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by ina
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Growing in 2018 weather
Replies: 11
Views: 624

Re: Growing in 2018 weather

:mrgreen: Envy!!!

I love apricots, but the ones in the shops have no scent (and therefore no flavour) at all.
by ina
Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: RAIN !!
Replies: 12
Views: 388

Re: RAIN !!

We've had some - more like 2mm rather than 2", though... More forecast - we even have a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms for today!
And now I have a different problem - how will I get the washing dry this weekend? :mrgreen:

(Got to have something to complain about!)
by ina
Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Liquorice
Replies: 19
Views: 557

Re: Liquorice

MKG wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:09 pm
It works with schnapps too :iconbiggrin:
I'm sure it does. But, actually - all those things had been more expensive here compared to Germany all the time - but now, since the introduction of minimum price for booze, it's just far, far too expensive... :?
by ina
Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Growing in 2018 weather
Replies: 11
Views: 624

Re: Growing in 2018 weather

Flo wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:08 am
Hmm - courgettes anyone?
Mine got out too late - same with the squash - just now I have a few small ones coming on...
by ina
Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Liquorice
Replies: 19
Views: 557

Re: Liquorice

Green Aura wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:53 am
A friend of mine, also German, dissolves this salt licorice you speak of in vodka and serves it up at her New Year party. Foul and lethal, in equal measure, in one shot glass.
No thanks. Well, I don't like vodka... :wink:
by ina
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Meath
Replies: 6
Views: 373

Re: Hello from Meath

Hi Dungareegirl - welcome!

I used to wear dungarees when I was younger... They were very fashionable when I was a teenager. I had a yellow pair. (Argh!!!)
by ina
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Liquorice
Replies: 19
Views: 557

Re: Liquorice

I wonder what Brussels cooked in liquorice juice taste like. Mmmmmm - scrummy!!!!! :pukeright: Er, no, thanks. Definitely separately. And I love salty liquorice, which is almost impossible to get here... Sigh. One of those things friends bring back from Germany for me. It's also really good if you ...
by ina
Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Liquorice
Replies: 19
Views: 557

Re: Liquorice

Odsox wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:03 pm
Green Aura wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:47 pm
diggernotdreamer wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:45 pm
Yuk
Yup, pretty much on a par with brussel sprouts in my book.
There are some weird people about. :scratch: :lol:
I love both and actually look forward to the first Brussels sprouts every year.
So do I! :mrgreen:
by ina
Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Liquorice
Replies: 19
Views: 557

Re: Liquorice

Thanks for all your replies. Well - doesn't sound like the ideal plant for my garden... But I do love liquorice - and not the allsorts kind, which is very little liquorice and lots of sugar and other nasties - and it does look nice, so maybe I'll put it in a large pot for starters, and then think ag...
by ina
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Liquorice
Replies: 19
Views: 557

Liquorice

Has anybody ever grown liquorice? I've been given a plant - well, a seedling, really - and would love to grow it on, but I'm not sure where to put it in a small garden... And whether it would do anything at all in a container.
by ina
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Hot weather and water
Replies: 20
Views: 852

Re: Hot weather and water

I wouldn't drink rainwater - it contains all the muck, dust and bird shit that's been collecting on the roofs and other areas from which it has been collected for the past several weeks...
by ina
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Weed killing on lawns
Replies: 16
Views: 947

Re: Weed killing on lawns

In a lot of places here, the use of herbicides for cosmetic purposes (i.e. killing weeds in a lawn) is not permitted. We like a "lawn" that looks like reclaimed forest floor. When we have bare patches, we seed them with a mix of grass and clover seed. I wish they'd do that here. Instead, the counci...
by ina
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Weed killing on lawns
Replies: 16
Views: 947

Re: Weed killing on lawns

I always think clover , white or red , give a lawn a bit of colour and character . A slab of just perfectly green grass might be loved by some but I find it just a tad dull. At least it's better than the usual grey mass of chuckies in most of my neighbours' gardens... But those that do have lawns k...
by ina
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Weed killing on lawns
Replies: 16
Views: 947

Re: Weed killing on lawns

The only weed I try to keep out of my "lawn" (= grassy patch) is docks; everything else gets encouraged... Since I moved in here a lovely lot of white clover and tares have developed. Bees and other beasties love it!
by ina
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Hot weather and water
Replies: 20
Views: 852

Re: Hot weather and water

Bathwater...