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by ina
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Meath
Replies: 6
Views: 1103

Re: Hello from Meath

Hi Dungareegirl - welcome!

I used to wear dungarees when I was younger... They were very fashionable when I was a teenager. I had a yellow pair. (Argh!!!)
by ina
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Liquorice
Replies: 19
Views: 1669

Re: Liquorice

I wonder what Brussels cooked in liquorice juice taste like. Mmmmmm - scrummy!!!!! :pukeright: Er, no, thanks. Definitely separately. And I love salty liquorice, which is almost impossible to get here... Sigh. One of those things friends bring back from Germany for me. It's also really good if you ...
by ina
Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Liquorice
Replies: 19
Views: 1669

Re: Liquorice

Odsox wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:03 pm
Green Aura wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:47 pm
diggernotdreamer wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:45 pm
Yuk
Yup, pretty much on a par with brussel sprouts in my book.
There are some weird people about. :scratch: :lol:
I love both and actually look forward to the first Brussels sprouts every year.
So do I! :mrgreen:
by ina
Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Liquorice
Replies: 19
Views: 1669

Re: Liquorice

Thanks for all your replies. Well - doesn't sound like the ideal plant for my garden... But I do love liquorice - and not the allsorts kind, which is very little liquorice and lots of sugar and other nasties - and it does look nice, so maybe I'll put it in a large pot for starters, and then think ag...
by ina
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Liquorice
Replies: 19
Views: 1669

Liquorice

Has anybody ever grown liquorice? I've been given a plant - well, a seedling, really - and would love to grow it on, but I'm not sure where to put it in a small garden... And whether it would do anything at all in a container.
by ina
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Hot weather and water
Replies: 24
Views: 2271

Re: Hot weather and water

I wouldn't drink rainwater - it contains all the muck, dust and bird shit that's been collecting on the roofs and other areas from which it has been collected for the past several weeks...
by ina
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Weed killing on lawns
Replies: 16
Views: 1823

Re: Weed killing on lawns

In a lot of places here, the use of herbicides for cosmetic purposes (i.e. killing weeds in a lawn) is not permitted. We like a "lawn" that looks like reclaimed forest floor. When we have bare patches, we seed them with a mix of grass and clover seed. I wish they'd do that here. Instead, the counci...
by ina
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Weed killing on lawns
Replies: 16
Views: 1823

Re: Weed killing on lawns

I always think clover , white or red , give a lawn a bit of colour and character . A slab of just perfectly green grass might be loved by some but I find it just a tad dull. At least it's better than the usual grey mass of chuckies in most of my neighbours' gardens... But those that do have lawns k...
by ina
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Weed killing on lawns
Replies: 16
Views: 1823

Re: Weed killing on lawns

The only weed I try to keep out of my "lawn" (= grassy patch) is docks; everything else gets encouraged... Since I moved in here a lovely lot of white clover and tares have developed. Bees and other beasties love it!
by ina
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Hot weather and water
Replies: 24
Views: 2271

Re: Hot weather and water

Bathwater...
by ina
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: High street shops
Replies: 12
Views: 4002

Re: High street shops

I suspect that some of the really cheap stuff fell off the back of a lorry... Or is fake, as suggested. My problem with quite a few of the small shops is their opening times! When you work full time, it's often impossible to use the local shops. Closed at 5, and of course on Sunday, which I don't mi...
by ina
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Does anyone NOT have a television?
Replies: 101
Views: 40899

Re: Does anyone NOT have a television?

Green Aura wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:24 pm
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:
Marge Piercy? I shall have to find out about her... But Jane Austen - yes, definitely another one.
by ina
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Does anyone NOT have a television?
Replies: 101
Views: 40899

Re: Does anyone NOT have a television?

I go with Ina, a good book beats TV anyday; I am one of those people who re-reads and actually wears out books and have to replace them. Yep - so do I. And at the library they've stopped pointing out that "you've read this book already" - so what? If it's a good book, it's worth re-reading. I read ...
by ina
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Well, poop!
Replies: 8
Views: 1462

Re: Well, poop!

And we've not had a drop of rain for weeks... From the bus to Dundee today, I saw several farmers irrigating tatties as well as neeps.
by ina
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Onions
Replies: 37
Views: 4496

Re: Onions

Flo wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:01 am
Save the seeds after they flower.
Good idea - will try that next time.