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by Green Aura
Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Meath
Replies: 2
Views: 29

Re: Hello from Meath

I've already said hello but hello again :lol: I find th self-sufficiency thing varies by person, time and circumstances. We all find our own elements that we can enjoy doing or fit in with life's demands. But if you want to get back into it you're in the right place. Have a look around, we've got to...
by Green Aura
Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Liquorice
Replies: 7
Views: 77

Re: Liquorice

diggernotdreamer wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:45 pm
Yuk
Yup, pretty much on a par with brussel sprouts in my book.
by Green Aura
Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What's wrong with fennel?
Replies: 13
Views: 1753

Re: What's wrong with fennel?

:wave: Welcome to Ish, dg. :wave:

Fennel's a lovely herb, sprinkle the fronds on fish or in salads. Some folks put fennel stalks in when stock making but I find it a bit too overpowering. Definitely a herb where less is more!
by Green Aura
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Rural planning handbook
Replies: 0
Views: 36

Rural planning handbook

I know we haven't had any threads surrounding rural building recently but saw this and thought I'd share it. At least we'll know where to find it then.

http://tlio.org.uk/the-rural-planning-h ... july-2018/
by Green Aura
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Plums!
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: Plums!

...and remove their habitat so they've nowhere to hide. I don't know how far they travel but keeping the area under the tree clear should help.
by Green Aura
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Liquorice
Replies: 7
Views: 77

Re: Liquorice

It's apparently a sub-tropical plant, ina, so I'm guessing it'll be a houseplant where you live. You can grow it in a pot, which will restrict its growth but that's maybe not a bad thing as its roots can get to 10m deep in the ground! It likes a sunny spot, free draining compost/loam/sand mix and to...
by Green Aura
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello again!
Replies: 2
Views: 69

Re: Hello again!

Welcome home puddleduck/rainbowphoenix. :wave: :hugish:
by Green Aura
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Men plucking their eyebrows!
Replies: 7
Views: 196

Re: Men plucking their eyebrows!

looking like Denis Healey. My OH too. :lol: I run the clippers over them when I cut his hair. As for plucking them, I can't really understand why anyone does it. I tried it as a teenager it hurt and haven't bothered since. If men want to do it, that's fine, but I sort of see it as end of epoch "pee...
by Green Aura
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Achocha tea
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: Achocha tea

I'm guessing it's as you've already tried. A quick Google search, which I'm sure you've already done, makes only very brief references to "and a tea can be made from the seeds". I did see a site that mentioned the whole fruit, dehydrated and powdered, was also used to make tea and/ or put in smoothi...
by Green Aura
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Ckook adventure
Replies: 6
Views: 646

Re: Ckook adventure

Is it breeding or conditioning? Could their chicks be trained to sit? I'm just musing really, you'd probably need to change the rooster if you succeeded, so it wouldn't be much use.

Are Isa Browns good for eating or will they get to retire as pets?
by Green Aura
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Flying insects
Replies: 7
Views: 323

Re: Flying insects

they are only about 15mm long X 1mm wide I think I knew that, somewhere in the brain recesses that hold my aromatherapy training. We were always told bracken was poisonous when we were kids, but then they told us that about most plants so we wouldn't just indiscriminately munch on things, I think. ...
by Green Aura
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Ikea Solar Panels!
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: Ikea Solar Panels!

I don't know, we've just spent a small fortune on a new roof, so we've not looked with any seriousness yet.

One thing I did like was the gizmo for working out the quote, savings and expected electricity production.
by Green Aura
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Ikea Solar Panels!
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: Ikea Solar Panels!

I had a look - £12k for our roof! Crikey. Great idea though.
by Green Aura
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Flying insects
Replies: 7
Views: 323

Re: Flying insects

Yes, we have tea tree, although we have it as an essential oil. Splendid stuff but I didn't have any to hand. Fine to add to the concoction. Or rub a leaf on. :lol:
by Green Aura
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Windowsill tomatoes and Lidl planters
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Re: Windowsill tomatoes and Lidl planters

I'd love a greenhouse all the way along the front wall but finances don't allow as yet. It would be perfect but would cost an arm and probably both legs!