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by Green Aura
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Hot weather and water
Replies: 20
Views: 478

Re: Hot weather and water

Don't know, hh. I found them online, a few years back, but they were far too expensive for my budget!
by Green Aura
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Hot weather and water
Replies: 20
Views: 478

Re: Hot weather and water

Read it again, hh :wink:
by Green Aura
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: CO2 shortage
Replies: 2
Views: 162

Re: CO2 shortage

You'd think with all the research going into carbon capture some bright spark would have worked out how to turn it into something useful.

Crumpets are dead easy, especially sourdough ones!
by Green Aura
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Hot weather and water
Replies: 20
Views: 478

Re: Hot weather and water

I used a cheap variation on South American ollas in the polytunnel. The proper ones are unglazed onion-shaped pots that are buried up to the neck in between plants. They hold quite a lot of water and only have a small aperture so the water doesn't evaporate and only needs filling occasionally. We us...
by Green Aura
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Onions
Replies: 35
Views: 1432

Re: Onions

Oooh, have you grown chickpeas before, Thomzo? They sprout so easily we've often thought about it but I don't think they'd produce much up here.
by Green Aura
Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Onions
Replies: 35
Views: 1432

Re: Onions

RenewableCandy wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:57 am
The fruit trees, though, are looking gorgeous.
Due to the spectular change in wind direction, we've got fruit trees and bushes with wind burn on the leaves and minus much of their fruits. Best laid plans eh!
by Green Aura
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Morbid question alert
Replies: 10
Views: 459

Re: Morbid question alert

Crikey, I've got no idea.

Ashes, I think, would just be scattered at the crematorium if no one claims them - they spread them round the gardens.
by Green Aura
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Fly strips
Replies: 8
Views: 306

Re: Fly strips

I don't know what all the ingredients are but I'm fairly certain sugar is high on the list.
by Green Aura
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Is it too late?
Replies: 6
Views: 373

Re: Is it too late?

Dunno, hh, I've only grown squash in the polytunnel so that's not much help. I wonder if those long cloches (the ones like teeny tiny polytunnels) might do the trick.
by Green Aura
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Is it too late?
Replies: 6
Views: 373

Re: Is it too late?

I would agree too, but I've just been looking on a website that sells veg plants and their butternut squash plants were/are due for delivery in June.
by Green Aura
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Weed killing on lawns
Replies: 16
Views: 614

Re: Weed killing on lawns

The instructions on the weedkiller will tell you, but why bother? Grass is fairly useless, unless you've got cows and the weeds at least provide pollen for bees etc.
by Green Aura
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Worried about daughter/grandkids!
Replies: 9
Views: 441

Re: Worried about daughter/grandkids!

It's a nightmare. The decision not to bail them out this time won't stop you worrying about the grandkids and your daughter. Do his parents chip in too? Or is the help all one-sided. The school may have some sort of scheme for helping with the uniform - they can't be the only family in this situatio...
by Green Aura
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: High street shops
Replies: 12
Views: 796

Re: High street shops

It's really difficult, isn't it. I understand shops have rates, utility bills, staffing costs etc and the Amazon "shop" might be someone's garden shed but assuming they're making some sort of profit on them, the mark-up on the High St ones is ridiculous. Property rentals on High Streets are often ex...
by Green Aura
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Grow lettuce in pop bottles
Replies: 1
Views: 348

Re: Grow lettuce in pop bottles

It can be quite handy to run a strip of cloth from the reservoir, up through the neck of the bottle, to act as a wick to help keep the soil moist.
by Green Aura
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Does anyone NOT have a television?
Replies: 98
Views: 31761

Re: Does anyone NOT have a television?

She's a feminist novelist and poet, ina. I have all her novels and some of her poetry. Her most well-known novel (excellent, but not my favourite) is "Woman on the edge of time".