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by ina
Sat Jun 18, 2005 12:36 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Helloo from Alloa
Replies: 15
Views: 6967

Dan, your cat sounds even more enterprising than mine! Mine's brought in all sorts of livestock (and dead stock...), I've had blackbirds in the bedroom and rabbits running round the kitchen, but she's never actually killed anything under my bed. Thank goodness. She did once (in her younger days) go ...
by ina
Fri Jun 17, 2005 8:50 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: hellooo from south wales
Replies: 37
Views: 13027

couscous wrote:In the book there is a wonderful recipe for beech-leaf noyau - thought to have originated in the Chilterns. A bit like sloe gin only very very green!
Anyone interested in the recipe?
Oh yes, please! And what is Jack in the hedge? (I probably know it under a different name...)

Ina
by ina
Fri Jun 17, 2005 8:47 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Helloo from Alloa
Replies: 15
Views: 6967

This year we've let our neighbour's sheep and lambs graze our field, and they've done a great job (on the beech hedge too...) Dan, I've got a beech hedge alongside the garden, too. It almost looks like topiary... The inside was done by the goats. As they can only get so high, I put an old desk agai...
by ina
Fri Jun 17, 2005 12:18 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Helloo from Alloa
Replies: 15
Views: 6967

Welcome, Dan - glad to see more folk from Scotland. (It's sometimes frustrating reading about all those southerners and what they can grow that we could never even dream of!). Just had a look at your website; very enjoyable. You were right, the weather in May was miserable. We keep weather data on a...
by ina
Thu Jun 16, 2005 2:07 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: hellooo from south wales
Replies: 37
Views: 13027

Me, I'm 25%. But I still don't know what a chav is - the questions didn't seem to go into any particular direction. And some I don't quite understand... :scratch: What has the number of buttons on a suit got to do with it? And what if like me you don't have a suit??? Anyway, poor Azura Skye. What a ...
by ina
Thu Jun 16, 2005 1:45 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Rhubarb cakes!
Replies: 29
Views: 11389

Ah no, Shiney, wouldn't dream of telling anybody... I know how sickening it is when people have all that lovely stuff in their gardens and let it go to rot, and don't even think of offering it to friends and neighbours! I lived next door to somebody once who had a huge rhubarb plant, unfortunately i...
by ina
Thu Jun 16, 2005 1:38 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello
Replies: 24
Views: 8540

That's what I mean with stuff on the packets not always making sense... They automatically print "cover with sieved compost" or soil or whatever on any packet, and then they remember, it's basil, and it needs light... I've often found that they say "thin to one plant every 30cm", even if it's stuff ...
by ina
Wed Jun 15, 2005 6:08 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Rhubarb cakes!
Replies: 29
Views: 11389

Rhubarb cakes!

Seeing that it is rhubarb time (almost all that's available in my garden at the moment), I thought I might share some of my cake recipes with you. Endless variations are, of course, possible. They are essentially German cake recipes, but I rarely stick to them to the letter. Rhubarb cake I Base ââ‚...
by ina
Tue Jun 14, 2005 8:09 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello
Replies: 24
Views: 8540

I covered my basil because the instructions didn't tell me not to and they all germinated! I often sow it direct in the ground and no probs that way either! Well, MMM, I suppose different rules apply to France... I meant you shouldn't try to grow basil outdoors in Scotland. At least not for the nex...
by ina
Tue Jun 14, 2005 2:29 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Bindis!!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 8216

We seem to have got away from the subject of bindis - since bunyips obviously don't eat them, is there any animal that will? If there is, I would suggest keeping a few of them in the yard or where ever those weeds are a problem. I'm always amazed at what my goats will eat (apart from all the stuff t...
by ina
Mon Jun 13, 2005 11:43 pm
Forum: Swap Shop, Trading Area and Seed Swap Area
Topic: Frogs, etc wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 2530

Hi greenbean There is a pond in the neighbourhood which generally has masses of spawn to spare, but I also think it's a bit late for this year. Maybe come up to Aberdeen for a trip next spring if you still haven't got any frogs by then - but I'm sure somebody nearer by could supply some. Card on the...
by ina
Mon Jun 13, 2005 11:36 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Rhubarb
Replies: 3
Views: 2735

If they are that big already, I would pick a bit - not too much of each plant, or just of the strongest plants. I've done that myself in the past because I just couldn't resist... The worst that can happen is that they don't grow quite so vigorously next year, but if you have several, that might be ...
by ina
Mon Jun 13, 2005 9:45 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Bindis!!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 8216

Weird, and could be quite frightening, I suppose, although being in a car and to a certain extent protected might have helped. I was followed by something which I think was a bat once, cycling along a loch at night (way home from the pub, but NOT drunk!!!), full moon shining in a clear sky, some str...
by ina
Mon Jun 13, 2005 9:16 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello
Replies: 24
Views: 8540

Hi Ian I find that here in Scotland recommended sowing/planting dates are just a rough guide, anyway. It's been so cold at nights (and some days) that anything I sowed at the "correct" time didn't get going at all, so I am now having a second try, far too late, supposedly... And I have resolved to s...
by ina
Mon Jun 13, 2005 7:28 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Bindis!!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 8216

Nev - in your late teens, do I assume correctly that large quantities of alcohol played a part???? :drunken:

Ina