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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: 627

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: 1459

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: 4912

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:
by Green Aura
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I'm self sufficient in....
Replies: 16
Views: 1459

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

I bet I can beat you in thistles, ina. We're thinking of putting in for national collection status. :roll:
by Green Aura
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Random wine
Replies: 33
Views: 4912

Re: Random wine

Our raspberries seem to have gone the other way. They pretty much look after them selves but this year the fruits have been huge and juicy.
I'm sure the downpours we've had since April may have contributed!
by Green Aura
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Random wine
Replies: 33
Views: 4912

Re: Random wine

Hmm, that seems a waste of raspberries. That might be because we only get a few pickings though.
by Green Aura
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Snails etc
Replies: 5
Views: 625

Re: Snails etc

No lights - do you think it would work between the two hydrponics units?
by Green Aura
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Snails etc
Replies: 5
Views: 625

Re: Snails etc

We were so sick of the snails in our polytunnel we bought a fish tank to feed them up for dinner! Well, we never used it, the polytunnel has gone but we still have a fish tank.

Any ideas - that don't include fish?
by Green Aura
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Heat a greenhouse (environmentally friendly please)
Replies: 11
Views: 2455

Re: Heat a greenhouse (environmentally friendly please)

Hi Mike, welcome to Ish. :wave:
by Green Aura
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Weird plants
Replies: 12
Views: 4763

Re: Weird plants

We don't grow big tomatoes because we've been growing them on our windowsills for the last 2-3 years (the ex-therapy room/ now greenhouse is up and running at last so that might alter next year). The crop, even SW facing, has been very disappointing though. The Bloody Butcher has been the star, but ...
by Green Aura
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: No plastic
Replies: 43
Views: 10350

Re: No plastic

I think we've all got a few of those. I know I've kept some "just in case", and keeping always seems a better option than tossing.
by Green Aura
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficient skills List
Replies: 13
Views: 2996

Re: Self sufficient skills List

Oh dear, at least you tried.
by Green Aura
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Plastic Free July
Replies: 4
Views: 765

Re: Plastic Free July

It's those single use, no possible reuse, plastics such as wrapped your vacuum cleaner that really rile me, not the long term plastic. We've got several of those plastic watering cans, Flo, and at least one of them is nearly as old as our daughter! I try hard to avoid them but have to weigh the envi...
by Green Aura
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficient skills List
Replies: 13
Views: 2996

Re: Self sufficient skills List

I had it once, as a child, but I can't remember much about it. So presumably it didn't stick in my mind as something revolting. I think my Dad used a very old recipe (?Mrs Beeton) which, if I remember correctly, starts with "first catch your hare", or something to that effect. Anyway, I've had a lit...
by Green Aura
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Horsehair worms
Replies: 1
Views: 938

Re: Horsehair worms

Very interesting, I've never heard of them either. It was obviously brought in by the rain. It does look light enough to be picked up by a fairly mild breeze.