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by Thomzo
Sun Jul 28, 2013 4:38 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you havesting
Replies: 240
Views: 48094

Re: What are you havesting

diggernotdreamer wrote:Rainwater
:lol:

This thread always makes me feel so inadequate. I was feeling quite pleased with today's gathering but compared to you all, it's pretty poor really. I picked:

Redcurrants
Blackcurrants
Gooseberries
Garlic
Strawberries
Loganberries
Physallis


Zoe
by Thomzo
Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:55 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Taking delivery of a dehydrator soon
Replies: 29
Views: 5414

Re: Taking delivery of a dehydrator soon

Ours look just like grape currants of currant bun fame, but a lot more seedy and a lot more aromatic. Now there was me thinking that the dried currents that you buy are just that - dried currents. I thought that grapes became sultanas and raisins depending on which colour they were. I've found that...
by Thomzo
Sat Jul 20, 2013 9:03 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Hayfever Help
Replies: 7
Views: 4338

Re: Hayfever Help

Cows milk is supposed to cause a build up of mucus so cutting down might help to reduce the runny nose/sinus problems, if you suffer from them. I did try it last year and thought it helped a bit but it might just have been that the hayfever season wasn't so bad last year.

Zoe
by Thomzo
Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:56 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Hayfever Help
Replies: 7
Views: 4338

Re: Hayfever Help

they all don't touch the hayfever andthey all make me dangerously drowsy. I'm so glad you said that. I was thinking that there was something seriously wrong with me. I don't normally react this badly to the hayfever tablets but this year I've been feeling really 'spaced out'. I can barely stay awak...
by Thomzo
Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:10 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: The difference a bigger kitchen can make
Replies: 13
Views: 2275

Re: The difference a bigger kitchen can make

I'm lucky enough to have a big kitchen, which I love, but I'd never knock a kitchen through into a living room or dining room. The previous owners of my house did, which is why it's so big, but if I didn't have space in the living room for a dining table I'd split the kitchen back up. When my ex was...
by Thomzo
Mon May 20, 2013 6:40 pm
Forum: Pets
Topic: Spraying cat
Replies: 3
Views: 3694

Re: Spraying cat

A change in behaviour is often caused by a change in circumstances. Cats spray to mark their territory - so has anything happened to cause him to need to mark his territory all of a sudden? As Juzamum says, another cat around (even if not in the house) would be a possibility as would a new pet or ba...
by Thomzo
Mon May 20, 2013 6:33 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Farmers Weekly GM survey
Replies: 4
Views: 896

Re: Farmers Weekly GM survey

Sadly, I don't fit their profile. Must try harder.
by Thomzo
Mon May 20, 2013 6:30 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Where are???
Replies: 46
Views: 9042

Re: Where are???

doofaloofa wrote:@ Sunflowergal

What? Do us noobs fail to amuse you?
225 posts and a member for over a year. Sorry to disappoint, doofaloofa, but you aint a newb nomore! :wave:

Zoe
by Thomzo
Mon May 20, 2013 6:26 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Bloody, Bloody, Weather
Replies: 54
Views: 10481

Re: Bloody, Bloody, Weather

Come to Swindon. We had a lovely weekend! It was wet again this morning but the sun is shining as I type this. The primroses were, indeed, amazing this year and the fruit trees are now stunning with their blossom. :iconbiggrin: The gooseberry bush went from being completely bare to having fruit set ...
by Thomzo
Fri May 17, 2013 8:05 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: People are Thick!
Replies: 9
Views: 1046

Re: People are Thick!

Every day I read more and more about cruelty to people and animals and I have come to the conclusion that yes, people are getting more cruel and insensitive and more and more detached from the real world I'm not entirely sure that the world is getting more cruel, just that we hear about it much mor...
by Thomzo
Fri May 17, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Rhubarb recipes ?
Replies: 11
Views: 2987

Re: Rhubarb recipes ?

Stew up, no sugar, add strawberries towards the end of the cooking time, just to soften them a bit. Lovely.
by Thomzo
Fri May 17, 2013 7:48 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Where are???
Replies: 46
Views: 9042

Re: Where are???

Hi Just popped in to see who was about. New job, quite enjoying it for once! It was supposed to be a three-month contract and I'm still there over 5 months later! Just a shame it's an hour's drive and no chance of getting a train instead! It's also quite long hours (excuses excuses) but nice to know...
by Thomzo
Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:12 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Suggested shrubs please?
Replies: 6
Views: 1774

Re: Suggested shrubs please?

Are you sure I can't tempt you with a bay tree? You can wash the pollution off the leaves. It's evergreen and you can trim it to shape. What about lavender for colour and smell? I'd second a Pieris which will give an early display, while a spotted laurel could be an option for evergreen interest. Wh...
by Thomzo
Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:58 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: French Pussys
Replies: 10
Views: 1370

Re: French Pussys

Giggled so much I missed finding out who dunnit on NCIS! Now I'll have to watch the whole episode again on Sunday! :lol:
by Thomzo
Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:51 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: recycled Materials to make raised beds
Replies: 8
Views: 3959

Re: recycled Materials to make raised beds

I've got a raised border which is edged with lumps of concrete that were lying about in the garden. That doesn't help you much if you don't happen to have useful lumps of concrete lying about. But some of your neighbours might? And I'm sure you'd be very popular if you volunteered to clear their rub...