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Talkback: How to make a bubbling urn water feature

Posted: 15/11/2012 at 20:18
sorry if i'm a bit stupid but there's no mention of where the other end of the hose goes - i'm imagining it must go to some water source? a tap? if not a tap and it just uses the water you've put in the urn, then what's the hose for? And what powers the pump? batteries? an electric socket? these instructions might be fine for a normal gardener, but not a beginner, surely? or am i missing something? (besides brain cells)

What to do with soil that's got coal in it

Posted: 02/09/2012 at 16:27

I found you! (not in a stalking way) and I joined in about the lawn! actually it's not something i've really thought about, so i just had a little shout so as not to feel left out.

going to take the dog walkies now. just like a 4 year old but instead of constant demands I get big sad eyes and meaningful sighs and when that doesnt work, a hefty nudge with a large black nose!

yes! it's just like a garden fence, isnt it? I'm standing on a chair though because the fence is a bit tall. I'll probably fall off in a minute and smash the laptop. 


Get Rid of your Lawns

Posted: 02/09/2012 at 16:18

Found you, MMP! Can I join in?   I'm unable to generate my own energy (silly roof shape, geothermal too expensive) but, I have solar lights dotted about the place and light tubes for free reflected light. I don't have central heating but hope the mega insulation I've done on the inside of my walls will be enough to keep in the heat generated from my sun-trap porch (catching the morning sun) combined with my two open fires (burning wood). My house is now half its size due to thickness of insulated walls and I have to walk sideways to get from one end to the other AND I've dug up my front patio concrete bit in order to plant stuff but I couldnt have parked there anyway, unless I had a tonka truck that could go up a flight of steps. What about if people could plant tiny herbs in the cracks between concrete slabs or bricks or whatever they use for covering up their front yards? That way, not only does the rain still dribble into the earth, but when you drive/walk over it you get a nice smell. I'm all for digging up your lawn and planting veg, if you can. And regarding energy sources - surely it's just common sense to use what's being beamed at us day in day out (not such much day out). Sun?  It's like a giant lightbulb in the sky. We're daft not to use it, surely? 

What to do with soil that's got coal in it

Posted: 02/09/2012 at 15:54

my mum always used to tell me 'yorkshire born, yorkshire bred, strong in the arm and thick in the head' bless her. i had therapy so i'm ok now!

i considered getting my Green Beast converted to gas but I still couldnt have afforded  to run it. the proton's gone now thank god. got a red renault with a bit in the back for the dog. or the mother. the car's gutless at traffic lights but that might be because i usually drive with the hand brake on, or pull away in 3rd.

can everyone see our messages? how does this work? well, surely we won't be kicked out unless someone tells on us? they wouldnt, would they? WOULD THEY?

I guess as long as we keep mentioning our gardens they can't kick us out. I still have coal in my front garden.

if I can navigate this site I'm going to check out your rantings about getting rid of lawns and I might join in! ekky thump.


What to do with soil that's got coal in it

Posted: 02/09/2012 at 14:02

i just googled shireoaks and see it's worryingly near Rhodesia!!!! I left Catterick when I was two, so minimal memories really but its still in the blood. i had a second hand dead posh V8 Land Rover Discovery once which practically bankrupted me (I couldnt afford to have it serviced or even buy new tyres) - then I couldn't sell it and could only part-exchange it for .... a royal blue Proton!!! The V8 used to belong to Rosa Monkton (Princess Diana's mate) and the bonnet had a little ding in it which I liked to think was from Charles chucking a brick at it. I used to pretend to be the queen when I drove it, royal wave and everything. when i got the ghastly blue proton i changed the wave to a V sign - seemed more appropriate. on a gardening note - just in case we're breaking gardnersworld protocol by mere chatting - I just found a packet of edelweiss seeds from 1980. do you think they'll grow?

What to do with soil that's got coal in it

Posted: 01/09/2012 at 20:59

hey MMP - just remembered you are in Yorkshire - i was born there!  Catterick Camp (army brat)

What to do with soil that's got coal in it

Posted: 01/09/2012 at 20:58

skint as trousers?  i LOVE that phrase - i never heard it before! is it yours, i mean, did you make it up? can you tell me about it, i mean, if you made it up, then how and why and if you didnt and it's a local saying, what/where/how does it come into being?

i'll have a look at topcashback - never heard of that before, either (we mainly spend our time chewing straws down here in kent). i buy lots from amazon (have never been able to get a grip with ebay) so I'll go via the topthingy - ha ha i just reread you have a land rover addiction - ha MMP you are so funny! that's great! 

What to do with soil that's got coal in it

Posted: 01/09/2012 at 15:28

ah, that's more like it. i like the raking over bit, nice and easy. i should actually be out there doing it now, instead of checking my emails!  

What to do with soil that's got coal in it

Posted: 01/09/2012 at 11:59

figrat - yes, i think we probably have loads of agricultural/farm type shop places as we're quite rural down 'ere, i just have to find one. with all these green manure seeds, do you just throw them on the ground or do you have to drop them in tiny holes and then cover them up, or do you have to soak them in water like with sprouting, or will they come with instructions on the packet?    

What to do with soil that's got coal in it

Posted: 01/09/2012 at 07:57

MMP! topcashback? topcashback?  what is? once I'm out of my double thick dressing gown (dont know how many degrees we are but I'm COLD) I shall get down to my local poundstretcher and buy some fleece. I suppose it would be too much to hope that it's green and won't look like I've spread the ground with old duvets?

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