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by Green Aura
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Someone say something
Replies: 50
Views: 2021

Re: Someone say something

First tip - save yourself a little bit of it for just growing something (doesn't matter how small or what you grow). Otherwise you'll be desperate to eat something you grew yourself not too much later.

No need to ask me how I know. :roll:

Berries and herbs have been our only homegrown this year!
by Green Aura
Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Turnip wine ( and others)
Replies: 12
Views: 163

Re: Turnip wine ( and others)

Allergies notwithstanding, fermenting is a time-honoured way of preserving the harvest. So I'll have one for you Flo. :lol:
by Green Aura
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Turnip wine ( and others)
Replies: 12
Views: 163

Re: Turnip wine ( and others)

I adore dandelion wine - hint of Retsina.
by Green Aura
Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Turnip wine ( and others)
Replies: 12
Views: 163

Re: Turnip wine ( and others)

Is this turnip - little white/purple things, or swede - big yellow/purple things? If the former I'm guessing the overwhelming earthy taste would come through even a fermenting process and in the latter, unless they're extremely fresh they have a smell of old fart. Not sure I'd want either of these t...
by Green Aura
Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: UK ban on new diesel and petrol cars 2040
Replies: 11
Views: 230

Re: UK ban on new diesel and petrol cars 2040

I very rarely travel more than 15 miles from home Me neither. Our car leaves the drive once or twice a month. The problem really is that when it does it has quite a long journey, most of the time. Although it has taken us nearly 10 years, we managed to get most things delivered, now, although T*sc*...
by Green Aura
Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: UK ban on new diesel and petrol cars 2040
Replies: 11
Views: 230

Re: UK ban on new diesel and petrol cars 2040

I'm not sure we're being particularly negative, Skippy. Expressing concern, even if some of it is a little naive, should be answered, not dismissed. Of course the technology will improve over time, manufacturers will have to make sure it does if they want to remain in business. I can't find referenc...
by Green Aura
Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Black wasps????
Replies: 16
Views: 12827

Re: Black wasps????

As mentioned earlier in this thread, it's nigh on impossible to clearly identify without some close up observation. However, most adult wasps are, I think, nectar eaters using "livestock" to feed their larvae. This came from Wikipedia Spider wasps are solitary wasps that use a single spide...
by Green Aura
Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: The Amazing Hazel - The Essential Guide to Everything you need to know about Hazels
Replies: 2
Views: 107

Re: The Amazing Hazel - The Essential Guide to Everything you need to know about Hazels

No need. Pick them green and eat them straight away. They're absolutely gorgeous - fresh and crunchy.
by Green Aura
Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Berkshire!
Replies: 6
Views: 217

Re: Hello from Berkshire!

Hi Ali, welcome to Ish. :wave: I love crab apple jelly!
by Green Aura
Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Need a change of lifestyle
Replies: 18
Views: 547

Re: Need a change of lifestyle

:lol: :lol: :laughing3: :laughing3: :lol: :lol:
by Green Aura
Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: UK ban on new diesel and petrol cars 2040
Replies: 11
Views: 230

Re: UK ban on new diesel and petrol cars 2040

I'm quite interested to see how this pans out. I have a 220 mile round trip to do any major shopping, which I do roughly every 2-3 months. Even the supermarket click and collect is a 40 mile round trip. The current range of electric cars only seems to be about 80 miles per charge. I'm not sure how l...
by Green Aura
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Need a change of lifestyle
Replies: 18
Views: 547

Re: Need a change of lifestyle

Thanks for that, Weedo, but that's the main problem. Sanity and reason seem to be in very short supply at the moment. :roll:
by Green Aura
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Best place to grow tomatoes
Replies: 14
Views: 610

Re: Best place to grow tomatoes

Ah memories. Dad grew the tastiest tomatoes - they were mainly just Moneymaker in his case - but they tasted just how I want tomatoes to taste, tangy with just a hint of sweetness. I think, for me anyway, it's a combination of factors. Good tasting tomatoes, good times - sunny summer holidays, long ...
by Green Aura
Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Best place to grow tomatoes
Replies: 14
Views: 610

Re: Best place to grow tomatoes

ina wrote:From my experience they grow best in France... :)


I think they might disagree in Italy. (lol)
by Green Aura
Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Need a change of lifestyle
Replies: 18
Views: 547

Re: Need a change of lifestyle

I think it must be a very worrying time for many folk, ina. In my village there are many individuals not born in the UK, who have been here a lot longer than I have, raised their kids here, own their homes, have small businesses and roots in the wider community. The only one who can now be certain t...

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