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by lsm1066
Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:41 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Blinking back the tears.....
Replies: 59
Views: 3016

Re: Blinking back the tears.....

Actually (she says shamefacedly) it's my husband who does the hoovering here too. :oops: I told him the hoover bit me one day (which it did, because while I was running it across the carpet the metal pipe came out of the head and jammed into my big toe) and I've never done it since. He doesn't iron ...
by lsm1066
Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:15 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: Limerick Competiton - Win books and books special offer.
Replies: 40
Views: 6224

Re: Limerick Competiton - Win books and books special offer.

There once was a woman who cried "My veg has keeled over and died!" Take heart, said her spouse We still have this mouse It killed all your veg. Now it's fried!" But my personal favourite (and sadly I can't claim it as an original) is There was an old man of Tralee Who was viciously s...
by lsm1066
Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:45 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Blinking back the tears.....
Replies: 59
Views: 3016

Re: Blinking back the tears.....

I think you have to actually have a perfectionist husband to know how terribly frustrating it can be. I bet he even lives by the addage "even when I'm wrong, I'm right" too Julie. The trouble is, we're always the ones who end up seeming ungrateful because they did this beautiful job and ma...
by lsm1066
Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:13 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: My husband made me a greenhouse!
Replies: 21
Views: 1975

Re: My husband made me a greenhouse!

Thats a quality bit of joinery, it looks very sturdy. If you can convince hubby to replace the poly with rigid polycarbonate it would be perfect :wink: That's merely a question of money we don't have, so nothing particularly important :wink: He's already planning the next one. I'll give you a progr...
by lsm1066
Sun Mar 22, 2009 6:57 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: My husband made me a greenhouse!
Replies: 21
Views: 1975

Re: My husband made me a greenhouse!

:lol: Only if you're prepared to wait a long time for anything to get finished. Rather like Julie's husband ( http://www.selfsufficientish.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=13465 ) he's a terrible perfectionist. That greenhouse has been sitting in his workshop being built for 9 months! Just like hav...
by lsm1066
Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:03 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: My husband made me a greenhouse!
Replies: 21
Views: 1975

Re: My husband made me a greenhouse!

Ok. I'll give it a go. There are 4 pics that you should be able to click on to enlarge. They are: The whole thing in all it's glory, a shot of the apex which should give you an idea of how he did it (it's basically all just 45 degree angles), a shot of the way he did the door frame so that he can at...
by lsm1066
Fri Mar 20, 2009 7:39 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Greetings from london!
Replies: 7
Views: 483

Re: Greetings from london!

Welcome Mizzy! How much garden do you have? When I was in East London our house had a railway line running along the end of the property, so our gardens were longer than those of the houses on the other side of the road, which meant good space for pots and tubs along the side wall outside the kitche...
by lsm1066
Thu Mar 19, 2009 5:14 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: My husband made me a greenhouse!
Replies: 21
Views: 1975

My husband made me a greenhouse!

Says it all really. It's 6x4 and was made with the timber he recycled from the stud partitions he'd built in his old workshop and builders plastic. So the whole thing cost about 10 quid. He's even been clever with the ventilation, crossing panels at the back. Now to get to the scrap yard and get the...
by lsm1066
Sat Mar 14, 2009 6:41 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Norfolk, UK
Replies: 11
Views: 510

Re: Hello from Norfolk, UK

Welcome to ISH snoozerider. I'm guessing you're not far from me, since I'm just the other side of Sutton Bridge. Love the blog!
Lynne
by lsm1066
Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:51 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: pumpkins/squashes
Replies: 24
Views: 1318

Re: pumpkins/squashes

Anyway, wondered if it was just a crap year or whether there are varieties people have found more successful in these conditions. Although I'm in Lincolnshire (so theoretically colder) the commercial growers here all had a hard time being ready in time for October. So I reckon it was just a crap ye...
by lsm1066
Tue Mar 10, 2009 5:05 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I need to scream!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 1233

Re: I need to scream!!!

I give you the advice my health visitor once gave me. If you feel you want to scream, just go ahead and do it. Made me feel a lot better. House selling / buying must be the most stressful thing going. Ours was a nightmare up to and beyond the last minute (finding out at 5:30pm on the day before you'...
by lsm1066
Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:14 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Lunar planting
Replies: 18
Views: 1120

Re: Lunar planting

According to what I've read so far (which is not much at all but I'm only just getting going) onions come under roots.

Thanks everyone. This is really helpful!
by lsm1066
Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:07 am
Forum: Swap Shop, Trading Area and Seed Swap Area
Topic: Be good to the bees
Replies: 3
Views: 374

Be good to the bees

Not sure where to put this so here will have to do for now. Blue Peter are giving away seeds for bee friendly plants. Have a look at http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/bluepeter/central/getinvolved/seedgiveaway.shtml

Lynne
by lsm1066
Mon Mar 09, 2009 7:26 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Lunar planting
Replies: 18
Views: 1120

Re: Lunar planting

ocailleagh wrote:I'd be quite interested to try something along biodynamic lines too. I don't know that much about it, but it seems kinda witchy to me :-)


Sounds perfect then :wink:
by lsm1066
Sat Mar 07, 2009 7:48 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Lunar planting
Replies: 18
Views: 1120

Lunar planting

Hi all I was considering experimenting with lunar (moon) planting and wondered if anyone's given it a go and can give me some idea of what to expect. The diary and the ephemeris are out. I have a friend who's the editor of the Astrological Association's members magazine who's keen to see how I get o...

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