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  Topic: Apple Variety...Windsor Early
Rowanlady

Replies: 18
Views: 2834
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Oct 13, 17 6:14 pm   Subject: Apple Variety...Windsor Early
Blackmoor is in Hampshire - drove past it twice today - down to Portsmouth for lunch; school Harvest Festival and collected 7y/o GGS for weekend; drove home - will do the return trip on Sunday

Bit ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Rowanlady

Replies: 4387
Views: 455393
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Jul 04, 17 4:56 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
gregotyn - I remember several trips to Skye - both hike and to climb the Cuillins - stayed at the Sligachan Hotel - still ideal for those early morning starts for climbing - happy memories

Don't th ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Rowanlady

Replies: 4387
Views: 455393
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Jul 04, 17 4:38 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Mistress Rose - I was born in Scotland - left Glasgow in 1962 for Southampton - lived in Hampshire ever since

On my Scottish side I have ancestors from Caithness, Kilmarnock, Musselburgh and Clydeb ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Rowanlady

Replies: 4387
Views: 455393
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Jul 04, 17 4:25 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Jam Lady - I have only once been in USA for Independence Day - visiting my sister when she lived in Lodi, NJ - that was quite a day/night

Her apartment was on the 5th floor of the block - her cat ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Rowanlady

Replies: 4387
Views: 455393
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Jul 02, 17 11:38 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Hello Jam Lady and Mistress Rose

That 'back' pack makes me think of the back creels of the Western Isles off Scotland - used for carrying anything - fish, seaweed, turf, potatoes, heather, etc. to ...
  Topic: Asbestos
Rowanlady

Replies: 5
Views: 6248
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue May 30, 17 8:08 pm   Subject: Asbestos
I have an asbestos corrugated garage roof, at least 50 years old, which developed a couple of leaky spots about 15 years ago

Husband investigated, one was an enlarged bolt hole, other was a long cr ...
  Topic: Socks
Rowanlady

Replies: 10
Views: 9061
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Mon Mar 20, 17 10:17 am   Subject: Socks
This has brought back memories of my Mum always knitting away at socks for Dad, me and sister

As Dad got into old age he found that his feet hurt - just as WW describes - his answer was to turn the ...
  Topic: Hedging, on the cheap
Rowanlady

Replies: 19
Views: 8651
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Nov 07, 15 4:55 pm   Subject: Hedging, on the cheap
In my woodland edge wild garden my "hedge to hide ugly fence" - is hawthorn, hazel, field rose, spindle, blackthorn, holly, dog rose, dogwood, guelder rose, honeysuckle

With an elder, rowan, crab ...
  Topic: Wossis ?
Rowanlady

Replies: 6
Views: 3095
PostForum: The Apiary   Posted: Fri Apr 17, 15 8:36 am   Subject: Wossis ?
Great to find this information - saw one in the garden on Tuesday - feeding off a primrose

The proboscis was very clear and the wings were just narrow blurred dark shimmers

Thank you - glad to ...
  Topic: Dragon NaturallySpeaking
Rowanlady

Replies: 7
Views: 1612
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Thu Apr 24, 14 10:18 am   Subject: Dragon NaturallySpeaking
I got it about 3 years ago for Uni essays etc

Not too bad to use and did save my hands and tendons until they recovered and I could revert to mainly manual keying

The biggest problem I had was ...
  Topic: Sari.
Rowanlady

Replies: 10
Views: 2907
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Thu Oct 11, 12 4:23 pm   Subject: Sari.
Like you I bought one with the idea of making a bed throw for the visitors' room - and could not bear to cut it up

I have Indian friends who taught me (with a great deal of giggles and laughter) to ...
  Topic: Who was it who was wanting peacocks?
Rowanlady

Replies: 10
Views: 2487
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Mon Sep 10, 12 10:11 am   Subject: Who was it who was wanting peacocks?
There is, of course, no guarantee that the eggs will produce peacocks

As opposed to peahens

Nothing like as pretty - though relatively somewhat quieter
  Topic: What type of business card catches your eye?
Rowanlady

Replies: 21
Views: 5647
PostForum: Small Business Questions, Ideas and Advice   Posted: Tue Sep 27, 11 9:57 am   Subject: What type of business card catches your eye?
Just been to a 'festival' and have been sorting out the cards, etc that I picked up - so I went and looked at the 'keep' pile and the discards

Obviously I have discarded those of areas I'm not inte ...
  Topic: Charity bags (door-to-door collections)
Rowanlady

Replies: 23
Views: 60903
PostForum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle   Posted: Sat Feb 05, 11 4:01 pm   Subject: Charity bags (door-to-door collections)
I used to get 10-12 a week - so I put up a NO JUNK MAIL OR CHARITY BAGS THANK YOU notice on the front door

Still get the odd bag now and again and the occasional bit of junk mail

Asked one woman ...
  Topic: Could I dye a stained Aran jumper?
Rowanlady

Replies: 16
Views: 10587
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Tue Dec 21, 10 4:44 pm   Subject: Could I dye a stained Aran jumper?
If it might be organic-based grease maybe try soaking in a biological stain remover (ie Biotex) or a biological washing powder

I've rescued many a stained garment that way - it's surprising how the ...
 
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