Latest posts by waterbutts

Rose changing colour......

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 09:39

Hello Cia, did it ever have any lilac flowers or was i mislabelled in the shop?


Posted: 12/10/2013 at 21:54

Got to watch these cross-posters.


Posted: 12/10/2013 at 21:45


Posted: 12/10/2013 at 21:36

Er, beefsteak is good to eat. Not fly agaric. Fly agaric is hallucinogenic. They say that the Lapps used to eat the dried fly agaric mushrooms, which grow abundantly near silver birch trees, and go into a sort of coma, vomit and then have dreams of flying. During the period of unconciousness they would urinate. Their reindeer also ate the mushrooms and had similar convulsions and, presumably, wild dreams. The Lapps somehow discovered that the toxins' strength was increased if the urine of an affected person (reindeer?) was drunk. It is said that the whole story of Santa in his red and white clothes with his flying reindeer comes from the effects of eating this mushroom.


Posted: 12/10/2013 at 21:22

Not only edible, but good. Really. It has the same sort of texture as cooked liver but a mushroom flavour like a cep.

Wine making

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 18:16

One good one we made when very young and very poor was gorse flower wine. Absolutely hellish to pick the flowers but not a bad taste at all.

We picked them one sunny day on the local golf links with another couple. Gorse bushes really tall and thick. Along comes mum, dog and small son. "mummy, what are those ladies and men doing in the bushes?" "Never mind, son, come along!"

George Melly on the telly

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 18:13

No kidding, are they bright orange red and quick on their feet? If so, they are red spider mite.

George Melly on the telly

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 18:02

Too quick to count.

Wine making

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 18:01

Dove, good luck with the garage clearance. I remember I had a list of When I Retire jobs. They are still just a list.

I found Mr Berry's recipes produced wines that were rather sweet. The copy we used to have showed the author's face on the cover. He certainly looked as if he enjoyed his work.

honey fungus

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 17:26

You obviously aren't in the Midlands or N of England. It's been bucketing down here since breakfast time.

Good luck with the plants.

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