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by RunnerBean
Sun Jul 13, 2014 8:10 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Ish Members' Blogs
Replies: 29
Views: 9576

Re: Ish Members' Blogs

Added a few to my follow list :) Here's mine- http://diggingforsanity.wordpress.com/

Is there a Self Sufficientish badge that we can all put on our blogs to advertise the forum? I've noticed a lot of blogs seem to have them on.
by RunnerBean
Sat Jul 12, 2014 8:02 am
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: THE FUTURE OF ISH
Replies: 29
Views: 15800

Re: THE FUTURE OF ISH

Hello,

I'm still too new to know who everyone is, but thanks for taking on the site and keeping it going. I'm learning a lot just from reading the old threads. :icon_smile:
by RunnerBean
Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:56 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Chamomile
Replies: 5
Views: 1579

Re: Chamomile

I have German chamomile in my herb patch, it seeds around everywhere. You can use the flowers for making tea.
by RunnerBean
Sun Jun 01, 2014 11:55 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Caramelised onion chutney with dates recipe needed please
Replies: 3
Views: 1982

Re: Caramelised onion chutney with dates recipe needed pleas

I made some a couple of years ago, and followed this recipe very roughly. I didn't bother with the chillis or bay leaf, I put a spoonful of mustard seeds in instead. As long as you get the ratio of sugar and vinegar right-ish then you can experiment with what actually goes in. Even just onions with ...
by RunnerBean
Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:52 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Where is everyone?New post section perhaps?
Replies: 45
Views: 5183

Re: Where is everyone?New post section perhaps?

I always click on new posts. It does seem pretty quiet here. I'm fairly new so I don't know how busy it used to be.
by RunnerBean
Fri May 30, 2014 4:53 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What veg have you planted out so far?
Replies: 7
Views: 1490

Re: What veg have you planted out so far?

My french bean packets says it's OK to sow direct now. Mine were sown indoors, only one has come up though. I blimming love French beans too :angryfire:
by RunnerBean
Fri May 30, 2014 4:52 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Dogs on allotment sites!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 2217

Re: Dogs on allotment sites!!!

Hmm, I reckon those screw into the ground dog tethers could hold a small child. Put some reins on the child, attach them to the tether, job done :wink:
by RunnerBean
Thu May 29, 2014 6:45 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: snaileries
Replies: 4
Views: 816

Re: snaileries

Would that kill off the lungworm? We looked after a dog once that just ate them straight out of the garden. Too bad we couldn't keep her, she was the best slug control ever.

I think most things are edible if you add enough garlic. :mrgreen: Is this any help? Bob's basics.
by RunnerBean
Wed May 28, 2014 3:10 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Elaine
Replies: 4
Views: 921

Re: Hello from Elaine

Hi Elaine! :wave: Woof, Maisie and Grace. :mrgreen:
by RunnerBean
Wed May 28, 2014 3:10 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: snaileries
Replies: 4
Views: 816

Re: snaileries

My whole garden is one massive snailery :lol: Sorry, not helpful. Sounds intriguing though.
by RunnerBean
Tue May 27, 2014 6:01 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Hedgehogs?
Replies: 3
Views: 674

Re: Hedgehogs?

Have you got a little pond or any water close by? Even a washing up tub will help attract wildlife. You could build a hedgehog box too, although I think they are mainly for hibernation.

I've heard ducks are really good for keeping down slugs and snails, would that be a possibility?
by RunnerBean
Tue May 27, 2014 5:59 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Lancaster!
Replies: 4
Views: 939

Re: Hello from Lancaster!

Hi Frankie :)

I must admit I have no knowledge of making booze. I don't really drink so I leave all the boozemaking to my husband. I'm intrigued by cheesemaking though. You know what they say, 'blessed are the cheesemakers'. Wild garlic pesto sounds lovely too.

Enjoy the forum :)
by RunnerBean
Mon May 26, 2014 10:36 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Dogs on allotment sites!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 2217

Re: Dogs on allotment sites!!!

Dogs have to be under control now under the new law. Biting someone or getting in a fight would mean they are NOT under control. it's a shame you've had all that trouble at your allotments. :( Not having a water supply is a bit of a joke. My mum used to have an urban allotment and went to visit afte...
by RunnerBean
Sun May 25, 2014 2:26 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Dogs on allotment sites!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 2217

Re: Dogs on allotment sites!!!

Dogs are allowed at our local allotments and at my mum's local one and it's not really been a problem. There are always a few rubbish dog owners (and rubbish people in general) that ruin it for the responsible majority. Everyone I've seen at our local allotment tethers their dog and they just sit qu...
by RunnerBean
Fri May 23, 2014 9:12 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: What will grow under and around fruit bushes or trees?
Replies: 9
Views: 2334

Re: What will grow under and around fruit bushes or trees?

Hmm, I was going to suggest chard or lettuce but you said perennial. Is this any good for ideas?

I'm in N Cambs too :wave:

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