Friday 25 March 2011

February edition of our Self-Sufficiency video

This is the slightly late February edition of our Self-Sufficient in Suburbia video about our efforts to become self-sufficient. We have cleared the derelict part of the allotment, boosted our stocks of fruit licquers, travelled to London to do some filming for the Horticultural Channel and bought a new piece of equipment that will help us increase the land we have in cultivation.

Friday 4 March 2011

The Horticultural Channel Broadcast Times

As previously mentioned, I am one of the presenters for the Horticultural Channel and the first broadcast is taking place on Sunday 6th March.

The folowing are the broadcast times:

Sky 166 & Freesat 402:
Sunday 9am ¦ Repeated Monday 2pm, Wednesday 2pm and Friday 9pm

Sky 189:
Sunday 10am ¦ Repeated Monday 3pm, Wednesday 3pm and Friday 10pm

Throughout most of Europe, our programmes can be received via any satellite equipment pointing at the Astra/Eurobird complex at 28.2E.
Information TV: Frequency 11.623 H, FEC 2/3, Symbol Rate 27500, Service ID 50880

Tuesday 1 March 2011

The rubbish is now cleared

I was amazed at just how much rubbish we inherited on the allotment when we took it on. The skip that arrived on Saturday took only the weekend to fill. Thankfully, it took all the rubbish other than some of the wood that I put on a bonfire. At last the job is done.

Half the ground looks as though it is in a reasonable condition. The other half will need quite of bit of work to clean it of broken glass, bits of plastic and a variety of other bits of rubbish. Our plan is to rake as much as possible of the loose material on the surface to one side. This may take soem time.