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by Odsox
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Windowsill tomatoes and Lidl planters
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: Windowsill tomatoes and Lidl planters

Ah well .... You will have to study the catalogues for small varieties. Of course you are lucky as there are very many tomato varieties that have been bred for container growing, along with other tender veg, courtesy of modern UK homes with about a square metre patio for a garden. Years ago there we...
by Odsox
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Windowsill tomatoes and Lidl planters
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: Windowsill tomatoes and Lidl planters

I'm not as disciplined as Odsox Neither is Odsox :lol: The one downside is the growing area isn't deep enough to hold a cane so we've got some barely supported plants. So the project for next year is to devise some sort of external frame. Nah, what you need is a lean-to greenhouse on the other side...
by Odsox
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Oval-necked demijohn - fix/throw out ?
Replies: 4
Views: 152

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

When I got some equipment a few years ago I mistakenly bought what I thought was an airlock bung. It looked like one but it fitted over the demijohn neck instead of inside (like a cork) That might be what you want. https://www.homebrewwest.ie/carboy--demijohn-rubber-cap-60-mm-with-hole-for-airlock-4...
by Odsox
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Houseplant identification
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Re: Houseplant identification

sususanan wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:55 pm
It looks like it's just the one plant.
In that case all those totally green leaves will variegate as they age.
by Odsox
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Flying insects
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Re: Flying insects

It's the same down here, funny how opposite ends of the British Isles can be so similar. Your Cleg is known as Doctor Fly here, but is the same nasty vicious beastie. I am a magnet for them and a quick bite causes a nasty blister which takes ages to heal and you can still see the red scar 3 months l...
by Odsox
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Houseplant identification
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Re: Houseplant identification

Green Aura wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:17 pm
Looks like a Tradescantia to me.
Yes, especially the variegated leaves. Is there one plant or two?
When I was a good deal younger it was called Wandering Jew, but that's probably not politically correct now.
by Odsox
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Onions
Replies: 35
Views: 1397

Re: Onions

Those onions at the beginning of this thread were harvested on 21st of June, about a third were given away and the rest are now in our larder. Today I harvested 2 varieties of garlic and my shallots (early this morning and still got covered in sweat) I for one will be happy when the temperatures dro...
by Odsox
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Hot weather and water
Replies: 20
Views: 442

Re: Hot weather and water

Obviously we are not self sufficient in rainfall at present Well I sort of am. I have a couple of 1,000 litre tanks that are filled with rain falling on my barn roof for polytunnel irrigation, although I only have one tankful at the moment. The house supply is from a spring that is on it's last leg...
by Odsox
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: CO2 shortage
Replies: 2
Views: 154

Re: CO2 shortage

Yes, I read that too. I also learnt that chicken are apparently "stunned" using CO2, although I would have thought "suffocated" would be a more accurate term. As to meat packaging, I assume the CO2 is in the blister type packs that supermarket meat is packed in, probably to stop it oxidising and kee...
by Odsox
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Weed killing on lawns
Replies: 16
Views: 591

Re: Weed killing on lawns

I actually like weeds in my lawn. It's chock full of daisies, red clover, white clover, buttercup, celandines, violets, self-heal (both blue and the rare white), plantain (although that's not so welcome), plus tiny milkwort and a large patch of wild thyme. Oh, and a couple of primroses that I have t...
by Odsox
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Fly strips
Replies: 8
Views: 294

Re: Fly strips

diggernotdreamer wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:56 pm
I thought there might be a film or some pictures, the title 'Fly Strips', got me intrigued
No it would be X rated and us Mods would have to censor it. :lol:
by Odsox
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Fly strips
Replies: 8
Views: 294

Re: Fly strips

I don't think it's a case of flies flying into it, more a case of them being attracted to it by the sugar content.
by Odsox
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Is it too late?
Replies: 6
Views: 360

Re: Is it too late?

happyhippy wrote:
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:44 am
Is there such a thing as frost resistant plants?
No, none of the curcurbit family are frost resistant.
There are small bush varieties of courgette and butternut squash that can be grown in largish pots, that way if an early frost is forecast you could bring it indoors for the night.
by Odsox
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: High street shops
Replies: 12
Views: 766

Re: High street shops

Watch it folks! I bought work boots on line a few years ago and they also looked identical and were branded the same as those I usually bought locally. However, they only lasted a couple of months rather than the one or two years I normally get out of boots I was going to point out that even if the...
by Odsox
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: High street shops
Replies: 12
Views: 766

Re: High street shops

Watch it folks! I bought work boots on line a few years ago and they also looked identical and were branded the same as those I usually bought locally. However, they only lasted a couple of months rather than the one or two years I normally get out of boots I was going to point out that even if the...