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by Flo
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficient skills List
Replies: 13
Views: 2031

Re: Self sufficient skills List

Seems one of my self sufficientish skills is to get the son-in-law to come round and mend the home garden gate. It started to bite him every time he visited where it was splintering along the top. He's there now working like a good one. (Mind it's only taken five years since he built a replacement f...
by Flo
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Weird plants
Replies: 12
Views: 3949

Re: Weird plants

That's not fair. I want a big tomato. There's a spate of marble sized tomatoes up here - and that's not on the cherry tomatoes either. Spread around the town and happening to experienced growers as well as novices. Oh and the sweetcorn is not doing as it should on a plot near mine - he didn't plant ...
by Flo
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: No plastic
Replies: 43
Views: 7524

Re: No plastic

GA - I still have some containers left but there's some "just in case" and a shed load. :mrgreen:
by Flo
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: No plastic
Replies: 43
Views: 7524

Re: No plastic

The landlord is threatening to come and replace the kitchen units and knock out the wall to what was a small coal store passage (don't want to call it the back passage into the garden but that's what it is).Anyway - digging into the cupboards as it, strange things have appeared. A whole load of plas...
by Flo
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: No plastic
Replies: 43
Views: 7524

Re: No plastic

You know - when the boxes of teabags are used up, I might even look at a teapot. Wonder if that could be a Christmas present request. Would make a change from the allotment needs .....
by Flo
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 6
Views: 691

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Peas! New potatoes! Lettuce, spring onions, carrots, raspberries. Tomatoes not yet ripe! Garlic. Main crop onions.
by Flo
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Plastic Free July
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Plastic Free July

It's that time of the year again. All sorts of wonderful ideas about how to avoid plastic. I nodded as I bought in the plastic recycling waste bins after the bin man had been. And then watered the greenhouse and village flower tubs with a plastic watering can. I know, I know - there are metal wateri...
by Flo
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficient skills List
Replies: 13
Views: 2031

Re: Self sufficient skills List

Never did learn the culinary skills required for dealing with hares as a child on the farm but was aware that adults could first catch the hare and then turn it into food. If I remember hare was an acquired taste - I didn't and was glad to move on away from farm kitchens for work. I have a memory of...
by Flo
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Recycling compost?
Replies: 8
Views: 735

Re: Recycling compost?

Odsox wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:03 pm
Is there a catch?
Dunno - you try it and tell us.
by Flo
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 6
Views: 691

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Hmm - first of the onions, new potatoes, first of the shallots, some carrots, lettuce, spring onions, radish, raspberries.
by Flo
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: No plastic
Replies: 43
Views: 7524

Re: No plastic

Hmm blood and fish - all you need is the bone for decent fertiliser there Mr Odsox sir.
by Flo
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: No plastic
Replies: 43
Views: 7524

Re: No plastic

Anyone got an answer to an allotment where some 2.5 years on I'm still finding plastic to dig out in odd corners where the previous tenant gave up brick mining?
by Flo
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficientish in 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1816

Re: Self sufficientish in 2019

My allotments make me self sufficientish so if I have to keep the committee going to keep my allotments then so be it. The other things I have been doing have contributed to other people's self sufficiency not mine. That letter has gone on its merry way.
by Flo
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficientish in 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1816

Re: Self sufficientish in 2019

This morning I have had a clear out of old stuff relating to voluntary things I'm not doing any more on the computer. I've done a round robin to the committee of the local allotment association to get approval for an advert to recruit more committee members and to get some help in our association Hu...
by Flo
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficientish in 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1816

Re: Self sufficientish in 2019

Green Aura wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:24 am
( I have no idea why the MoD would need a stable :dontknow: )
For the mascot used in ceremonial parades of course - they often use miniature breeds :mrgreen: