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by Elle's Garden
Sun Jun 19, 2011 7:18 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Oh rats!
Replies: 46
Views: 8958

Re: Oh rats!

They are extremely fond of peanut butter too, and one of our pest control suppliers produces a poison paste based on peanut butter. You have to be extremely vigilante about dogs though (actually once I had a cat that liked peanut butter...)
by Elle's Garden
Sun Jun 19, 2011 7:04 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Hedgehog stops play
Replies: 28
Views: 4452

Re: Hedgehog stops play

Good job you spotted it in time!! :)
by Elle's Garden
Sun Jun 19, 2011 7:03 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Summer bits and bobs
Replies: 168
Views: 13794

Re: Summer bits and bobs

Looks as if it is going to be good berry picking weather today, well i'm hoping it is. And good for picking more runner beans too, thought i would just add this. :) Your'e just teasing me again OH, aren't you? :wink: :wink: I am content with my broad beans right now, I am sure it will be quite a wh...
by Elle's Garden
Fri Jun 17, 2011 7:00 pm
Forum: Cooking tips
Topic: Glut of the month ?
Replies: 13
Views: 3184

Re: Glut of the month ?

This weeks fav of mine steamed broad beans with mint, thyme or any fav herb and cooked in a fritter batter for a change with a sweet chilli sauce.


This sounds lovely - what is your fritter batter recipie?
by Elle's Garden
Fri Jun 17, 2011 6:58 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Rain on the way
Replies: 51
Views: 4136

Re: Rain on the way

ooh, if only... I need some warm sunshine...
by Elle's Garden
Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:22 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Summer bits and bobs
Replies: 168
Views: 13794

Re: Summer bits and bobs

I am glad to hear cook did you proud :wink:
by Elle's Garden
Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:17 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: Paraffin greenhouse heater
Replies: 39
Views: 21786

Re: Paraffin greenhouse heater

My problem was all sorted when I shortened the wick! My dad showed me how low it should be and low and behold it worked perfectly for the couple of weeks that I needed it. Somehow it seemed counter-intuitive to me, but matched the instruction pictures perfectly and all was well.
by Elle's Garden
Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:11 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Olympic Games tickets,
Replies: 16
Views: 1848

Re: Olympic Games tickets,

We applied, we wanted to give our boys the chance to say they were there! We have tickets to something as £108 left our account last month (fortunately Lord Coe won't get far on my VISA debit!) but we don't know what for. I think Tim is going to try for something else on the French site tomorrow, bu...
by Elle's Garden
Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:07 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Summer bits and bobs
Replies: 168
Views: 13794

Re: Summer bits and bobs

oldherbaceous wrote:Great excitment at Gardeners Cottage, the first of the Runner Beans are to be had. :)


Dear OH, when did you plant them? Mine are only about 18 inches high!!
by Elle's Garden
Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:04 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Best/worst thing since sliced bread?
Replies: 33
Views: 3275

Re: Best/worst thing since sliced bread?

I make a loaf probably every day in my panasonic (thanks for your help last year JohnN), but I got it off ebay as a lightly used model. I paid £31 plus £10 delivery and it replaced my last one which broke when it fell off the counter - my fault as I put it on a slippery counter saver and it moved in...
by Elle's Garden
Sun Jun 12, 2011 6:55 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: A new pea
Replies: 9
Views: 1290

Re: A new pea

Hi NB, was it you who grew a purple pea last year? If so, did you save the seed and grow more this year?
by Elle's Garden
Sun Jun 12, 2011 6:53 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Magpies on my birdfeeder
Replies: 4
Views: 1159

Re: Magpies on my birdfeeder

I am wondering if there is a shortage of natural food at the moment? Along with the tits, magpies, pigeons on the ground, wood peckers, nut hatches etc, I saw a squirrel hanging on it this morning. I mentioned my concerns at the pet shop and they said that quite a few people are saying the same thing.
by Elle's Garden
Sun Jun 12, 2011 6:30 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Rain on the way
Replies: 51
Views: 4136

Re: Rain on the way

For us the forecast was correct, it has persisted all day! Good for the giant pumpkins we planted yesterday for our pumpkin competition :D :D
by Elle's Garden
Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:56 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Magpies on my birdfeeder
Replies: 4
Views: 1159

Magpies on my birdfeeder

My peanut feeder is suddenly being visited by a couple of Magpies! I have never seen this before, but one of them looks quite practised and efficient at getting the peanuts out while the other (young I think) hops around picking up what has dropped. The woodpeckers are getting quite cross because th...
by Elle's Garden
Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:01 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Siskins
Replies: 13
Views: 2670

Re: Siskins

I don't feel quite so bad about it now! I like your thinking Plumpudding! :D :D

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