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by Green Aura
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Food waste
Replies: 4
Views: 266

Re: Food waste

There's an online store - Approved Foods - which only sells after "best before" and "end of line" products. They've gone from selling a small amount, out of their spare bedroom to having a big warehouse. I have a look every now and then, you can often buy more unusual, expensive ...
by Green Aura
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Sales
Replies: 11
Views: 652

Re: Sales

Strange things shoppers. There's a lot of time, money and "skill" put into turning shoppers into the strange things that only want the biggest, shiniest, newest etc etc. We didn't get it in the sales but made a pretty good saving on our new vacuum cleaner (a couple of months ago - with fi...
by Green Aura
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Veg seed viability
Replies: 3
Views: 254

Re: Veg seed viability

Definitely well worth doing. We had some PSB which continued to germinate happily well beyond its sow by date (as in about 8 years beyond :oops: ).

Tomato seeds keep really well too.
by Green Aura
Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Sales
Replies: 11
Views: 652

Re: Sales

I saw their "brown Friday" emails. I don't need much in the way of seeds at the moment though. I like their trial seed offers too - I haven't seen any other seed sellers do this.
by Green Aura
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I'm now self sufficient in ...
Replies: 8
Views: 581

Re: I'm now self sufficient in ...

Ouch!
by Green Aura
Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I'm now self sufficient in ...
Replies: 8
Views: 581

Re: I'm now self sufficient in ...

It's just wet and windy here, as usual. The only difference is we need the heating on, otherwise it could be summer. :lol:
by Green Aura
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Sales
Replies: 11
Views: 652

Re: Sales

I agree, it's just another marketing ploy to hook people in to buy stuff they didn't know they wanted and almost certainly don't need. I suppose if there is something you do need (say a new washing machine) and can wait until the day it might be possible to get a good saving - it doesn't really matt...
by Green Aura
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Apples in Cornwall
Replies: 5
Views: 314

Re: Apples in Cornwall

I don't think I've ever seen or tasted Blenheim Orange.
by Green Aura
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Mornin'
Replies: 7
Views: 488

Re: Mornin'

Good luck with the retirement (and moving etc of course). I'm sort of retired - never been busier. :lol:
by Green Aura
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Dig the Fig - The essential guide to all you need to know about figs - Ficus carica
Replies: 10
Views: 5497

Re: Dig the Fig - The essential guide to all you need to know about figs - Ficus carica

I don't know how you'd get them identified but I'm glad you've managed to strike the cuttings. Varieties of most fruits these days seem to be dwindling so hanging on to any older varieties is brilliant. The only ones I seem to be able to buy (as plants) are Brown Turkey and White Marseilles, neither...
by Green Aura
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Fried apple
Replies: 5
Views: 334

Re: Fried apple

No, although it sounds rather nice.
by Green Aura
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I'm now self sufficient in ...
Replies: 8
Views: 581

Re: I'm now self sufficient in ...

Not self-sufficient exactly, but we got a couple of pumpkins from Lidl for 29p each! Nice sized ones, not too big. One of these little fellas has done us a batch of pumpkin fries for two (think oven chips without spuds :wink: ) a Moroccan-style lamb and pumpkin stew (four portions) and I've still go...
by Green Aura
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Apples in Cornwall
Replies: 5
Views: 314

Re: Apples in Cornwall

There are various considerations but I suppose the first one is - how much land do/will you have? Are you looking at a grafted family tree that will produce 2-3 different varieties on one dwarfing rootstock in your tiny back yard or acres of full-size trees? Pretty much any apple variety will grow w...
by Green Aura
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Mornin'
Replies: 7
Views: 488

Re: Mornin'

Hi Taff and welcome to Ish. :wave:

Apart from the Aus interlude, I suppose you're keeping the Celtic connection. :iconbiggrin:

Are you looking forward to coming back?
by Green Aura
Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: The Fashion for frugal blogs
Replies: 7
Views: 551

Re: The Fashion for frugal blogs

That's certainly something I've tried to do in recent years. I've never been particularly fashionable - being a larger size, so for years I just bought cheap stuff because it didn't interest me much. Now I've lost a bit of weight I've started to take a bit more interest. I buy most of my clothes (pr...

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