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by Green Aura
Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Storm Dylan?
Replies: 26
Views: 531

Re: Storm Dylan?

Dylan missed us entirely. I think the jet stream, or whatever it is that decides the path of these things, must have moved south as we seem to be getting the best of the weather - for now.
by Green Aura
Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: The not buying new compact?
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Re: The not buying new compact?

I lost two clothes sizes last year and all my replacements came from Ebay (I didn't bother replacing the in-between size, just when my clothes got really too big). I have to confess that I was really excited to be able to get into more fashionable clothes, even though I'm hardly a follower of fashio...
by Green Aura
Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Garden diaries
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: Garden diaries

I take a more slapdash approach - they get sown when I remember to do hem. That said, we have compost warming on the windowsills (in containers obviously) to sow toms, peppers, salad leaves and herbs tomorrow. They would have been done today but we hadn't given thought to how cold it was! So we sort...
by Green Aura
Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Unwanted presents?!
Replies: 12
Views: 261

Re: Unwanted presents?!

It's a tough time of year, ina - cold, low light, enforced jollity and professions of goodwill that are often noticeably absent the rest of the year. I think you did right in accepting it, it may not be what you wanted (or needed) but I think that sometimes it's nice to know you're being thought of ...
by Green Aura
Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Gardening Indoors
Replies: 6
Views: 253

Re: Gardening Indoors

We've grown small amounts of salad leaves in seed trays. Succession planting a week apart over a few weeks gave each tray time to recover from a picking and they didn't take up much room on the sills.
by Green Aura
Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: It's that time of year again ...
Replies: 50
Views: 7919

Re: It's that time of year again ...

Starting to look like either the perfect tomato or a tomato triffid.

Keep us informed - if you go quiet we'll know you've sprouted something out of the little shop of tomato horrors. :lol:
by Green Aura
Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Spring?
Replies: 10
Views: 346

Re: Spring?

I read that last word as irritation. Both may be equally applicable.
by Green Aura
Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Spring?
Replies: 10
Views: 346

Re: Spring?

We left home in the pitch black at 6am to 11C, which increased to 13C during our day out shopping and was 11C again by the time we got home. Crackers.
by Green Aura
Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: It's that time of year again ...
Replies: 50
Views: 7919

Re: It's that time of year again ...

Sounds very nice, worth keeping going. Try cuttings and compare to the seed grown to see if they come true.

I'll wait until you've refined your product. :wink:
by Green Aura
Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Just before ...
Replies: 4
Views: 159

Re: Just before ...

...and to you too, MKG. Season's greetings folks - may your bellies be full and your glass never empty (or cup). I'll see you all on the other side. We may be having a guest for dinner. We're one of these remote Highland practices that can't attract a permanent GP and the locum (a regular) will be r...
by Green Aura
Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Spring?
Replies: 10
Views: 346

Re: Spring?

Yes, it's absolutely glorious here too. A day for flinging all the windows open to let in some fresh spring air - except it isn't of course. Still giving the house an airing won't go amiss. As for the birds, we don't so much do dawn chorus as battle cries of the sparrows - we've got dozens fighting ...
by Green Aura
Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: No Bees?
Replies: 6
Views: 253

Re: No Bees?

It's terrifying. We have a protected site in the village - home to the Great Yellow, which apparently only has a few habitats in north and west Scotland left. When we were setting it up had several talks from some university bod who gave us advice on providing a bee-friendly environment. You can't d...
by Green Aura
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: New potatoes for dinner
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: New potatoes for dinner

You can keep the sprouts but the spuds sound good.
by Green Aura
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: December planting
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: December planting

Indeed, plan next years growing and get ready to sow tomatoes, on Boxing Day (or soon as after. They'll need to be kept somewhere relatively warm though. You can do peppers too but they need heated propagation really. How about sprouting seeds indoors for winter salads - radishes, peas, chickpeas al...
by Green Aura
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Vertical gardening
Replies: 10
Views: 376

Re: Vertical gardening

A couple of lemon trees and a grapevine (purely for eating purposes obviously :wink: ) for starters. Ginger, turmeric and some lemongrass (they're to go with the chillies). Raised bed for year round salad leaves. A butternut squash, growing up a frame - and I wouldn't give entirely on the melons - t...

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