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by greenbean
Wed Aug 23, 2006 9:11 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Green Cone = Rats ?
Replies: 18
Views: 6272

Hi PD,
What is a green cone?
For rats, one sure destroyer is the fabulous Jack Russell terrier, mine is called Jim, he is my wee treasure and what a ratter!
by greenbean
Wed Aug 23, 2006 9:00 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Which fruit tree to plant?
Replies: 3
Views: 2240

Hi Hannah, I am currently doing the same research for my front garden and have pretty much decided on getting a quince tree, they self pollinate, have lovely blossom and scented fruits (a bowl of quinces in a room will fill the room with a wonderful scent) and you can use them in jellies and jams (a...
by greenbean
Wed Aug 16, 2006 10:03 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Hoorah Blackberries and cordial
Replies: 22
Views: 8988

Hedge wizard, I take it that that is your house? What absolutely fabulous brickwork! Did you do the conversion? Love marrow and ginger jam btw too!
by greenbean
Thu Aug 10, 2006 9:37 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Allotment competitions
Replies: 5
Views: 2418

That's funny Alice, :lol: I could certainly win a gold medal myself for worlds most dissapointing carrot, I pulled up the b*gger this evening, the top of the carot was heaving itself out of the soil, I pulled and got a 3 inch carrot with multiple offshoots. I'll try the other carrots soon.
by greenbean
Thu Aug 10, 2006 9:15 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: just some ideas for you all to try
Replies: 17
Views: 6688

Hi Maggie, I am getting chickens in the next few weeks, you say ALL cooked leftovers for chickens, is this right? Do you feed them any leftovers? Rgds, Pam
by greenbean
Thu Aug 10, 2006 9:11 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Bedford
Replies: 10
Views: 2243

Hi Lucky Girl, I love your name, a lot of people just don't know how lucky they are, unlike you! You can also eat nettles, the young spring nettles are lovely in soup, there's nettle tea, nettle fertiliser, as already mentioned, stinky but excellent! Have fun in your new garden/orchard, sounds fab. ...
by greenbean
Thu Aug 10, 2006 12:14 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Stonehead's Very Berry Jam
Replies: 3
Views: 1595

How lucky you are to have such a range of lovely berries. I am in the mood for brambling now!
by greenbean
Wed Aug 09, 2006 9:23 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: weird food
Replies: 11
Views: 3738

Bazil, your beans and porridge recipes sound absolutely dreadful, what made you even think up such a weird combination? lack of cupboard ingredients? it must be. In answer to your question about weird meals, my sweet old grandad had salt and pepper sandwiches, I think the war rationing stayed wih hi...
by greenbean
Wed Aug 09, 2006 9:16 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Stonehead's Very Berry Jam
Replies: 3
Views: 1595

Stonehead, this sounds lovely, are your blackberries ripe already, I am in stirling and I can't see any ripe ones near me
by greenbean
Wed Aug 09, 2006 9:06 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Rag Rugs
Replies: 13
Views: 3449

P.S. Wanted to say if purple dragon is looking in, love your greenhouse, it looks victorian, is it?, hard to see detail in your wee picture, but it looks just lovely.
by greenbean
Wed Aug 09, 2006 9:04 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Rag Rugs
Replies: 13
Views: 3449

Jee wizz, I feel dreadful now, I recently went to a local craft fair where one chap was selling rag rugs, I rather liked the look of one, but it was priced at $25 (that's pounds not dollars, don't know how to do a pound sign on this machine), so I didn't buy it, now I know the poor sod has taken a w...
by greenbean
Tue Aug 08, 2006 9:47 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: Books Agents and George orwell
Replies: 16
Views: 9583

Wow Andy, sounds great,well done, My wee brother in law is in the music industry (at least 10 years now) and i know he gets to give out plenty of their new CD's to family and friends... gosh, when I think about the guest lists he's got us onto as well, ......whee hee! I would imagine in the book pub...
by greenbean
Tue Aug 08, 2006 9:27 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: a different sort of revolution.........
Replies: 13
Views: 4615

Hi Martin, I think you are absolutely spot on, if something becomes fashionable or cool, then the marketing just runs away with itself. Can I ask what BGG means, I don't know that term? Sorry I don't have any bright ideas, but I agree with you in as far as where this needs to come from (so...lets ge...
by greenbean
Tue Aug 08, 2006 9:15 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: A backward step and a giant leap forward!
Replies: 5
Views: 2674

Hi, I like the current advertising billboards for irnbru and the other barrs soft drinks that they do, there is one of 3 workie's sat down, one of which has daubs of red paint on him as he has just finished painting the forth road bridge and he is havng a big drink (which non scots might not know ne...
by greenbean
Tue Aug 08, 2006 8:50 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Growing garlic
Replies: 32
Views: 9594

Hi Kimbo, I planted out some garlic cloves last year, would have been october time I think. I harvested all the garlic about 4 weeks ago, earlier than I had expected, all the tops dropped and according to my Monty Don hero that's when to dig up. I have lots of huge juicy garlic bulbs, they are absol...