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by fruitcake
Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:46 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Non-electric Kettle
Replies: 24
Views: 3164

Re: Non-electric Kettle

I agree with Odsox - brilliant kettles - heat up v quickly - v efficient. We've had one for years
by fruitcake
Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:44 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Mmmmm Thrift
Replies: 24
Views: 5289

Re: Mmmmm Thrift

What a brilliant repair, happy new corner sofa - very trendy at the mo
Well done!
by fruitcake
Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:22 am
Forum: Swap Shop, Trading Area and Seed Swap Area
Topic: Strawberry Plants Comfrey Roots.
Replies: 9
Views: 1541

Re: Strawberry Plants Comfrey Roots.

Comfrey arrived yesterday, now tucked up in the garden
ta v much indeedy :thumbright:
by fruitcake
Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:49 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Vegetables in boggy ground
Replies: 13
Views: 2938

Re: Vegetables in boggy ground

Being in not too dissimilar conditions I can feed back re my experiments of growing in boggy ground - my soft fruit seems to be fine - rasps, blackcurrants, redcurrants, blueberries, strawbs - all good, rhubarb - yep, cranberries - not doing much but i think were slightly strangled by overgrown gras...
by fruitcake
Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:11 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Am I sick?
Replies: 17
Views: 1633

Re: Am I sick?

Peggy Sue wrote:I've been wondering if horseradish will grow in pots... so is that a yes then?
It's a no not really - it survives but you don't get thick enough roots to harvest - at least I certainly didn't - I got a totally tangled mess of thin roots - which is why I've 'released' it mwwhhhaaaahaaaaa
by fruitcake
Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:28 pm
Forum: Pets
Topic: New cat questions
Replies: 24
Views: 5352

Re: New cat questions

Lovely to hear of a cat getting a happy new home :cheers: Ours was a rescue case too - she was about 3 when we got her and she spent the first week right up in the workings of the sofa bed / behind the couch/freezer/whatever she could squeeze behind and would shake when held - she's now settled in a...
by fruitcake
Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:11 pm
Forum: Swap Shop, Trading Area and Seed Swap Area
Topic: Strawberry Plants Comfrey Roots.
Replies: 9
Views: 1541

Re: Strawberry Plants Comfrey Roots.

mmm, if you still have the comfrey I'd love some - will happily cover postage
by fruitcake
Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:05 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Am I sick?
Replies: 17
Views: 1633

Re: Am I sick?

leeks, onions, psb and sprouts sown. It's good for the soul this isn't it. :flower: jings crivens - and I thought I was doing well pulling out my sprout plants today - just finished eating them last week. And I'm still pulling leeks and PSB from last year, dug up the rest of my parsnips too - haven...
by fruitcake
Fri Feb 04, 2011 1:23 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Am I sick?
Replies: 17
Views: 1633

Re: Am I sick?

ooo, I'm so jealous
We're in the middle of storms at the mo, so am hiding out - will go and rescue my garden when someone turns the weather volume down and things dry out a bit
by fruitcake
Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:26 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Snowdrops
Replies: 7
Views: 470

Snowdrops

My snowdrops are flowering - yippee :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
Found them yesterday - I'm soooooo delighted, spring is on it's way
:flower:
by fruitcake
Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:14 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello Everyone
Replies: 13
Views: 1079

Re: Hello Everyone

hello to you over on the east from me over on the west :o)
Looking forward to hearing how you get on with your growing :flower:
by fruitcake
Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:14 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Labels
Replies: 36
Views: 5803

Re: Labels

Am so with you guys on this one - labels on jars and bottles do my nut in - I'm almost at the stage of asking for the jars / bottles back from peeps I've given them to as presents just cos I've managed to get the labels off those ones and can't face doing any more. Mayo jars are a particular bug bea...
by fruitcake
Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:20 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: So there go our woods and forests
Replies: 54
Views: 5185

Re: So there go our woods and forests

So how about clubbing together and buying the Selfsufficientish forest? At least we'd all have somewhere to keep our pigs and chickens. Zoe That's a lovely idea. It is possible - lots of groups have done it in Scotland see map on this linky http://www.communitywoods.org/map/ - can't find the link t...
by fruitcake
Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:59 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: A Decent Annual Salary
Replies: 63
Views: 9615

Re: A Decent Annual Salary

fifi folle wrote:Interesting to note it's all Scots on this thread!?! :lol:
haha, was about to join in the conversation too.....
Average wage in Argyll is about £15k which is considered pretty low......
by fruitcake
Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:52 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: starting a crafty business
Replies: 5
Views: 587

Re: starting a crafty business

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