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by MAdam Cholet
Sun Oct 05, 2008 1:29 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: My Cycle tour (Bristol to Scotland) can I stay at yours?
Replies: 154
Views: 34456

Re: My Cycle tour (Bristol to Scotland) can I stay at yours?

We live in Nottm (about 3 miles from centre) and would be happy to put you up for the evening and feed you (may even be persuaded to pack up sarnies for the day after!). Home from work about 4ish so if you are planning to arrive after that then no probs. Might have to bore you with questions about o...
by MAdam Cholet
Mon Sep 08, 2008 5:06 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Soph's winter coat
Replies: 15
Views: 2646

Re: Soph's winter coat

Mrs F - the coat looks fantastic. I have been looking at that piece of fabric for a year wondering what to do with it and know I know!

Soph looks well chuffed with it.

xx
by MAdam Cholet
Sun Sep 07, 2008 5:35 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Takes some believing.........
Replies: 32
Views: 3275

Re: Takes some believing.........

I had a friend turn up as I was sorting out pounds of freshly gathered blackberries. She turned up her nose and said she couldn't possibly eat something like that becasue you couldn't know where it had been. She never did get it even when I tried to point out that supermarket veg have been through g...
by MAdam Cholet
Sun Sep 07, 2008 5:28 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Fenugreek as a sacrificial crop
Replies: 1
Views: 448

Fenugreek as a sacrificial crop

Dont know if it will work again this year, but last year we planted fenugreek as a green manure and left it over the winter. We found that by the end of the winter the pigeons had decimated the fenugreek and left all the brassicas alone. I think it may be something to do with the leaves being a bit ...
by MAdam Cholet
Sun Sep 07, 2008 5:25 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Cabbage Whites
Replies: 18
Views: 1808

Re: Cabbage Whites

Our nasturtiums look fantastic and the sprouts are like lace curtains. The sacrificial nasturtiums didn't work! Although while we were away a huge patch of nasturtiums at home were a sad bunch of stalks when we got back. We have just taken to removing all the caterpillars by hand - although I did su...
by MAdam Cholet
Sun Sep 07, 2008 5:19 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: what do butternuts look like?!
Replies: 33
Views: 4320

Re: what do butternuts look like?!

Just had the afternoon at the allotment - and it didnt rain! Anyway, I found three baby butternuts although they are only about the size of eggs. Unless something miraculous happens and we have a stunning September and October (yeah...right!) I presume I will have to go without again. I think next y...
by MAdam Cholet
Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:48 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: what do butternuts look like?!
Replies: 33
Views: 4320

Re: what do butternuts look like?!

I don't know where I am going wrong. For the 2nd year running I have tried growing butternuts and had no females on the plants. I have other pumpkins and squashes growing successfully - do butternuts need dfferent treatment?
by MAdam Cholet
Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:43 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Elderberries
Replies: 8
Views: 1854

Re: Elderberries

Cheers for that. I had taken a look on the net but sometimes you are never sure how these things are going to taste! Thought I would see if anyone was using them successfully. Summer pudding sounds good...
by MAdam Cholet
Mon Aug 25, 2008 3:35 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from Nottingham
Replies: 11
Views: 853

Re: Hi from Nottingham

MKG - yes I am the Nottm Aunt. Don't like to use the word aunt though as it somehow makes me feel older than I am (in my mind anyway!). I like to be the weird aunt who gets into to trouble for leading my nieces and nephews astray - but only in the best possible way. :drunken:
by MAdam Cholet
Mon Aug 25, 2008 3:05 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Elderberries
Replies: 8
Views: 1854

Elderberries

Hi Does anyone have any tried and tested recipes for elderberries. New to the board so apologies if this has already been covered! We have loads growing round where we live and also at the allotment site. Every year I look at them and vow to do something with them and this year I want to make sure I...
by MAdam Cholet
Mon Aug 25, 2008 3:02 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from Nottingham
Replies: 11
Views: 853

Hi from Nottingham

Just been introduced to the website by Mrs Flibble - some good stuff on here. We have an allotment and are on our 2nd year. Been a much more successful year than last (no blight on my tatties - hurrah!). Like to find free food where we can. Been blackberry picking this afternoon and now got jars of ...