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by Green Aura
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Bonsai Trees-Beginners
Replies: 2
Views: 222

Re: Bonsai Trees-Beginners

Of course it will work. They're trees, not houseplants, even if tiny. As for pots, I remember a Ladybird book (when my daughter was a tot) showing how to start off a bonsai in the skin of half a grapefruit. Prick holes in it with a fine knitting needle or skewer, fill with compost and plant your see...
by Green Aura
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Turnip wine ( and others)
Replies: 37
Views: 3874

Re: Turnip wine ( and others)

Thank you. :cheers: :lol:
by Green Aura
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Uses for 5 litre plastic water bottles?
Replies: 7
Views: 339

Re: Uses for 5 litre plastic water bottles?

Self-watering plant pots.
Storage for homemade laundry liquid.
Frozen space fillers in the freezer - for those that have one.
Storage for old cooking oil, to take to the tip.
by Green Aura
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Rebel
Replies: 30
Views: 5568

Re: Rebel

No, they mustn't be glazed, AW - it stops the evaporation which is the process that cools the interior.
by Green Aura
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Rebel
Replies: 30
Views: 5568

Re: Rebel

Very. Get as large a terracotta pot as you can find and another a couple of inches smaller. Bung the holes in the bottom up with a little silicone. Fill the bottom of the larger with sufficient sand so that the smaller one sits in it level with the top. Fill the sides in with sand to just below the ...
by Green Aura
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello again!
Replies: 6
Views: 2239

Re: Hello again!

:thumbright:
by Green Aura
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Rebel
Replies: 30
Views: 5568

Re: Rebel

Of course. Welcome to the club. :lol:
by Green Aura
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: A new newbie
Replies: 9
Views: 310

Re: A new newbie

Welcome. :wave:

Add fermenting to that list and we could be twins. :lol:
by Green Aura
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: The new banish plastic movements
Replies: 43
Views: 2391

Re: The new banish plastic movements

I have given up loo roll, in favour of tissues, because of the plastic bags they come in My loo rolls come in compostable packaging - Ecoleaf. I cant recycle my cardboard here Any gardeners about. We use lots of cardboard, instead of weed membrane. Obviously it is only economics that drives effecti...
by Green Aura
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Ckook adventure
Replies: 3
Views: 315

Re: Ckook adventure

:lol: :lol: :lol:
by Green Aura
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Ckook adventure
Replies: 3
Views: 315

Re: Ckook adventure

:lol: Tell your granddaughter she needs to improve her chicken sexing skills. :lol: Having chickens is the only thing (probably) that OH and I disagree on. I'd have some tomorrow but himself says no. As it's the only thing I can remember not being able to change his mind on in 30+ years, I'm bowing ...
by Green Aura
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Can you tell what the seeds are?
Replies: 4
Views: 333

Re: Can you tell what the seeds are?

I'm guessing it's this

http://www.specialtyproduce.com/produce ... _10840.php

Otherwise, not clue, sorry.
by Green Aura
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: New season veg
Replies: 7
Views: 413

Re: New season veg

:mrgreen:
We've got trusses on the Red Robin - they were the ones we started in the hydroponic unit but proved far too tall. They're well ahead of all the others though.

We also have lots of lettuce - care of the aforementioned hydroponics.
by Green Aura
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Can certain plants prevent fruit tree problems if put under the trees
Replies: 8
Views: 494

Re: Can certain plants prevent fruit tree problems if put under the trees

This chap has some very interesting suggestions, plus there's a link to a previous page. I've not looked at it in detail but he explains the benefits of each companion plant so you might find what you require. https://chriscondello.wordpress.com/2013/11/12/practical-permaculture-planting-under-fruit...
by Green Aura
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: German supermarkets in Ireland
Replies: 7
Views: 695

Re: German supermarkets in Ireland

I hope they learn they other way too, ina. They recently did a vegan range and my daughter was so enamoured she virtually cleaned out one store and wrote to them to ask if it could become a permanent range, not just a one-off. She got a very nice response, saying they'd had loads of similar requests...