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by welshmum
Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: tips for a newbie
Replies: 5
Views: 1006

tips for a newbie

we have a large garden and are looking to put a polytunnel in so we can grow our own veggies!

Ant hints or tips for a newbie veggie grower would be greatly appreciated
by welshmum
Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:50 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: school pta rant
Replies: 18
Views: 2633

Re: school pta rant

thanks very much for the responses! Actually, being a dirty spammer for the night has cheered me up no end! I am actually 100% welsh but unfortunately I was born and bred a meer 11miles outside the village and forced myself on the husband who is the true native of the village. I think you are right ...
by welshmum
Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:27 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: school pta rant
Replies: 18
Views: 2633

Re: school pta rant

I will try and edit it out now!
by welshmum
Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:52 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: freecycle
Replies: 57
Views: 8161

Re: freecycle

I have been on freecycle for about 6 months. I have happily given away baby clothes, maternity clothes, a bar stool, smaller things. But I had a really bad experience that has tainted my view slightly. I used to make and sell jewellery ad some stock left over taht I could not be bothered to eb#y. So...
by welshmum
Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:33 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: school pta rant
Replies: 18
Views: 2633

school pta rant

At christmas the pta arrange for personalised cards to be designed by the kids. The pta makes £1 on every pack they sell. So I offered to supply the cards last year (I run my own business making wedding stationery, etc). To make more money for the school I took no wages so there was £1.50 on every p...
by welshmum
Sun Feb 06, 2011 8:11 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: rowan berries.
Replies: 7
Views: 2282

Re: rowan berries.

i also make jam but make a blackberry and rowanberry jelly instead. The rowan add a little tartness to the jam and makes for a very nice adult jam. It benefits from a small maturation time o dont be tempted to eat straight away. I have aldo read that there is an alcoholic drink made from powdered ro...
by welshmum
Wed Nov 24, 2010 8:04 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: windfall apples
Replies: 3
Views: 1122

windfall apples

well I was given the chance to help my self to windfall apples and I have nearly 40 kilos to play with. So far I have made:
- Apple tart x2
- Apple ginger cake x2
- Apple jam
- Apple sauce
- Apple wine x1 gallon
I am planning on making:
- apple chutney
Does nayone have any other ideas fo me.
by welshmum
Wed Nov 24, 2010 7:52 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: candle making
Replies: 15
Views: 2364

Re: candle making

I have done this before. Theres a cande making supply website that will advise you what wax type is bet but you need a container wax that has different levels of paraffin in the wax (i think). The wick should be chosen based on the width of the jar to ensure even burn rate. http://www.4candles.co.uk...
by welshmum
Mon Nov 15, 2010 5:14 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: What have you got brewing at the moment
Replies: 190
Views: 32194

Re: What have you got brewing at the moment

I am about 2 weeks into first attempt at sloe gin! Think I am going to find this one hard to resist
by welshmum
Mon Nov 15, 2010 5:10 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: daily mail good life article
Replies: 2
Views: 881

Re: daily mail good life article

ah didnt see it down there!
by welshmum
Mon Nov 15, 2010 5:01 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: daily mail good life article
Replies: 2
Views: 881

daily mail good life article

I believe that this article was in Saturday's daily mail. The article was comparing the cost of "good life" products to supermarket bought goods and guess what were deemed te cheaper option? Well theres no awards for being right unless you count the millions of profit that have doubtless been spent ...
by welshmum
Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:29 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: my new blog
Replies: 8
Views: 1997

my new blog

well i am taking the plunge and starting a blog. i am going to right down all the recipes i use as i use them. hopefully i can look back at it next year and use it to remind myself of what worked, what didnt, etc...
by welshmum
Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:30 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Ederberry and Rosehip
Replies: 12
Views: 2192

Re: Ederberry and Rosehip

dont quote me on this scrap but I think i remember someone on here saying that the smaller red "wild" variety are sweeter in flavour than the softer rose hips, that you can get in varoious colours, including red. Which I think are the tomoatoey ones. I have personally made rose hip syrup from orange...
by welshmum
Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:55 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: What's wrong with my walnuts?
Replies: 6
Views: 2337

Re: What's wrong with my walnuts?

ok, I am going to ask something completely stupid now, so please accept my apologies in advance! The tree that I am posative that is a walnut tree, white variety, is still laden with walnuts. They are still sticky to pick but the nutty bit inside seems more developed than previous. How much like teh...
by welshmum
Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:04 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: hawthorn
Replies: 9
Views: 2142

Re: hawthorn

i have just made a bottle of the haw-sin sauce. It tastes quite pleasant. Its a little bit like a fruity bbq sauce. Well we have collected another few pounds today and will be back out on Tuesday to get more. Just out of interest why would you want to leave the haw berries? :scratch: There are loads...