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by Flo
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: A nation of hoarders
Replies: 16
Views: 1508

Re: A nation of hoarders

Exciting and the works staff employed by the social housing landlord certainly match but probably not in the way that you are thinking Maggie.
by Flo
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: A nation of hoarders
Replies: 16
Views: 1508

Re: A nation of hoarders

Notification has arrived that the new kitchen will be fitted start of second week of September. This means moving all the contents out of the cupboards for storage elsewhere in a one bedroom bungalow. Could be up to 10 days for me as a wall is coming out and there will be re-plastering of the interi...
by Flo
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I'm self sufficient in....
Replies: 16
Views: 645

Re: I'm self sufficient in....

Floods due to blocked drains at many of the very near places to home. Going to be fun consulting the washing up bowl rain meter at the allotments tomorrow. They were almost to wet to work on yesterday.
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by Flo
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I'm self sufficient in....
Replies: 16
Views: 645

Re: I'm self sufficient in....

All the flowering/seeding varieties around here are brewing for going to seed this month. Should be a whole new crop in unexpected places next year - as usual.
by Flo
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I'm self sufficient in....
Replies: 16
Views: 645

I'm self sufficient in....

Rain today after the last week.

And the rest of you? ina is self sufficient in snails ...
by Flo
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Snails etc
Replies: 5
Views: 269

Re: Snails etc

I remember having a wall on a downstairs flat that attracted snails. It bordered onto a well known quick cut to the long road of housing below as it saved a very long walk. The housing association asked the town council to get one of the garden maintenance/grass cutting operatives to take a look. He...
by Flo
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficient skills List
Replies: 13
Views: 2358

Re: Self sufficient skills List

Seems one of my self sufficientish skills is to get the son-in-law to come round and mend the home garden gate. It started to bite him every time he visited where it was splintering along the top. He's there now working like a good one. (Mind it's only taken five years since he built a replacement f...
by Flo
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Weird plants
Replies: 12
Views: 4343

Re: Weird plants

That's not fair. I want a big tomato. There's a spate of marble sized tomatoes up here - and that's not on the cherry tomatoes either. Spread around the town and happening to experienced growers as well as novices. Oh and the sweetcorn is not doing as it should on a plot near mine - he didn't plant ...
by Flo
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: No plastic
Replies: 43
Views: 8404

Re: No plastic

GA - I still have some containers left but there's some "just in case" and a shed load. :mrgreen:
by Flo
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: No plastic
Replies: 43
Views: 8404

Re: No plastic

The landlord is threatening to come and replace the kitchen units and knock out the wall to what was a small coal store passage (don't want to call it the back passage into the garden but that's what it is).Anyway - digging into the cupboards as it, strange things have appeared. A whole load of plas...
by Flo
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: No plastic
Replies: 43
Views: 8404

Re: No plastic

You know - when the boxes of teabags are used up, I might even look at a teapot. Wonder if that could be a Christmas present request. Would make a change from the allotment needs .....
by Flo
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 12
Views: 1209

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Peas! New potatoes! Lettuce, spring onions, carrots, raspberries. Tomatoes not yet ripe! Garlic. Main crop onions.
by Flo
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Plastic Free July
Replies: 4
Views: 440

Plastic Free July

It's that time of the year again. All sorts of wonderful ideas about how to avoid plastic. I nodded as I bought in the plastic recycling waste bins after the bin man had been. And then watered the greenhouse and village flower tubs with a plastic watering can. I know, I know - there are metal wateri...
by Flo
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficient skills List
Replies: 13
Views: 2358

Re: Self sufficient skills List

Never did learn the culinary skills required for dealing with hares as a child on the farm but was aware that adults could first catch the hare and then turn it into food. If I remember hare was an acquired taste - I didn't and was glad to move on away from farm kitchens for work. I have a memory of...
by Flo
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Recycling compost?
Replies: 8
Views: 1207

Re: Recycling compost?

Odsox wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:03 pm
Is there a catch?
Dunno - you try it and tell us.