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  Topic: Aphids damage?
Luath

Replies: 5
Views: 10218
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Aug 31, 21 8:53 am   Subject: Aphids damage?
Currant blister aphids are the cause; looks unsightly, but the doesn't affect the plant or its fruiting very much. Remove the aphids on the leaf undersides with water sprays. It's very common, but o ...
  Topic: animal friendly weedkiller?
Luath

Replies: 11
Views: 129106
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Tue Aug 07, 18 8:52 am   Subject: animal friendly weedkiller?
Salt or vinegar should work; permanent solution is to dig the roots out after the chickens have eaten the leaves etc.
  Topic: Elderflower cordial fail!
Luath

Replies: 14
Views: 37811
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Tue Aug 07, 18 8:49 am   Subject: Elderflower cordial fail!
Never heard of steeping them in the syrup, that's not right. Here you go, my thirty year old method, never failed me.


1 colanderful of flowers, as much green removed as possible, but I don't ...
  Topic: Pear identification
Luath

Replies: 18
Views: 18514
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Sep 15, 14 11:13 am   Subject: Pear identification
I was looking at a tree of Black Worcesters yesterday and the fruit was much bigger than those, Jo.

Fruits will diminish in size over a long life time of a fruit tree.

Definitely not medlars, bt ...
  Topic: Pear identification
Luath

Replies: 18
Views: 18514
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Sep 15, 14 9:23 am   Subject: Pear identification
Could be Black Worcester; an old cooking variety.
  Topic: Anyone looking to start juicing (pasteurised)?
Luath

Replies: 7
Views: 5573
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sat Sep 13, 14 12:35 pm   Subject: Anyone looking to start juicing (pasteurised)?
As long as the temp of the contents of my bottles reaches 75 degrees, then I'm happy it's pasteurised. It's not the same as just processing in a water bath.
  Topic: Anyone looking to start juicing (pasteurised)?
Luath

Replies: 7
Views: 5573
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Fri Sep 12, 14 10:22 am   Subject: Anyone looking to start juicing (pasteurised)?
I paid 30 for my steam juicer. Pasteurisation/processing is done in a big old pan with a lid.
  Topic: Sewing people
Luath

Replies: 7
Views: 12025
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Thu Jan 23, 14 4:36 pm   Subject: Sewing people
Thank you. Would it still be called that in a non knitted top? I'm getting lots if results with jumpers with different colours or stitch patterns in the yoke, but not many with the actual seam constr ...
  Topic: Sewing people
Luath

Replies: 7
Views: 12025
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Thu Jan 23, 14 6:53 am   Subject: Sewing people
Yoke - that's a yoked cardi, can be found in sewing and knitting. Great design feature in knitting, a stripey yoke is a nice feature.
  Topic: Apple varieties?
Luath

Replies: 19
Views: 21139
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Jan 23, 14 6:51 am   Subject: Apple varieties?
Highly recommend Bardsey Island apple, from Adam's Apples. Never tasted an apple like it, for eating and cooking.
  Topic: Seed Swop 2014
Luath

Replies: 83
Views: 82735
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Jan 22, 14 2:05 pm   Subject: Seed Swop 2014
Thankyou
  Topic: Seed Swop 2014
Luath

Replies: 83
Views: 82735
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Jan 22, 14 12:43 pm   Subject: Seed Swop 2014
I'm in this time please?
  Topic: For Downsizers offering Holiday accomodation
Luath

Replies: 2
Views: 17690
PostForum: Small Business Questions, Ideas and Advice   Posted: Wed Jan 22, 14 12:41 pm   Subject: For Downsizers offering Holiday accomodation
Huge fan of his here
  Topic: What incubator are you using?
Luath

Replies: 12
Views: 8919
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Tue Jan 21, 14 5:21 pm   Subject: What incubator are you using?
Brinsea here too - Brinsea Octagon Advance with autoturn cradle. Had great results from my first time last year. Shame the badger demolished a lot of my hard work, but will try again.
  Topic: Brown Envelope Seeds. Good seed porn!
Luath

Replies: 12
Views: 7402
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Jan 21, 14 2:05 pm   Subject: Brown Envelope Seeds. Good seed porn!
Seeds arrived this morning; pleased to see that the corn is a 'flint' variety. My last large lot of flint corn was stolen Good value as the packets are generously filled. Getting them ...
 
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