Search found 1108 matches

by Peggy Sue
Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:16 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Slugs - no copper tape available and garlic doesn't work
Replies: 20
Views: 5734

I've tried about everything- I got some copper wire an electircian had stripped from a building (I noticed there was old electriacal wire down our dump you could do the same with). It helped in some cases but lettuce is so delicious in early stages it seems they are prepared to give it a risk. I hav...
by Peggy Sue
Wed Jul 11, 2007 10:48 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Any safe uses for Buttercups?
Replies: 17
Views: 8538

My auntie moved to Canada and bought some 'bedding plants' for her new house there. When they came out they turned out to be buttercups! So sell them to the unsuspecting would be a use although not that ethical!! I keep a horse and I know buttercups are poisonous to horses so I'm not up for any risk...
by Peggy Sue
Wed Jul 11, 2007 10:18 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from NZ
Replies: 17
Views: 4441

So can you get the pads in the UK as well as the cups?
by Peggy Sue
Wed Jul 11, 2007 8:27 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Can I ask a stupid question about tomato plants???
Replies: 14
Views: 3152

I always have tomatoes come up where they were last year. And actually they are often the strongest- late but good survivors against the odds!
by Peggy Sue
Wed Jul 11, 2007 8:13 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What have you got planted?
Replies: 46
Views: 11960

I am trying to beat the massive slug population with every trick in teh book and have managed to feed ourselves on lettuce/ salad leaves since may, but I ahve to say the slugs have done far better than us- even eaten my corriander! The patio is an assult course of pots balanced on metal grids, stick...
by Peggy Sue
Wed Jul 11, 2007 8:04 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Have I got the first signs of Tomato Blight...??
Replies: 15
Views: 4636

I have outdoor tomatoes, they ahve never yellowed before but this last few weeks they have started to get yellow leaves from the bottom. One or two plants are worrying as the yellow leaves ahve progressed all teh way up the plant to nearly the top just over this weekend. I have a few other plants lo...
by Peggy Sue
Wed Jul 11, 2007 7:51 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: odd suject..washing hair (or not) - your views
Replies: 88
Views: 22985

Busy thinking about making soap....I also hear you can make household cleaning products- for bathroom, kitchen, floors etc from vinegar- does anyone know how? And is there a substitue for washing up liquid?
by Peggy Sue
Wed Jul 11, 2007 7:43 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Why is my Sage dying?
Replies: 10
Views: 2899

mmm, the garden is heavy clay so with all this rain I expect it is suffering. We have been here 4 years and have really worked hard on the veggie plot but haven't really done much except annual manure on the rest so as a new border I guess it was a bit of a shock to the poor thing. I did put peat an...
by Peggy Sue
Mon Jul 09, 2007 8:32 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: odd suject..washing hair (or not) - your views
Replies: 88
Views: 22985

I did a bit of a mini experiment this week and washed my hair in hot water only all week. I don't like the feel of my hair not washed but in water only it seemed just like shampooing only less dry. Admittedly I ahve short hair so it's less of a problem. Going to keep trying ont his one. Think I migh...
by Peggy Sue
Mon Jul 09, 2007 8:27 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Using shredded paper
Replies: 27
Views: 6612

So how do you recycle it into hand-made paper??
by Peggy Sue
Mon Jul 09, 2007 8:25 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Why is my Sage dying?
Replies: 10
Views: 2899

Thanks for the advice- I've taken three cuttings this weekend form the healthier bits so hopefully these will replace my 'aged' bush.
by Peggy Sue
Mon Jul 09, 2007 8:24 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Another 'Margo' - from South Africa!
Replies: 21
Views: 4905

You know I was thinking, the Marula berry was in SA when I was there, can you grow these?? I remember Amerula being rather nice :wink:

Yes I did get to see outide Jburg, I was lucky enough to drive up to Vic falls and into Zambia which was a real experience.
by Peggy Sue
Fri Jul 06, 2007 9:59 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: So thats blair gone then
Replies: 35
Views: 12042

Tony Blair was undoubtedly the master of spin. I never believe politicians, by nature they just can't tell the truth it would hurt and they want to be favoured it just doesn't add up. But, I did get sucked in by TB (for a while). Some achievement. I woke up with a huge bang with Iraq. That was dicta...
by Peggy Sue
Fri Jul 06, 2007 9:39 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: banned plastic bags
Replies: 6
Views: 2365

All these things do become a dilemma. I don't want to encourage plastic bags and believe supermarkets have the power (as with many other things) so I boycotted the likes of Tescos, also wanting to support local shopiing- but even the local market which I am keen to support use hundreds of plastic ba...
by Peggy Sue
Fri Jul 06, 2007 9:24 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Caution:Killer Sandwiches!
Replies: 10
Views: 3286

But cheese and onion sandiched from shops don't taste of cheese and onion- two of my favorite things adulterated!! Also shop snadwiched spoil the theory of things taste better when someone else makes them- coz they don't in this case. On a boring note, I did a degree in Food Technology (not cooking,...