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by Shutsumon
Wed May 27, 2009 9:28 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Blueberries
Replies: 5
Views: 875

Re: Blueberries

Blueberries are lime hating. So unless you live somewhere with acid soil you'll need to plant it in Ericaceous Compost. I've also seen it suggested that you water with rainwater only as they hate the lime in tap water.

Becky
by Shutsumon
Sun May 24, 2009 5:46 pm
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Bees
Replies: 24
Views: 3794

Re: Bees

I don't know about agrochemicals or such like but I know there are plenty of bees in my garden and my neighbours gardens this year. We were admiring some earlier while chatting and commented there seem to be more this year. Then again the neighbours have deliberately planted bee friendly plants so t...
by Shutsumon
Sun May 24, 2009 4:12 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: my greenhouse died :(
Replies: 10
Views: 1307

Re: my greenhouse died :(

After a minor collapse a few weeks ago my little plastic greenhouse seems to be doing okay now. I don't actually have anywhere to put a proper one in, so it'll have to do. :/

Hopefully I haven't jinxed myself and it won't go flying off now.

Becky
by Shutsumon
Fri May 22, 2009 11:08 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: 100% Solar Powered World Games Stadium in Taiwan
Replies: 4
Views: 914

100% Solar Powered World Games Stadium in Taiwan

http://technologywebblog.com/2009/05/10 ... in-taiwan/

And when it's not in use it can power 80% of its neighbourhood.
by Shutsumon
Fri May 22, 2009 10:55 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Money Polotics and Religion
Replies: 17
Views: 2155

Re: Money, Polotics and Religon

What is Pascal's Wager?
by Shutsumon
Thu May 21, 2009 6:56 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Chicken out campaign
Replies: 9
Views: 2028

Re: Chicken out campaign

I received a lovely letter from my MP today. Saying yes he signed it. He had a keen interest in animal welfare and enclosed a copy of several other edms relating to animal welfare which he'd signed.

Becky
by Shutsumon
Sun May 17, 2009 4:39 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Hosting a visitor
Replies: 6
Views: 530

Re: Hosting a visitor

The RSPCA and PDSA aren't the only places you can get a kitty chipped. Vets do it and so does my local council (as I found out yesterday - guess who's getting a chip ASAP) so not being snipped may not be evidence of lack of a chip.
by Shutsumon
Sun May 17, 2009 12:09 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Has anyone got a foolproof flapjack recipe?
Replies: 28
Views: 4174

Re: Has anyone got a foolproof flapjack recipe?

are often called scotch pancakes. Which are also known as drop scones, or pikelets if you are from Australasia. :lol: Wiki's entry on pancakes makes interesting reading: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pancake Whereas in staffordshire a pikelet has currants in it and is sold alongside oatcakes as a re...
by Shutsumon
Wed May 13, 2009 7:15 pm
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Bees
Replies: 24
Views: 3794

Re: Bees

I can't speak to the world situation, but there's definately more bees in my garden this year than last. (edit) But it seems to be national bee swarm week... (or this is what I find when I type bees into google news) http://www.berrowsjournal.co.uk/news/local/4362902.Woman_trapped_by_garden_bee_swar...
by Shutsumon
Tue May 12, 2009 7:35 pm
Forum: Reporting spam
Topic: strong # #
Replies: 1
Views: 536

strong # #

Yet another spambot on the loose.
by Shutsumon
Tue May 12, 2009 6:51 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: My poor little poblano chili plants
Replies: 7
Views: 782

Re: My poor little poblano chili plants

They not only survived but they have buds! :cheers:
by Shutsumon
Tue May 12, 2009 6:03 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Crumpets and Staffordshire Oatcakes!
Replies: 10
Views: 868

Re: Crumpets and Staffordshire Oatcakes!

Both those recipes look awesome. I love oatcakes.

And crumpet rings are now on my list of things to buy :-)

I wonder what wholemeal crumpets would taste like.
by Shutsumon
Tue May 12, 2009 2:30 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Useful things you don't see anymore
Replies: 24
Views: 1368

Re: Useful things you don't see anymore

Cool! Now where can I get a netting needle from? Since I definately lack the ability to make one.
by Shutsumon
Tue May 12, 2009 1:48 pm
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Supporting your local shops
Replies: 22
Views: 3440

Re: Supporting your local shops

I use Lathams - the local greengrocer in Silverdale - a lot. As a former market trader I also like to go to the markets in Hanley and Newcastle. In Silverdale we also have a local shop that sells - um - useful stuff. I hesitate to call it a hardware store but it does sell stuff like that, and cleani...
by Shutsumon
Tue May 12, 2009 10:21 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Useful things you don't see anymore
Replies: 24
Views: 1368

Re: Useful things you don't see anymore

String bags.

There's a shop local to me and the woman who runs it has been searching high and low for a supplier of string bags because she keeps getting asked for them.

And I could do with one as well.