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by kit-e-kate
Thu Jun 27, 2013 3:07 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Just for a laugh.
Replies: 49
Views: 7617

Re: Just for a laugh.

Jandra wrote:Is it me not being a native speaker? I am not getting the nun joke....


It's a pun on "where's"/"wears" ...

Got it?

:icon_smile:
by kit-e-kate
Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:25 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Weeds, weeds and more weeds. Help!
Replies: 56
Views: 10089

Re: Weeds, weeds and more weeds. Help!

I love the newspaper idea! I'm definitely going to give that a go. Thanks! : )
by kit-e-kate
Mon May 20, 2013 8:25 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Help! Invasion of small white millipede things! Any ideas?
Replies: 7
Views: 2221

Re: Help! Invasion of small white millipede things! Any idea

Thank you all for your help! Yes, I think they are spotted snake millipedes, thank you chickencharrgrill! I've done a bit more research on the subject, I wonder if I've actually brought this infestation on myself by digging in a lot of organic matter (from my compost heap) this winter. I don't think...
by kit-e-kate
Fri May 17, 2013 11:20 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Help! Invasion of small white millipede things! Any ideas?
Replies: 7
Views: 2221

Help! Invasion of small white millipede things! Any ideas?

Hi All, I wonder if anyone can help to identify (and suggest a control) for these little things? I'm not having any luck finding anything about them in any of my books or on Google.... I've noticed them in the garden before and they eat into carrots/parsnips/potatoes and things like that. This year ...
by kit-e-kate
Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:27 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Mushroom I.D. Please
Replies: 3
Views: 1837

Re: Mushroom I.D. Please

Hiya, I've just done a quick google for an i.d. on 'burma cubensis' and although its hard to see from the two photos, I don't think those are your burma cubensis. The stem looks too thin, the wrong colour, and i think there should be a ring on it too. I'd give them a miss, if I were you. HTH Kate :i...
by kit-e-kate
Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: out of date beans
Replies: 12
Views: 1845

Re: out of date beans

Its a 'Yep!' from me too. :icon_smile: That is, assuming that they still look ok?
by kit-e-kate
Sat Nov 24, 2012 7:24 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Come in Durgan!
Replies: 24
Views: 1710

Re: Come in Durgan!

I miss him too. I liked all his galleries (a lot of work went in to those), and his wee dog! And, after a disastrous year for carrots, i'd even made a note in my gardening book to "use Durgan method next year"! Come back Durgan!
by kit-e-kate
Tue May 01, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: Cycling. Will I get better at it?
Replies: 24
Views: 8168

Re: Cycling. Will I get better at it?

Yes! You definitely will get better, happier, faster, more confident, fitter, slimmer and all of these things! How can I be so sure? Because I was exactly like you when I got my first grown-up bike about two years ago! I puffed and wobbled and got frightened when I saw a car, and now I whizz about t...
by kit-e-kate
Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Asparagus
Replies: 28
Views: 2870

Re: Asparagus

Its nice to see Ginny helping out as usual! :icon_smile:
by kit-e-kate
Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:10 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Discrediting very real isues with S***e
Replies: 32
Views: 1939

Re: Discrediting very real isues with S***e

Ok, I know this thread isn't about the ad you hate the most BUT this one used to drive me mad! It couldn't come on the telly without me turrning over/off, leaving the room or shouting "YOU UNGRATEFUL B*T*H!!!" at the TV.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ft-RvOAeRe8 What were they thinking...
by kit-e-kate
Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:20 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: foolproof foraging books for beginners?
Replies: 13
Views: 3260

Re: foolproof foraging books for beginners?

Hi! The Collins Gem book on mushrooms is good for general identification, http://www.amazon.co.uk/Collins-Gem-Mus ... 0007183070 but this sounds exactly like what you're after: http://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Identify-Mu ... 0007259611 it really is terriffic, with sections divided up into edibles and po...
by kit-e-kate
Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Greenhouse staging
Replies: 8
Views: 1984

Re: Greenhouse staging

That looks great! Well done! :icon_smile:
by kit-e-kate
Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:34 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Share your successes 2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1163

Re: Share your successes 2012

Well this week I am really pleased with planting out about 400 raspberry canes, 40 Roses, 30 box, 40 blackcurrant, 40 goji berries, 100 Lemon Mint, a couple of big hop plants, 10 lavender, some Sea Stattice and some Rhubarb and comfrey, all made from seeds, division or cuttings. It's the initial pl...
by kit-e-kate
Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:20 am
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Inventors Corner
Replies: 29
Views: 11323

Re: Inventors Corner

Aha, good point. I was thinking more of an electric kettle. Surely it would heat up more quickly if it was insulated? Zoe Not to any significant degree, because the power of the element can only change the cold water into boiling water at a certain rate. It would, however, keep the water in the ket...
by kit-e-kate
Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Books to avoid
Replies: 73
Views: 29540

Re: Books to avoid

Seaweed and Eat It, by Fiona Houston and Xa Milne. Utterly useless and totally nauseating! I bought it because I though it would give me practical instruction on gathering, cleaning, and cooking mussels, whelks, shrimps etc etc. What a disappointment! It was just chock of poncy photos of them (and t...

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