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by Green Aura
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: New Here
Replies: 6
Views: 62

Re: New Here

:wave: Welcome to Ish. :wave:
by Green Aura
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Winter storms
Replies: 8
Views: 186

Re: Winter storms

And just how do you expect us to get it to you without? :lol:
by Green Aura
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Apple ID anyone
Replies: 7
Views: 148

Re: Apple ID anyone

Yes, we picked all ours on Friday. Today we're tree moving! :lol: Fortunately they're all in pots so we can move them into the shelter of the house. The wind has picked up nicely :roll: today and although the remnants of Helene are much further south, according to the Met Office, we've got another f...
by Green Aura
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: New Person Saying Hello
Replies: 7
Views: 111

Re: New Person Saying Hello

Hi Ascerti and welcome to Ish. :wave: :wave: Have a good look round the forum - use the search option if you're looking for something in particular, and don't forget to have a look on the blog site for more info too. https://www.selfsufficientish.com/main/ Ask questions, offer suggestions - we're al...
by Green Aura
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Apple ID anyone
Replies: 7
Views: 148

Re: Apple ID anyone

It looks very much like a Cox, but I wonder if it could it be a Katy? Someone I follow on Twitter remarked today she'd picked her crop. Described the apples in very much similar terms, including having to dehydrate or freeze them as they only keep for a few weeks.
by Green Aura
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Winter storms
Replies: 8
Views: 186

Re: Winter storms

OH said it was passing much further south. Hey ho, life as normal then!
by Green Aura
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Winter storms
Replies: 8
Views: 186

Re: Winter storms

It looks to be missing us out, for once. I hope your travel plans go to plan.
by Green Aura
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: How to grow an Avocado tree
Replies: 12
Views: 217

Re: How to grow an Avocado tree

We've found several, over the years, tried once or twice to grow them on with mixed success - they seem to get to a certain size then give up. However, we read, in various places, that either a) the plants don't produce fruit or b) they need to be about 7' tall before they do. Either way it isn't pa...
by Green Aura
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Honebody day
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: Honebody day

Sounds great. Unfortunately the birds got all my cherries just as they ripened. They must have been sitting in wait. :lol:
by Green Aura
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Small.crop.of.hops.
Replies: 3
Views: 275

Re: Small.crop.of.hops.

I've never made the wine but the best beer we ever made was this with a bag of unidentified hops I'd bought to make sleep pillows. https://www.selfsufficientish.com/main/2008/10/simple-and-cheap-beer-made-with-real-hops/ The sleep pillows were good too - mix the hops with dried marjoram and lavender...
by Green Aura
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Welcome New People Say Hello
Replies: 7
Views: 512

Re: Welcome New People Say Hello

:wave: Hi Twizzle and welcome.
by Green Aura
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: help identifying wild plum-type fruit
Replies: 10
Views: 495

Re: help identifying wild plum-type fruit

can you make a vodka or gin liquor with them like you can sloes? Abso-flippin-lutely you can. :lol: I haven't made any in a while but basically put as many as you can fit into a container, pricking them first. Then pack as much sugar in as you can get in and leave somewhere for a few weeks, giving ...
by Green Aura
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Growing in 2018 weather
Replies: 16
Views: 1261

Re: Growing in 2018 weather

Show off. :mrgreen:
by Green Aura
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: help identifying wild plum-type fruit
Replies: 10
Views: 495

Re: help identifying wild plum-type fruit

My guess is they're "wild" plums - as in a garden escape. They'll be small because they're competeing with everything else there for nutrients and maybe they don't get enough sun where they are to develop sugars? Are they soft? You could put them on a sunny windowsill and see if they sweeten up any ...
by Green Aura
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: help identifying wild plum-type fruit
Replies: 10
Views: 495

Re: help identifying wild plum-type fruit

It looks a bit big for a sloe, I think. It's possibly a plum, the fruit is a bit small but the leaves look right. Have you tasted it?