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by Flo
Mon May 19, 2008 7:16 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Bounty bar but not as you know them - good one
Replies: 8
Views: 1024

Bounty bar but not as you know them - good one

You require 8 fl oz hot cooked mashed POTATOES 2 tsp butter, softened 36 fl oz icing sugar 20 fl oz dessicated coconut dash of salt 1 tsp vanilla 4 ounces dark chocolate Method You can use a measuring jug for this recipe. Line a baking tin with foil. In a bowl mix mashed spuds with sugar, butter, c...
by Flo
Mon May 19, 2008 7:05 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Where are all the bees going?
Replies: 32
Views: 9149

I have a good wide variety of bee friendly items in flower and have only seen two bumble bees on the allotment this spring. This time last year the place was humming with bees. Only thing that I don't have this year is a plague of dandelions. Could it be my lack of dandelions? Doubt it - the huge sa...
by Flo
Mon May 19, 2008 11:38 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: down at the allotment and in the garden what are you up to
Replies: 695
Views: 109120

Got some pictures taken on Friday when experimenting with a new hedge cutter http://www.flickr.com/photos/flohewitt/ - I've never used a hedge cutter before and I'm no good with it. However son-in-law managed quite a bit before he took it away because it wasn't running right and he said that the pet...
by Flo
Mon May 19, 2008 7:53 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What I Don't Have and Glad!!
Replies: 49
Views: 3668

I don't have a telly - saves time, money, space, dusting and allows me to pay for the broadband instead.
by Flo
Sun May 18, 2008 9:21 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: The famine is over.
Replies: 9
Views: 1586

Everything is behind up here thanks to not having had any great share of the hot weather to make things catch up with the "late winter" in March and April. So we are just going to have to wait a bit and be behind you all.
by Flo
Sun May 18, 2008 9:15 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Best charity shop in the WORLD
Replies: 9
Views: 1338

Down road from me in Prudhoe is the youth centre charity shop which is an Aladdin's cave for many items that you want round the house - picked up an Ikea shoe rack that is doing duty as shelves in allotment shed for £1, found a computer desk to match the wood on chairs and a crazy shaped shelf for ...
by Flo
Sun May 18, 2008 9:07 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Allotment politics - Who cares?
Replies: 22
Views: 4156

Apparently the last person on the plot was the centre of many various storms with parking problems from one of the houses over the road and some altercation with the wife of bus firm boss at end of road. Some many letters to council I hear. However, we faced down the bus firm early on and grandson h...
by Flo
Sun May 18, 2008 8:53 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: 'Fire and Forget' Allotment ideas
Replies: 15
Views: 3272

The baby can be wheeled down to the allotment in the pram for fresh air sometimes and should come to no harm growing up in a garden (worked for me). Allotmenteering is quite sociable so both you and family will appreciate the company. It's also an inexpensive way of getting out in the open as it doe...
by Flo
Sun May 18, 2008 8:45 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Got an allotment!
Replies: 11
Views: 1442

Well done that man - take the bigger one - you'll have plenty of space for composting all the weeds and stuff for future use on the bigger one. The compost heap is a money saving device.
by Flo
Fri May 16, 2008 7:48 am
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: men
Replies: 30
Views: 5356

36. Buying me a petrol hedge trimmer for the allotment as a present.
by Flo
Fri May 16, 2008 7:41 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: ZWP and the economy
Replies: 6
Views: 1517

There are many other considerations I suppose if you are feeling the financial squeeze than zero waste - like the use of electricity, heating, travel, paying the rent or mortgage, keeping a job or finding another, deciding if you have too many household bills and which ones you can do without. Howev...
by Flo
Wed May 14, 2008 7:05 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Can I "not buy anything new for a year?"
Replies: 162
Views: 54652

Flo, if it's any consolation, I've conveniently categorised everything to do with the garden as an essential purchase (food security in a changing world!) and bought an awful lot of compost. That cheers me up no end but it still leaves me adrift with two fleeces, one jumper and a smart teabag box. ...
by Flo
Wed May 14, 2008 12:57 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Can I "not buy anything new for a year?"
Replies: 162
Views: 54652

I've failed already. That's after two weeks. Humf. Five new plants of which four are edible all told, two fleeces for winter (buy one get one free with the buy one reduced too) and a good brand jumper reduced by £20 to under a tenner, two large tubs for growing tatties in on the allotment because I...
by Flo
Tue May 13, 2008 8:39 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: down at the allotment and in the garden what are you up to
Replies: 695
Views: 109120

Had to turn the compost heap today. It's 60% done but it's big and that was hard work. The wooden bin that had been on the allotment was rotten and in complete, unrepairable disarray when we moved in. Someone had started the old fashioned chuck it on and turn it type heap so that has been carried on...
by Flo
Mon May 12, 2008 4:09 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: down at the allotment and in the garden what are you up to
Replies: 695
Views: 109120

Onions, shallots, garlic all showing well, lettuce, calabrese, spinach for baby leaf, swede and purple sprouting broccoli just showing, first of peas out of pots into bed with canes and netting, runner beans nearly big enough to plant out, two courgette plants on the enormous compost heap, radish, s...