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by Green Aura
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: tomato varietys less prone to blossom rot
Replies: 3
Views: 43

Re: tomato varietys less prone to blossom rot

I don't know about varieties, gunners, but a watering tip might help in the short term. We bought a load of terracotta plant pots and saucers (enough for one per plant) and we sealed the holes up with silicone. We bought them online after trialling one we got from a garden centre. We bury them, up t...
by Green Aura
Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I fancy going shopping
Replies: 10
Views: 475

Re: I fancy going shopping

Make sure you buy some cold water before you go in Flo. We went to Tatton Park Show, a few years back, in weather only slightly cooler than you lucky folks down south are experiencing. The charges for small bottles of water were ridiculous, on top of which they had huge amounts of the stuff stacked ...
by Green Aura
Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Funny old weather
Replies: 27
Views: 690

Re: Funny old weather

Oh dear. I'm sure that's good commercially but sounds like a potential nightmare for the environment. On a lighter note - we have all that white fluffy stuff on the side of the road too but up here, in the north of Scotland, it's bog cotton growing in the peat. A very elderly neighbour told us that ...
by Green Aura
Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Funny old weather
Replies: 27
Views: 690

Re: Funny old weather

How long is that road before it bends, Weedo? :shock:
by Green Aura
Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Funny old weather
Replies: 27
Views: 690

Re: Funny old weather

It has p****d down here for two days straight. Apparently it's been 11C colder here than all points south.
by Green Aura
Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: G'day.
Replies: 8
Views: 259

Re: G'day.

:wave: Hi Shidifen, welcome to Ish,
by Green Aura
Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Tunnel vision
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Re: Tunnel vision

Quite lovely. :love10: I love to see tagetes growing with the tomatoes. Your very deep beds would drive me nuts though (they did and we removed them). Of course that has nothing to do with me being too short to reach the back without standing in them. My polytunnel is, like the rest of the garden, i...
by Green Aura
Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Funny old weather
Replies: 27
Views: 690

Re: Funny old weather

I've been away for a five days in which we've experienced sun hot enough to crack the flags (paving stones), hailstorms and torrential rain which made motorway driving really difficult.

I'm pleased to note it's back to warm and sunny now we're home.
by Green Aura
Tue May 30, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Funny old weather
Replies: 27
Views: 690

Re: Funny old weather

Well Spring officially starts on the 20th March but after that no one seems to mention it - and winter, which, really should start on the 20th December seems to start (and be talked about as starting) about a month earlier, or at least from the beginning of the month. :dontknow: Up here Spring start...
by Green Aura
Mon May 29, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Funny old weather
Replies: 27
Views: 690

Re: Funny old weather

No, it didn't happen here either. I went out for the day, not knowing how to dress for the promised storms, and nearly melted! We had a light shower on the way home and that was it. Although I did note, on my FB feed, someone out canvassing for the election in shorts and t-shirts huddling under a br...
by Green Aura
Fri May 26, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Curds and whey
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Re: Curds and whey

Cheeky.

I made gjetost once - well, I tried - we eventually threw the pan away, I think, complete with welded on burnt dehydrated whey. I swear it went from runny to char in a blink.
by Green Aura
Fri May 26, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Funny old weather
Replies: 27
Views: 690

Re: Funny old weather

Our warm spell (all two days of it) is set to break tomorrow - the Met have issued a yellow weather warning with torrential rain and flooding. Fortunately I don't have any spuds in, other than a few self sets, or they might get washed out to sea. :lol:
by Green Aura
Fri May 26, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Curds and whey
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Re: Curds and whey

We can't eat it Odsox, too high in carbs! That's our problem - I used to use it instead of water in my bread, when it was available - very yummy. We've had no bread for months now and, strangely, I haven't missed it half as much as I thought I would. The pig though........you'd better speak to my OH...
by Green Aura
Thu May 25, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Curds and whey
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Curds and whey

I buy raw milk from England (it's illegal to sell in Scotland except for animal consumption). Since we've been on this diet our milk consumption has dropped dramatically and I really don't want to cancel my order - I know it's stupid but I have the notion that once stopped I'd never get it back and ...
by Green Aura
Wed May 24, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Another lesson learned
Replies: 1
Views: 126

Another lesson learned

We decided this year to try growing our tomatoes under glass instead of in the polytunnel where we've had really poor results. Under glass in this case is on our SW facing windowsills. So we've cut down on the number of plants and only gone for cherry tomatoes to meake sure we'll have room to spread...

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