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by Green Aura
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Plums!
Replies: 2
Views: 33

Re: Plums!

...and remove their habitat so they've nowhere to hide. I don't know how far they travel but keeping the area under the tree clear should help.
by Green Aura
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Liquorice
Replies: 3
Views: 23

Re: Liquorice

It's apparently a sub-tropical plant, ina, so I'm guessing it'll be a houseplant where you live. You can grow it in a pot, which will restrict its growth but that's maybe not a bad thing as its roots can get to 10m deep in the ground! It likes a sunny spot, free draining compost/loam/sand mix and to...
by Green Aura
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello again!
Replies: 2
Views: 43

Re: Hello again!

Welcome home puddleduck/rainbowphoenix. :wave: :hugish:
by Green Aura
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Men plucking their eyebrows!
Replies: 5
Views: 87

Re: Men plucking their eyebrows!

looking like Denis Healey. My OH too. :lol: I run the clippers over them when I cut his hair. As for plucking them, I can't really understand why anyone does it. I tried it as a teenager it hurt and haven't bothered since. If men want to do it, that's fine, but I sort of see it as end of epoch "pee...
by Green Aura
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Achocha tea
Replies: 2
Views: 49

Re: Achocha tea

I'm guessing it's as you've already tried. A quick Google search, which I'm sure you've already done, makes only very brief references to "and a tea can be made from the seeds". I did see a site that mentioned the whole fruit, dehydrated and powdered, was also used to make tea and/ or put in smoothi...
by Green Aura
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Ckook adventure
Replies: 6
Views: 581

Re: Ckook adventure

Is it breeding or conditioning? Could their chicks be trained to sit? I'm just musing really, you'd probably need to change the rooster if you succeeded, so it wouldn't be much use.

Are Isa Browns good for eating or will they get to retire as pets?
by Green Aura
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Flying insects
Replies: 7
Views: 272

Re: Flying insects

they are only about 15mm long X 1mm wide I think I knew that, somewhere in the brain recesses that hold my aromatherapy training. We were always told bracken was poisonous when we were kids, but then they told us that about most plants so we wouldn't just indiscriminately munch on things, I think. ...
by Green Aura
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Ikea Solar Panels!
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: Ikea Solar Panels!

I don't know, we've just spent a small fortune on a new roof, so we've not looked with any seriousness yet.

One thing I did like was the gizmo for working out the quote, savings and expected electricity production.
by Green Aura
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Ikea Solar Panels!
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: Ikea Solar Panels!

I had a look - £12k for our roof! Crikey. Great idea though.
by Green Aura
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Flying insects
Replies: 7
Views: 272

Re: Flying insects

Yes, we have tea tree, although we have it as an essential oil. Splendid stuff but I didn't have any to hand. Fine to add to the concoction. Or rub a leaf on. :lol:
by Green Aura
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Windowsill tomatoes and Lidl planters
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: Windowsill tomatoes and Lidl planters

I'd love a greenhouse all the way along the front wall but finances don't allow as yet. It would be perfect but would cost an arm and probably both legs!
by Green Aura
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Windowsill tomatoes and Lidl planters
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Windowsill tomatoes and Lidl planters

We gave up growing stuff in the polytunnel as between the wind and lack of sun it has proved fairly useless (so we've given it away!). Anyway we had a trial run last year and decided it looked growing on our windowsills seemed like a good alternative for tomatoes, cucumbers and continue with the chi...
by Green Aura
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Oval-necked demijohn - fix/throw out ?
Replies: 5
Views: 247

Re: Oval-necked demijohn - fix/throw out ?

my lodger knocked a gallon of blackberry wine, ready for bottling off the kitchen counter. Probably good legal grounds for eviction there. :lol: I suppose as a last resort you could stretch a balloon over the neck and put a pin through it. I've never tried it myself but it might be worth - I'm sure...
by Green Aura
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: Phone apps
Replies: 1
Views: 104

Re: Phone apps

Dunno. I'm afraid it might just need a troll through the app store. One of the good things about iphones is that stuff is very easy to uninstall if found to be useless. One of the bad things is that there's a lot of that out there!
by Green Aura
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Houseplant identification
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: Houseplant identification

Odsox wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:08 pm
When I was a good deal younger it was called Wandering Jew, but that's probably not politically correct now.
I nearly added that but decided best not. :pale: