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  Topic: Good sock book?
Dee

Replies: 11
Views: 3195
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Tue Jul 12, 11 7:52 pm   Subject: Good sock book?
Yep I've got my eye on the hexagonal patch ones on the cover but other things first....
  Topic: Winter crops -Planning
Dee

Replies: 7
Views: 2174
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Jul 06, 11 7:57 pm   Subject: Winter crops -Planning
We find curly kale essential and the tight dwarf one hardy enough to cope with last winter. Lots of leeks, and broad beans are worth the gamble down to about -5c. PSB and kale and overwintering onion ...
  Topic: Huge Electric Bill - HELP!!!!?
Dee

Replies: 37
Views: 20496
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Fri Jun 24, 11 4:04 pm   Subject: Huge Electric Bill - HELP!!!!?
I've solar thermal for water. Not sure whether you get enough sunshine in Wales [ I live next to the North Sea..] but in my opinion its a no brainer for hot water in the summer. Sometimes when its bee ...
  Topic: Wellie sock pattern
Dee

Replies: 9
Views: 5492
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Mon Apr 04, 11 9:12 pm   Subject: Wellie sock pattern
Hi everyone, thanks for your help. A friend has lent me her vintage Woolcraft book [circa1955] which has plenty of men's socks including dk golf socks for 11+ inch feet... These should give me a toe h ...
  Topic: Wellie sock pattern
Dee

Replies: 9
Views: 5492
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Sun Mar 27, 11 8:15 pm   Subject: Wellie sock pattern
Thankyou very much every one. Yes Tom is 20yr old adult with big feet to match the rest of him....Double knitting for socks isn't easy to find [evidently the US has other weights] and I'm nervous of m ...
  Topic: Wellie sock pattern
Dee

Replies: 9
Views: 5492
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Sat Mar 26, 11 8:55 pm   Subject: Wellie sock pattern
Please does anyone have a blokes [size 12 feet...] wellie sock pattern I can knit for one of my grandsons who does a lot of mucking out?
I was thinking of double knitting wool [as in 4ply knitted do ...
  Topic: So what have you sown so far?
Dee

Replies: 61
Views: 24945
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Mar 16, 11 9:20 pm   Subject: So what have you sown so far?
Thanks Vanessa, I've slipped vertebrae which love squatting and weeding but cant take weight including my own. Its all down to wear and tear and a misspent youth climbing, etc etc etc. I'm slow and ve ...
  Topic: So what have you sown so far?
Dee

Replies: 61
Views: 24945
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Mar 16, 11 8:59 pm   Subject: So what have you sown so far?
Indoor toms, chillies, cauliflowers, nasturtiums are up and doing ok despite low light levels this week. Radish in polytunnel are up and doing. New lot of broad beans were sown in rootrainers and now ...
  Topic: Fresh squash seeds...
Dee

Replies: 12
Views: 4889
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Mar 06, 11 9:27 pm   Subject: Fresh squash seeds...
Actually I grew some splendid ones from saved supermarket butternut that probably came from Argentina or somewhere. Grew them in the polytunnel and still using the seed.....So it can be done.
  Topic: Tomatoes in pots
Dee

Replies: 7
Views: 3316
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Mar 06, 11 9:16 pm   Subject: Tomatoes in pots
My favourite pots for tomatoes are builders buckets with holes burnt thru the bottom with a [hot] poker. Even then they need plenty of water on hot days and some feeding although I make up my own fair ...
  Topic: Today, I have planted.....
Dee

Replies: 27
Views: 5718
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Mar 03, 11 9:40 pm   Subject: Today, I have planted.....
Go for it. they'll catch up if the light levels are good enough. Mine went in on Feb 15th which is soon enough up here.
  Topic: Lidl fruit trees!
Dee

Replies: 19
Views: 6759
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Mar 03, 11 8:48 pm   Subject: Lidl fruit trees!
Lidl:Yes I succumbed to temptation and took a Victoria plum and a bilberry. They were both planted by dinner time They are both quite dormant still so I hope will survive.
Mind you I've planted t ...
  Topic: Today, I have planted.....
Dee

Replies: 27
Views: 5718
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Feb 27, 11 8:56 pm   Subject: Today, I have planted.....
Three rows of carrots,
Three rows of beetroot,
Two rows of spring onions,
One row of spinach,
Three rows of different lettuce/salad leaves.





I've sown replacement broad beans, peas, lett ...
  Topic: Oh Lidl...
Dee

Replies: 13
Views: 2846
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Feb 27, 11 8:45 pm   Subject: Oh Lidl...
Their cress is good value at 29p we're eating it already!
  Topic: milk pouches
Dee

Replies: 17
Views: 18955
PostForum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle   Posted: Thu Feb 17, 11 9:24 pm   Subject: milk pouches
I get organic milk delivered in bottles to my doorstep. Easy peasy...
 
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