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by ktibble
Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:08 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Alcoholic Elderflower Champagne
Replies: 68
Views: 15596

Re: Alcoholic Elderflower Champagne

Without meaning to look a bit silly... I am 90% sure I have elderflowers in part of my hedge, but I am sure I heard something a while back that they can be easily mistaken for a similar flower. Is there anyway of knowing for sure??? Apologies for a silly question but I would really like to give Eld...
by ktibble
Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Alcoholic Elderflower Champagne
Replies: 68
Views: 15596

Re: Alcoholic Elderflower Champagne

Without meaning to look a bit silly... I am 90% sure I have elderflowers in part of my hedge, but I am sure I heard something a while back that they can be easily mistaken for a similar flower. Is there anyway of knowing for sure??? Apologies for a silly question but I would really like to give Elde...
by ktibble
Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:56 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you havesting
Replies: 240
Views: 39920

Re: What are you havesting

If they don't leave my crops alone, I will be harvesting extremely fat organically fed pigeons......

Now off to google recipes!!
by ktibble
Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: So happy!!
Replies: 3
Views: 514

Re: So happy!!

I was going to say that the veg never lets you down, but it does on occasion!! That being said It is all worth it when you uncover a surprise crop that you thought wasn't going anywhere. I'm also with you on the polytunnel idea!! albeit I would be careful about the *running around in an excited mann...
by ktibble
Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 Uses for Excess Eggs
Replies: 51
Views: 21211

Re: 101 Uses for Excess Eggs

Having just scrolled through the reams of responses I can't believe I haven't seen home made scotched eggs. I often make a batch of six (requires 7 eggs) as you need one to make the coating "stick" ! - I have used duck eggs, tiny silky eggs and added all sorts to the meat covering to "...
by ktibble
Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Whether to keep Quails
Replies: 8
Views: 2196

Re: Whether to keep Quails

Thanks all, for your guidance, as soon as the rain stops I will set to making a suitable enclosure and will probably go for covering it over with an old horse rug as per the rabbits hutch. I will worry about the dispatching in a years time! I have done a couple of chickens and as much as I dislike i...
by ktibble
Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:04 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Germinating Seeds
Replies: 4
Views: 704

Re: Germinating Seeds

Thanks Durgan,

Most useful, I will aim to give it a try this year!
by ktibble
Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:48 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Whether to keep Quails
Replies: 8
Views: 2196

Re: Whether to keep Quails

Thanks, both for your replies, I am looking at building some form of hutch / run / housing. Due to where I live a 6' by 6' shed would probably not be allowed! - Interesting to hear that a converted rabbit hutch is doing the job. Do you cover the house / run at all in the winter. We usually place a l...
by ktibble
Thu May 31, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Whether to keep Quails
Replies: 8
Views: 2196

Whether to keep Quails

We currently keep 8 chickens and 3 runner ducks (Hamilton, Button and Senna), I would love to get some Quails (for eggs), but know very little about them, my biggest concern being what I have read so far about them needing to be kept inside during the winter (I live in Oxfordshire,UK). My shed (conv...
by ktibble
Thu May 31, 2012 6:37 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: The Beers of Britain
Replies: 19
Views: 1251

Re: The Beers of Britain

I live down the road from Hook Norton Brewery, they do a fantastic beer called "twelve days", More importantly I spotted Banana beer in Sainsburys the other day (can't remember the make / brewer), despite sounding both random and rank, it actually tasted rather good - Is there any other se...
by ktibble
Thu May 31, 2012 6:14 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Germinating Seeds
Replies: 4
Views: 704

Re: Germinating Seeds

What is the "recipe" for your "home made potting mix", I have mastered making home made compost in a decent sized "wooden pallet" construction consisting of three bays and have access to a large pile of well rotted (2 or 3 year old) horse muck pile that I have sitting a...
by ktibble
Wed May 30, 2012 6:28 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: .....Figure out how much to grow?
Replies: 25
Views: 2510

Re: .....Figure out how much to grow?

I am not convinced that it can be calculated with any degree of accuracy. I believe it has to be an organic process ( If you will excuse the pun ! ). Which will gradually work itself out, baring in mind you need to factor in gluts of crops, successional sowing, intercropping, reuse of the same space...
by ktibble
Tue May 29, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Heirloom book recommendation
Replies: 8
Views: 3952

Re: Heirloom book recommendation

What was the name of the book "Green Pea" ? - I didn't think much to the indoor heirloom bit at Ryton - Although it was okay for kids? - The gardens were good though and they have a decent size shop and stock of veg seed - but poor selection of plants when we visited, was also good to see ...
by ktibble
Sat May 26, 2012 9:35 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Heirloom book recommendation
Replies: 8
Views: 3952

Re: Heirloom book recommendation

The two things I was going to recommend have already been suggested - Gardenorganic (which is the HDRA website) I think they produce a newsletter but I can't find any book recommendations on their site - I can recommend going to their gardens in Ryton though, have been meaning to sign up for their m...
by ktibble
Tue May 22, 2012 6:45 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: new chickens
Replies: 8
Views: 1477

Re: new chickens

Don't worry you won't have lovely re-turfed grass for long !!

Chickens are highly addictive and worth it though :)

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