Month: March 2019

Electronics, Gardening and Lifestyle

Greenhouse Update – Fitting the solar vent openers 🌞

  Well the usual chaos of a week just not being long enough. I did however manage to get both of the greenhouse solar vent openers installed. If you have a greenhouse, cold frame, heck anything that needs a window opening when its hot, you should Check these out. Bayliss XL greenhouse solar vent openers Bayliss Xl…
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March 31, 2019 0
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Jute twine in the garden, a change for the better 🌻

  As i’m on a quest to make everything i do more environmentally friendly, sustainable i keep finding new ways to reduce this impact, on the list this time was jute twine. One thing that i realised i did that wasn’t great was in the garden. Funny that something like growing my own fruit and…
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March 29, 2019 0
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First Aid kit, adding one for at home

A recent series of events has caused me to look at our first aid situation at home, bare with me its a long one (by my standards) So picture this I’m happily “playing” in the garden working on the greenhouse using some power tools. And bam out of no something hits me in the eye…
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March 28, 2019 0
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March Garden update – seedlings

  Well this will just be a short one but i wanted to share with you where I’m at, ill be doing another update next week and ill add in all the other bits from the garden that aren’t in this post. My time at home is limited and one thing i was concerned about…
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March 28, 2019 0
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Greenhouse solar power installed, making progress!

  Part of my big push to get the greenhouse ready for this years growing season is to get the greenhouse solar power installed. Including the power set up for two things my powered hose pipe and the autonomous watering system. This was one of the few things that worked very well in my previous…
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March 27, 2019 0
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Rooting cuttings with honey – Is it the bees knees?

Ooh, I love plants and want so many plants that every space I see needs a plant in it. preferably an edible one too. This could get expensive or take a long time to establish from seeds so let’s talk about rooting cuttings. What are cuttings Cuttings are a piece of the plant either the stem, leaves or…
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March 26, 2019 0
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garden water collection and greenhouse autonomous watering update

So with the new greenhouse in the process of being built, I’ve decided to give the water storage and autonomous watering system an overhaul. so to summarise what I’ve done so far. Upgraded from 15mm to 22mm pipe and fittings. Changed the self-watering from electric pump fed to gravity fed. Installed pipe fittings for connecting…
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March 25, 2019 0

My wooden greenhouse update

  Well as some of you already know I’ve been slaving away for a while on this wooden greenhouse any free moment i get. Which isn’t enough to get a new greenhouse built in time for this years growing season. Well i can finally say its up, not finished, but up. Phew…. This was done…
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March 24, 2019 0
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Keyless entry car theft avoidance

Dealing with the risk of keyless entry car theft Within the UK keyless entry car theft has become a real problem. With many people suffering the loss of their vehicles during the night. With no break-ins to property or keys being fished through letterboxes. In a nutshell, they are using totally legal devices that can…
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March 18, 2019 0
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Basil is so much more than a delicious herb lets talk plant medicine

Of the back of this great competion by @naturalmedicine  here I want to share with you my entry for basil. Well, this week I chose to look at basil, specifically its properties as a natural medicine. Basil is something that I have grown in the garden for years as its use in cooking spans many cuisines and…
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March 15, 2019 0