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by ina
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: The courgette glut
Replies: 10
Views: 1576

Re: The courgette glut

Flo wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:33 am
What the cows, sheep and goats???? :mrgreen:
Er, no - not them, either. :oops:

I remember when I was in France, we gave huge ex-courgettes to our house cow - she loved them. Was really uplifting to see her take big chunks out of them.
by ina
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: The effect of having to lose weight
Replies: 6
Views: 1538

Re: The effect of having to lose weight

Gosh these people who are good with a needle! Ina I'm of the class who can sew on a button and mend a worn out pocket but not a lot more than that. Never really learned any sewing skills and the husband that was used to be good with the sewing stuff so never any need. I'm not saying it looked terri...
by ina
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: The courgette glut
Replies: 10
Views: 1576

Re: The courgette glut

Cows, sheep and goats love them, too - and you don't need to cook them!
by ina
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: The effect of having to lose weight
Replies: 6
Views: 1538

Re: The effect of having to lose weight

Over the decades, I never threw out what became too small... So I still have a wardrobe full of stuff that'll do me if I ever lose as much as I should! Some trousers can quite easily be taken down a size or two - used to do that when I was younger and losing weight was much easier.
by ina
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Growing in 2018 weather
Replies: 16
Views: 2631

Re: Growing in 2018 weather

:mrgreen: Envy!!!

I love apricots, but the ones in the shops have no scent (and therefore no flavour) at all.
by ina
Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: RAIN !!
Replies: 14
Views: 1736

Re: RAIN !!

We've had some - more like 2mm rather than 2", though... More forecast - we even have a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms for today!
And now I have a different problem - how will I get the washing dry this weekend? :mrgreen:

(Got to have something to complain about!)
by ina
Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Liquorice
Replies: 19
Views: 2036

Re: Liquorice

MKG wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:09 pm
It works with schnapps too :iconbiggrin:
I'm sure it does. But, actually - all those things had been more expensive here compared to Germany all the time - but now, since the introduction of minimum price for booze, it's just far, far too expensive... :?
by ina
Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Growing in 2018 weather
Replies: 16
Views: 2631

Re: Growing in 2018 weather

Flo wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:08 am
Hmm - courgettes anyone?
Mine got out too late - same with the squash - just now I have a few small ones coming on...
by ina
Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Liquorice
Replies: 19
Views: 2036

Re: Liquorice

Green Aura wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:53 am
A friend of mine, also German, dissolves this salt licorice you speak of in vodka and serves it up at her New Year party. Foul and lethal, in equal measure, in one shot glass.
No thanks. Well, I don't like vodka... :wink:
by ina
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Meath
Replies: 6
Views: 1308

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: 2036

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: 2036

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: 2036

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: 2036

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: 2727

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...