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by Flo
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you growing right now?
Replies: 15
Views: 1662

Re: What are you growing right now?

You got it right in one Penny. Am hoping that more lime and compost and muck will improve the soil enough on plot 2 to take some of the brassica family. The kale will be OK. The Swiss chard doesn't look too happy but it went in late. But anther winter another period of soil care.
by Flo
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you growing right now?
Replies: 15
Views: 1662

Re: What are you growing right now?

Well I've been putting mine straight in the ground for years Penny and always been well rewarded. Until this year when I found that allotment number 2 has onion white rot on it and that affected onions, garlic, shallots .. and apparently leeks may be affected too. :(
by Flo
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you growing right now?
Replies: 15
Views: 1662

Re: What are you growing right now?

Brussels, late salad stuff, some Swiss chard, a few dwarf beans that survived the wind, one or two beetroot and salad turnips, sprouting broccoli for later, a few leeks as I forgot to put them out till too late on still in the ground. The potatoes have been put in store two days ago, the apples and ...
by Flo
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Winter storms
Replies: 12
Views: 1283

Re: Winter storms

There's a hooligan blowing here and the ground was bone dry before this.
by Flo
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: A bit of pruning
Replies: 6
Views: 736

Re: A bit of pruning

Someone who has kept one in good working order?
by Flo
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: How to grow an Avocado tree
Replies: 12
Views: 870

Re: How to grow an Avocado tree

Ah yes - the dreaded radio ham aren't you if I remember. Suppose it explains a lot - having lived with one I know that you are different from other members of society. :lol:
by Flo
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: How to grow an Avocado tree
Replies: 12
Views: 870

Re: How to grow an Avocado tree

Mr Tony Odsox you have too much time on your hands. :mrgreen: :lol:
by Flo
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: How to grow an Avocado tree
Replies: 12
Views: 870

Re: How to grow an Avocado tree

But why do you want to grow an avocado? There's self sufficient and being completely ....
by Flo
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: A bit of pruning
Replies: 6
Views: 736

Re: A bit of pruning

Why was it there in the first place? Just to allow you to play with a chainsaw?
by Flo
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: help identifying wild plum-type fruit
Replies: 10
Views: 1111

Re: help identifying wild plum-type fruit

If it's a sloe you will have to contend with the thorns - sloes are the fruit of the blackthorn which is very thorny.
by Flo
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Growing in 2018 weather
Replies: 16
Views: 2235

Re: Growing in 2018 weather

Plums ... Plums .... Plums
Bit like the courgettes .... Glut
by Flo
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Free food
Replies: 20
Views: 2042

Re: Free food

I thought this might be a discussion of foraging. I've discovered that there's a whole channel on YouTube about foraging. Am still working on learning something really new rather than just oh I didn't think of doing that with that.
by Flo
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: The effect of having to lose weight
Replies: 6
Views: 1380

Re: The effect of having to lose weight

Gosh these people who are good with a needle! Ina I'm of the class who can sew on a button and mend a worn out pocket but not a lot more than that. Never really learned any sewing skills and the husband that was used to be good with the sewing stuff so never any need.
by Flo
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: The courgette glut
Replies: 10
Views: 1361

Re: The courgette glut

What the cows, sheep and goats???? :mrgreen:
by Flo
Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: The effect of having to lose weight
Replies: 6
Views: 1380

Re: The effect of having to lose weight

It might be worth having a look on Ebay - other folks seem to go up and down sizes quite often and don't hang on to their clothes, so they want to shift a job lot of the clothes they've got too small (or big) for. You can sometimes pick up some decent castoffs for a reasonable price. Unfortunately ...