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by Flo
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Oh dear...
Replies: 3
Views: 33

Re: Oh dear...

Madam Blackbird does nest in the oddest of places. Have many stories of her causing havoc. I'm beginning to think that blackbirds are a bit like sheep - not very sensible. I'd say that your week is brewing to be "interesting" in many ways. Good luck with the cat and may the computer not be too expen...
by Flo
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello again.
Replies: 6
Views: 29

Re: Hello again.

Hiya from me too. You'll get round Windows 10 with enough practice. As to the rain - enough said. We've had a dry winter coming up to spring so it's a learning curve for us too.
by Flo
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: growing potatoes
Replies: 5
Views: 34

Re: growing potatoes

I'd think that the cardboard would collapse when it gets wet? Potatoes do need a fair amount of water.
by Flo
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Cleaning products
Replies: 4
Views: 1169

Re: Cleaning products

Now that's the best form of whether something works - a personal recommendation.
by Flo
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: How much space do I need?
Replies: 17
Views: 314

Re: How much space do I need?

But it's taken you a few years to get that far Odsox. You have to remember that Herbivore is just starting on the journey. You can't teach experience. That has to be learned on this growing lark. :lol:
by Flo
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: How much space do I need?
Replies: 17
Views: 314

Re: How much space do I need?

You are so right about the Jerusalem artichokes - and do be careful how you compost any remains as the blighters are like dandelions and docks, given to returning from next to nothing. Your first year is always experimental whilst you learn where the sun shines best (or not) and what the soil is rea...
by Flo
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficientish in 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 372

Re: Self sufficientish in 2019

Hurrah - the daughter has agreed to amend the curtains to fit as she has a sewing machine and has done curtains before. Add to the list - need to do something about the hall carpet. It really needs replacing with something that can be mopped and is non slip. Not sure what and not sure if I have the ...
by Flo
Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello
Replies: 4
Views: 130

Re: Hello

Good luck with the learning to come Herbivore. If we can help we will.
by Flo
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficientish in 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 372

Re: Self sufficientish in 2019

I'm in no mood for allotment work either Ina. The broken leg that laid me off for a couple of months has moved the mojo completely. I see that the home lawn has grown moss again but I don't think I'm fit enough to spike it yet. Really it could do with completely lifting, digging over and relaying. I...
by Flo
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: No plastic
Replies: 34
Views: 3609

Re: No plastic

The co-op tried selling naked cucumbers but found they didn't keep so returned to plastic covers rather than throw away most of the said produce.
by Flo
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: No plastic
Replies: 34
Views: 3609

Re: No plastic

How do we regard tinned fruit in this situation? Much traveled but at least the packing can be recycled
by Flo
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficientish in 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 372

Self sufficientish in 2019

Well time for a review. Not being a carpenter I bought a new bed. Had the son-in-law had time it might have been "shall we try building one?" but he's doing whatever it takes to earn a living. Yep it's a wooden one I bought. Would have been fun looking for suitable wood mind. The frame on the old on...
by Flo
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Compostable plastic bags
Replies: 7
Views: 592

Re: Compostable plastic bags

I've met those bags. They don't work on normal allotment composting unless you have the time to do the full thing on that permaculture link. You have to be very dedicated to do hot composting - you need time and space. It's a case of time and space as much as anything on yer average plot mind. And n...
by Flo
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you growing right now?
Replies: 43
Views: 4177

Re: What are you growing right now?

I'm growing impatient at the moment but it's too early for much up here except aubergines and peppers for the greenhouse on a warm window sill.
by Flo
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: 5 or 9 acres?
Replies: 4
Views: 313

Re: 5 or 9 acres?

Having lived on a farm with footpaths here and there across it - dogs and people were an ongoing problem. If the 9 acres has been out of use for some time, then bad habits will have become ingrained. Providing screening for the farmhouse will be an interesting discussion as the farmhouse may not wan...