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by Green Aura
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Tidying up with ...
Replies: 32
Views: 2156

Re: Tidying up with ...

Having just had a period of enforced idleness, I watched half an episode of her TV series. I only managed half an episode because, despite finding the idea of "only keeping that which gives you joy" enchanting, it is totally unrealistic and made me want to chuck my tablet out of the window - the pro...
by Green Aura
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you growing right now?
Replies: 43
Views: 4127

Re: What are you growing right now?

How did you manage a cracked fibula, Flo? I hope it's mending well.
by Green Aura
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Perfect deep fried onion bhaji recipe
Replies: 14
Views: 3666

Re: Perfect deep fried onion bhaji recipe

Sounds good, I'll give that a try. I've never been a huge fan of onion bhajis mainly because I don't like batter very much, no matter what it's made from or what it's coating. It sounds like I could keep it very light by that method, thank you.

Welcome to Ish by the way. :wave:
by Green Aura
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Heat a greenhouse (environmentally friendly please)
Replies: 7
Views: 564

Re: Heat a greenhouse (environmentally friendly please)

Presumably I can eventually replace old heating 'fuel' with fresher and move depleted 'heat core' to compost bins and mix in. Yes, once it's finished composting (which produces the heat) you dig it up and place a new layer underneath. Just remember you need a good layer of compost/soil etc over the...
by Green Aura
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Heat a greenhouse (environmentally friendly please)
Replies: 7
Views: 564

Re: Heat a greenhouse (environmentally friendly please)

Yes, a hot bed works quite nicely - any riding stables nearby will often be glad of someone to take away some of their fresh "hosh" (as my Dad used to call it). Bury it quite deep though so there's no danger of any plant roots touching it until it's been there a good few months and rotted sufficient...
by Green Aura
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Unseasonal weather
Replies: 8
Views: 694

Re: Unseasonal weather

Yup, really quite balmy here too - the weather that is. It's been regularly 10C, during the day, and not much colder at night. With the new roof keeing a lot of heat in we've had several days with no central heating, just a small electric fire in the living room and often sleeping with a window open...
by Green Aura
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Slug pellet ban
Replies: 14
Views: 1538

Re: Slug pellet ban

I don't see it's a bad thing. The cynic in me would ask what Gove's angle is - he's not noted for doing things for the common good. Maybe he has shares in the other stuff. :lol:

I wouldn't hold out too much hope for a ban on glyphosate. Too many greased palms.
by Green Aura
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Now just recently ....
Replies: 2
Views: 1188

Re: Now just recently ....

Sounds delicious. The hips can be a pain to make edible, getting rid of the hairs doesn't leave much fruit. I've only made liquid products - wine, syrup etc, so it's easy to just strain the cooked pulp.
by Green Aura
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Silly Season Self Sufficiency
Replies: 14
Views: 1474

Re: Silly Season Self Sufficiency

My gal is off to stay with her new fella. It's the first Christmas my OH and I have had alone together - before she came along we entertained friends.
I can't wait, to be honest, although I'll miss her we can just please ourselves.
by Green Aura
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: No plastic
Replies: 34
Views: 3511

Re: No plastic

Sounds like a job for a teapot and strainer.
by Green Aura
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Can you store or reheat mulled cider?
Replies: 3
Views: 1410

Re: Can you store or reheat mulled cider?

The other alternative is to give people a bottle of cider with a little bag of the spices attached and an instruction sheet. Then they have the choice of just enjoying your cider, mulling it or keeping it until they feel like doing it with no worries about it keeping, or not.
by Green Aura
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: Opportunity to run a Herb Nursery!
Replies: 4
Views: 1432

Re: Opportunity to run a Herb Nursery!

Yes, I thought pretty much the same thing, Flo.
by Green Aura
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Organic fire
Replies: 4
Views: 1340

Re: Organic fire

Unfortunately we're still reliant on coal! It's the next thing on our renovating agenda, so hopefully not for too much longer. So I'm afraid it's absolutely no use in the garden. We did try making clinker paths with it but that's not good either - and horsetail loved it so they had to go. As for any...
by Green Aura
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Seasonal clear outs
Replies: 9
Views: 1248

Re: Seasonal clear outs

:lol: :lol: By my reckoning that gives us all of Scotland and a smidge of Northern England to play with. I'm up for it if you are. :lol: