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by Carltonian Man
Wed Nov 19, 2014 3:39 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Allotment thefts,how can we prevent?
Replies: 27
Views: 3332

Re: Allotment thefts,how can we prevent?

You can now buy a battery operated PIR that sends a text to your mobile and phones three other numbers to leave a pre-recorded message. The audible alarm facility can be switched off. Quite a few stockists list them as mini texting alarm.
by Carltonian Man
Mon Nov 17, 2014 9:02 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Allotment thefts,how can we prevent?
Replies: 27
Views: 3332

Re: Allotment thefts,how can we prevent?

So sorry to hear of your break-ins HappyHippy, unfortunately we've been there, got the badge, caught the burglars. It is very demoralising but please don't let it get to you just yet. Is there any kind of pattern at all, school holidays, that sort of stuff that might point to a return visit. Are the...
by Carltonian Man
Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:45 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Courgette time again
Replies: 12
Views: 2551

Re: Courgette time again

Courgie and tom sauce for pasta, chips, fish pie etc. Slice courgies and onion and brown in a pan. Add to taste ground cumin, sea salt, garlic and black pepper then chuck in a load of freshly chopped toms. Cook it down before blitzing with a hand blender (at this stage I also add mature cheddar). Br...
by Carltonian Man
Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:29 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: OldJerry has snuffed it
Replies: 17
Views: 3036

Re: OldJerry has snuffed it

OJ, so glad the post heading isn't true (an oh no moment) and Boboff, good to see you're still out there too :salute: :salute:
by Carltonian Man
Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:09 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Chilis (I know - chilis again!)
Replies: 16
Views: 2212

Re: Chilis (I know - chilis again!)

Hungarian Hot Wax fits the bill for us. Young fruits are pleasantly fiery when eaten raw but mellow right down to almost sweet pepper status with cooking (great for stuffing the cooked shells with cream cheese and herbs). They can be left on the plant to gain heat for pickling and grow well outside ...
by Carltonian Man
Sat Jul 05, 2014 7:34 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Identify plant
Replies: 7
Views: 1468

Re: Identify plant

Looks like plantain
by Carltonian Man
Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:20 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Birthday dinner
Replies: 11
Views: 1178

Re: Birthday dinner

Odsox wrote:everything was home produced.


Many happy returns Odsox, inspiration and ish guru. All the best :salute: :drunken:
by Carltonian Man
Thu Jun 19, 2014 8:49 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: aerobically activated compost tea
Replies: 13
Views: 2165

Re: aerobically activated compost tea

I make this in a low-tech way from home-made compost containing rabbit poo. The mix contains half a shovel of compost, two tablespoons of molasses (T8 and Lyalls black treacle) and five gallons of rain water. Whisked and stirred thoroughly every few hours until frothy (12-24hrs) then dilute for appl...
by Carltonian Man
Thu Jun 19, 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Battling to prevent butterflies
Replies: 11
Views: 1517

Re: Battling to prevent butterflies

I had terrible problems with butterflies last year . I was going to purchase some of that finer netting that scaffolders use to prevent debris but alas that's another item on my 'to do' list that I never got round to doing in spring. Scaffolding companies dispose of (pay for disposal of) debris net...
by Carltonian Man
Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:32 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from nottingham :)
Replies: 6
Views: 1243

Re: Hello from nottingham :)

Hello and welcome from a fellow Nottinghamian :wave:
by Carltonian Man
Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:26 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Where is everyone?New post section perhaps?
Replies: 45
Views: 4991

Re: Where is everyone?New post section perhaps?

Still here but I don't use the internet nearly as much now. Mrs CM was made redundant some time back and since then we slowed our pace of life (even further) and are having more fun together than ever; out and about in a low cost way. Our 520 sq metre allotment helps to fill gaps in the food basket,...
by Carltonian Man
Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:28 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Vertical Gardening (no, not like that ...)
Replies: 11
Views: 1322

Re: Vertical Gardening (no, not like that ...)

Hi Mike. I know a lot of folk who swear by a back-saver spade. Not cheap but they do seem to cover the ground quickly and without the usual stresses associated with digging.
by Carltonian Man
Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: new monsanto GM seed factory in Argentina
Replies: 3
Views: 2412

Re: new monsanto GM seed factory in Argentina

Signed the petition, thanks Niknik
by Carltonian Man
Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:51 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: Don't waste heads and feet!
Replies: 22
Views: 7248

Re: Don't waste heads and feet!

Posted this before I think, but I was once served up half a rabbits head as part of a dish. I did quite fine until I got down to the inner part of the ear canal and uncovered what looked like remnants of wax and hairs. Kind of skipped over that part of the meal after that and can't honestly say I'd ...
by Carltonian Man
Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:01 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: hello
Replies: 5
Views: 766

Re: hello

Hey Al, welcome back big fella, was wondering how you were getting on.

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