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Helpful votes received on reviews: 97% (74 of 76)
Location: South-West, UK
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 148,729 - Total Helpful Votes: 74 of 76
A Forest Garden Year with Martin Crawford [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Malcolm Baldwin
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
We really enjoy this DVD. Martin Crawford's courses and books are famous for transmitting his knowledge and experience of forest gardening but this DVD has been very useful for us - you don't always have the energy to read a book and courses involve an investment of time and money that isn't always easy to make. The film is an approachable way to get a feel for the scale and appearance of some of the more unfamiliar plants, designs and techniques involved.

We've watched it over again when we want something gentle and inspiring to pass an hour with a glass of wine, and I think every time we've come away having focused on something that escaped us before (the hanging seed trays to… Read more
Plain Plastic Scraper Flexible blade. 4.5 x 3" by Vogue
24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
I bought this primarily for handling wetter bread dough (using methods from Dan Lepard and Andrew Whitley) - so that my hands don't get so sticky and so that I can scrape up any dough from the work surface and bowl to make washing up easier. These are quite cheap and look very basic - a blade of smooth, semi-rigid plastic, a bit like the kind of thing some plastic crockery is made from - so I didn't have very high expectations.

However they've proven to be very useful, both for the reasons I bought them, and also for:
1) slicing bread and scone dough, pastry etc - they're quite thin and therefore cut well, but being plastic don't mark my wooden surfaces
2) scraping cake… Read more
Pack of 1000 Natural lolly sticks [Toy] by Anthony Peters
5.0 out of 5 stars Great plant labels..., 20 July 2012
We bought these to use as plant labels because we're fed up of plastic labels being hard to write on and becoming brittle and difficult to recycle after a couple of years' use. Also plastic labels are quite expensive (unless you use recycled milk bottles) - if you grow a lot of varieties of plants I find myself skimping on labels, and well-labelled seedlings are easier to care for properly so you know what goes where and what feed, water and conditions they need (not to mention what colour/habit they have, for example different types of tomatoes).

So for the purpose we bought them for these are great. Very few were damaged, they are robust enough to push in to pots quickly when… Read more