The Cottage Smallholder


stumbling self sufficiency in a small space

Avatar

Please consider registering
guest

sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —




— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

No permission to create posts
sp_Feed Topic RSS sp_TopicIcon
Gardening Ideas & structures
Tue 3-Apr-12
2:35 pm
Avatar
Hattie
Bucks/Oxon Border

Supreme Being
Members

New members
Forum Posts: 6920
Member Since:
Mon 21-Sep-09
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I love the internet for the ideas it throws up that inspire me to try something new or re-use some of the 'junk' I can't bring myself to throw away. Recently I came across this page on Pinterest so I thought you might enjoy it as much as I do.

 

http://pinterest.com/maryandrews/garden/

 

"The beautiful is as useful as the useful...perhaps more so."

from Les Miserables

Tue 3-Apr-12
2:41 pm
Avatar
Toffeeapple
North Bucks

Members

Moderators
Forum Posts: 15807
Member Since:
Tue 22-Sep-09
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I joined pinterest some time ago (no idea why) but I still can't see the point of it.  I just looked at the link you posted and immediately glazed over...isn't it just clogging up your laptop with 'stuff'?

I'll try that again!
Tue 3-Apr-12
2:43 pm
Avatar
Sooliz
Somerset

Supreme Being
Members

New members
Forum Posts: 7199
Member Since:
Sun 30-Jan-11
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

What a lovely page with so many useful ideas!  I've bookmarked it to show husband, he'll be particularly interested in things like the potting bench made from pallets.  Thanks for that, Nadine welldone

learning to love veg…..except celery :-O
Tue 3-Apr-12
2:44 pm
Avatar
Sooliz
Somerset

Supreme Being
Members

New members
Forum Posts: 7199
Member Since:
Sun 30-Jan-11
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Well, that's two completely opposing viewpoints!  big_laughbig_laughbig_hug

learning to love veg…..except celery :-O
Tue 3-Apr-12
2:46 pm
Avatar
Toffeeapple
North Bucks

Members

Moderators
Forum Posts: 15807
Member Since:
Tue 22-Sep-09
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Weird eh?  I see all those little  boards and fall asleep...

I'll try that again!
Tue 3-Apr-12
3:13 pm
Avatar
Hattie
Bucks/Oxon Border

Supreme Being
Members

New members
Forum Posts: 6920
Member Since:
Mon 21-Sep-09
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

big_laugh big_laugh........ and I see it as a way of expanding my horizons........whistle  It is a good thing we are all so different, isn't it ?  

.........and no it doesn't clog up my laptop with 'stuff'....I enjoy looking at other people's visions  & aspirations......always have & it looks as if I always will, unless, of course, I go blind ( which in my case, is a possibility).  ponder

Meanwhile I enjoy myself.....laugh

 

"The beautiful is as useful as the useful...perhaps more so."

from Les Miserables

Tue 3-Apr-12
3:47 pm
Avatar
Toffeeapple
North Bucks

Members

Moderators
Forum Posts: 15807
Member Since:
Tue 22-Sep-09
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I think it is to do with my eyesight too Hattie, things have to be very pared down now for me to make sense of them.  Hey, if we end up with one working eye each, we could move next door to each other? big_laugh big_hug

I'll try that again!
Tue 3-Apr-12
4:10 pm
Avatar
Hattie
Bucks/Oxon Border

Supreme Being
Members

New members
Forum Posts: 6920
Member Since:
Mon 21-Sep-09
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Hi TA,

wave It is easy to enlarge the images...I do it all the time. I also often go back to the original site or blog for more information about the image. I have found so many fascinating work that way & amazing people. I have just been looking at a whole lot of sites in mainland China.....It is wonderful because I can use the translator on them, although this is sometimes rather odd, or hilariously funny. big_laugh 

Images are very important to me & I have a very strong visual memory......so I am storing up images in my brain just in case it all goes dark as I get older....what_the_heck  whistle

 

big_hug 

 

