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by Flo
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Recycling compost?
Replies: 8
Views: 93

Re: Recycling compost?

Odsox wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:03 pm
Is there a catch?
Dunno - you try it and tell us.
by Flo
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Hmm - first of the onions, new potatoes, first of the shallots, some carrots, lettuce, spring onions, radish, raspberries.
by Flo
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: No plastic
Replies: 38
Views: 6409

Re: No plastic

Hmm blood and fish - all you need is the bone for decent fertiliser there Mr Odsox sir.
by Flo
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: No plastic
Replies: 38
Views: 6409

Re: No plastic

Anyone got an answer to an allotment where some 2.5 years on I'm still finding plastic to dig out in odd corners where the previous tenant gave up brick mining?
by Flo
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficientish in 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1577

Re: Self sufficientish in 2019

My allotments make me self sufficientish so if I have to keep the committee going to keep my allotments then so be it. The other things I have been doing have contributed to other people's self sufficiency not mine. That letter has gone on its merry way.
by Flo
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficientish in 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1577

Re: Self sufficientish in 2019

This morning I have had a clear out of old stuff relating to voluntary things I'm not doing any more on the computer. I've done a round robin to the committee of the local allotment association to get approval for an advert to recruit more committee members and to get some help in our association Hu...
by Flo
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficientish in 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1577

Re: Self sufficientish in 2019

Green Aura wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:24 am
( I have no idea why the MoD would need a stable :dontknow: )
For the mascot used in ceremonial parades of course - they often use miniature breeds :mrgreen:
by Flo
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficientish in 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1577

Re: Self sufficientish in 2019

I'm in the process of handing over internet related duties that have been taking up too many days each week I might just get around to having time in the real world to be self sufficient. Never volunteer she says. 7 years on one community website and 5 years on a community supported agriculture Face...
by Flo
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: RAIN !!
Replies: 27
Views: 4422

Re: RAIN !!

This time last year we were "celebrating" a hot and dry summer. The farmers were muttering about how crops would be affected. At the moment the rain seems to be doing an April showers job through May and June. With winds to dry things up as soon as possible after the rain. I hear complaints coming -...
by Flo
Sat May 25, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Summer's coming
Replies: 41
Views: 3025

Re: Summer's coming

It's sort of raining which is good as the high wind and sun has caused drought conditions here. Whether the rain will amount to much or whether it's out hosepipe even so tomorrow is another matter. If the wind would drop, the summer sun and showers would happen then the allotments would be more will...
by Flo
Fri May 10, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from UK
Replies: 5
Views: 477

Re: Hello from UK

Hello Barbara - ask questions and join in. Nice to meet you.
by Flo
Thu May 09, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you growing right now?
Replies: 57
Views: 7234

Re: What are you growing right now?

Tomatoes, peppers, aubergines all in greenhouse. Potatoes showing at allotment, signs of summer turnips, beetroot and even parsnip seeds. Some broad beans planted out and some peas too. More peas ready to go in ground. Brassicas pricked out and soon to ready to plant on. Squashes ready to go out int...
by Flo
Thu May 09, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: A nation of hoarders
Replies: 6
Views: 948

A nation of hoarders

It seems that if you want a good way to make money - then set up a site with storage facilities . It's the way that people store all their stuff that doesn't fit in their homes. Excuse me. Have I missed something here? I suppose that there are some circumstances but I am completely bemused if truth ...
by Flo
Thu May 09, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Summer's coming
Replies: 41
Views: 3025

Re: Summer's coming

It might be that the rain stops today. Mind you - it has supposed to be wet all week and yesterday was the first day it rained. And it rained properly. Still the possibility of light frost in the coming days.

Summer? :lol:
by Flo
Sat May 04, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Summer's coming
Replies: 41
Views: 3025

Re: Summer's coming

Summer has left the area at the moment. It's a chill north wind and little sun.