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by Flo
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: A newbie oldie!!
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Re: A newbie oldie!!

You know how to get the most out of space then. I've been running two allotments for a couple of years for self and family. And yes we've done well but the space hasn't been used well enough. Will put one plot back out to see if someone else wants it when it's clear of crops.
by Flo
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Our time has come?
Replies: 8
Views: 1098

Re: Our time has come?

Nope. The powers that be can't even tell us what was likely to happen yesterday after they had done it.
by Flo
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: A newbie oldie!!
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Re: A newbie oldie!!

Hello there! Do you have space in the garden to grow things as well as in the greenhouse?

High winds here doing the growing no good today.
by Flo
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Empty supermarket recipes
Replies: 50
Views: 6276

Re: Empty supermarket recipes

People don't change or learn from the last time do they? Do you think they've run out of loo paper already?
by Flo
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: For saving money around the house!
Replies: 38
Views: 19157

Re: For saving money around the house!

I don't have a dishwasher - collect a sink full then wash up. Don't have a tumble drier - there's a washing line in the garden for bigger stuff and a clothes airer next to the radiator (good in winter).
by Flo
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Change of Lifestyle
Replies: 12
Views: 1198

Re: Change of Lifestyle

Looking back at the original article, I'd say heaven help the big house staff when they return and have to clear up milady's efforts. :lol: I must admit that with the charity shops still being in lock down due to the elderly volunteers not coming back in, there's certainly a change of lifestyle goin...
by Flo
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Eco friendly insecticide
Replies: 13
Views: 6410

Re: Eco friendly insecticide

I've been a bit puzzled by the words eco friendly insecticide. I wouldn't have thought that there's really any such thing - I know that there are insects you don't really want on your plants but I've only once in a lifetime had an invasion of something on sprouts. If the balance is right the insects...
by Flo
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: For saving money around the house!
Replies: 38
Views: 19157

Re: For saving money around the house!

Blooming heck Ina - you just don't know how well off you are. We have the traditional corner shop and nothing else within a couple of miles - and all of it really needing public transport or a car.
by Flo
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: For saving money around the house!
Replies: 38
Views: 19157

Re: For saving money around the house!

I've spent a lot more on food than before lockdown. The local Coop is around 50% more expensive than where I usually buy food, and of course prices have gone up quite noticeably, too. So far I've not been wanting to use the bus, but I think I will have to do so soon. Yep the Co-op is not the cheape...
by Flo
Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: For saving money around the house!
Replies: 38
Views: 19157

Re: For saving money around the house!

Not sure about the Covid restrictions doing good for saving money around the house. I suspect that with cooking at home on a regular basis instead of supporting the local cafe culture as it is closed, I have used more water for washing up and more fuel for cooking. On the other hand, a lot of stove ...
by Flo
Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Any raspberry experts?
Replies: 18
Views: 4852

Re: Any raspberry experts?

You don't get any fruit at all. It's a bummer of a job that takes time. You won't be able to plant much in the space this far into the season.
by Flo
Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Change of Lifestyle
Replies: 12
Views: 1198

Re: Change of Lifestyle

Not really. We try to grow as much as we can use or preserve anyway. Season isn't helping though. It's not been an average growing year. My main change has been the way I stock the cupboards at home.
by Flo
Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Growing runner beans
Replies: 12
Views: 749

Re: Growing runner beans

My rule of thumb says never grow any vegetable that you plant annually in the same ground 2 years in a row (makes it difficult shuffling the brassicas mind).
by Flo
Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Growing runner beans
Replies: 12
Views: 749

Re: Growing runner beans

Dunno about soaking overnight. My peas go into seed trays to get them growing before I put them out so they are watered well for a period till they are big enough to plant out. Up here we have enough trouble where my allotments are with a squadron of sparrows (so need to net) without tempting the mi...
by Flo
Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Growing runner beans
Replies: 12
Views: 749

Re: Growing runner beans

Dunno about soaking overnight. My peas go into seed trays to get them growing before I put them out so they are watered well for a period till they are big enough to plant out. Up here we have enough trouble where my allotments are with a squadron of sparrows (so need to net) without tempting the mi...