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  Topic: seville oranges
Vic

Replies: 33
Views: 13725
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Mon Jan 25, 10 1:24 pm   Subject: seville oranges
Yay! My partner tracked some down in Wellington! No idea how much he paid for them, but he certainly bought a lot - 10 jars made and lots of oranges in the freezer for later on in the year. Phew...
  Topic: seville oranges
Vic

Replies: 33
Views: 13725
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Fri Jan 22, 10 1:51 pm   Subject: seville oranges
Can't find any round here. Our greengrocer, which usually has loads, keeps putting up a sign saying 'none today'. So I steeled myself to go to a large Tesco's (Shaftesbury) and none there, either!

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  Topic: Rootstock suppliers
Vic

Replies: 14
Views: 9107
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Oct 08, 09 12:09 pm   Subject: Rootstock suppliers
If you are looking for large quanties (100s not 10s) John Worle is possibly your man

http://www.johnworle.co.uk/

Also an extremely helpful, friendly and useful source of information on anything ...
  Topic: Not really a business but... (book printing)
Vic

Replies: 11
Views: 4713
PostForum: Small Business Questions, Ideas and Advice   Posted: Thu Jul 02, 09 12:35 pm   Subject: Not really a business but... (book printing)
I second Antony Rowe for printing

http://www.antonyrowe.co.uk/

but I recently had prices from these people

http://www.goodnewspress.co.uk/home.html

and their digital print prices were goo ...
  Topic: Not really a business but... (book printing)
Vic

Replies: 11
Views: 4713
PostForum: Small Business Questions, Ideas and Advice   Posted: Wed Jul 01, 09 2:15 pm   Subject: Not really a business but... (book printing)
That quantity, you'd be looking to print digitally so it won't be that cheap. This may sound weird but on a shortrun like that, it has to be digital and that is pricey. If you were printing 5000 you c ...
  Topic: Anyone tried grant funding for farm diversification
Vic

Replies: 41
Views: 15030
PostForum: Small Business Questions, Ideas and Advice   Posted: Tue May 19, 09 12:07 pm   Subject: Anyone tried grant funding for farm diversification
We are on the verge of hearing if we've been successful in getting a grant via these people

http://www.chalkandcheese.org/index.php?page=local-action-for-rural-communities

Might be worth finding ...
  Topic: Advice on taking an exhibition stand at a trade fair...
Vic

Replies: 19
Views: 6598
PostForum: Small Business Questions, Ideas and Advice   Posted: Thu Jan 22, 09 1:46 pm   Subject: Advice on taking an exhibition stand at a trade fair...
Your best customer or best prospect will appear five minutes before closing time on the very last day, just as you are frantic to pack up and go home. This has happened on every stand I have ever wor ...
  Topic: Woodburner.
Vic

Replies: 47
Views: 13486
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Jan 13, 09 1:23 pm   Subject: Woodburner.
If there is a local place where you can go and look at the various different ones, it is well worth a trip. especially on a cold day.
  Topic: Woodburner.
Vic

Replies: 47
Views: 13486
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Jan 13, 09 1:16 pm   Subject: Woodburner.
http://www.clearviewstoves.com/vision500.htm

We have this one and it is my new Best Friend.

Cost a rather eye-watering 1000 or thereabouts, excluding installation. Remember to factor in the co ...
  Topic: Interest rates cut by 1.5%
Vic

Replies: 88
Views: 13045
PostForum: Finance and Property   Posted: Thu Nov 06, 08 2:03 pm   Subject: Interest rates cut by 1.5%
Am I the only one who finds this attitude sickening?

OK you have some savings, great. Most of us have mortgages and kids to bring up. It is OUR taxes that bail you lot out when the banks go bump, ...
  Topic: How to deal with brambles and bindweed ...
Vic

Replies: 16
Views: 4099
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Jun 03, 08 8:48 am   Subject: How to deal with brambles and bindweed ...
I would cut everything down, and grub out the biggest chunks of roots that you could. Then I would let them re-sprout once or twice, ripping out anything you can find each time. Then I would cover w ...
  Topic: River cottage spring
Vic

Replies: 132
Views: 22852
PostForum: Reviews and What's On   Posted: Thu May 29, 08 9:13 am   Subject: River cottage spring
Me too! Particulary the veggie apprentice butcher...

The whole setting up an urban smallholding thing is just great.
  Topic: Ceiling Clothes Airer
Vic

Replies: 13
Views: 14086
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue May 27, 08 4:16 pm   Subject: Ceiling Clothes Airer
Thank you all!! Lazy Betty - what a great name!

Very taken by GNU website - I have now spent most of the afternoon singing 'I'm a gnu, spelt G-N-U, the gnicest work of gnature in the zoo'...

Sha ...
  Topic: Ceiling Clothes Airer
Vic

Replies: 13
Views: 14086
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue May 27, 08 11:10 am   Subject: Ceiling Clothes Airer
We're definitely going to get a woodburner (yay) and I suddenly thought, to use all the heat as efficiently as possible, we should be thinking about getting one of those classic ceiling clothes airers ...
  Topic: are you tightening your belt
Vic

Replies: 54
Views: 16336
PostForum: Finance and Property   Posted: Wed May 21, 08 3:30 pm   Subject: are you tightening your belt
I'm being a bit contrary here - I've just got a new job which means I've got financial security (instead of wondering if I'll get paid at the end of the month, every month), and we've just finished sa ...
 
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