Search found 7963 matches

by ina
Thu Jun 16, 2005 2:07 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: hellooo from south wales
Replies: 37
Views: 13901

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: 12024

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: 9233

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: 12024

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: 9233

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: 8953

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: 2792

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: 3121

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: 8953

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: 9233

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: 8953

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

Ina
by ina
Mon Jun 13, 2005 12:04 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Why are they dying?
Replies: 2
Views: 2694

On a farm I worked for we had a few gosling who suffered from worms - they looked pretty rough and would have died if they hadn't been treated. We used garlic (some kind of pill), that might be effective if they are not too bad yet, otherwise some stronger stuff from the vet's might be called for. C...
by ina
Sun Jun 12, 2005 11:53 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Lunar planting
Replies: 9
Views: 4429

I've not tried it for myself, but I've known people (and worked for some) who swear by it. However, I always think it's more important to look at the overall conditions - if it happens to be bucketing down on the few days that are suitable for planting this particular crop, then it's probably better...
by ina
Sun Jun 12, 2005 11:46 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you growing this year?
Replies: 33
Views: 13646

Re: What are you growing this year?

Marigold/Calendula (my daughter tells me you can eat, drink and make face/hand cream with it!) Eh... How do you drink Calendula? I know about the eating and the hand cream, but drink, that would be interesting to hear more about! Anyway, I can't really say what's growing, only what seeds I've put i...
by ina
Sun Jun 12, 2005 11:10 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Bindis!!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 8953

Nev,
How large a predator is a bunyip?

Ina