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by Flo
Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Ivy in compost
Replies: 4
Views: 32

Re: Ivy in compost

Like Weedo I'm fairly certain that physical removal is the best form of control. If the friend is not in full time, front line employment at the moment beating ivy could be cheap and productive. Wear gloves when pulling out. Ivy does answer back.
by Flo
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Emptying the supermarket shelves
Replies: 69
Views: 3768

Re: Emptying the supermarket shelves

Lady next door (new tenant in the row, great fun she is) went out grocery shopping for the first time in over 2 weeks. She said she had to wait 2 hours to get into Aldi with their social distancing and only so many in the shop at a time - mind she did go to the one at the Metro Centre next to Newcas...
by Flo
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 47
Views: 1629

Re: Self Isolation

There's an eerie shortage of spam/scam telephone calls these last five days. As I'm at home more I notice that the landline is silent.
by Flo
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 47
Views: 1629

Re: Self Isolation

There's an eerie shortage of spam/scam telephone calls these last five days. As I'm at home more I notice that the landline is silent.
by Flo
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 47
Views: 1629

Re: Self Isolation

I think that the distance refers to walking rather than going to the supermarket folks. It's supposed to stop us all going to the seaside to self isolate.
by Flo
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 47
Views: 1629

Re: Self Isolation

Whilst I was elsewhere (allotment) today the son-in-law reglazed the greenhouse damaged by earlier gales so that there will at least be tomatoes, peppers, aubergines if the lock down gets to the point where the allotment is out of bounds although it's within the 1 kilometre of home.
by Flo
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Seed saving
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: Seed saving

I noticed that when we did the order for the allotment trading hut the dates were very close - i.e.this year only. I think there's some shelf clearing going on in order to make money to see them through.
by Flo
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 47
Views: 1629

Re: Self Isolation

My co-working minions went to the allotments yesterday on foot and said they saw no-one at all. Not surprising given the weather. But security on a gate needed attention. They stopped to do some work (cutting grass, shifting bags of compost) and picking the last of the purple sprouting broccoli and ...
by Flo
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 47
Views: 1629

Re: Self Isolation

Came home from the allotment (still allowed to go there at present) and saw people wearing face masks as they walked towards the local food store. Now this is a route in a rural setting well away from the larger communities.
by Flo
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 47
Views: 1629

Re: Self Isolation

On the practicalities of things - self isolation could really be enforced. The provider of local buses has reduced all its services as the customers have disappeared (laid off, not at school, pensioners staying at home, nowhere to go). Last week everything went mostly to Sunday services with rural v...
by Flo
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 47
Views: 1629

Re: Self Isolation

BernardSmith wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:33 pm
Of course, here the BIG problem is that we do not have the medical equipment and the beds and the morgues to deal with the numbers of victims we have...
I suspect that there will be other countries with the same problem.
by Flo
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 47
Views: 1629

Re: Self Isolation

I think that the Great British Public may soon get the idea as it seems that our county is closing all public toilets. Could be interesting but at least less interesting than if the pubs were still open.
by Flo
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 47
Views: 1629

Re: Self Isolation

Left hand not knowing what right hand doing and brain not in gear ina. Or basically the chancellor has just told the cabinet what the cost will be if the country is shut down. Wait for the NHS tells him what will happen when there's a great big spike due to his policies or Boris fires him for not to...
by Flo
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 47
Views: 1629

Re: Self Isolation

After today when the minions (daughter and husband) have put together the garden cabinet for the mower I'm a free agent and can take my daily exercise to the allotment (well so far I can till we are told different). It'll be quieter there than on the end of the computer keyboard doing allotment comm...
by Flo
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 47
Views: 1629

Re: Self Isolation

I could well get used to this self isolation.