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by Flo
Sat Jun 14, 2008 7:09 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: It was Friday 13th yesterday
Replies: 12
Views: 732

I celebrated four years of living in a social housing association flat that has been a disaster for most of the time I've been here with everything from rat and slug infestation to rotten floor joists and periodic leaks from central heating in flat upstairs to mention a few. Friday 13th was a good d...
by Flo
Thu Jun 12, 2008 5:25 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: UK to give waterless washing machine a spin
Replies: 4
Views: 1493

Fine whilst we have the plastic technology I suppose.
by Flo
Thu Jun 12, 2008 5:22 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: How to weed a pond?
Replies: 9
Views: 1294

Find out if your weeds are pond friendly weeds or not. If so - pop in some hungry fish. Otherwise get a very long handled rake and gently pull offending items to shore, take suggested action to allow wildlife to be returned to pond and then dispose. If pond friendly you might be able to donate or se...
by Flo
Thu Jun 12, 2008 5:16 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Is recycling your old clothes worth it?
Replies: 41
Views: 5596

Some of the modern clothes aren't usable after 30 - 40 weeks :( and then the charity shop is supposed to be able to sell them :( We are making ourselves an environmental problem for the quite near future in the production of cheap clothes for outlets like Primark and it's competitors. People have di...
by Flo
Thu Jun 12, 2008 5:09 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: The biggest greenhouse in Britain unveiled
Replies: 13
Views: 1448

Hmm - that could cause a major blip in the food chain then due to structural failure, water shortage, pestilence, power failure, picketing .....

Cheerful soul aren't I? :oops:
by Flo
Thu Jun 12, 2008 5:02 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: 110812

Arrived down at allotment today after 1 day off to find that the rain had done an excellent job of watering and that the compost fairies had arrived. One of the pigeon lofts had donated me six bags of pigeon poo and the daughter had left me the grass and weeds from her garden. I had to take the plas...
by Flo
Thu Jun 12, 2008 4:56 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Yes, We managed to get our allotment!
Replies: 53
Views: 10930

Oooooooh you are so far ahead of me - it's the down south effect I suppose. My allotment is just beginning to look full and productive (http://www.flickr.com/photos/flohewitt/ - taken within the last four days) but you are still miles ahead.
by Flo
Sun Jun 08, 2008 5:39 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Buy cheap but ...
Replies: 10
Views: 2486

Buy cheap but ...

The syndrome of we want to buy cheap has it's downsides. Like the blind from IKEA, made in Ethiopia which cost peanuts, couldn't be washed, couldn't be dry cleaned, couldn't be repaired, couldn't be reused - wot rags you can't wash? Trouble is that it was all I could afford at time for window facing...
by Flo
Sun Jun 08, 2008 5:30 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Can I "not buy anything new for a year?"
Replies: 162
Views: 60784

Failed big time - bought a digital camera :oops:
by Flo
Sun Jun 08, 2008 5:28 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What does your allotment look like?
Replies: 3
Views: 856

What does your allotment look like?

Just curious as it has been far to hot to do anything on the plot today so I've been taking the pictures to try out the new digital camera and now want taking down with pictures of better allotments - http://www.flickr.com/photos/flohewitt/

Don't want to get big headed. So prick my ego folks.
by Flo
Sat Jun 07, 2008 6:17 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: free plants
Replies: 3
Views: 740

I was standing there yesterday with 12 cabbage plants wondering where to plant them on allotment and a passing delivery man said - "well there is the path" ...... Great when it gets like that isn't it? I did find a space under the netting with the other brassicas (if brassicas hadn't been invented w...
by Flo
Sat Jun 07, 2008 6:11 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Litter on beaches
Replies: 9
Views: 2324

Oooooooooooooh a seaweed compost heap for anyone quick enough means to move it :cooldude:
by Flo
Thu Jun 05, 2008 5:40 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Is recycling your old clothes worth it?
Replies: 41
Views: 5596

I suspect that the quality of goods in the charity shops reflects the trend of quality in new goods. Too much Primark and TK Maxx and not enough M&S now that Littlewoods/C&A are no longer on the high street.
by Flo
Sun Jun 01, 2008 7:37 am
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Duvets made from ....
Replies: 3
Views: 1543

Duvets made from ....

... recycled plastic bottle tops on sale at local Co-op for £9.99. 15 tog.

Wonder about dry cleaning though.
by Flo
Sun Jun 01, 2008 7:28 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Quacks or special talents?
Replies: 50
Views: 5319

Ah I feel nanny state coming on here when people start getting taken to the cleaners and the media starts to bleat that the government should do something about it. At this point someone will have to point out that most papers employ astrologers that you can call on a premium number. Life could get ...