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by Railway Child
Thu Jun 08, 2006 3:49 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Lupin Germinating
Replies: 13
Views: 4087

Lupin "corms" and purple aquilegia

I too have had a lot of slug damage on my lupins from seed. I purchased two packs of three lupin corms (I'm not sure they actually are corms, but what I mean are the bare-root bits!) from Morrisons in the hope that they would cover my losses but have been hugely disappointed - only one has come up. ...
by Railway Child
Wed May 10, 2006 3:01 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Ribena giving away blackcurrent bushes.
Replies: 5
Views: 1678

Ribena plant

I've got two of these already (you can also win on the labels of the 500ml bottles) and have just sent for another 4. :) The cutting comes in a padded envelope just as a dry stick with buds along the length and instructions for planting. One thing that the instructions do not say is what type of bla...
by Railway Child
Tue May 02, 2006 11:45 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: A word on etiquette
Replies: 17
Views: 5132

Old enough to know better?.....

Not me Mr PH, I'm only 24!!

But asides from that, I agree with your sentiments and will try to stick to the rules.

by Railway Child
Tue May 02, 2006 11:36 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Asparagus
Replies: 7
Views: 1477

Asparagus wee

There is some compound in the asparagus that makes your pee smell of rotting cabbage but it doesn't affect everyone - I think about 60% of people suffer from "asparagus wee".

by Railway Child
Thu Mar 23, 2006 1:49 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Sweet Potatoes
Replies: 8
Views: 2632

Hi Mazmezroz,

Jenny Green is our resident forum expert on sweet potatoes. Hopefully she will see this thread and give you some tips; alternatively you could try a search of the archive as there were a few threads on this about a year ago.

by Railway Child
Wed Mar 01, 2006 1:48 pm
Forum: Cooking tips
Topic: Kiwis to Tenderise Meat
Replies: 4
Views: 2269


I can remember being told when I was cooking as a child never to try and make a trifle or flan with kiwis as the enzymes stop the jelly from setting!

by Railway Child
Mon Feb 13, 2006 1:50 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Liquid Gold
Replies: 104
Views: 23520

Liquid Gold - medicinal uses

Following on from Vivie's post, when I had a body piercing done some years ago the "piercer" advised that I clean the piercing with my own urine daily in order to prevent infection and speed up the healing worked a treat!

by Railway Child
Wed Jan 11, 2006 2:07 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Getting rid of Moles
Replies: 47
Views: 37379

Ferrets/ferrets poo

Further to the above comments about using ferret poo to deter moles/rabbits/rats, in my experience putting ferret dung in to rabbit/rat holes (don't know about moles as I don't seem to have any) is futile as the critters don't seem to be at all bothered by it. The same goes for walking the ferrets r...
by Railway Child
Fri Jan 06, 2006 10:23 am
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Foxes
Replies: 13
Views: 5085


What you need is a dog like mine: a border collie who thinks he's a lion!!
Any foxes that venture in or near my garden are quickly caught and despatched with the minimum of fuss by old Bob Smith - he'll be 12 this year but still the fastest collie in the east!


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