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by Green Aura
Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Short Mead
Replies: 8
Views: 596

Re: Short Mead

Has no one ever told you not to play with your food (and drink)? :tongue: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Green Aura
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Probably a little late for rationing but...
Replies: 10
Views: 612

Re: Probably a little late for rationing but...

I think the damage was done pre-rationing, Flo. We went seriously off the rails for a while.

I think you've got something there though - we get exercise in the garden but I'm sure a good walk round a supermarket would help enormously. :wink: :lol:
by Green Aura
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Probably a little late for rationing but...
Replies: 10
Views: 612

Re: Probably a little late for rationing but...

It sort of fell by the wayside, I'm afraid. Thanks to all the bread etc we both put on almost half a stone! I'm sure that was not by doing the rationing - that probably stopped the upward gallop, but scared us both enough to go back to our low carb lifestyle. Fortunately we've been having more luck ...
by Green Aura
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Short Mead
Replies: 8
Views: 596

Re: Short Mead

Can't you add anything to it to flavour it? 3.9% abv isn't bad for a refreshing drink in the summer.
by Green Aura
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 86
Views: 37238

Re: What are you harvesting now?

They look lovely, just the right size. The only thing we're harvesting currently are green chillies. However, it won't be long before we can start picking some sweet peppers called Elf. They're small, but seem to be thick-walled and apparently are yellow when ripe - ours are starting to turn. I know...
by Green Aura
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How Do I use this section
Replies: 10
Views: 11551

Re: How Do I use this section

I may be wrong (it's been a while!), Weedo, but I think you only need your user name and password to get in then you can change your email and any other relevant details in your personal settings.
by Green Aura
Tue May 26, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Green Building
Topic: First test for new greenhouse
Replies: 8
Views: 450

Re: First test for new greenhouse

All survived admirably. :cheers: We hoped to build the other part of the fence and gate over the weekend but, although the high winds dropped, it was still too wet and windy to be carting around 8' planks. So we had our traditional bank holiday weekend of holing up in the house, boiler lit, and watc...
by Green Aura
Fri May 22, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Probably a little late for rationing but...
Replies: 10
Views: 612

Re: Probably a little late for rationing but...

We've kept to the list above, plus veg and a few apples. I've run out of bread, but have oats and rice left. The bread's OK but next week will be without the sweetener, which we could taste. Sausage and mushroom fritatta with veg for dinner and cold with salad for lunch the next day. Devilled fish (...
by Green Aura
Fri May 22, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: First test for new greenhouse
Replies: 8
Views: 450

Re: First test for new greenhouse

Tomatoes on the ground and peppers on the staging.

We've topped off the fence by about 50cm, which will take it just above eaves height. Hopefully that should do the trick.
by Green Aura
Thu May 21, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: First test for new greenhouse
Replies: 8
Views: 450

Re: First test for new greenhouse

You're not kidding, Flo. We put a lot of work into it and built that fab cold frame on the side. We were hoping for a respite from the winds for a while longer.
by Green Aura
Thu May 21, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Too early for plum moth trap?
Replies: 3
Views: 1161

Re: Too early for plum moth trap?

I think these traps only catch the odd one and that lets you know the moths are about. So you'd still need to keep an eye for any holes on leaves or fruit and then pick off the offending caterpillars etc. Or spray, if you want.
by Green Aura
Thu May 21, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: attach a foldaway table
Replies: 3
Views: 294

Re: attach a foldaway table

Fold-down wall-mounted table?
by Green Aura
Thu May 21, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: First test for new greenhouse
Replies: 8
Views: 450

Re: First test for new greenhouse

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by Green Aura
Thu May 21, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Pineapples
Replies: 17
Views: 7120

Re: Pineapples

I'm not sure they do, given the number of underripe ones you find in shops. :tongue:
by Green Aura
Thu May 21, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: First test for new greenhouse
Replies: 8
Views: 450

First test for new greenhouse

Apparently we'll be getting 50mph gusts over the weekend. We'll see how robust the new greenhouse is and how effective the windbreak fence is (we've only built half of it so keep your fingers crossed). I'll attach a photo when I can work out why it keeps posting it upside down. Hopefully not a porte...