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  Topic: Poor germination rates.
tigerella

Replies: 13
Views: 3522
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Mar 04, 14 12:59 am   Subject: Poor germination rates.
Go biodynamic and sow with the moon descending in relation to the Northern Hemisphere. Try again between 13 and 16 March. This has worked for me for years. I have theories about the impact of shift ...
  Topic: 2014 craft projects?
tigerella

Replies: 37
Views: 20563
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Fri Jan 10, 14 5:22 pm   Subject: 2014 craft projects?
http://www.downsizer.net/gallery/25718/pattern.jpg

As a fan of Bernard Cornwell's series of books about Uhtred, I think I understand about the silver armband's use as ready cash. I can already thin ...
  Topic: 2014 craft projects?
tigerella

Replies: 37
Views: 20563
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Thu Jan 09, 14 10:41 pm   Subject: 2014 craft projects?
hiberno scandinavian armbands in silver

trial in 800 ,then a sterling one ,if they sell a range in 999

You can make silver armbands? Is hiberno scandinavian Viking invader/settler style? Any c ...
  Topic: What is everyone growing this year?
tigerella

Replies: 22
Views: 7191
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Jan 09, 14 5:58 pm   Subject: What is everyone growing this year?
What's achocha? I've clearly missed something, but having read the thread twice, I am missing it still. I'm in South Wales too, but an unsuccessful veg gardener, overall. Do ok with fruit and tomat ...
  Topic: What is everyone growing this year?
tigerella

Replies: 22
Views: 7191
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Jan 08, 14 10:45 pm   Subject: What is everyone growing this year?
What's achocha? I've clearly missed something, but having read the thread twice, I am missing it still. I'm in South Wales too, but an unsuccessful veg gardener, overall. Do ok with fruit and tomat ...
  Topic: 2014 craft projects?
tigerella

Replies: 37
Views: 20563
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Thu Jan 02, 14 11:58 pm   Subject: 2014 craft projects?
Fleece/spinning
Wash the Lleyn fleece, and spin it for a jumper
Finish spinning Hebridean fleece (or felt it ?) >> hat
Spin enough Shetland to knit something with it >> shawl/scarf
spi ...
  Topic: Downsizer group on Ravelry
tigerella

Replies: 7
Views: 4012
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Wed Sep 25, 13 12:45 am   Subject: Downsizer group on Ravelry
I didn't know there was a downsizer forum on there. It has taken me a long while to get involved with ravelry and work out the system, but I am now a great fan. I have had loads of good advice on fl ...
  Topic: Knitting
tigerella

Replies: 31
Views: 7768
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Thu Sep 12, 13 4:35 pm   Subject: Knitting
Tigerella you sound like me ... once you know how to knit there are ways of adapting things, even for mathematically challenged types such as us - crochet is easier to adapt I find though as it gives ...
  Topic: Knitting
tigerella

Replies: 31
Views: 7768
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Wed Sep 11, 13 11:52 pm   Subject: Knitting
I'm in the middle of a project to spin a local welsh crossbreed fleece into enough wool to make an aran jumper for my brother in law. As I like to spin a bit, knit a bit, I can't be entirely sure the ...
  Topic: Wildlife Photographer of The Year pics
tigerella

Replies: 5
Views: 9622
PostForum: Reviews and What's On   Posted: Wed Aug 28, 13 9:37 pm   Subject: Wildlife Photographer of The Year pics
Thanks for the link - the sunset frog is my favourite.
  Topic: Wrought iron gate maker?
tigerella

Replies: 5
Views: 3293
PostForum: Trading Post   Posted: Sun Aug 04, 13 10:53 pm   Subject: Wrought iron gate maker?
Thanks very much everyone. I shall have to measure up properly, take some photos and try and get straight in my head what I think would work for me. Then I'll contact your recommendations, very glad ...
  Topic: Wrought iron gate maker?
tigerella

Replies: 5
Views: 3293
PostForum: Trading Post   Posted: Sat Aug 03, 13 12:05 am   Subject: Wrought iron gate maker?
Having built a new garden wall, we need a new garden gate that is not standard size. Dreaming of something organically artistic as well as functional. Could anyone recommend a maker? South Wales or ...
  Topic: Learning to spin.
tigerella

Replies: 23
Views: 7636
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Fri Aug 02, 13 11:59 pm   Subject: Learning to spin.
Inspired by sock instructions - a challenge I have never felt equal to so far. Thanks, madcat for mentioning and sally for posting.
  Topic: Elderflower Cordial
tigerella

Replies: 9
Views: 2444
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Mon Jul 01, 13 11:13 am   Subject: Elderflower Cordial
Thanks - I shall plant one in my garden!
  Topic: Elderflower Cordial
tigerella

Replies: 9
Views: 2444
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sun Jun 30, 13 11:56 pm   Subject: Elderflower Cordial
Also we are looking to put a windbreak/hedge in the top field and we thought of having a mixed hedge with berries and flowers, I have seen Sambucus nigra black lace and thinks is beautiful, never seen ...
 
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