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by Carltonian Man
Sat May 25, 2013 5:58 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Pole beans
Replies: 2
Views: 1705

Re: Pole beans

No worries, I grow two runners and five french climbers per pole.
by Carltonian Man
Mon May 20, 2013 5:36 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Where are???
Replies: 46
Views: 10784

Re: Where are???

Good to see familiar faces and pleased you're mending Dr Syn. Wife and I moved allotment last October so apart from shed building, barn building and laying slabs I've spent the winter months wrestling 500 square metres of bind weed, couch grass and dandelion roots.
by Carltonian Man
Mon May 20, 2013 5:19 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Help! Invasion of small white millipede things! Any ideas?
Replies: 7
Views: 3212

Re: Help! Invasion of small white millipede things! Any idea

They are spotted snake millipedes. I'm on my phone so I'm struggling to search for how to get rid of them. But they will go straight for root veg and such, particularly during droughts. Hats off to your superior knowledge CCG :salute: :salute: :salute: and good luck in getting rid of them K-E-K it ...
by Carltonian Man
Sat May 18, 2013 6:36 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Help! Invasion of small white millipede things! Any ideas?
Replies: 7
Views: 3212

Re: Help! Invasion of small white millipede things! Any idea

Hi Kit-E-Kate
They look like young soil centipedes (not that I'm any kind of expert), which are supposed to be carnivorous. Could they be eating a small slug and is it possible the ones you've found in carrots etc are lurking in holes created by slugs.
by Carltonian Man
Sat May 18, 2013 6:15 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Still Alive & Busier Than Ever
Replies: 23
Views: 3159

Re: Still Alive & Busier Than Ever

Good luck MW. Fingers crossed and sending good thoughts your way. :sunny:
by Carltonian Man
Wed May 15, 2013 4:26 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Nettle Recipes.
Replies: 7
Views: 1954

Re: Nettle Recipes.

Creamed nettles, made the same as you would creamed spinach. Near the end of cooking add a generous handful of garlic and serve on top of pasta with a grating of nutmeg.
by Carltonian Man
Tue May 14, 2013 4:25 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: 33p-50p per person Meals
Replies: 21
Views: 9354

Re: 33p-50p per person Meals

At this time of year Bulgar wheat with chopped nettle tops and hedgerow herbs.
by Carltonian Man
Tue May 14, 2013 4:17 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: hello there
Replies: 4
Views: 1071

Re: hello there

Hello and welcome to ish :flower:
by Carltonian Man
Tue May 14, 2013 4:13 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Trying any new vegetables or varieties this year?
Replies: 12
Views: 3361

Re: Trying any new vegetables or varieties this year?

We are trying bulb fennel {no idea what variety!} this year,although we sowed VERY thinly we seem to have hundreds of plants! If anyone has any recipes Id be grateful as "Fennel Suprise" {fennel plus whatever else is ready at the time} may wear a bit thin after a while! I love fennel raw sliced thi...
by Carltonian Man
Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:54 pm
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: UK Bees petition
Replies: 3
Views: 2704

Re: UK Bees petition

Done also. thanks for the link Cassiepod
by Carltonian Man
Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:41 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: An alternative breakfast
Replies: 28
Views: 3890

Re: An alternative breakfast

Sadly,seeing as I have some bulk to shift,more often than not,it's nothing! The mushroom and eggs combo sound lovely Sleepyowl. If you want loose a bit of bulk OJ I find self assembled muesli works well. Half a a bowl of raw porridge oats plus milk to wet it tablespoon each of linseeds and sunflowe...
by Carltonian Man
Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:27 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Urban alternatives to bamboo
Replies: 11
Views: 3261

Re: Urban alternatives to bamboo

I use planks rough sawn down into sticks and the longer trimmings from my neighbours cotoneaster (the tall type that councils plant).
by Carltonian Man
Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:21 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Storage heater bricks.
Replies: 8
Views: 6005

Re: Storage heater bricks.

As far as I know there are two types of bricks used, the slim blue/purple sort (very heavy) and the pale brick coloured crenelated type. The heavy blue bricks are soft and break down fairly rapidly to a gritty mush if exposed to the weather, the other sort can be left out the same as a normal house ...
by Carltonian Man
Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:36 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi there from snowy warwickshire
Replies: 5
Views: 1089

Re: Hi there from snowy warwickshire

Hello and welcome :flower: Good luck with the allotment and don't forget to take plenty of photos, you'll soon forget how overgrown it once was.
by Carltonian Man
Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:14 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: What are we all having for dinner?
Replies: 452
Views: 60087

Re: What are we all having for dinner?

Farm shop smoked sausages and from the lotty spaghetti squash, roasted JA’s and frozen runner beans using stock from yesterdays wild rabbit casserole. Perfect for a snowy Monday evening.