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by shiney
Thu May 05, 2005 7:15 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Broccoli Blues
Replies: 9
Views: 4237

:lol: Magpie, you sound like me when it comes to planting things. They get stuck in the soil, watered then left to get on with it. Survive or not survive! I am probably a rotten gardener as I never pamper my plants. I have an olive tree that has survived 6 years outside here in the UK, come rain, sn...
by shiney
Wed May 04, 2005 8:18 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Broccoli Blues
Replies: 9
Views: 4237

Well I have done rosemary cuttings and they are now quite huge bushes after 4 years.

Another experiment on it's way, me thinks!
by shiney
Wed May 04, 2005 7:52 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Broccoli Blues
Replies: 9
Views: 4237

Thanks Andy, I do have some small lavender plants in the garden.(about 4 plants) How easy are they to take cuttings then? We have a bank that is only held together with grass which we thought would be better covered in lavender plants to keep the soil together. (a) it would smell nice and (b) it loo...
by shiney
Wed May 04, 2005 7:02 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Broccoli Blues
Replies: 9
Views: 4237

Mmm..... overwatering could be the answer to our leggy lavender seedlings, but I thought we'd been sensible about feeding them.

Ours are in our windowsill which gets sun in the morning for a while 'til around 11 ish .(When there is sun!)

So I'll be popping back here for any advice as well Sunpuppy.
by shiney
Wed May 04, 2005 5:38 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Potato wedges
Replies: 26
Views: 12415

That sounds like a good idea too, I just love pepper. Pity the kids aren't that keen!

I shall have to make a batch especially for me and the OM. I am going to have a look at the 'RESEEP' section link you posted. I am a foodaholic!
by shiney
Wed May 04, 2005 5:26 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Potato wedges
Replies: 26
Views: 12415

We have potato wedges quite alot as the kids think they are chips! We don't eat chips often, it's a treat from the fish and chippie a few times a year! I cut potatoes in to wedges (about 1lb and a half), put them in a bowl with a tablespoon of olive oil and then add a mixture of herbs. Infact, anyth...
by shiney
Wed May 04, 2005 12:26 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Sprouted Beans - How?
Replies: 23
Views: 10821

I nicked them off the washing line late one night. He never noticed!

He'll kill me when he sees this thread. :shock:

Just joking Nev. :oops:
by shiney
Wed May 04, 2005 12:03 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Sprouted Beans - How?
Replies: 23
Views: 10821

Oh you lot have got me all enthusiastic about sprouting! :lol: I have to say last week in my Abel Cole fruit and veg box delivery, I got some sprouts in a box. They are delish! There's a right mix, chick peas, lentils, mungs and all sorts in there. Anyone else use Abel Cole btw? I must make a big ef...
by shiney
Wed May 04, 2005 8:12 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Greetings from Sunny Bradford on Avon
Replies: 34
Views: 13478

I reckon with all this feedback I am ready to put a Slug Retaliation Book together. I mean, are they any use to anyone? Apart from birds?

Thanks for all your hellos, welcomes and help!
by shiney
Wed May 04, 2005 8:08 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: If you had to choose...
Replies: 14
Views: 7072

This is going to be a difficult choice with all these ideas floating around!

I really like pak choi and it's sooo expensive in the supermarkets ~ for what you get.

That reminds me, I must ring the allotment dept at the council today!
by shiney
Wed May 04, 2005 7:30 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: If you had to choose...
Replies: 14
Views: 7072

Blimey, quite a selection of veggies. I asked because, I do have a small garden and have just put together two incy wincy raised beds (4ft by 2ft). We have filled it with lots of our compost, which has been mulching down for about 3 years and is wonderstuff, as you all know. We have planted some car...
by shiney
Tue May 03, 2005 8:37 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: If you had to choose...
Replies: 14
Views: 7072

If you had to choose...

Five veggies to grow in a small space, what would they be?

What are the best yielders or survivors of pests in your experiences?

Share your favourites with me!
by shiney
Tue May 03, 2005 8:39 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: I'm a (goose) Dad!!
Replies: 3
Views: 3358

Con 'honk' gulations on the hatchling! :cheers: How exciting for you.

Can I have a lump of organic cake instead of a cigar?
by shiney
Tue May 03, 2005 8:36 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Downshift and get the balance right!
Replies: 8
Views: 3990

I reckon she would if she could!

It's a bit of a trip for sure.
by shiney
Tue May 03, 2005 8:33 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Greetings from Sunny Bradford on Avon
Replies: 34
Views: 13478

Oh I am so aware of me slugs!

And...I bet they are having a field day today as it's pouring down with rain.

I am on their case tho. :lol: