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by Green Aura
Tue May 15, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: If you could...would you private jet everywhere?
Replies: 17
Views: 834

Re: If you could...would you private jet everywhere?

I've only flown to see family, in Finland, twice in the last 10 years or so. I have to fly from Inverness to London (after a 3 hour drive plus long stay parking fees), then fly to Helsinki, then get a bus to Turku - all of which takes at least two days, with stopovers in hotels, each way. So if a pr...
by Green Aura
Mon May 14, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Whey wine (Blaand)
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Re: Whey wine (Blaand)

Very interesting. I often make Crowdie, which leaves huge amounts of very sweet whey. I'm not planning any in the near future but I'll try and remember this when I do.

Do let us know how it progresses.
by Green Aura
Mon May 14, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Greetings from Yorkshire
Replies: 11
Views: 463

Re: Greetings from Yorkshire

I might give it a go then.
by Green Aura
Mon May 14, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: RenewableCandy's Hardcore challenge
Replies: 19
Views: 868

Re: RenewableCandy's Hardcore challenge

...it's generally called my husband :lol:
by Green Aura
Mon May 14, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: No Bees?
Replies: 14
Views: 1220

Re: No Bees?

Yup, we've got plenty too - I wonder if they're so busy after a late start. We have the Great Yellow here, as well as the usual bumble bees, although I haven't seen any yet.
by Green Aura
Sat May 12, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Green Building
Topic: RenewableCandy's Hardcore challenge
Replies: 19
Views: 868

Re: RenewableCandy's Hardcore challenge

I've done one of those big bags of gravel in less than a day, although I did way considerably more than you - mainly fat though. Just take regular, short breaks rather than going at it hell for leather. Keep hydrated. ...and yes, the gravel will sit better on well-bedded hardcore - I watched it on a...
by Green Aura
Fri May 11, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Greetings from Yorkshire
Replies: 11
Views: 463

Re: Greetings from Yorkshire

Is it a good read? I enjoyed the film with Matt Damon.
by Green Aura
Tue May 08, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Intelligent plants?
Replies: 7
Views: 488

Re: Intelligent plants?

So basically the plants are taking over and running the show. Probably about time.
by Green Aura
Sun May 06, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Greenhouse lighting
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Re: Greenhouse lighting

I should mention we don't want visits from the police when they've been informed we're suddenly using vast quantities of electricity, or enormous bills. :lol:
by Green Aura
Sun May 06, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Greenhouse lighting
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Greenhouse lighting

I need some advice, folks. We are turning what was my old therapy room into a greenhouse. It has long, deep SW facing windows and through the short summer will have light pretty much 24/7 but the nights then draw in quite quickly until it's dark after 3(ish) until about 10 or 11 next day. The light ...
by Green Aura
Sun May 06, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: New season veg
Replies: 7
Views: 579

Re: New season veg

The compost is spent compost from last year's potted tomatoes We saw this mentioned years ago by someone advocating using small crates to grow tomatoes in then re-use the following year for beans. We've never managed it - the crates are always so chockful of roots we've had to just hack it apart wi...
by Green Aura
Fri May 04, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Greetings from Yorkshire
Replies: 11
Views: 463

Re: Greetings from Yorkshire

Hi RC, welcome to Ish :wave:

Don't worry about how much/little you think you know. We're all still learning. You'll learn stuff and teach stuff, probably without realising!
by Green Aura
Fri May 04, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Has Spring sprung?
Replies: 26
Views: 1890

Re: Has Spring sprung?

Here too, although in Ross-shire the may blossoms are out apparently. High wind and rain - just as it's been for the last three years.
by Green Aura
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Forest gardening question
Replies: 12
Views: 464

Re: Forest gardening question

Odsox wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:08 am
small plants might get stepped upon.
We put old floor tiles in between for stepping stones - doesn't matter if they're broken, just need to be big enough for a toehold.
by Green Aura
Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Forest gardening question
Replies: 12
Views: 464

Re: Forest gardening question

....and there'd still be room for some lettuces underneath.