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by ina
Mon May 13, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Banish Plastic
Replies: 93
Views: 62918

Re: Banish Plastic

Some supermarkets have already stopped using black plastic trays for their meat, as that seemingly can't be recycled. Or rather, the sensors can't recognise black plastic - it could be recycled if that worked... Nice little changes everywhere - just too slow for my liking!
by ina
Sat May 11, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: A nation of hoarders
Replies: 16
Views: 3399

Re: A nation of hoarders

It's when we have too much stuff for which we don't have a need short term or long term I think that's the crux of the matter - who knows whether there will be a need, long term? And I've got rather good at ignoring marketing, i.e. adverts... Couldn't think of a single thing I bought because I'd se...
by ina
Thu May 09, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Summer's coming
Replies: 41
Views: 8090

Re: Summer's coming

Green Aura wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 7:22 pm
Don't forget wind, ina. :roll:
How could I.

Freezing this morning, but the sun is shining now - so here's hoping.
by ina
Thu May 09, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: A nation of hoarders
Replies: 16
Views: 3399

Re: A nation of hoarders

Green Aura wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 10:32 am
I am a bit of a hoarder too, but mainly yarn, fabric and cookware
That's me, too. And old clothes - waiting for when the fashion comes round again! :lol: (Oh, and the figure, of course. :roll: )
by ina
Thu May 09, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from UK
Replies: 5
Views: 1289

Re: Hello from UK

Welcome, Barbara!
by ina
Thu May 09, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Banish Plastic
Replies: 93
Views: 62918

Re: Banish Plastic

I have been using jam jars for bottling fruit - just place 4 (all that fit) in my largest pot, fill with water and boil for half an hour or so. No need for freezer, or plastic - works great for gluts of berries. Oh, and no sugar, either; I use apple juice instead of sugar syrup as some recipes tell ...
by ina
Thu May 09, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you growing right now?
Replies: 58
Views: 13406

Re: What are you growing right now?

You all seem to be about 3 months ahead of me... Even the plants I've started off in the house aren't going anywhere - it's just too cold! And I've had a definite problem getting courgette to germinate. Not usually diffficult.
by ina
Tue May 07, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello
Replies: 9
Views: 1911

Re: Hello

Hi Kanner - what part of the world are you based?
by ina
Mon May 06, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Summer's coming
Replies: 41
Views: 8090

Re: Summer's coming

I'm just the opposite, I love it when the wind is in the north east. It means all the weather has to travel down the whole of Scotland and then down the whole of Ireland, by which time there are no clouds at all. I think it's Maggie who gets most of the clouds - and rain! :mrgreen: I just hope the ...
by ina
Mon May 06, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Summer's coming
Replies: 41
Views: 8090

Re: Summer's coming

Weedo wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 11:30 pm
Summer is (hopefully) over here finally - temps down to high 20's C and nights down to the teens.
And we are still in single figures here... Crazy.
by ina
Wed May 01, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Summer's coming
Replies: 41
Views: 8090

Re: Summer's coming

My one and only tomato plant has arrived at the immense height of 5cm by now.... :lol:
by ina
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I don't know how ....
Replies: 8
Views: 2254

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

Sometimes I'm glad I don't really know a lot of people... :lol: The few I do know well enough to call friends are a little like me: we use technology when necessary, but can survive without. And we definitely don't order a take away when we want to eat! I admit I have no idea how to use a smart phon...
by ina
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Forest gardening question
Replies: 17
Views: 5148

Re: Forest gardening question

It sounds just like my kind of veg... Except that my garden is a bit small for it. Must try and get some seed for my friend with the big garden.
by ina
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Oh dear...
Replies: 9
Views: 2446

Re: Oh dear...

Sorry, blackbirds are feral pests competing with our native birds for food and space around here. Like parakeets here. I actually thought they hadn't got as far as Scotland yet - and just now I saw this on BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-scotland-47911101/wild-parakeet-flock-causes-a-flap-in-...
by ina
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Strawberries
Replies: 14
Views: 3959

Re: Strawberries

I don't suppose any of you know what varieties strawberries (plants, of course!) Lidl were selling? I bought a pack, to be shared with my friend, just to have a different variety, and now we can't remember what that was. Binned the pack, of course... (They only had three varieties - I'd probably rem...