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by Green Aura
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Onions
Replies: 37
Views: 2176

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: 37
Views: 2176

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: 762

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: 491

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: 552

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.
by Green Aura
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Is it too late?
Replies: 6
Views: 552

Re: Is it too late?

I would agree too, but I've just been looking on a website that sells veg plants and their butternut squash plants were/are due for delivery in June.
by Green Aura
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Weed killing on lawns
Replies: 16
Views: 939

Re: Weed killing on lawns

The instructions on the weedkiller will tell you, but why bother? Grass is fairly useless, unless you've got cows and the weeds at least provide pollen for bees etc.
by Green Aura
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Worried about daughter/grandkids!
Replies: 9
Views: 651

Re: Worried about daughter/grandkids!

It's a nightmare. The decision not to bail them out this time won't stop you worrying about the grandkids and your daughter. Do his parents chip in too? Or is the help all one-sided. The school may have some sort of scheme for helping with the uniform - they can't be the only family in this situatio...
by Green Aura
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: High street shops
Replies: 12
Views: 1478

Re: High street shops

It's really difficult, isn't it. I understand shops have rates, utility bills, staffing costs etc and the Amazon "shop" might be someone's garden shed but assuming they're making some sort of profit on them, the mark-up on the High St ones is ridiculous. Property rentals on High Streets are often ex...
by Green Aura
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Grow lettuce in pop bottles
Replies: 1
Views: 513

Re: Grow lettuce in pop bottles

It can be quite handy to run a strip of cloth from the reservoir, up through the neck of the bottle, to act as a wick to help keep the soil moist.
by Green Aura
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Does anyone NOT have a television?
Replies: 98
Views: 34068

Re: Does anyone NOT have a television?

She's a feminist novelist and poet, ina. I have all her novels and some of her poetry. Her most well-known novel (excellent, but not my favourite) is "Woman on the edge of time".
by Green Aura
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: starting our own ish life
Replies: 9
Views: 3480

Re: starting our own ish life

'fraid not, hh. Like all forums, folk come and go. I like to think it's because they've achieved their dreams, or enough to not need us any more. :iconbiggrin:
by Green Aura
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Does anyone NOT have a television?
Replies: 98
Views: 34068

Re: Does anyone NOT have a television?

I don't re-read anything regularly, but definitely have a few go to's when nothing else fits the bill - anything Jane Austen, Terry Pratchett, Marge Piercy etc. Eclectic tastes for every mood. :lol: I find TV channels don't address our current watching style - it started out with a box set of The So...
by Green Aura
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Well, poop!
Replies: 8
Views: 829

Re: Well, poop!

Today the M9 motorway came to a standstill because of giant hailstones!

Sorry, KL, didn't mean to steal your thread. :(
by Green Aura
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Well, poop!
Replies: 8
Views: 829

Re: Well, poop!

The weather continues to baffle me. We live on the Atlantic coast, so not much in the way of frosts really, but the winds are a problem, usually from the SW. This means our larger, front garden is virtually unusable for anything but grass and a few hardy shrubs (we keep trying different things but a...