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by Green Aura
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Flying insects
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Re: Flying insects

Yes, I've still got a lump on my forearm from a cleg bite from our first visit here in 1999 - we were so overwhelmed by the clouds of midges that I barely noticed this thing eating me. One thing that occurred to me about the salve. Not everyone has the essential oils but the plant matter could be in...
by Green Aura
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Houseplant identification
Replies: 5
Views: 220

Re: Houseplant identification

Looks like a Tradescantia to me.
by Green Aura
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Flying insects
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Flying insects

As most of you know I live on the north coast of Scotland - otherwise known as midge central. This year, due to the extremely dry weather we've been having they're much depleted in number and we've had some very pleasant evenings sitting out without swarms of the little b*ggers ruining everthing. We...
by Green Aura
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Hot weather and water
Replies: 20
Views: 500

Re: Hot weather and water

You'll have to take a filter bottle, Flo. I know what you mean, Weedo. You sometimes have to wonder how humans ever survived until chlorine, antibiotics and bleach saved us all. Although I suppose a lot didn't. Still, I think the general public's immune system would be a lot stronger with maybe just...
by Green Aura
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Weed killing on lawns
Replies: 16
Views: 625

Re: Weed killing on lawns

I'm guessing the no-spray, neutral zone that I understand farmers have to observe at property boundaries doesn't apply to Councils. Unfortunately it never applied to neighbours!
by Green Aura
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Hot weather and water
Replies: 20
Views: 500

Re: Hot weather and water

Lovely, but compared to 2.99 for a plant pot and .99p for the saucer, it's quite a difference. When we were growing 12-15 tomato plants, each with its own little pot that's big money. :lol:
by Green Aura
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Hot weather and water
Replies: 20
Views: 500

Re: Hot weather and water

Don't know, hh. I found them online, a few years back, but they were far too expensive for my budget!
by Green Aura
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Hot weather and water
Replies: 20
Views: 500

Re: Hot weather and water

Read it again, hh :wink:
by Green Aura
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: CO2 shortage
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Re: CO2 shortage

You'd think with all the research going into carbon capture some bright spark would have worked out how to turn it into something useful.

Crumpets are dead easy, especially sourdough ones!
by Green Aura
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Hot weather and water
Replies: 20
Views: 500

Re: Hot weather and water

I used a cheap variation on South American ollas in the polytunnel. The proper ones are unglazed onion-shaped pots that are buried up to the neck in between plants. They hold quite a lot of water and only have a small aperture so the water doesn't evaporate and only needs filling occasionally. We us...
by Green Aura
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Onions
Replies: 35
Views: 1456

Re: Onions

Oooh, have you grown chickpeas before, Thomzo? They sprout so easily we've often thought about it but I don't think they'd produce much up here.
by Green Aura
Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Onions
Replies: 35
Views: 1456

Re: Onions

RenewableCandy wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:57 am
The fruit trees, though, are looking gorgeous.
Due to the spectular change in wind direction, we've got fruit trees and bushes with wind burn on the leaves and minus much of their fruits. Best laid plans eh!
by Green Aura
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Morbid question alert
Replies: 10
Views: 486

Re: Morbid question alert

Crikey, I've got no idea.

Ashes, I think, would just be scattered at the crematorium if no one claims them - they spread them round the gardens.
by Green Aura
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Fly strips
Replies: 8
Views: 317

Re: Fly strips

I don't know what all the ingredients are but I'm fairly certain sugar is high on the list.
by Green Aura
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Is it too late?
Replies: 6
Views: 382

Re: Is it too late?

Dunno, hh, I've only grown squash in the polytunnel so that's not much help. I wonder if those long cloches (the ones like teeny tiny polytunnels) might do the trick.