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by Flo
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: No rubbish fortnight
Replies: 65
Views: 26989

Re: No rubbish fortnight

Hmm - minimum waste is the best I can hope for it seems. Junk mail is a problem - postman is paid to deliver it which doesn't help as are a couple of other firms who must do cheaper and more focused than the postman. And also we seem to get a lot of "charity bags" hoping for our second hand clothes....
by Flo
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: The not buying new compact?
Replies: 12
Views: 618

Re: The not buying new compact?

Yep hygiene is considered essential - a lot of people have to go to paid work and the unwashed hippy is not really acceptable. :mrgreen: As most of us would appreciate.
by Flo
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: The not buying new compact?
Replies: 12
Views: 618

Re: The not buying new compact?

Yep that applies to me too AmalWarrior with regards to the electricals. And as for figure hugging clothes - hey but you don't get too far on the allotment if you can't move for the tightness of the clothing. With me it can be finding something that allows across the back rather than the front in shi...
by Flo
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Rebel
Replies: 30
Views: 4992

Re: Rebel

The rebel at the start of this thread has stopped being so rebellious. She's got a smartphone (well has had for a number of years) and has found that text/WhatsApp keeps her in contact with family around the world at next to no cost where pen and ink don't work. The Christmas card to one of the fami...
by Flo
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: What is Britain eating?
Replies: 4
Views: 43

Re: What is Britain eating?

You had me looking to see what you read. Must be this one . People don't live in the kitchen and cook. Women's emancipation has a lot to answer for - people now feel that both partners in a household have to work to keep up with the neighbours and a lot of people don't see the value in having a full...
by Flo
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: A new newbie
Replies: 9
Views: 78

Re: A new newbie

Hi there AmalWarrior - you will certainly find a lot of reading to do here.
by Flo
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: White Vinegar
Replies: 17
Views: 7419

Re: White Vinegar

:mrgreen: It's a site joke that a certain supermarket comes up in odd ways. It seems to go back a long way into the mists of time. You didn't do anything wrong.
by Flo
Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Can certain plants prevent fruit tree problems if put under the trees
Replies: 6
Views: 210

Re: Can certain plants prevent fruit tree problems if put under the trees

Grease bands are for preventing bugs climbing the fruit trees.
by Flo
Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Hops
Replies: 8
Views: 396

Re: Hops

Three things will happen - they will grow, they will thrive and you will have so many you'll be trying to give them away or they will do what other trials do (fail with joyous abandon).
by Flo
Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Hops
Replies: 8
Views: 396

Re: Hops

They will be fine if you have good shelter from wind.
by Flo
Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Banish Plastic
Replies: 77
Views: 32322

Re: Banish Plastic

Yep when we lived on the farm when I was young there were cellars used to stock preserved veg - those kilner jars were hand me downs and essential to the way of life as were the long low benches for storing apples in straw. Nowadays we all live in smaller houses without the storage space or cellars ...
by Flo
Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Has Spring sprung?
Replies: 21
Views: 1016

Re: Has Spring sprung?

It's supposed to rain heavily all day here followed by rain, sleet and snow through to end of play Wednesday. When the weather gets better and warmer it will be a quagmire under foot at this rate. Just as I had got the allotments all ready to plant out as well.
by Flo
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Has Spring sprung?
Replies: 21
Views: 1016

Re: Has Spring sprung?

Ah the first planting date for spuds around here is St Patrick's Day. That didn't happen this year either. :mrgreen:
by Flo
Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Has Spring sprung?
Replies: 21
Views: 1016

Re: Has Spring sprung?

Sheesh KL May is well into our growing season here. Start mid March and with any luck run through to late sowings of cash crops start of October.
by Flo
Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Has Spring sprung?
Replies: 21
Views: 1016

Re: Has Spring sprung?

The lifeboat station at Amble posted an interesting video of the sea at their station. To think we lived about one minute from there and the oldest girl worked at the chip shop next door while she was at college.

This isn't spring yet.