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  Topic: sprouting seeds
Nicky Colour it green

Replies: 14
Views: 6283
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Jun 24, 19 2:11 pm   Subject: sprouting seeds
Just think how big they'd be now Nicky if you had done.
  Topic: sprouting seeds
Nicky Colour it green

Replies: 14
Views: 6283
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Jun 24, 19 12:48 pm   Subject: sprouting seeds
come to downsizer to ask a question.. do a search first... find I have already asked the question... 4 year later... still not got around to sprouting seeds and beans.....
  Topic: Hello there!
Nicky Colour it green

Replies: 11
Views: 14663
PostForum: Welcome   Posted: Thu Sep 27, 18 9:20 am   Subject: Hello there!
welcome
  Topic: Cheapest Black Plastic / Weed Suppressing Material
Nicky Colour it green

Replies: 8
Views: 18248
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Jun 23, 18 4:55 pm   Subject: Cheapest Black Plastic / Weed Suppressing Material
cardboard. you can get it from shops, big DIY stores, bike shops are good.

I wouldnt use carpet at all. Even wool ones are treated.
  Topic: Wildlife
Nicky Colour it green

Replies: 430
Views: 146730
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Jun 20, 18 9:20 am   Subject: Wildlife
I have a nest of tree bumble bees in an old hay bale on top of the hen house. Their runway into the nest is on the door, so the bees get a little confused when I have it open to collect eggs, so I tr ...
  Topic: No dig / suppressing grass
Nicky Colour it green

Replies: 16
Views: 26088
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Jun 20, 18 9:18 am   Subject: No dig / suppressing grass
I prefer not to use plastic.

I made my no dig veg beds by covering the weeds - couch grass and all - with thick brown cardboard and then a good layer of home made compost over the top. then hoed ...
  Topic: Elderflower cordial fail!
Nicky Colour it green

Replies: 14
Views: 14980
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Wed Jun 06, 18 9:33 pm   Subject: Elderflower cordial fail!
my recipe is:
elderflower cordial



20 heads of elderflower (picked on a sunny day)

2 lemons

1.8 kg white sugar

1.2 L water

50g citric acid

Peel the lemons, aiming to get only th ...
  Topic: Elderflower cordial fail!
Nicky Colour it green

Replies: 14
Views: 14980
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Wed Jun 06, 18 9:31 pm   Subject: Elderflower cordial fail!
did you pick the flowers on a dry day, in full sun? makes a difference to flavour
  Topic: water
Nicky Colour it green

Replies: 25
Views: 40274
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Thu May 31, 18 7:47 am   Subject: water
I believe you need a licence to take water from streams etc - so anything really obvious - even a load of humans with buckets - might draw undue attention.

When we planted our orchard, the trees go ...
  Topic: No Swallows.
Nicky Colour it green

Replies: 31
Views: 30310
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri May 11, 18 9:01 am   Subject: No Swallows.
I thought the swallows were late this year - then I checked out the date I first saw them last year and it turns out they are a few days earlier this year. I wonder if that early hot spell just made ...
  Topic: Reducing the use of Plastics
Nicky Colour it green

Replies: 80
Views: 74833
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu May 10, 18 9:13 pm   Subject: Reducing the use of Plastics
We had presents well wrapped in pretty paper..unfortunately pretty paper has a lot of plastic on it
Most were so well taped I can't re-use it either..so congratulations to those who wrapped in p ...
  Topic: Reducing the use of Plastics
Nicky Colour it green

Replies: 80
Views: 74833
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sat May 05, 18 10:43 am   Subject: Reducing the use of Plastics
Brown sugar will dry out and get very hard if it is kept in paper.

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Maybe so, but I remember buying brown sugar and watching the sh ...
  Topic: vinegar instead of fabric conditioner
Nicky Colour it green

Replies: 60
Views: 97431
PostForum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle   Posted: Sat May 05, 18 10:36 am   Subject: vinegar instead of fabric conditioner
I gave up with washing liquids because they just weren't getting the clothes clean and have gone back to powder. I use Co-op own brand and that seems to have the desired effect without too much smell ...
  Topic: vinegar instead of fabric conditioner
Nicky Colour it green

Replies: 60
Views: 97431
PostForum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle   Posted: Fri May 04, 18 2:14 pm   Subject: vinegar instead of fabric conditioner
I use a fraction of what the detergent bottle says. We are in a very soft water area so I expect others might need a bit more, but I can't adide conditioner - it makes the towels non-absorbant, and e ...
  Topic: vinegar instead of fabric conditioner
Nicky Colour it green

Replies: 60
Views: 97431
PostForum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle   Posted: Wed May 02, 18 1:01 pm   Subject: vinegar instead of fabric conditioner
Fabric conditioner does react with the remaining detergent in the clothes I think. After using the washing machine rinse there is quite a lot of stuff left in the wash. If you rinse anything out in cl ...
 
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