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by Green Aura
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Breezy
Replies: 9
Views: 151

Re: Breezy

We're supposedly much further north than the current weather warning - no one told the weather!

As we sat doing our light lamp stint this morning, our sitting shoulders touching, we had to shout to be heard over the horizontal hail hitting the windows at some force.
by Green Aura
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Pet gripes
Replies: 22
Views: 6320

Re: Pet gripes

My OH would definitely agree with you Weedo. Although, for us, it's cheaper to get a new handle sent through the post than the whole thing.
by Green Aura
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from the West Midlands
Replies: 11
Views: 296

Re: Hello from the West Midlands

I'm not at all envious. No, not at all. :mrgreen:

I'm guessing the previous gardeners liked berries! Still there looks to be plenty of room to shove in some veg. You'll be vey glad of all those paths too.
by Green Aura
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Breezy
Replies: 9
Views: 151

Re: Breezy

Yesterday was horrible, with strong South Westerlies bringing in driving rain. About 10pm-ish the wind direction did a 180 and started hitting the back of the house and the wind rattled the heat exchange fan in our bedroom until I eventually fell asleep about 3am. I'm a bit grumpy and not a fan of t...
by Green Aura
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: A self sufficient Christmas?
Replies: 8
Views: 147

Re: A self sufficient Christmas?

Viper254 wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:43 am
I'm going to see what seeds I can raid from my parent's shed.
That definitely counts as Ish. :lol:
by Green Aura
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: A self sufficient Christmas?
Replies: 8
Views: 147

Re: A self sufficient Christmas?

Everything foodwise is made from scratch, including Christmas pudding, cake, mince meat for the pies and chocolates but apart from (hopefully) the last of the hydroponic tomatoes and a few herbs, none of it will have been grown by us this year. We haven't done presents for the last few years, usuall...
by Green Aura
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Breezy
Replies: 9
Views: 151

Re: Breezy

There looks to be another pink bit just to the west of where I live, but not as bad as yours. :shock:

https://www.ventusky.com/?p=56.9;-6.7;4&l=gust
by Green Aura
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from the West Midlands
Replies: 11
Views: 296

Re: Hello from the West Midlands

Hello Viper and welcome to Ish. :wave: An allotment so close to home sounds fabulous - my last one was about five miles away! It sounds like whoever had it last put some good stuff in and now you've uncovered it you'll be able to get it productive quite quickly. It might be worth getting the rules o...
by Green Aura
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Crop Rotation
Replies: 10
Views: 1692

Re: Crop Rotation

Now you're straying into the area of companion planting. Another vast topic with differing theories. Essentially, it doesn't conflict with crop rotation, just grow things together for their mutual benefit. For example, growing something smelly alongside carrots deters carrot root fly and as carrots ...
by Green Aura
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Black Friday
Replies: 14
Views: 409

Re: Black Friday

Ah, now that's a different kettle (!) of fish. We have a camping kettle for the calor gas stove but it doesn't work well on the ceramic hob.
by Green Aura
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Black Friday
Replies: 14
Views: 409

Re: Black Friday

A spare kettle is one of the few things we always have on hand. A 200 mile round trip to replace, or a week's wait for delivery, is a too much for a brew!
by Green Aura
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 53
Views: 7060

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Hmm, that indeed would be good if I did. :roll: :lol:
by Green Aura
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Black Friday
Replies: 14
Views: 409

Re: Black Friday

I had a quick look through 4m4zon's Black Friday WEEK (started last weekend!) and found neither bargains nor anything I'd want to buy. It certainly seems to becatching on over here though - I got an email from my essential oil supplier this morning to inform me they're having a Black Friday sale. I ...
by Green Aura
Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 53
Views: 7060

Re: What are you harvesting now?

I've got tomatoes in my hydroponic system!

Unfortunately, they'll probably be finished before Christmas (which was why we grew them). I'll have to try to start them later next year.
by Green Aura
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficientish in 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 3259

Re: Self sufficientish in 2019

Not got much to look back on - we've been woefully un-self-sufficientish this year. The polytunnel has gone to neighbours who have rebuilt it in a much more sheltered spot and are making much better use of it than we were able. However, we converted my old therapy room (it's a fab little room which ...