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  Topic: elderflower cordial
Nicky Colour it green

Replies: 37
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PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Fri May 27, 22 11:49 am   Subject: elderflower cordial
I also have about 300g leftover

I will use it up though
  Topic: Messages not loading
Nicky Colour it green

Replies: 8
Views: 371
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Wed May 25, 22 9:47 pm   Subject: Messages not loading
first thing I would consider was if the gmail app needed updating
  Topic: wych elm
Nicky Colour it green

Replies: 10
Views: 554
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue May 24, 22 12:54 pm   Subject: wych elm
Hopefully they will understand.

most folk understand if it is explained properly in ways that appeal to them

the joys of sharing rare trees in a mature hedge is ...
  Topic: wych elm
Nicky Colour it green

Replies: 10
Views: 554
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon May 23, 22 9:55 am   Subject: wych elm
You could speak to your neighbour about them and explain the problem.

yes, I will. Not sure how much difference it will make.
  Topic: wych elm
Nicky Colour it green

Replies: 10
Views: 554
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun May 22, 22 11:42 am   Subject: wych elm
They should be good for 20-25 years, perhaps longer this cycle. Luckily it doesn't kill the roots.

that's encouraging, if my neighbour does unwittingly cut them down, they should make a comeback
  Topic: tomato experiment
Nicky Colour it green

Replies: 40
Views: 10774
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat May 21, 22 4:42 pm   Subject: tomato experiment
Sounds like I should be grateful to not know about vine weevils...
Over here I would suggest also checking for seed corn maggot, though I don't know if you have them there. Nematodes would also be ef ...
  Topic: wych elm
Nicky Colour it green

Replies: 10
Views: 554
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sat May 21, 22 12:04 pm   Subject: wych elm


Wonderful you have a hedge with them in. They might start to die off when they get to 20-25 years old, but they will regrow from the roots. The cycle is getting longer, so the trees are developing ...
  Topic: wych elm
Nicky Colour it green

Replies: 10
Views: 554
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri May 20, 22 6:41 pm   Subject: wych elm
I have just noticed, despite having lived here for years, that I have wych elm trees in the hedge. Which is great, as they are rare. They are in the hedge between me and a neighbour though, and it i ...
  Topic: tomato experiment
Nicky Colour it green

Replies: 40
Views: 10774
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri May 20, 22 6:37 pm   Subject: tomato experiment
interesting to see how it works out

Having some trials with tomatoes this year, struggled with cold, followed by accidentally cooking my seedlings with unexpected hot weather. now have toms in gh, ...
  Topic: easy dumplings
Nicky Colour it green

Replies: 8
Views: 1942
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sun May 01, 22 3:24 pm   Subject: easy dumplings
is this recipe to make gluten free or something? I read it twice, but sorry still not picked up the reason for this?


I make dumplings with SR flour, salt, suet and cold water from the tap. No kn ...
  Topic: the economics of hats
Nicky Colour it green

Replies: 8
Views: 896
PostForum: Seasonal and Frugal Shopping   Posted: Fri Apr 29, 22 10:18 am   Subject: Re: the economics of hats


It's a shame more people don't adopt this approach. There was someone on the news a couple of weeks ago complaining about the cost of heating and how they have to choose between food and heat, yet ...
  Topic: Solar panels
Nicky Colour it green

Replies: 100
Views: 87270
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Apr 27, 22 12:30 pm   Subject: Solar panels
all my cast iron pans work fine on the induction hob, and I agree with NMG that a cast iron pan and a basic induction hob is the perfect combo. And as my cast iron pans work well on the wood fired ra ...
  Topic: Solar panels
Nicky Colour it green

Replies: 100
Views: 87270
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Apr 26, 22 1:33 pm   Subject: Solar panels
Doesn't sound a good inducement to buy an induction hob, especially if you are trying to cook something like rice or spaghetti. I would prefer not to use gas, but at least if you set it it stays. Even ...
  Topic: Solar panels
Nicky Colour it green

Replies: 100
Views: 87270
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Mon Apr 25, 22 7:52 pm   Subject: Solar panels

It does mean I now have Alexa telling me if the induction hob has randomly changed power settings. So has been to the rescue a few times today already.
Induction hobs often seem prone to that parti ...
  Topic: Exciting news
Nicky Colour it green

Replies: 440
Views: 2128486
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Apr 25, 22 11:45 am   Subject: Exciting news
It is showing night time lows of about 3 degrees. Would that be too cold for my tomato plants if they were in my greenhouse?

Thank you.

might be worth getting a max min thermometer to see ho ...
 
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