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by greenbean
Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:24 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What music you into?
Replies: 50
Views: 7465

Sorry, haven't posted for ages, but do look in from time to time, gret stuff you are all doing. I like loads of music, but I always revert back to my faves: Flying Burrito Brothers, J Cash, Nick Drake, Nick Cave, Richard Buckner (prob unknown to most, unless real alt country fans), Ryan Adams, Gilli...
by greenbean
Wed Jul 11, 2007 7:57 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 uses for sugar bags
Replies: 13
Views: 4850

Hi Thomzo,
Ever thrown sugar on the fire? Please don't. Processed sugar is really flammable, she would have used the sugar bags with the residue of sugar as a way of lighting the fire. :shock:
by greenbean
Mon Jul 02, 2007 8:59 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Aga ovens - anyone use one?
Replies: 15
Views: 5014

Hi Helen, I have a mains gas fuelled aga, I live in Scotland which can be cool in the summer and rather cold in the winter, I love the aga, we live in quite a draughty old house and it is a central meeting/heating point. I could not say hand on heart that my aga is energy efficient, it does do a lot...
by greenbean
Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:47 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: How do I shift these grotty green tiles
Replies: 13
Views: 3210

p.s. I meant plasterers!
by greenbean
Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:47 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: How do I shift these grotty green tiles
Replies: 13
Views: 3210

Hi fee fairy, having worked on several diy nightmare pojects on my old old house, I would seriously suggest tiling over the tiles in situ, plasters are very expensive. rgds, pam
by greenbean
Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:26 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Vacant plots in your area
Replies: 35
Views: 12325

Hi Sawfish, What an interesting coincidence. I live in Stirling and due to the recent train strike my limited train service went via Springburn for a change, I sat there looking at my new views and thought 'goodness me, look at all those unloved allotments in Springburn', please bear in mind I was p...
by greenbean
Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:13 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Planting Broad Beans straight out or greenhouse first?
Replies: 25
Views: 6920

Hi Mew, and all, I usually sow them outside roundabout now, this year I have sown half in situ outside and half in my wee prop in the greenhouse, so a little experimentation. Let me know when you get your crop in as I have the most fabulous recipe for broad bean and mint risotto, it's from the famou...
by greenbean
Tue Nov 07, 2006 9:24 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Clearing space for growing/will soil be ok to grow in ??
Replies: 16
Views: 5452

Hi, Newbie Mum, Whereabouts in Fife are you? I am just over the water in Stirling, it's probably a good time to let your soil rest and plan for spring planting. I too am a little worried as I have just got an allotment and have horror stories of vandalism here in the past. You can but try, dreadful ...
by greenbean
Thu Oct 19, 2006 7:55 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: roasted beetroot
Replies: 8
Views: 2549

Hi Shiney, I too am going to try the beet, parsnip baked chips. I saw a programme 'you are what you eat', gosh, GM must be the most condescending person on earth, don't like the programme but her baked root veg idea was quite good. I work near a very expensive sandwich bar who sell small bags of roo...
by greenbean
Fri Oct 13, 2006 7:08 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: chicken q's
Replies: 25
Views: 7470

Hi Jon, I have only had my hens for 7 weeks, but they are still gobbling up their pellets along with everything else. Perhaps stop the treats for a few days so they go back to their staple diet, as the pellets contain all they need. Hopefully someone with more experience will post, but that's what m...
by greenbean
Mon Oct 02, 2006 9:31 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Central heating boilers.
Replies: 8
Views: 3427

Hi there, I am in no way an expert but my OHs cousin who is a plumber/HVAC chap installed our new boiler 2 years ago, he said a condensing boiler is best, but said to us that servicing only every 2 years or so is necessary - we had to get a new boiler as the one we inherited with the house was cr*p
by greenbean
Tue Sep 26, 2006 8:06 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I got married yesterday...
Replies: 46
Views: 14607

Congratulations Shiney, and many thanks for the access to the photo's, you all look so happy, it looks like a lovely wedding, I wish you all the best! x ( I am only 4 yrs married now and am still loving every minute), well realistically, every 60 ith minute, the 59 in between are getting more and mo...
by greenbean
Tue Sep 19, 2006 6:39 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Slugs and salt
Replies: 36
Views: 11155

Never mind the slugs, I am now worried about Shirlz going to a 'Neeps' meeting, just how long can you talk about neeps for? :shock: :lol: :lol:
by greenbean
Sun Sep 17, 2006 9:09 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Back in lay!
Replies: 5
Views: 2072

Hi PD, It's the cockerel, he is stimulating them to lay :cheers:
by greenbean
Sun Sep 17, 2006 9:03 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Cob sculpting
Replies: 4
Views: 1095

OMG! That is just awful, but what a hoot, I am splitting my sides laughing...Pam. x