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by Green Aura
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: A nation of hoarders
Replies: 16
Views: 1506

Re: A nation of hoarders

:shock: :lol:
by Green Aura
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: A nation of hoarders
Replies: 16
Views: 1506

Re: A nation of hoarders

That sounds exciting. Enjoy your new kitchen!
by Green Aura
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: A nation of hoarders
Replies: 16
Views: 1506

Re: A nation of hoarders

Definitely too many books, records (yes I've still got a turntable and vinyl), BluRays and CDs to either lose or choose from. We also have an ever-increasing library of e-books and audio books and our entire music and film collection is saved digitally - hard drive and cloud. I think my OH is a belt...
by Green Aura
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I'm self sufficient in....
Replies: 16
Views: 645

Re: I'm self sufficient in....

Well it definitely spreads by seed - what started off at the top of the field has spread throughout our garden - ably assisted by weather preventing us getting out and stopping it - windy and very wet! We've slowed it down considerably by making sure we cut it down before it goes to seed. It doesn't...
by Green Aura
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I'm self sufficient in....
Replies: 16
Views: 645

Re: I'm self sufficient in....

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by Green Aura
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Homemade fertiliser
Replies: 2
Views: 258

Re: Homemade fertiliser

I don't think the seeds will do any harm, because you need to strain it, before you use it and then diliute it in the watering can - it's quite strong stuuf so you don't want to be applying it neat. The other thing you can do, next time maybe, is add some comfrey to the nettles, when soaking. That m...
by Green Aura
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: 'eyup
Replies: 5
Views: 202

Re: 'eyup

Must be me then. :lol:
by Green Aura
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: 'eyup
Replies: 5
Views: 202

Re: 'eyup

Hi Michael, welcome to Ish. Like ina said, it's never too late to start and discover the joys of picking and cooking your own veg (or often just picking and eating - peas rarely see the kitchen here :lol:). Container gardening is a great way to produce fruit and veg. My garden is very exposed too an...
by Green Aura
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Random wine
Replies: 33
Views: 3392

Re: Random wine

I make my liqueurs slightly differently, Bernard. I cover the fruit generously in sugar (no water) and let it suck out all the flavour and juice for a few weeks, until the sugar is dissolved. Then strain and add spirit of choice. Leave for a couple of months to let the flavours meld. So sloe gin, wi...
by Green Aura
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 12
Views: 1208

Re: What are you harvesting now?

All the above, although not very many, plus an even smaller, but delicious, crop of jostaberries. It doesn't look like my blueberries will do much - maybe a handful. Just one rose, so far, this year. I have a lovely old fragrant rose. Every year I pick a few heads when they're at their brightest and...
by Green Aura
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I'm self sufficient in....
Replies: 16
Views: 645

Re: I'm self sufficient in....

I've no idea which variety they are, Weedo. But they're big and lush, having had the wettest summer for years and fight back against even the brushcutter attachment on the strimmer. We'll beat them yet though! :lol:
by Green Aura
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I'm self sufficient in....
Replies: 16
Views: 645

Re: I'm self sufficient in....

Sounds like the start of a new cocktail - tomato and poppy juice. Now we just need a name!
by Green Aura
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Elderflower Champagne Question (with pictures)
Replies: 2
Views: 294

Re: Elderflower Champagne Question (with pictures)

It looks like a few strands of elderflower might have got through, but it's difficult to tell from a photo - even a close up. They wouldn't necessarily be obvious when you bottled it but the bubbles will have pushed them all up to the neck, where they've stuck. If it's still bubbling it should still...
by Green Aura
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I'm self sufficient in....
Replies: 16
Views: 645

Re: I'm self sufficient in....

I'll swap you. :lol:
by Green Aura
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Random wine
Replies: 33
Views: 3392

Re: Random wine

Sounds like a plan. :thumbright:

(I still prefer mine with cream though :wink: )

The best we can manage with home grown produce is dandelion! Just as well we love it. :lol: