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  Topic: Banana wine
jema

Replies: 7
Views: 148
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sat Sep 26, 20 6:22 am   Subject: Banana wine
Welcome back TD

Woke up this morning and our white grapes are bubbling away as if just started, very odd, they had been dead for a week, opened the barrel yesterday and it looked active though, ...
  Topic: Banana wine
jema

Replies: 7
Views: 148
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Fri Sep 25, 20 10:50 am   Subject: Banana wine
I picked up some cheap bananas some weeks ago and have just racked about 2.5 gallons of banana wine into demijons, looks like it will take a while to clear but tastes pretty good.
My last large batch ...
  Topic: Landscaping project
jema

Replies: 478
Views: 85468
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Sep 24, 20 6:30 am   Subject: Landscaping project
I'm figuring big pots will do the trick. So you simply cannot get that near the edge.
  Topic: Landscaping project
jema

Replies: 478
Views: 85468
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Sep 23, 20 6:54 am   Subject: Landscaping project
Ouch, I keep Jean away from the "edge" here, she can fit and it may not be 95 feet, but I reckon you could do severe damage.
I need to sort water butts and do a bit more on the guttering, but things ...
  Topic: Landscaping project
jema

Replies: 478
Views: 85468
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Sep 22, 20 7:08 am   Subject: Landscaping project
https://www.downsizer.net/gallery/30490/pile.jpg

The piles of old decking and other timber now off the drive and screws removed. Driveway still looks like it's been flytipped but is a lot better.
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  Topic: Landscaping project
jema

Replies: 478
Views: 85468
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sun Sep 13, 20 5:28 pm   Subject: Landscaping project
It's just basic 4mm twinwall. I figure I am making it significantly stronger than the existing greenhouse. A greenhouse that is not quite strong enough for the wind here! My attitude is that this is ...
  Topic: Windbreaks for an allotment
jema

Replies: 18
Views: 1350
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Sep 13, 20 2:39 pm   Subject: Windbreaks for an allotment
Polycarb sheets, stakes either side to keep them in place.
  Topic: Landscaping project
jema

Replies: 478
Views: 85468
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sun Sep 13, 20 2:37 pm   Subject: Landscaping project
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Starting to tidy up a bit and get some polycarb on the roof of the beds
  Topic: Landscaping project
jema

Replies: 478
Views: 85468
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Sep 10, 20 2:20 pm   Subject: Landscaping project
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Something has occurred to me, I have a couple of new sleeper offcuts, and a couple of new slee ...
  Topic: Landscaping project
jema

Replies: 478
Views: 85468
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Sep 09, 20 2:03 pm   Subject: Landscaping project
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A couple of finishing touches. After all the heavy duty stuff the little bit of extra decking ...
  Topic: Is there anything more sad...?
jema

Replies: 44
Views: 2103
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Sep 08, 20 6:58 am   Subject: Is there anything more sad...?
Our aubergines failed as did the courgettes which is quite an achievement. So did the cauliflower But a lot worked and lessons learned.
  Topic: Landscaping project
jema

Replies: 478
Views: 85468
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sun Sep 06, 20 2:23 pm   Subject: Landscaping project
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Another last post of the season. Occurred to me I had the post, the remains of a bulk bag of ballast and opened cement.
So that's all of a bul ...
  Topic: Landscaping project
jema

Replies: 478
Views: 85468
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Fri Sep 04, 20 3:12 pm   Subject: Landscaping project
https://www.downsizer.net/gallery/30475/bed.jpg

Another raised bed build one the overhanging decking boards cut back. Polycarb on order, I have not been using washers more relying on lots of screw ...
  Topic: Landscaping project
jema

Replies: 478
Views: 85468
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Fri Sep 04, 20 8:31 am   Subject: Landscaping project
I figure now is the time to start on what was always part of the project which was to make the raised bed area a bit more of a greenhouse.
So going to order some polycarb sheeting, frame it with 2x2 ...
  Topic: Landscaping project
jema

Replies: 478
Views: 85468
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Sep 03, 20 2:34 pm   Subject: Landscaping project
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This is done for the year I think, but it's begging for a post down in the pit and further extending the deck without narrowing it any more than it ...
 
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