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by Green Aura
Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: No Bees?
Replies: 2
Views: 15

Re: No Bees?

It's terrifying. We have a protected site in the village - home to the Great Yellow, which apparently only has a few habitats in north and west Scotland left. When we were setting it up had several talks from some university bod who gave us advice on providing a bee-friendly environment. You can't d...
by Green Aura
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: New potatoes for dinner
Replies: 3
Views: 23

Re: New potatoes for dinner

You can keep the sprouts but the spuds sound good.
by Green Aura
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: December planting
Replies: 5
Views: 25

Re: December planting

Indeed, plan next years growing and get ready to sow tomatoes, on Boxing Day (or soon as after. They'll need to be kept somewhere relatively warm though. You can do peppers too but they need heated propagation really. How about sprouting seeds indoors for winter salads - radishes, peas, chickpeas al...
by Green Aura
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Vertical gardening
Replies: 8
Views: 113

Re: Vertical gardening

A couple of lemon trees and a grapevine (purely for eating purposes obviously :wink: ) for starters. Ginger, turmeric and some lemongrass (they're to go with the chillies). Raised bed for year round salad leaves. A butternut squash, growing up a frame - and I wouldn't give entirely on the melons - t...
by Green Aura
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Marrow Rum
Replies: 84
Views: 66773

Re: Marrow Rum

The only explanation, as far as I can see, is that putrid marrow flesh must contain a strong hallucinogenic substance which is also intensely psychologically addictive. Why else would people insist upon risking their health? Or, just a theory here, most people dislike marrow, or more specifically m...
by Green Aura
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Fairly simple and quick-ish recipe for curd cheese
Replies: 1
Views: 31

Re: Fairly simple and quick-ish recipe for curd cheese

I've made cheese using a very similar recipe and it's lovely but it strikes me as rather involved for a fresh cheese that only keeps for a week or two at most. Then I discovered a "recipe" which is much simpler - Crowdie. Just put your milk in a thick-bottomed pan on a very low heat (I put...
by Green Aura
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: replace a wood-burning furnace with an aga
Replies: 1
Views: 32

Re: replace a wood-burning furnace with an aga

I can't answer that, Andy, although I'm sure someone will, but I do have one suggestion in the meantime. We replaced our solid fuel boiler a little while back and sized it in order to add a few more radiators (which we've done) and a 500l thermal store (which turned into a 350l TS because the plumbe...
by Green Aura
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Back after a long absence
Replies: 6
Views: 98

Re: Back after a long absence

Jansman wrote:Always busy,but self sufficient, no.


Nor are any of us, Jansman, that's why we're Ish. But anything you can make, grow or do for yourself is all to the good, I think. :thumbright:
by Green Aura
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Back after a long absence
Replies: 6
Views: 98

Re: Back after a long absence

Welcome back, Jansman. Sounds like you've been busy! :wave:
by Green Aura
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Mid-Devon!
Replies: 4
Views: 72

Re: Hello from Mid-Devon!

Welcome to Ish, Dave and Val. :wave:

Another early retiree here, after 30+ years in the NHS I moved, with family, to the north of Scotland.

I'm not sure why we call it retirement though. I never worked so hard as a nurse as I do at this Ish stuff. :lol:
by Green Aura
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What's for the festive lunch 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 153

Re: What's for the festive lunch 2017

That looks fab, Weedo, but I can see how parched it is even near the water. Enjoy your leisure.
by Green Aura
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Sour Chutney?
Replies: 10
Views: 1369

Re: Sour Chutney?

It might take a lot longer than overnight, Lexi, so don't despair if it's still vinegary - just put it away for a while and let it do its thing. It can take from a few days to several weeks for chutneys to mature and become edible. I think that was probably the point, though. Chutneys were ways of p...
by Green Aura
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Goede avond vanuit Nederland.
Replies: 4
Views: 100

Re: Goede avond vanuit Nederland.

Hi Lexi and welcome to Ish :wave:

TheOnlyRogueAngel wrote:I'm still learning, and learning from my mistakes.


As are we all, honey. Daily :lol:
by Green Aura
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What's for the festive lunch 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 153

Re: What's for the festive lunch 2017

....and those of us currently at risk of being snowed in won't even be remotely jealous. :mrgreen:
by Green Aura
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Sales
Replies: 11
Views: 434

Re: Sales

Good point. Unfortunately that option isn't available to me as most of my shopping is done online. I do remember getting a free pair of binoculars chucked in when I bought a digital camera many years ago. We still have the binoculars, they're fantastic - the camera is long gone. It was 1 megapixel (...

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