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by ina
Mon Jun 13, 2005 11:36 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Rhubarb
Replies: 3
Views: 2860

If they are that big already, I would pick a bit - not too much of each plant, or just of the strongest plants. I've done that myself in the past because I just couldn't resist... The worst that can happen is that they don't grow quite so vigorously next year, but if you have several, that might be ...
by ina
Mon Jun 13, 2005 9:45 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Bindis!!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 8401

Weird, and could be quite frightening, I suppose, although being in a car and to a certain extent protected might have helped. I was followed by something which I think was a bat once, cycling along a loch at night (way home from the pub, but NOT drunk!!!), full moon shining in a clear sky, some str...
by ina
Mon Jun 13, 2005 9:16 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello
Replies: 24
Views: 8660

Hi Ian I find that here in Scotland recommended sowing/planting dates are just a rough guide, anyway. It's been so cold at nights (and some days) that anything I sowed at the "correct" time didn't get going at all, so I am now having a second try, far too late, supposedly... And I have resolved to s...
by ina
Mon Jun 13, 2005 7:28 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Bindis!!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 8401

Nev - in your late teens, do I assume correctly that large quantities of alcohol played a part???? :drunken:

Ina
by ina
Mon Jun 13, 2005 12:04 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Why are they dying?
Replies: 2
Views: 2462

On a farm I worked for we had a few gosling who suffered from worms - they looked pretty rough and would have died if they hadn't been treated. We used garlic (some kind of pill), that might be effective if they are not too bad yet, otherwise some stronger stuff from the vet's might be called for. C...
by ina
Sun Jun 12, 2005 11:53 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Lunar planting
Replies: 9
Views: 4144

I've not tried it for myself, but I've known people (and worked for some) who swear by it. However, I always think it's more important to look at the overall conditions - if it happens to be bucketing down on the few days that are suitable for planting this particular crop, then it's probably better...
by ina
Sun Jun 12, 2005 11:46 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you growing this year?
Replies: 33
Views: 12968

Re: What are you growing this year?

Marigold/Calendula (my daughter tells me you can eat, drink and make face/hand cream with it!) Eh... How do you drink Calendula? I know about the eating and the hand cream, but drink, that would be interesting to hear more about! Anyway, I can't really say what's growing, only what seeds I've put i...
by ina
Sun Jun 12, 2005 11:10 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Bindis!!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 8401

Nev,
How large a predator is a bunyip?

Ina
by ina
Sun Jun 12, 2005 10:48 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from New Zealand
Replies: 16
Views: 7440

Hi Samantha

I have an idea how you could combine the beekeeping and brewing... Keep bees, and make mead with the honey! :wink:

Any particular reason why you use the German word for soap bubble? What do you make the soap from?

Ina
by ina
Sat Jun 11, 2005 4:08 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello
Replies: 24
Views: 8660

Glad to see there's another "Northerner" around - even if constant late frosts and far too much rain won't bother your plants in pots! I lived near Glasgow for a while, actually, I worked on an organic veggie farm, and went to Glasgow on my days off - plus I sometimes had to deliver veg in the centr...
by ina
Thu Jun 09, 2005 9:54 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Bindis!!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 8401

When I was down under, we never ever went barefoot, except on the beach - not because of any plant, because of snakes! So it was boots at all times, thongs possibly in town. Some of those beasts even managed to bite through wellies. Anyway, it looked real cool when you went for a swim: white feet, t...
by ina
Thu Jun 09, 2005 9:36 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: Ist over
Replies: 7
Views: 3075

Now, if anybody could explain to me why I have developed the behaviour I have... I often wonder :shock: ! Does all that just count for humans, or did you learn anything about animal behaviour, too? Sometimes I'd like to get inside my goat's head! Anyway, phantastic news :cheers: . I must say that I ...
by ina
Thu Jun 09, 2005 9:19 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from NE Scotland
Replies: 27
Views: 9634

Well, no chance of me ever getting into a position of making a gain... Even if somebody on a minimum wage could get a mortgage, how would they ever pay it back? Some years ago I was in a low paid job, actually earning about 20p more per hour than minimum wage. I lived in the cheapest flat I could fi...
by ina
Thu Jun 09, 2005 9:07 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello
Replies: 24
Views: 8660

Hello and welcome Don't worry, we all started out small... Baking bread is a good point to start, I think, at least I get a very high degree of satisfaction out of it. (The smell as much as the taste! :lol: ) And there were times when I didn't have a garden, either, and my window sills were getting ...
by ina
Mon Jun 06, 2005 7:51 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Chickens
Replies: 23
Views: 11172

Oh, I think there'll be plenty of takers for free-range eggs... The neighbours, for a start, to keep them sweet (in case the hens find their way in to their garden :oops: ) and willing to look after my livestock when I go on holiday! I always keep my egg cartons. Have used them in the past as seed t...