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by Flo
Sun Aug 24, 2008 6:19 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: No TV for a while
Replies: 32
Views: 2373

Re: No TV for a while

Isn't it odd that I'm old enough to remember growing up without a telly because they were so rare when I was a kid. Now it's almost an accepted as an essential piece of furniture along with a bed, a cooker and a washing machine. I'd suggest you put it on freecycle and ask the licencing authority for...
by Flo
Tue Aug 12, 2008 12:14 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 wonderous objects fished out of other people's rubbish
Replies: 45
Views: 12033

Re: 101 wonderous objects fished out of other people's rubbish

Half a dozen of those big bags - Ikea type blue and others - from the rubbish of a charity shop. Ever so useful on the allotment.
by Flo
Tue Aug 12, 2008 12:10 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 ways to save money
Replies: 15
Views: 12824

Re: 101 ways to save money

Have you joined your freecycle group ? You can often pick up bags of clothes, toys, or replacement household items this way. Have you any garden space or spaces for tubs where you could grow cash crops like salad items which are easy and the seeds are cheap? These are things that produce food far in...
by Flo
Tue Aug 12, 2008 11:37 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: A 4-letter word
Replies: 12
Views: 718

Re: A 4-letter word

I'm waterlogged on the allotment. So rain is definitely a swear word - especially as there is so much that needs doing. It was dry enough yesterday evening to turn a sodden compost heap onto one which has been under black polythene. However the pigeon loft offerings stuck well to the shoes and it wa...
by Flo
Sat Aug 09, 2008 9:17 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: What have you changed lately?
Replies: 27
Views: 5173

Re: What have you changed lately?

Have discovered a pile of friendly green soap loafing around - present from last Christmas. Now that calls for more strip washes and less baths to use it up. Could be green saving on the water and gas as well as penny wise in using up instead of buying more not so green bath bubbles.
by Flo
Fri Aug 08, 2008 7:28 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Boycott the Olympics is that enough?
Replies: 30
Views: 3454

Re: Boycott the Olympics is that enough?

Helsbells you've just blown a hole in the way of life for a lot of people with that simple bit of logic. :wink:
by Flo
Fri Aug 01, 2008 2:07 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: Countdown to Selfsufficientish Day August 13th.
Replies: 44
Views: 10694

Re: Countdown to Selfsufficientish Day August 13th.

I'd say it will be down the allotment as usual - if nothing else there will be compost heaps to manage. Touch of freecycle as usual to see what is on offer. Could be an investigation into jam making or pickling vegetables if the weather is inclement. Coming up for blackberry time of the year.
by Flo
Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:51 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: pics of the new allotment
Replies: 11
Views: 1635

Re: pics of the new allotment

I see the start of a goodly compost heap in those pictures. :mrgreen: At least it will start paying for itself immediately then. :mrgreen:
by Flo
Mon Jul 28, 2008 5:19 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: the good life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 744

Re: the good life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ah not just three courgettes collected off the allotment but the first marrow and the first spuds. I've never grown any of them before so feel rather proud of myself. :wink:
by Flo
Sat Jul 26, 2008 10:09 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: first steps to an allotment
Replies: 4
Views: 409

Re: first steps to an allotment

Can you get a few cash crops such as lettuce, spring onions and radish in quickly so that you get a few bits off a corner while you are digging over and manuring, starting off a compost heap, building fruit and herb beds? Some things like to be put in to get their feet down over the winter (rhubarb,...
by Flo
Sat Jul 26, 2008 7:27 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: July Photo Competition - VOTING OVER!!
Replies: 50
Views: 12573

Re: July Photo Competition - Leisure Time-win a signed ish Bible

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Down the allotment growing things - how else to relax in the summer?
by Flo
Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:56 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: New years resolution - say no to T***o
Replies: 29
Views: 4833

Re: New years resolution - say no to T***o

So many all depends in saying no to the local supermarket, whatever it is called. Depends where you live and whether there are enough alternatives. Depends on what you can grow for yourself, whether you can get onto the internet to go green shopping, whether you want to buy in bulk through a local c...
by Flo
Wed Jul 09, 2008 10:57 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Is recycling your old clothes worth it?
Replies: 41
Views: 5755

Re: Is recycling your old clothes worth it?

Too many people think that recycling old clothes means going to the charity shop with trashed gear that some poor yoof with no clothes will appeciate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by Flo
Wed Jul 09, 2008 10:55 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Putting down roots in the city
Replies: 4
Views: 919

Re: Putting down roots in the city

It'll never catch on - the food will come out of the ground dirty :mrgreen: :roll: :wink:

And you know that there are lots of people who have never seen dirty food and know that you have to wash it!