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by Merry
Wed Sep 27, 2006 7:46 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: rag and bone man
Replies: 11
Views: 2386

When I was little I took a bundle of rags to the Rag man and got a day old chick! Our mam gave it to a neighbour who kept fowls on his allotment and we had it for the next Christmas dinner! :lol: Or so they assured me. :? We had mobile shops for just about everything. The icecream van sold cigarette...
by Merry
Fri Sep 22, 2006 4:40 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: So what worked best for you so far
Replies: 25
Views: 7797

Cauliflowers - at the second attempt!
The first lot had an identity crisis - thought they were cabbages and didn`t produce any curds. :cry:
The second lot looked all right but bolted in the heatwave. :pale:
The third bed has produced lovely caulis. :lol:
All from the same seed packet! :?
by Merry
Thu Sep 21, 2006 10:13 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Derby
Replies: 9
Views: 1948

Great! You seem to be a well mixed and motivated crowd. (I guess I can now say `we` instead of `you`.)
Thank you for your welcome .
I look forward to talking with you.
by Merry
Wed Sep 20, 2006 5:03 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Derby
Replies: 9
Views: 1948

Hello from Derby

Hello people. This site looks good! It would be great if it really is an `urban guide to almost self sufficiency`. I have felt a little bit uncomfortable on similar forums where EVERYBODY seems to be a small holder with a super cottage and a couple of acres. This was our dream for when we retired fr...