have a personal juke box!!!! (envy, envy) ...
Put on hot music and the seeds will come up rocking and keep themselves warm (yes, I've had a glass of wine).
Haha, I hope they like a lot of David Bowie, I'll stick 50p in and get 10 plays
by diggernotdreamer
Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Gardening Indoors
Replies: 6
Views: 1818

Re: Gardening Indoors

Well spotted OS, it is a Valor heater, but it is for show only, the insides of it were rusted, a neighbour gave it to me years ago and we had it blasted and the Wizard has recently painted it for me, I stand plants on it. I may even go with a tomato plant, you never know, but there is not heating in...
by diggernotdreamer
Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Gardening Indoors
Replies: 6
Views: 1818

Gardening Indoors

I have just bagged a corner of our garden room for growing some leaves. Now we have this new space, it seems a shame not to use it for something useful, and I have failed this year to grow enough leaves in the tunnels to keep us supplied. Hopefully this will work out ok will post progress as it does...