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by Thomzo
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I don't know how ....
Replies: 8
Views: 2262

Re: I don't know how ....

I do think society is getting more and more diverse. I use technology at work and tend to spend quite a bit of time on the computer at home, too. I have a 5 yr old smart phone which I’m thinking of upgrading but I don’t use it all the time. I’m a TV fan, mainly crime or historic drama yet I cook fro...
by Thomzo
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: A nation of hoarders
Replies: 16
Views: 3419

Re: A nation of hoarders

I’m not a hoarder, I just have a substantial collection of miculs -might come in useful later...
by Thomzo
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you growing right now?
Replies: 58
Views: 13513

Re: What are you growing right now?

Yippee, it’s rained and suddenly, everything’s started growing again. I’ve got courgettes, beans and onions ready with chick peas, carrots and tomatoes ripening. I’m a bit worried about my squashes, though. They were so held back by the dry weather, that they haven’t even flowered yet.
by Thomzo
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Water butt - no down pipe
Replies: 14
Views: 3277

Re: Water butt - no down pipe

For my degree I designed this: https://thealveus.blogspot.com/2012/08/ ... water.html

Designed to collect water where there isn’t a suitable downpipe. I even made a prototype out of an old piece of land drain and an umbrella. Sadly it blew over in the rain.
by Thomzo
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 92
Views: 50739

Re: What are you reading?

Green Aura wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:17 pm
Thomzo's book arrived, late last week. I've resisted the temptation to dive in thus far
How exciting, someone’s bought it. Thank you so much.
by Thomzo
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Tidying up with ...
Replies: 32
Views: 6847

Re: Tidying up with ...

My mum was so cross. She had a key to her friend’s house so she could have just gone in and sorted out what she could when she had time and it would have saved the family money. It cost them a fortune to have the house cleared.
by Thomzo
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Slug pellet ban
Replies: 14
Views: 6619

Re: Slug pellet ban

The organic pellets are widely available in the UK now, even Wilkinson’s sell them. The RHS did a trial a couple of years back and said that they were as effective as the metabiwhatsit ones. Use them sparingly and replace after rain. A colleague of mine was asked to review the claims about not harmi...
by Thomzo
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Unseasonal weather
Replies: 8
Views: 2240

Re: Unseasonal weather

And now we have 4 inches of snow 😀 so I think we’re getting back on track.
by Thomzo
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Our new world diet?
Replies: 19
Views: 3911

Re: Our new world diet?

I will confess to not having read the full report but BernardSmith’s quotation that we should move to a diet based on legumes and grains scares me. As a Coeliac, there are many grains I can’t eat unless I want to be really sick. I wholeheartedly agree that we should go back to eating locally produce...
by Thomzo
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 92
Views: 50739

Re: What are you reading?

Blatant advert warning I’ve not been reading an awful lot recently because I’ve been writing 🙀. First book now published and available on Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1795422270/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1549200248&sr=8-2&keywords=Maze+Shoot+Mule “You’d have to be an ass to be a mule!” When Marku...
by Thomzo
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Tidying up with ...
Replies: 32
Views: 6847

Re: Tidying up with ...

When my mother’s friend and neighbour died last year, she contacted his children, who didn’t live locally, and offered to help with sorting through his things and taking the good stuff to the charity shops. They declined her offer as they were sending a house clearance company. When the van turned u...
by Thomzo
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Free food
Replies: 20
Views: 6213

Re: Free food

Should have said that the bread looks lovely. Well done.
by Thomzo
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Free food
Replies: 20
Views: 6213

Re: Free food

Being Coeliac, I won’t be growing wheat anytime soon but I could be tempted to try oats given that gluten free oats are ten times the price of the gluten infested ones. I’d be interested to hear how anyone else gets on.
by Thomzo
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Winter storms
Replies: 12
Views: 3924

Re: Winter storms

Well something blew down one of the poplars in the school field behind my house. Squashed one of my greenhouses and took out three fence panels. Given that the trees are over 80ft high we got off very lightly with so little damage. School has already offered to replace the greenhouse and the fence.
by Thomzo
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Does anyone know.....
Replies: 5
Views: 2099

Re: Does anyone know.....

The answer to that one is try it and see. I start mine off on a windowsill early in the season so it could be possible.