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by greenbean
Sun Sep 17, 2006 8:54 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Slugs and salt
Replies: 36
Views: 10807

I have to say I much as I absolutely hate slugs, I think dying a slow death by salt melt is just awful, I prefer to go out with a pair of sharp scissors and cut the b*stards in half, try to do it nearer the head, as otherwise, they can sometimes go on slugging minus their back end (just for a few mi...
by greenbean
Wed Sep 13, 2006 9:12 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: So what worked best for you so far
Replies: 25
Views: 8226

Thanks Shirlz, I am planning to take a couple of cobs round to him, I can't wait to see his face, he is a lovely guy mind, he'll be very happy for me.
by greenbean
Wed Sep 13, 2006 8:52 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: So what worked best for you so far
Replies: 25
Views: 8226

I raher stupidly missed out the part of my post that said "my neighbour Alan laughed out loud them I told him I was growing corn, 'In Scotland?' he said, 'you'll be lucky'.... that proves him wrong!
by greenbean
Wed Sep 13, 2006 8:48 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: So what worked best for you so far
Replies: 25
Views: 8226

I have had a dreadful year with my veg generally, the only thing that has been good is my sweetcorn, this is is the 2nd year I have tried to grow it. as I live in central scotland my neighbour (Alan, 70 yrs approx knows a lot...) but this year my corn hs been absolutely wonderful, we eat a cob every...
by greenbean
Wed Sep 13, 2006 8:34 pm
Forum: Links, links and more links
Topic: Banksy
Replies: 1
Views: 1664

It's good, very thought provoking, I have seen his stuff before, thanks for reminding me of him, website is great.
by greenbean
Wed Sep 13, 2006 8:26 pm
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: ANDY & DAVE; Ready, Steady... Well what are you waiting
Replies: 25
Views: 9042

Brilliant idea, sorry I missed this post at it's peak, it would be great, you would educate so many people - I work with eejits who think I am weird for going brambling
by greenbean
Tue Sep 12, 2006 7:09 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Bean Blindness
Replies: 3
Views: 1086

Hi MP, I get it too, but not just with beans, I get it with my apple tree, fair enough both are green veg/fruit growing on a green plant with green camoflage all around, but I also get tomoto blindness, weird as the tomotoes are red and the plants are green, I go in and pick ripe toms walk out the g...
by greenbean
Sat Sep 09, 2006 9:27 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: A good sign for South African township
Replies: 4
Views: 2417

Having lived in S Africa and spent time in the townships, I can tell you that the people there will welcome ANY building materials - all other arguments get thrown right out the window for me - sorry if this sounds a tad abrupt, it really is hand to mouth there and any help is welcome regardless of ...
by greenbean
Thu Sep 07, 2006 9:23 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Turnips
Replies: 8
Views: 1922

I think I should start a turnips, swede, neeps debate here.... now who classes what as a turnip? In scotland a turnip is an english swede - we could be talking about two different vegetables here.....
by greenbean
Wed Sep 06, 2006 9:16 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: lottie at last
Replies: 3
Views: 1559

lottie at last

Hi, I have made it to the top of the list, and am getting my allotment in a couple of weeks - I was told two years ago when I went onto the waiting list that the current turnover would predict I would have to wait 9 years! So I am thrilled to bits, looking forward to making new friends down at the s...
by greenbean
Wed Sep 06, 2006 9:10 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: An 'eggciting' week
Replies: 3
Views: 1702

An 'eggciting' week

Hi, I have my first hens, a wee group of 5, two rhode island reds, 2 cream legbars and one silkie - they are just a joy to watch, hope to get some eggs in a month or so, they are not pol just yet - in the meantime the jack russell is feeling very put out and we are having to be very firm with him. I...
by greenbean
Wed Sep 06, 2006 8:59 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: My new arrivals.
Replies: 15
Views: 5589

Hi Hepsibah, Your pigs look lovely, they look quite big already for weaners. As an ex pig keeper I am so jealous, I do miss pigs they are great fun, so very melodramatic and very clever. I found myself fixing fencing pretty much every day, they will work at a tiny wee hole and the next thing you kno...
by greenbean
Fri Aug 25, 2006 5:01 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: rayburn?
Replies: 18
Views: 8202

Hi Red, I have a mains gas fired Aga which is the heart and soul of this house - the Rayburns and Aga's are so well insulated that they need to just tick over in their gas consumption, I'm not saying that it doesn't cost more than having a gas oven you turn on and off when you need it, however our A...
by greenbean
Thu Aug 24, 2006 12:20 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Green Cone = Rats ?
Replies: 18
Views: 6104

Thanks for the link Shirlz, interesting...
by greenbean
Wed Aug 23, 2006 9:39 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: End of an era!
Replies: 8
Views: 2043

I found this out recently and it has spurred me on to make my own. I have a recipe which sounds fab, I will test this out and report back if successful. Just you wait and see me take Nestle on :lol: I will need you all to donate your used sauce bottles mind! :smilebox: