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by Homemade
04 Aug 2013, 15:41
Forum: Other Gardening; Flowers, Care & Maintenance
Topic: Alstromeria question
Replies: 3
Views: 979

Re: Alstromeria question

I think they have swollen roots that are really quite deep down.
Probably the best thing would be to dig down now whilst you can still see the stems and lift a ball of soil. they can be a bit fussy but once established they go on for years.
by Homemade
27 Jul 2013, 22:12
Forum: Vegetable and Fruit Gardening
Topic: Acers
Replies: 3
Views: 699

Re: Acers

Can you give their names. Or post some photos, of the overall tree and of the leaf. Although japanese acers are the ones that first spring to mind there are many kinds from the huge sycamores to tiny dwarfs, all officially Acer family. In general you should not prune them. If they are japanese acers...
by Homemade
25 Jul 2013, 22:04
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: Going cold turkey on new clothes
Replies: 7
Views: 1636

Re: Going cold turkey on new clothes

I buy new clothes so rarely I could probably remember all the ones I have ever brought, even as a child. We didn't have charity shops so it was hand me downs and jumble sales then, and it has been ever since. Because I have lost a lot of weight recently I had to get "new clothes". We hit t...
by Homemade
25 Jul 2013, 21:44
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Goosegogs
Replies: 5
Views: 1130

Re: Goosegogs

Gooseberry jam is lovely, it sets really well. Try it with added elderflowers or vanilla.

My gooseberries are still on the bush - so late this year and they are just dry and hard still.
by Homemade
23 Jul 2013, 22:29
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: anyone allergic to wasp stings?
Replies: 13
Views: 3659

Re: anyone allergic to wasp stings?

My Dad developed an allergy to wasp stings gradually over the years. His reactions got worse each time and once he collapsed and was only just treated in time. Now he wears an epipen at all times to use if stung. But he doesn't take any other medications, antihistamines would not be strong enough to...
by Homemade
23 Jul 2013, 22:16
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: 24 hrs in A&E
Replies: 12
Views: 2132

Re: 24 hrs in A&E

Scary. Best wishes {hug}
by Homemade
19 Jul 2013, 07:38
Forum: Other Gardening; Flowers, Care & Maintenance
Topic: Should I get rid of duckweed?
Replies: 6
Views: 1528

Re: Should I get rid of duckweed?

Keep a small net by the pool and keep scooping it off. As you say it does no ham and is just unsightly. The french call them "Lentils" cos thats what they look like. And biology classes use them to show how plants grow because they multiply so fast! You can even buy a red form -but don't b...
by Homemade
18 Jul 2013, 23:53
Forum: Other Gardening; Flowers, Care & Maintenance
Topic: Plant ID, please?
Replies: 3
Views: 961

Re: Plant ID, please?

Lychnis coronaria?

Herbaceous short lived plant (few years) that seeds itself. Leave it if you like or remove it's up to you.
by Homemade
14 Jul 2013, 10:28
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: Positive about sorting my weight this time...
Replies: 3515
Views: 322636

Re: Positive about sorting my weight this time...

Thanks Wendy, and cangratulations to you too for getting where you wanted to be.
by Homemade
14 Jul 2013, 08:03
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: Positive about sorting my weight this time...
Replies: 3515
Views: 322636

Re: Positive about sorting my weight this time...

Yeah! almost there.
Down from 11 stone in January to nearly 8 and a half stone. Just 2lb to go.
Loving the 5/2 diet. (And all the veg from the allotment)
by Homemade
14 Jul 2013, 07:52
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: Any one sticking with the fasting regime?
Replies: 65
Views: 26030

Re: Any one sticking with the fasting regime?

Totally agree Kuikentje, I know not everyone suits this and if you are diabetic to start with it would be difficult but I think for the majority of people this is a healthy way to live.
I have just 1 kg left to loose )c( and then I shall stay with this for the health benefits.
by Homemade
13 Jul 2013, 21:42
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: Special for Laners
Replies: 2
Views: 863

Special for Laners

Only 99p in lilds today.

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Just the thing for chicken fanciers!

)hic(
by Homemade
10 Jul 2013, 22:47
Forum: Vegetable and Fruit Gardening
Topic: Yucky eggs in my spuds!
Replies: 4
Views: 774

Re: Yucky eggs in my spuds!

Oval = ants but then you would have spotted the adults tto.
Most likely slugs and or snail eggs. Just destroy them.
by Homemade
09 Jul 2013, 22:39
Forum: Other Gardening; Flowers, Care & Maintenance
Topic: Is this a type of buddleia?
Replies: 5
Views: 1232

Re: Is this a type of buddleia?

Looks more like Prunus lusitanica - Portugal Laurel.
Large shrub or hedging.
by Homemade
08 Jul 2013, 23:11
Forum: Vegetable and Fruit Gardening
Topic: What tree?......
Replies: 4
Views: 851

Re: What tree?......

Rowans (mountain ash) definitely top of my list too.
Also try Amelanchier although this might be a bit small for you, lovely blossom and autumn colour.
Mid size acers, like the snake-barks give a fair size to start with but don't get too big, and as the name suggests they have decorative bark.