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Sun 23-May-10
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MOS
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Hi TA i read somwhere that slugsMonster dont like egg shells or copper wire so a bit ot either in your pot should helpBig_Hug ,basicaly thats why we got agatha and the girlsMonsterMonsterMonster. the slugs dont like them eitherWink, but they scater themselvs around. also slug traps work ok in the ground and a freind of mine swears by sour milk in his Eeek,he says its better than beer, and he gets his misses to buy beer for them and gets to drink it himself so i dont know weather to believe him or notSmileConfused MOS xx

sit down with a cupa and the urge will subside

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Mos, the pot was full of crushed egg shells, that's why I'm so cross; they've done the same thing with a pot of lettuces.  I'll have to get some of that copper tape I think, as you suggest.  I'm a little wary of slug traps because I don't want to endanger the lives of beetles or other beneficial critters.  I do so wish I could have some Agathas. 'Sighs'.

I'll try that again!

Mon 24-May-10
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oooowha the agathas they have made a dust bath in the middle of the wife's delfiniiums ,Monsterwish i had my camara  she was chasing the chucks and sally was chasing her and they caught each other up around the table and you couldent tell who was chasing who  ,I love chucks never a dull moment Devil MOS

sit down with a cupa and the urge will subside

Mon 24-May-10
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I'd have chased them too if they'd been in my Delphiniums.  That must have been a funny scene!

I'll try that again!

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Just bumping up this thread.

It is a great place for new joiners to say Hello and introduce themselves, if they feel inclined.

Thank you all. Ok

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Never knowingly underfed

Thu 24-Jun-10
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Hi All, my name is Alli and I live with Mark and a grown up (almost 22 year old) son Connah.  We are in County Antrim, near the sea and have about half an acre of garden.  Finny the cat and our new recruit Meg the dog, both help and hinder us on a daily basis.  I work from home just doing some writing and telephone calls regularly interspersed by trips into the garden to poke, plant or pull one thing or another.

Meg is a new recruit who we rescued 2 weeks ago.  She'd been tied up in a garage for much of her 8 month existence and she's currently unlearning some pretty anti social habits.  We also try not to discuss her dubious parentage in front of her. 

Between you and me, her German Shepherd daddy (who was working for the boys in blue - or, green as they are over here) managed to get into the hunt kennels and became flagrantly amorous with a Lady Beagle.  Just not decent behaviour if you ask me.  Anyhow, we think her floppy ears suit her unique individual style.

We're in our first year of digging up the garden to plant items for consumption.  It's very time consuming but we're enjoying it.  We just feel that we should be utilising the space we have and when we become more confident we'd like to get some hens and geese.  I'd like to go the full hog and make wine etc.  I already make jams and chutneys, have done for years but wine would be quite an adventure.  Maybe next year!  I promise to post the severity of the hangovers for you.

I love to cook and hope to post in the recipe sections once I've found my feet on here.  I'm not much of a pudding lady I suppose I love the hearty stodge of good rib sticking stews and hearty soups kinda gal.  I literally stumbled on this site whilst looking for a twist for onion gravy. 

How I've managed to miss it over the years beggars belief. 

It's simply seriously fabulous ... and I love it!

Like slinky's, some people are best when pushed down the stairs

Thu 24-Jun-10
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Wave Welcome Allison, what a great introduction, thank you for taking the time.  I love the picture I have of Meg, from your description.  Sounds as though you have a great attitude to life and I look forward to learning more about you.

I'll try that again!

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Welcome Alison - I know that feeling of wondering why I hadn't found the site before, but never mind, we're here now, and enjoying the camaraderie that this site offers. A very friendly place, with heaps of knowledge in one corner or another.

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Hi Alli from another little part of County Antrim! Near the Lough mind you, not near the sea Cool

I stumbled onto this site when looking for some liqueur recipes, and then stumbled on to it again when I was looking inspiration for duck legs. It really is addictive, so don't say we didn't warn you!

Thu 24-Jun-10
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WaveThanks for the warm welcome Ladies and I look forward to chatting with you all on here, I just know it's going to be so much help reading through everyones posts.

We're probably in close proximity Shereen.  I too am by the Lough, on the other side of Carrick and look out over the Knockagh and to Napoleon's Nose.

(To non Norn Iron folk's the Knockagh is a monument that sits on a hill overlooking Belfast.  It is a war memorial to all the fallen in the first and second World Wars.  Napoleon's nose is a bump on the top of the Cave Hill that looks just what it says on the tin!)

Like slinky's, some people are best when pushed down the stairs

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*waves at Alli*

Although you're probably close enough to hear me if I give a good old gulder out the front window.

Danny - you do realise that there are now 2 Norn Iron forumites you'll have to meet up with should you ever be over here and looking a bit of craic?

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Welcome, Alli - I can tell straight away that you will fit in well here! WellDone

So pleased that simple onion gravy has led you to join in. From such tiny acorns . .

Never knowingly underfed

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Shereen said:


Danny - you do realise that there are now 2 Norn Iron forumites you'll have to meet up with should you ever be over here and looking a bit of craic?


Me too, me too, please?  Big_Hug

I'll try that again!

Thu 24-Jun-10
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Oh, Shereen!  Are there only the both of us?  Dear me, I'll nip down the shore and give you a flap of the old tea towel.  You send out the baking smells and we'll convene our own wee regional support group.  I'll grow things ... and you can cook 'em!

Like slinky's, some people are best when pushed down the stairs

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Allison said:

  Dear me, I'll nip down the shore and give you a flap of the old tea towel.


 

 

Oh dear, we have a Norn Iron coven!  Toffeeapple

I'll try that again!

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