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by Green Aura
Thu May 09, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: A nation of hoarders
Replies: 6
Views: 1084

Re: A nation of hoarders

I am a bit of a hoarder too, but mainly yarn, fabric and cookware (I've got all my Dad's old Pearsons pottery stewpots etc, never use them but can't bring myself to give them away). I think I mentioned on another thread that if the wotsit really did hit the thingummy that I could keep us in homemade...
by Green Aura
Thu May 09, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Summer's coming
Replies: 41
Views: 3982

Re: Summer's coming

Odsox wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 9:33 am
the wind has returned to the north.
I hadn't noticed it leave that direction! Sunny, but still really nippy up here. We've had the CH on twice this week.
by Green Aura
Thu May 09, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you growing right now?
Replies: 57
Views: 8425

Re: What are you growing right now?

We're self-sufficient in lettuce, some started outside in our upside-down crate mini-greenhouse and others in our third hydroponic unit, but that's pretty much it. We've got chillies too, but only a few fresh, mainly the remains of last years crop, dried. In the same mini-greenhouse are some caulis,...
by Green Aura
Tue May 07, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Summer's coming
Replies: 41
Views: 3982

Re: Summer's coming

Don't forget wind, ina. :roll:
by Green Aura
Tue May 07, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello
Replies: 9
Views: 1039

Re: Hello

Hi Kanner and welcome to Ish. :wave:
by Green Aura
Mon May 06, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Summer's coming
Replies: 41
Views: 3982

Re: Summer's coming

Definitely a North Easterly wind here - very nippy. I lay in bed this morning watching the clouds scud from rt to left. They should be going the other way, or preferably not be there or moving at all.

At least there are big patches of blue today, it's been grey, like winter, for the past three days.
by Green Aura
Sat May 04, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Summer's coming
Replies: 41
Views: 3982

Re: Summer's coming

It was snowing here, yesterday and although a very light wind, it's coming from the North and is mighty nippy - we've got the boiler lit. It's the first time I've been warm in about 3 days!
by Green Aura
Sat May 04, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: American visiting York
Replies: 1
Views: 382

Re: American visiting York

:wave: Welcome to Ish, Cheneybaltz. :wave:

York is a beautiful, historic city and there are lots of things to see there and further afield.
by Green Aura
Thu May 02, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Summer's coming
Replies: 41
Views: 3982

Re: Summer's coming

They're all on SW facing windowsills, Flo. We started them roughly the 1st week in Feb - some in the hydroponics unit and the rest in heated propagators. They do seem to have come on quite quickly this year but unfortunately I never remember to log everything, like Odsox does, so that's guesswork re...
by Green Aura
Thu May 02, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I don't know how ....
Replies: 7
Views: 1120

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

I could fairly easily revert to a way of life of 50 years ago, but would miss modern TV and freezers. Aye. I'm not so much bothered about the TV, although we do like watching films, but I do find myself doing things the way I learned from my Dad - 50(cough) years ago. I should qualify that by sayin...
by Green Aura
Thu May 02, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Summer's coming
Replies: 41
Views: 3982

Re: Summer's coming

We've got tomatoes on the plants we started in the mini hydroponic system then moved on to our tubs. They're tiny varieties - Red Robin and Windowbox Red. They're very small plants, only about 10" tall, with small cherry toms on, but look very promising. The ones started in a propagator, our more us...
by Green Aura
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I don't know how ....
Replies: 7
Views: 1120

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

I'm not sure it's just our age bracket, Flo. My daughter is totally IT literate, cooks everything from scratch and, if pushed, could probably grow a few bits - at least sprout some seeds if nothing else. She's a dab hand at buying good quality secondhand clothes online. She can knit, crochet and sew...
by Green Aura
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Watch out! It's still hanging around.
Replies: 8
Views: 1856

Re: Watch out! It's still hanging around.

I did try overwintering them last year. Epic fail! It's definitely a hit and miss affair. We've managed to retain one plant (I had hopes for a couple of others but they're slower to revive than the new plants are to grow so we've no room for them!). That one plant, however, has produced 3-4 peppers...
by Green Aura
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Forest gardening question
Replies: 17
Views: 3846

Re: Forest gardening question

Yes, it's the wind here that gives them problems surviving the winter. It's rarely very cold or snowy.
by Green Aura
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Forest gardening question
Replies: 17
Views: 3846

Re: Forest gardening question

We've grown it, on and off for years. Love it. The leaves are tasty as well as the florets. It doesn't do desperately well up here though. I think the winters are too hard for it.