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Compostable Kitchen Caddy Liners

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 10:19

There's no gstring smiley I'm afraid Geoff! And yes, not everyone gets on with each other because we are all different, if we were all the same, my how boring it would be!

Fork Handles

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 09:58

Very crisp this morning, sun shining, considering construction of the raised beds. Thank God the wind has eased a bit, yesterday it was as my grandfather would say a 'lazy wind' , by which he meant it went straight through you rather than around! Enjoy your day folks. I have the lovely gas bloke due this afternoon, oh the joys!

Compostable Kitchen Caddy Liners

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 09:54

Well, a quick scan of someone's previous posts usually shows what type of person they are. I like to think I help where I can and join in with the banter occassionally. Having read back what I originally wrote, I can see how it may have come across, I'm not that sort of person to bark at someone or make them feel bad for no reason. Life's too short, and it's much nicer for everyone if we can respect each others opinions. That is the whole point of being here, is to debate, and find out how other people sort problems, isn't that how we learn? Anyways, mdw84 I hope you accept my sincerest apologies.

Compostable Kitchen Caddy Liners

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 22:23

It wasn't sarcasm at all, just an honest question, mainly because that's what I do, and my caddy doesn't stink, I chuck it out every other day unless I've been chopping something like onions. Raw peelings and apple cores etc don't smell unless left for days. I have a waterbutt near to my compost bins, so after empying I fill the caddy about a third full then swill it around and stick that on the heap. When I finish doing the dishes I use the water to whizz round the caddy.

Sorry you thought I was being sarcastic, was never intended that way, I always see liners as being more hassle than they're worth. Good luck with your composting anyways.

Gardeners World new season

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 20:13

Yes I did laugh a little when I saw monty's raised beds, even my wife said Monty has copied you! (Which was a very rare compliment!) Mine are made from scaffold boards, but, having seen the slabbing and brickwork around his beds, that is some serious cash gone in there, just the slabs alone would probably have been £100+. The wood didn't look like scaffold or pallets to me. I'd be surprised if monty did anything aside from draw the plan and then fill the beds. For the average gardener it's a huge job, (esp if you work full time too and have kids) or a very expensive one to get someone else to do. Then again, he is a well paid presenter on TV, I dare say if I earnt the money he does, I'd not be doing the heavy stuff either!

The important thing is that you get ideas from the program, I have learnt loads from a nutty american guy on youtube called john who has uploaded a massive amount onto youtube. He lives in nevada and basically has turned his whole garden into edible grub with raised beds and vertical gardening. It riles me that yanks can buy wood so damn cheap, but he gives me ideas I can adapt to my circumstance. I'd never have thought of using rock dust rather than fertiliser if I hadn't seen him.

The first Gardeners' World

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 19:54
square foot wrote (see)

Toby was not to bad. It was Joes allotment that really brought the show down.

was that the same allotment that was abandoned by him once the filming stopped? Talking of abandoned stuff, remember 'greenacre' that toby and the crew were planting up? It isn't very far from me, like a mile or so, and when the Beeb decided to reboot GW they just abandoned the whole damn lot, lovely waste of money there!

Such a shame, and that greenhouse was lovely too, maybe I should make them an offer!

Needing old mouse or vole nests

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 19:48

lol figrat, you made me chortle!

Watering Systems

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 11:58

Harborne myself

The first Gardeners' World

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 11:42

I thought Toby was great for doing things which save money and are highly effective. I've used numerous of his videos to make my own things. Why they can't have a gardening show for 30mins for beginners, using the younger presenters, and then have the traditional GW for another 30mins is beyond me. Considering the upsurge in interest particularly with grow your own, I'd assume that it would get quite a few viewers. Afterall what would it be competing with at 8pm on a friday?

Watering Systems

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 11:24

'Always a pleasure and never a chore' as they say! Whereabouts in Brum you from?

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water those poor souls!

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anyone else think this 'extended' winter, means a good summer

as above 
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So lyon, change your name back to Gary, wondering why?

well not really 
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This made me spill my tea over the keyboard!

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The ones you use most! 
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Needing old mouse or vole nests

Bumble Bee nestbox project 
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While it's been raining

trawling youtube for gardening 
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