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by Diana
Thu May 08, 2008 7:14 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Finally...
Replies: 8
Views: 2003

so come on then, what method did you use? You've got to help out us ludites you know :lol:
by Diana
Fri May 02, 2008 6:47 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Flowering rhubarb!!
Replies: 11
Views: 2696

I have never seen flowering rhubarb :shock: It is the one thing that my mum always had in the garden... was never looked after, never watered, never fed... but it (and my own crop of 10+ plants) have never been seen flowering :? ... I must go and search google images to see what it looks like... If...
by Diana
Thu May 01, 2008 8:56 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Flowering rhubarb!!
Replies: 11
Views: 2696

If it's been dry there like here, then yes, that does tend to prompt them to flower early.
by Diana
Wed Apr 30, 2008 5:12 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Leg Mites - Chickens
Replies: 4
Views: 1678

My rooster took a few weeks. If they don't go down after that you'll probably need to re-apply (not used epronex, so check the instructions - it may have a "don't re-apply" period)
by Diana
Wed Apr 30, 2008 5:09 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Flowering rhubarb!!
Replies: 11
Views: 2696

Break off the flowerhead - you'll conserve the root energy that way.
by Diana
Wed Apr 30, 2008 5:08 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Biodiesel (probably again)
Replies: 1
Views: 1420

Biodiesel (probably again)

Does anyone here make their own biodiesel?

I'm looking into this at the mo and would be good to talk to anyone who's actually made some.
by Diana
Sun Dec 09, 2007 11:56 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Hot water cylinder with wood + sun
Replies: 11
Views: 5080

Thanks Stoney. We are considering and outside boiler house so I guess if we went that route we could have a tank in there too. Hadn't realised the header tank was the key to pressure - had assumed it was the height of the cylinder. Your house is somewhat larger than ours, so an additional interior c...
by Diana
Sun Dec 09, 2007 9:20 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Hot water cylinder with wood + sun
Replies: 11
Views: 5080

Thanks for the info Stew. I'm pretty sure our current cylinder is not designed to be horizontal (judging by the water temp :roll: ) and that it also has a header tank. So long as the header tank doesn't have to be a vast distance above the cylinder, then we should be OK. Absolutely no room to have t...
by Diana
Fri Dec 07, 2007 3:56 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Hot water cylinder with wood + sun
Replies: 11
Views: 5080

Thanks Martin
by Diana
Thu Dec 06, 2007 9:26 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Hot water cylinder with wood + sun
Replies: 11
Views: 5080

Sorry for the ignorance Martin, but thermal store?

Can the tanks with the twin cores (for both solar and other heat imput) be used on their sides?
by Diana
Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:56 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Hot water cylinder with wood + sun
Replies: 11
Views: 5080

Thank, I'll give them a shout.
by Diana
Wed Dec 05, 2007 4:39 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Tip for really whopping herbs
Replies: 11
Views: 3730

Yep - I'm thinking of starting an Aloe sanctuary :wink:
by Diana
Wed Dec 05, 2007 1:33 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Hot water cylinder with wood + sun
Replies: 11
Views: 5080

Hot water cylinder with wood + sun

We've got a low roof and our current hot water cyclinder is fitted on it's side.

We'd like to have a combination of solar and wood burning in a duel coil tank system. Does anyone know if these tanks can be fitted on their sides or if there's an alternative for height restricted places?

Thanks
by Diana
Wed Dec 05, 2007 1:15 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Tip for really whopping herbs
Replies: 11
Views: 3730

Thanks for that tip - I'll give it a go, but like you, will steer clear of the Aloes :lol:
by Diana
Fri Nov 23, 2007 10:13 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: "Julbocken" - anyone know how to make one?
Replies: 1
Views: 1320

Sorry, I don't know, but from the picture at the URL below (scroll down and click the pic) it looks quite easy to work out:
http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Eu ... -BR-1.html