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by kit-e-kate
Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:21 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Garden (1 August 2011)
Replies: 1
Views: 590

Re: Garden (1 August 2011)

It all looks fab! Your dog is very cute also! :icon_smile:
by kit-e-kate
Mon Aug 01, 2011 2:46 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: We will try to ID your mushrooms here
Replies: 149
Views: 140904

Re: We will try to ID your mushrooms here

No bother at all. Orange Birch Bolete flesh should change to a bluey grey when you cut them. If it doesn't change, then its more likey to be a Brown Birch Bolete. I imagine that big one will pretty much be slimy mush by now, but perhaps you'll be able to make a positive i.d. on the next one you find...
by kit-e-kate
Sun Jul 31, 2011 5:28 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: We will try to ID your mushrooms here
Replies: 149
Views: 140904

Re: We will try to ID your mushrooms here

Orange Birch Boletes; between 15 and 25 cm across the cap, 15-25cm high and the stem 3-4cm across. Brown Birch Boletes; between 5 and 10cm across the cap, 8-15cm high, and the stem 2-3cm across. Brown slimy stuff is a sure sign its past it! Now, be brave and cut a bit off to check for colour changin...
by kit-e-kate
Sat Jul 30, 2011 8:57 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: problems with pots
Replies: 5
Views: 990

Re: problems with pots

Could it be scab? Google it, and see if your warts match! (I could've put that better i'm sure.... :iconbiggrin: )
Kate :icon_smile:
by kit-e-kate
Sat Jul 30, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Fruit Bushes at Aldi
Replies: 5
Views: 1974

Re: Fruit Bushes at Aldi

Thanks! I'll pop along to my local one and investigate.... :icon_smile:
by kit-e-kate
Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:31 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: We will try to ID your mushrooms here
Replies: 149
Views: 140904

Re: We will try to ID your mushrooms here

Crikey! That's a whopper! Looking at the stem i'd say it was a birch bolete, either a massively out-sized brown birch bolete or an orange birch bolete. Does the flesh change colour when you cut it? If it goes bluey/grey then its an orange birch bolete, if it doesn't change, its a brown. Edible (but ...
by kit-e-kate
Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:09 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: Mushroom ID please
Replies: 4
Views: 1365

Re: Mushroom ID please

It looks pretty promising, you lucky things! Break a bit off, do some some ID checks and a spore print, it will cope with a bit of damage! Should have white spores.
:icon_smile:
by kit-e-kate
Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:14 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: my quest for the (near) perfect rainbow!
Replies: 8
Views: 1733

Re: my quest for the (near) perfect rainbow!

boboff wrote:Could you not cheat on the harder ones, and use coloured glass bottles, Green would be sorted then, and I am sure I have seen blue.
Blue glass is typically used for poison. That may send out the wrong kind of message.... :lol: :lol: :lol:
by kit-e-kate
Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:29 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Peas from Real Seeds
Replies: 8
Views: 1487

Re: Peas from Real Seeds

I've got some Greenshaft in for the second year in a row. They really are terrific and I'm almost ready to pick my first lot! Very exciting! I've also grown some Balmoral this year, apparently they can be sown quite late to extend your pea season that way. :icon_smile:
by kit-e-kate
Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:23 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Price fixing cartel
Replies: 14
Views: 1592

Re: Price fixing cartel

Green Aura, you are an evil genius! :salute: Remind me never to cross you.... :iconbiggrin:
by kit-e-kate
Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:22 am
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Little things that really annoy you!
Replies: 238
Views: 49674

Re: Little things that really annoy you!

Going back to the original thread... Work colleagues who tell your boss they've done something when they haven't and the same work colleagues who tell your boss that they'll do what they're supposed to and then don't. Zoe Ha! This reminded me of a girl I used to work with. She was the lowest rankin...
by kit-e-kate
Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:46 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Asparagus confusion! Help please!
Replies: 18
Views: 2534

Re: Asparagus confusion! Help please!

Thank you! I haven't dared cut any spears from it yet at all! Perhaps it'll be strong enough by 2021..... :icon_smile:
by kit-e-kate
Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:04 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Asparagus confusion! Help please!
Replies: 18
Views: 2534

Re: Asparagus confusion! Help please! UPDATE!

Well, now i am even more confused! In the last few days my three rather feeble asparagus crowns have put up another four shoots. I thought they only did this in spring? Or could it be that the warm and very rainy weather have fooled them? :scratch: :dontknow: Any ideas anyone?

Kate :icon_smile:
by kit-e-kate
Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:01 pm
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Little things that really annoy you!
Replies: 238
Views: 49674

Re: Little things that really annoy you!

Now I know I have my issues, but I am really not that bad! Yes it was a joke. I thought it was funny! I had already acknowledged this. I thought it was as daft as blaming the government for having special offers on high fat & high sugar goods........... Oh, I do love you Julie! :grouphug: Now see h...
by kit-e-kate
Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:13 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: We will try to ID your mushrooms here
Replies: 149
Views: 140904

Re: We will try to ID your mushrooms here

Hiya, after a quick look in the Collins Gem guide, :study:, I think it could be Peziza Cerea? Apparently its preferred habitat is damp mortar and soil and its common in cellars. :icon_smile: Thanks. The location's certainly right, but I'd be a bit more convinced if I could find any pictures of pezi...