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by kitla
21 Nov 2022, 11:51
Forum: Vegetable and Fruit Gardening
Topic: Sweet pepper plant has produced these?
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: Sweet pepper plant has produced these?

No I dont fancy eating them. sile} Apart from being small, odd shaped & having that pointy thing on the end, they've not ripened past the dark green stage. It was a bit of an experiment, bringing them indoors to see if they'd keep going.
by kitla
20 Nov 2022, 20:32
Forum: Vegetable and Fruit Gardening
Topic: Sweet pepper plant has produced these?
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Sweet pepper plant has produced these?

The sweet & chilli peppers did very well in the greenhouse this year. When I thought they'd finished they started flowering again, so I brought one of each plant indoors. The chilli produced a few more red chillis & the sweet pepper started growing 5 more fruits. But they all grew into these strange...
by kitla
28 Oct 2022, 14:30
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Avian flu 2022-23
Replies: 5
Views: 124

Re: Avian flu 2022-23

that would be pretty awful wouldnt it. I expect loads of people would stop keeping them, and I guess the rescues would find it hard to rehome if they couldnt free range. If the main worry from Defra is the risk to people then they should be clearer with their advice. They always stress "the risk to ...
by kitla
27 Oct 2022, 13:59
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Avian flu 2022-23
Replies: 5
Views: 124

Re: Avian flu 2022-23

I agree its awful to see how its affecting the wild birds. A tv article about Skuas dying from it in the nest was heartbreaking, & a friend of mine saw several dead birds, including birds of prey on & around the beaches on a holiday recently. If it came to my area & some wildbirds passed it to my ch...
by kitla
25 Oct 2022, 21:52
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Avian flu 2022-23
Replies: 5
Views: 124

Re: Avian flu 2022-23

I saw a discussion with chicken keepers in Norfolk. Apparently in some areas all chickens have to be registered, however few, & spot checks on their housing have been done - sometimes when people werent in. I dont really understand how 2 chickens in a garden pose more of a risk of spreading avian fl...
by kitla
31 Aug 2022, 08:59
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Air Fryers - anyone use one?
Replies: 15
Views: 3110

Re: Air Fryers - anyone use one?

im interested to hear how you get on. Ive had a small air fryer for a few years. We use it for chips & other small things that need fast, hot baking/crisping. DIL's mother was impressed with it & bought her own (bigger one) recently, which she uses instead of her oven for lots of things. She loves i...
by kitla
29 Aug 2022, 20:03
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Cooking Squash
Replies: 7
Views: 222

Re: Cooking Squash

I quite like chunks of squash in with roasted vegetables, also nice in currys
by kitla
12 Aug 2022, 21:00
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Homeade Bread
Replies: 12
Views: 1088

Re: Homeade Bread

I'm afraid not spreckly. Having a 3 year old & her mum living here makes it quite hard to get things done. However, from September little Alice will be at nursery every afternoon, so maybe I can start working through my "things to do" list!
by kitla
28 Jul 2022, 08:36
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: Kitty's Gardenning Adventures
Replies: 51
Views: 28681

Re: Kitty's Gardenning Adventures

2022 veg results so far. Well the cucumbers in the greenhouse produced a handfull of mini cucs then got blight. As did the beef tomato plant in there. So far the toms outdoors are ok, I've pulled off the bottom leaves & been careful when watering them. I'm half hopeful. Chillis & sweet peppers in th...
by kitla
28 Jul 2022, 07:48
Forum: Books, TV and the Media
Topic: Village restoration on Channel 4
Replies: 4
Views: 544

Re: Village restoration on Channel 4

Thanks for the reminder, I'd meant to watch that. Sounds fascinating, I wonder if the film company funded some of it.
by kitla
28 Jul 2022, 07:46
Forum: Vegetable and Fruit Gardening
Topic: Strawberries and raspberries disaster etc., Summer 2022
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Re: Strawberries and raspberries disaster etc., Summer 2022

Oh dear, I have years like that. Last year something pinched all the apples from my little tree (yes a squirrel I think) My runner beans got diseased & the tomatoes & cucumbers got blight. This year my blackcurrants have all dropped off early & the blight is back. I think the hot weather affected so...
by kitla
04 Jul 2022, 08:01
Forum: Other Gardening; Flowers, Care & Maintenance
Topic: Use of cardboard as a mulch
Replies: 4
Views: 297

Re: Use of cardboard as a mulch

I think its just about keeping the cardboard moist so it breaks down, so worth a try.
by kitla
03 Jul 2022, 14:00
Forum: Other Gardening; Flowers, Care & Maintenance
Topic: Use of cardboard as a mulch
Replies: 4
Views: 297

Re: Use of cardboard as a mulch

I've not used cardboard but I've read its best to put some compost on top of it.
by kitla
24 Jun 2022, 20:01
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Homeade Bread
Replies: 12
Views: 1088

Re: Homeade Bread

Thanks for the encouragement LL. I still havent got around to making my bread, but I will. I like the idea of making something simple like a small loaf or rolls, maybe if I can get it right I'll be inspired to get the machine out again. I'd like to have a go at flat bread/pittas too eventually.
by kitla
22 Jun 2022, 17:28
Forum: Garden Wildlife
Topic: Two unusual sightings
Replies: 4
Views: 770

Re: Two unusual sightings

I guess it was a domestic one that escaped. We used to get black ones in the wild around here, they were wild ones with a mutation - a bit like albino.