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by Green Aura
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Flying insects
Replies: 7
Views: 201

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: 60

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: 60

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: 201

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: 124

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!
by Green Aura
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Windowsill tomatoes and Lidl planters
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Windowsill tomatoes and Lidl planters

We gave up growing stuff in the polytunnel as between the wind and lack of sun it has proved fairly useless (so we've given it away!). Anyway we had a trial run last year and decided it looked growing on our windowsills seemed like a good alternative for tomatoes, cucumbers and continue with the chi...
by Green Aura
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Oval-necked demijohn - fix/throw out ?
Replies: 4
Views: 173

Re: Oval-necked demijohn - fix/throw out ?

my lodger knocked a gallon of blackberry wine, ready for bottling off the kitchen counter. Probably good legal grounds for eviction there. :lol: I suppose as a last resort you could stretch a balloon over the neck and put a pin through it. I've never tried it myself but it might be worth - I'm sure...
by Green Aura
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: Phone apps
Replies: 1
Views: 85

Re: Phone apps

Dunno. I'm afraid it might just need a troll through the app store. One of the good things about iphones is that stuff is very easy to uninstall if found to be useless. One of the bad things is that there's a lot of that out there!
by Green Aura
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Houseplant identification
Replies: 5
Views: 186

Re: Houseplant identification

Odsox wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:08 pm
When I was a good deal younger it was called Wandering Jew, but that's probably not politically correct now.
I nearly added that but decided best not. :pale:
by Green Aura
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Flying insects
Replies: 7
Views: 201

Re: Flying insects

Yes, I've still got a lump on my forearm from a cleg bite from our first visit here in 1999 - we were so overwhelmed by the clouds of midges that I barely noticed this thing eating me. One thing that occurred to me about the salve. Not everyone has the essential oils but the plant matter could be in...
by Green Aura
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Houseplant identification
Replies: 5
Views: 186

Re: Houseplant identification

Looks like a Tradescantia to me.
by Green Aura
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Flying insects
Replies: 7
Views: 201

Flying insects

As most of you know I live on the north coast of Scotland - otherwise known as midge central. This year, due to the extremely dry weather we've been having they're much depleted in number and we've had some very pleasant evenings sitting out without swarms of the little b*ggers ruining everthing. We...
by Green Aura
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Hot weather and water
Replies: 20
Views: 471

Re: Hot weather and water

You'll have to take a filter bottle, Flo. I know what you mean, Weedo. You sometimes have to wonder how humans ever survived until chlorine, antibiotics and bleach saved us all. Although I suppose a lot didn't. Still, I think the general public's immune system would be a lot stronger with maybe just...
by Green Aura
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Weed killing on lawns
Replies: 16
Views: 609

Re: Weed killing on lawns

I'm guessing the no-spray, neutral zone that I understand farmers have to observe at property boundaries doesn't apply to Councils. Unfortunately it never applied to neighbours!
by Green Aura
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Hot weather and water
Replies: 20
Views: 471

Re: Hot weather and water

Lovely, but compared to 2.99 for a plant pot and .99p for the saucer, it's quite a difference. When we were growing 12-15 tomato plants, each with its own little pot that's big money. :lol: