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by Viper254
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Not buying new
Replies: 45
Views: 27464

Re: Not buying new

those blue containers that have the clippy lids They're food prep tubs, Viper. I bought a load off Ebay a good few years back. If there's a big food prep company anywhere near you might be able to get some free/cheap - they don't seem to re-use them. Take care though - these places seem to be parti...
by Viper254
Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Allotment the 2nd
Replies: 31
Views: 6445

Re: Allotment the 2nd

Thanks :) Best of luck with getting your second allotment wound down - I found that the hardest part in the end! I don't believe I would have been any better off for having two rather than one. I think it would just meant I was spread more thinly. Perhaps when I drop my working hours to focus on the...
by Viper254
Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Allotment the 2nd
Replies: 31
Views: 6445

Re: Allotment the 2nd

** Double post - fail **
by Viper254
Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Not buying new
Replies: 45
Views: 27464

Re: Not buying new

Reading back through this conversation, if anybody is holding on to a laptop that ran Windows 98, ME or XP and wants rid I'd be happy to send you some beer/fruit bush money and have it picked up without a hard disk installed; Mrs. Viper has blown up the one she uses exclusively for writing and playi...
by Viper254
Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Allotment the 2nd
Replies: 31
Views: 6445

Re: Allotment the 2nd

Green Aura wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:43 am
Think of it as a gift for someone else, rather than a failure. It might help someone without any gardening knowledge to get into growing their own.
Yes, I hope so :)
by Viper254
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Allotment the 2nd
Replies: 31
Views: 6445

Re: Allotment the 2nd

It went badly. I bit off more than I could chew. I managed to clear about half the plot, get potatoes going, get loads of squash in and removed about three builder's bags of weeds. However, it was at the expense of doing enough work on the allotment in my back garden, which began to suffer. So I had...
by Viper254
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficientish 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 23792

Re: Self sufficientish 2020

Ah yes, you can eat healthily, unless you're poor.
by Viper254
Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Supporting the Economy
Replies: 3
Views: 533

Re: Supporting the Economy

I've put quite a lot of thought into this, actually. In some ways, yes, and in some ways, no. On the "yes" side; ~ We are waiting for a plaster, joiner, builder and the woodburner people to come and do work - they're all heavily in demand at the moment. ~ We've had a carpet fitted ~ I'm pretty much ...
by Viper254
Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 113
Views: 46506

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Green Aura wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:27 pm
My tomatoes are nearly finished! We grow shortseason ones though - autumn is well on its way up here.
Courgettes nearly done too.
My tomatoes still aren't ready. I'm worried the season will end before they fruit properly :S
by Viper254
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 113
Views: 46506

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Courgettes, chard still, on to the second set of raspberries. Tomatoes are lagging behind, as are peppers
by Viper254
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Lockdown reading
Replies: 10
Views: 1237

Re: Lockdown reading

Read more than I've read for years over lockdown and I'm keen to keep it up if I can. We are having more evenings where we're just sat reading, rather than TV or DIY, which are our usual evening pursuits. Chewed through some Aldous Huxley, got some James Hogg next. I haven't really bought books for ...
by Viper254
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Butterflies
Replies: 5
Views: 783

Re: Butterflies

Pleased to report a good selection of butterflies this year in the West Midlands. As you say though, my brussels are doing pretty well...
by Viper254
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: For saving money around the house!
Replies: 42
Views: 23053

Re: For saving money around the house!

Do you have a supply of wood ready to use Viper - dried and seasoned? It can be a tad expensive if you have to go and buy from an empty storage space. Trees normally come down autumn and winter don't they so won't be ready till a year hence at least. I took down two trees last May, so my first self...
by Viper254
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Lock down clear outs
Replies: 6
Views: 1705

Re: Lock down clear outs

Lockdown was spectacularly good skip pickings for me. I have been nabbing old pallets for winter kindling (hoping to heat nearly solely on woodburner power this winter) and also got my hands on loads of old pots, hanging baskets... all sorts of stuff that just appeared on the pavement. Books, too. P...
by Viper254
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Walnut tree
Replies: 47
Views: 26245

Re: Walnut tree

Thanks for the advice. I'll leave the fallen ones for the squirrels for now and I'll keep my eye open in September and see how many nuts I can gather :)