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by fruitfly
Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Planting under cherry tree
Replies: 16
Views: 2085

Re: Planting under cherry tree

I decided on two separate summer snowflakes, a cyclamen and a hardy geranium.
by fruitfly
Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Cross stitch search
Replies: 1
Views: 596

Cross stitch search

I found this unfinished piece of work that is years old and the chart was not with it. I seem to remember it coming from a magazine although it's been so long I might be wrong. cross-stitch.JPG Has anyone come across it online somewhere so I can get around to finishing it. Also, it's meant to be a c...
by fruitfly
Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: 101 ways to use a pressure cooker...
Replies: 26
Views: 3814

Re: 101 ways to use a pressure cooker...

According to yesterday's episode of Further Back in Time, the Easiwork was referred to as a health cooker and was the latest must-have gadget for the 30's housewife
by fruitfly
Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Planting under cherry tree
Replies: 16
Views: 2085

Re: Planting under cherry tree

I was worried about the opposite of companion planting when putting some things near each other might affect their growth, in particular I wouldn't want anything to disturb the fruiting of a tree.
by fruitfly
Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Turnips!
Replies: 23
Views: 4301

Re: Turnips!

I spent some ti
by fruitfly
Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Mouldy peat pots!
Replies: 8
Views: 866

Re: Mouldy peat pots!

I had tilted the lid to one side once I saw germination but it is on a cold window sill. The peat pots are on the compost and the jiffy plugs standing free in the propagator - I won't be tempted by them again!
by fruitfly
Tue Feb 14, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Mouldy peat pots!
Replies: 8
Views: 866

Re: Mouldy peat pots!

Doesn't it affect the seedlings and cause them to rot off, though - the general info is to partly the lid for aeration to prevent them dying from problems of dampness
by fruitfly
Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Mouldy peat pots!
Replies: 8
Views: 866

Mouldy peat pots!

I've avoided using peat pots for a few years now because they always start getting mouldy. I was tempted to get them again in this form, 20 Jiffy Pot Strip Window Propagator with Transparent Dome, because of a much reduced price! However, I used jiffy pods to put the seeds in and then popped the pod...
by fruitfly
Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Planting under cherry tree
Replies: 16
Views: 2085

Planting under cherry tree

Any suggestions welcome as to what can be planted around a cherry tree. It's about 4'-5' high and I've just put it in the ground from a pot. There's about 34" square of soil around it, but the tree is not central in this roughly square space because of approximately 5' fences along two sides th...
by fruitfly
Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Black beans
Replies: 22
Views: 2336

Re: Black beans

Could you cook them in as little water as possible, thus making the colour of beans and water less insipid looking, then add something with colour, or food colouring to make it more purple or brown or something... or, with the least amount of water, it won't be such a waste to chuck it, then you can...
by fruitfly
Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: 101 ways to use a pressure cooker...
Replies: 26
Views: 3814

Re: 101 ways to use a pressure cooker...

Soaked chickpeas and beans could be kept on as bean sprouts, or at the right time of year they can be planted out for some unusual plants. The pressure cooker has been around since the middle ages so it's been a very handy item to have in the kitchen for a very long time! Whole chickens, steamed pud...
by fruitfly
Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: knitting help...
Replies: 6
Views: 1614

Re: knitting help...

I used to have a book ages ago by Merce Stanley, I think her name was. Possibly a Batsford book that's probably out of print now but definitely for accomplished knitters.
by fruitfly
Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: Smart phones
Replies: 13
Views: 1594

Re: Smart phones

I don't know what the difficulty could be in producing a flipping smart phone for the market here - they appear to manage it for the Far East.
by fruitfly
Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Radish and turnip
Replies: 4
Views: 789

Re: Radish and turnip

Yes, indeed. The radish seed have started to sprout and the turnip tops have grown a good centimetre since I put them in a saucer of water!
by fruitfly
Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Easy orange cake
Replies: 3
Views: 726

Re: Easy orange cake

Yes, pips are removed, the rest goes in - peel and pith included.

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