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by IrishAbroad
Mon Aug 01, 2005 11:39 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: First strawberry! :)
Replies: 16
Views: 8495

My "Better Half" is a member of various doggy forums - she know's it all now :roll: The big "NO NO" list (so I've been told) is Grapes - kidney failure Chocolate - toxic shock (a 100g bar of 70% chocolate is enough to kill most dogs in minutes) and onions or food containing onions but I think this i...
by IrishAbroad
Mon Aug 01, 2005 11:31 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: White specks
Replies: 15
Views: 7577

Not a lot of Gingko grwoing in our hedgerows though :wink:
by IrishAbroad
Fri Jul 29, 2005 12:42 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: First strawberry! :)
Replies: 16
Views: 8495

Just one thing to remember (2steps) grapes are very poisonous for dogs. It causes kidney failure I believe.

http://www.breakthechain.org/exclusives/doggrapes.html
by IrishAbroad
Fri Jul 29, 2005 10:15 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: White specks
Replies: 15
Views: 7577

with the Elder I just cut a branch off and strip the bark and the leaves - we have 100's of trees near where I live so a little pruning doesn't hurt. Hawthorn... simply make a tea out of the leaves and/or flowers. I was reading articles on the net and the medical community is doing a lot of research...
by IrishAbroad
Thu Jul 28, 2005 3:35 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: First strawberry! :)
Replies: 16
Views: 8495

:lol: He's just greedy - he will eat anything!! He really does have a thing for fruit - bananas being his favourite. :?
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by IrishAbroad
Thu Jul 28, 2005 12:03 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: First strawberry! :)
Replies: 16
Views: 8495

Mine have been disappearing. Couldn't figure it out until I saw strawberry seeds between my dog's teeth :shock:
by IrishAbroad
Thu Jul 28, 2005 11:47 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: White specks
Replies: 15
Views: 7577

Back to the parsley fungus. I had it last year but a good dose of Elder Bark tea did the trick... Boil Elder bark (old bark is better than new growth) for about an hour or so (fill a pan with strips of bark then add enough water to cover). Keep topping up the water if needed. Let it cool then spray ...
by IrishAbroad
Mon Jul 25, 2005 12:49 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Month by month ideas?
Replies: 6
Views: 2857

It really is the dog's *%^&%^s. It gives details on growing everything. Mines starting to wear out :lol:

Thinking about building a shrine for it, with candles etc.
by IrishAbroad
Fri Jul 22, 2005 8:56 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Free Energie
Replies: 63
Views: 30558

I've had a quick look, read Muddy's comments, glanced through Michaels. Simply put you talk about using gravity as the generating force. Nothing new in the concept of changing potential to kinetic energy. But can you see that the energy is only there for one cycle. Ok you're transferring mass, but w...
by IrishAbroad
Thu Jul 21, 2005 10:09 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: New bit
Replies: 33
Views: 18268

We're lucky where we live. There's a farmers market every Wednesday in the village and every day is you are prepared to travel to the neighbouring villages. Prices here are comparable to supermarket prices but there is of course a small premium for quality and freshness. It's a shame England moved a...
by IrishAbroad
Wed Jul 20, 2005 5:03 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Private airmail carrier
Replies: 6
Views: 4225

I'll ask me Granma-in-law - she's the secretary or treasurer or summit of the RPRA - she'll know what to do - she's the "wise woman" :lol:
by IrishAbroad
Tue Jul 19, 2005 5:25 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Park and ride - A bike!
Replies: 25
Views: 10510

The biggest problem I found in the UK with bikes was safety - there really isn't the infrastructure for cyclists, eg lack of bicycle lanes for one thing. When I lived in Berkshire I tried cycling to work for a few weeks but then gave up as it was simply too dangerous - the drivers really were shits ...
by IrishAbroad
Tue Jul 19, 2005 4:58 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: fishing
Replies: 6
Views: 4653

Yep the Amercan Signal Crayfish was introduced into Europe about 30 years ago and have almost wiped out native species. They're not much of a problem in the rivers round me as we eat as many as we can catch, putting out baskets to catch them.

mmmmmmm....
by IrishAbroad
Tue Jul 19, 2005 3:20 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Tomato glut
Replies: 17
Views: 8775

Just on the topic of bottling and nasty things, when I'm bottling I always pop in a Campden tablet (always have tons from the wine and beer making) It releases Sulphur Dioxide which kills off all the little beasties and ensures the contents are sterile (It isn't harmful in small doses either but don...