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by diggernotdreamer
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: alcoholic fruit flies
Replies: 5
Views: 1300

alcoholic fruit flies

I seem to have created a colony of alcohol fuelled fruit flies in my house. A few weeks ago, I put some apple pulp in a basin with a plate on top which I intended putting in my lidded bucket to make cider vinegar. Being me, I put the bowl on top of the washing machine and forgot all about it, that i...
by diggernotdreamer
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Roses from cuttings
Replies: 6
Views: 1158

Re: Roses from cuttings

hmmm thanks Weedo, well all the cutting I have taken have been taken from the top of the bushes and are what I know are not from the rootstock, so they should be true to what I took, we have lots of wild roses here a county famous for its wild roses, so might just pop outside and try a cheeky graft....
by diggernotdreamer
Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Roses from cuttings
Replies: 6
Views: 1158

Re: Roses from cuttings

:scratch: I just found some rose rootstocks, Rosa Laxa, but I still don't understand how the rose may not come true from a cutting
by diggernotdreamer
Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Roses from cuttings
Replies: 6
Views: 1158

Roses from cuttings

I have grown some roses from cuttings. I thought I had taken a cutting of a yellow climbing rose, but it seems to be a little pink rose, another one is thornless and pink and I was sure it was off a white thornless rose. I have not been able to find much about this on the web, some people saying it ...
by diggernotdreamer
Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Peanuts
Replies: 7
Views: 1087

Re: Peanuts

will you be dishing them out to the trick or treaters? That is very impressive, the ground nut scheme didn't ever take off, why was that? I will be giving this a go next year
by diggernotdreamer
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Ophelia
Replies: 21
Views: 2421

Re: Ophelia

Haven't seen him on fb either, the winds have started coming back up from the SW again now, things are still a bit windy, but not like they were, we were lucky here I think
by diggernotdreamer
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Ophelia
Replies: 21
Views: 2421

Re: Ophelia

Ophelia has now moved up the west coast of Ireland and is currently in Donegal and parts of Northern Ireland, the winds seem to be gusting now from the North West, which is the Atlantic which is right, it started out this morning blowing from the East and South and changed round about 3pm
by diggernotdreamer
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Ophelia
Replies: 21
Views: 2421

Re: Ophelia

The storm has hit Cork quite badly, they got it first this morning, it has been moving up the west coast and we are feeling the gusts, at the moment, this is no worse than we have had in the past, but the storm is still centred round Galway as far as I can make out. The whole of Ireland is closed, t...
by diggernotdreamer
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi newbie here
Replies: 6
Views: 2055

Re: Hi newbie here

Hi welcome to Ish. I am in Ireland too, but in the wet bit, we have also restored an old house, you might be interested in the Inspirational Homes site, we open our house along with lots of others over the weekend in October for people doing restorations, self builds etc http://www.greendoorireland....
by diggernotdreamer
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Productive apple tree
Replies: 3
Views: 1095

Re: Productive apple tree

I wish I had done all my fruit trees as step overs or something now, the rooks come down and peck every ripe apple, usually just once, a big beak into each lovely apple. Looks a lovely productive little tree
by diggernotdreamer
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Berkshire!
Replies: 6
Views: 1742

Re: Hello from Berkshire!

Hi, I was born in Berkshire, but left 9 years ago, welcome to Ish
by diggernotdreamer
Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Someone say something
Replies: 63
Views: 8517

Re: Someone say something

Weedo wrote:Hi

anybody know anything about grwing Valerian (V. officinalis)?
In what respect, cultivation or use as a medicinal plant
by diggernotdreamer
Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Lemon as rust remover
Replies: 2
Views: 1573

Re: Lemon as rust remover

is the rust on the old hankie, what are you using it on
by diggernotdreamer
Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: tomato varietys less prone to blossom rot
Replies: 4
Views: 1255

Re: tomato varietys less prone to blossom rot

mulching is also the key to avoiding blossom end rot, I use a lot of grass mowings in my tunnel, grow hundred of pounds of tomatoes a year and never have a problem, use soaker hose in the soil and then a good mulching