"The beautiful is as useful as the useful...perhaps more so."

from Les Miserables

Tue 15-May-12
1:32 pm
Avatar
Hattie
Bucks/Oxon Border

Supreme Being
Members

New members
Forum Posts: 6920
Member Since:
Mon 21-Sep-09
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I thought this Kitchen Garden blog by Sally Nex on the Crocus site was full of interesting stuff she found at the MalvernSpring Garden Show this year. I really enjoy the Crocus site & their plants are good quality though expensive, but you get what you pay for in their case, unlike other places I have tried recently (Otter Farm being one of them, quitea few of the plants I received from them were so tiny you could hardly see them & had so recently potted up that they were not viable & although I cossetted them, they dwindled & died. I will be emailing them yet again & I will never use them again.  thumbs_downthumbs_downthumbs_down

 

"The beautiful is as useful as the useful...perhaps more so."

from Les Miserables

Tue 15-May-12
2:07 pm
Avatar
Toffeeapple
North Bucks

Members

Moderators
Forum Posts: 15807
Member Since:
Tue 22-Sep-09
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

That must have been very disappointing for you.  I hope that you get a response from your email to them.  Is there no 'governing body' to which you might complain?

I'll try that again!
Tue 15-May-12
3:32 pm
Avatar
danast
Argyll, Scotland

Supreme Being
Members
Forum Posts: 10231
Member Since:
Thu 24-Sep-09
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Hattie said:

I love the internet for the ideas it throws up that inspire me to try something new or re-use some of the 'junk' I can't bring myself to throw away. Recently I came across this page on Pinterest so I thought you might enjoy it as much as I do.

 

http://pinterest.com/maryandrews/garden/

wave  Oh I love this link Nadine.  I shall have to be very careful or I shall be spending lots of time there exploring all the links and ideas.  smile    Have not used pinterest before.  

Old teachers never die, they just lose their class
Tue 15-May-12
3:33 pm
Avatar
Aly
Normandy France

Supreme Being
Members

New members
Forum Posts: 8841
Member Since:
Sun 2-Oct-11
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I like pinterest too, so many ideas so little time !

Trying to enjoy life as it is http://www.letertregites.com
Tue 15-May-12
5:24 pm
Avatar
Toffeeapple
North Bucks

Members

Moderators
Forum Posts: 15807
Member Since:
Tue 22-Sep-09
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Complete waste of time if you ask me.  I have a follower on Pinterest which is pretty odd since I haven't pinned anything at all, ever.  Seems she is keen on pictures of semi-naked people.

I'll try that again!
Tue 15-May-12
11:44 pm
Avatar
Terrier
York

Supreme Being
Members

New members
Forum Posts: 4517
Member Since:
Tue 22-Sep-09
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

oh another way to waste hours, gosh people are good at finding them on here.

need a rainy day I think to catch up on my reading

Wed 16-May-12
6:17 am
Avatar
Aly
Normandy France

Supreme Being
Members

New members
Forum Posts: 8841
Member Since:
Sun 2-Oct-11
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Well we are meant to be retired! Time rich money poor now you know!

Trying to enjoy life as it is http://www.letertregites.com
No permission to create posts
Forum Timezone: Europe/London

Most Users Ever Online: 262

Currently Online:
22 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Top Posters:

danast: 10231

brightspark: 9763

Aly: 8841

Sooliz: 7199

Hattie: 6920

Ambersparkle: 5343

JoannaS: 4800

Terrier: 4517

eileen54: 4309

Xahha: 4231

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 4

Members: 17168

Moderators: 2

Admins: 2

Forum Stats:

Groups: 6

Forums: 25

Topics: 2198

Posts: 118035

Newest Members:

pablolea, wrensong, Chase Bailey, shanepetersen, netts, pollypepper

Moderators: Toffeeapple: 15807, AdminTA: 3

Administrators: fn: 321, Danny: 5472


Copyright © 2006-2012 Cottage Smallholder      Our Privacy Policy      Advertise on Cottage Smallholder