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by ina
Fri Jun 03, 2005 10:42 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Spuds
Replies: 43
Views: 16396

This problem of why mustard does what it does has kept me searching for an answer for at least two hours tonight! See what this website does to me? Actually makes me use my head! :lol: Anyway, at last I've come up with some kind of answer: "May help to control wireworms, which are fond of the decomp...
by ina
Fri Jun 03, 2005 10:27 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: "To plant a tree in your own garden..."
Replies: 17
Views: 8706

Sigh....I have this "thing" about wanting an oak tree. Not sure where it comes from - something to do with admiring the history of English Oak I suspect. Big tree....small garden....sigh.... Alcina I've got an oak in a pot, and I can't make up my mind where to plant it! It's definitely not big now,...
by ina
Fri Jun 03, 2005 10:24 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: "To plant a tree in your own garden..."
Replies: 17
Views: 8706

Sigh....I have this "thing" about wanting an oak tree. Not sure where it comes from - something to do with admiring the history of English Oak I suspect. Big tree....small garden....sigh.... Alcina I've got an oak in a pot, and I can't make up my mind where to plant it! It's definitely not big now,...
by ina
Fri Jun 03, 2005 10:09 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Cycling from lands end to John O'groats
Replies: 37
Views: 12676

What about a round trip - up one side, down the other? It'll be a bit more than the 1000 miles... And Lee, you are right, there's probably not much to be gained by going from one end to the other except a photograph showing that you've been there, but there is life beyond Findhorn! I've only been up...
by ina
Fri Jun 03, 2005 7:11 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: New bit
Replies: 33
Views: 17721

I'm turning green with envy :sad3: seeing all those opportunities you have! But then, "The South" has always been a bit more advanced in that respect... Farmer's markets only happen once a month, if at all, in this region. The nearest ones to me are Aberdeen (well, that's a general market), about 30...
by ina
Thu Jun 02, 2005 4:41 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Would you buy?
Replies: 40
Views: 13807

I agree with Andy - it's the rioters who go to these events just for the rioting I can't stand. Otherwise, let the demonstrations be as disruptive as they can, of course nobody will take notice if they aren't - but they should be disruptive to the event, not necessarily to the folk who happen to liv...
by ina
Thu Jun 02, 2005 4:21 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from NE Scotland
Replies: 27
Views: 10326

Yes, I've thought of housing cooperatives, too; but one thing I don't think I'll ever try again, is sharing a flat or house. Too many negative experiences. Too many interesting "bacterial growth experiments" going on in kitchen and bathrooms - there comes the time one feels too old for that. :roll: ...
by ina
Tue May 31, 2005 10:18 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: More animals
Replies: 14
Views: 7408

Sorry, had some trouble with the quote on that last one. The quote was from Andy, of course; and I have no idea why it said "quote" again after my name...

Ina
by ina
Tue May 31, 2005 10:16 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: More animals
Replies: 14
Views: 7408

I heard today that some new laws have been passed limiting the amount of livestock that you can keep. Whats all that about? It's a long time you wrote that - I've been trying to find out more about this but no success. Can you give me more detail about who told you, and in what context? I could onl...
by ina
Tue May 31, 2005 9:59 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Would you buy?
Replies: 40
Views: 13807

Sorry, me again. :? I just realised that we had got away from the original topic - would you buy? Andy, how about using your cycle trip to do a bit of market research? No better chance than this; to get together with lots of people with similar interests (but sufficiently different outlooks on life)...
by ina
Tue May 31, 2005 9:50 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Would you buy?
Replies: 40
Views: 13807

Of course you are both right. I just don't think they would pay up, and I see potential riot damage as just one "cost" that the organisers of the summit should budget for! After all, if the damage/injuries happened to the participants, I can't see them pulling out their own wallet... Anyway, the res...
by ina
Tue May 31, 2005 9:26 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Onion with a flower bud
Replies: 7
Views: 3742

Maybe you could leave it on, just to see if it produces proper seed? Then you can sow your own next year! Another step towards self sufficiency... (If you want to take it that far!) It works well with chives. My neighbour has loads of chives in her garden, which she never picks. It flowers profusely...
by ina
Tue May 31, 2005 9:21 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Spuds
Replies: 43
Views: 16396

Free draining soil might not be the worst for your potatoes - no potatoes ever tasted better than those out of my father's garden, and that soil still classifies as sandy after 40 years of constant addition of compost! Lighter soils are actually supposed to keep the plants healthier, at least, we ne...
by ina
Tue May 31, 2005 9:05 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from NE Scotland
Replies: 27
Views: 10326

The worst is, those idiots who want the prestige of living in the country but none of the "inconveniences" or what they see as such price us out of buying anything... The house I live in came with the job, otherwise I'd never be able to afford living in this area! It leaves all of us with the proble...
by ina
Tue May 31, 2005 3:11 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Would you buy?
Replies: 40
Views: 13807

I read in last Sunday's paper that the residents of the village near Gleneagles (Auchterrarder, I think?) have been asked to make sure that their insurance covers damage through rioters. So just because they have the misfortune to live there they now have to pay more insurance, too? Is that fair? Sh...