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by Flo
Wed Jun 16, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self Sufficient 2021
Replies: 26
Views: 9646

Re: Self Sufficient 2021

So we are still on rolling lockdowns of sorts. Half way through the year and still tied down in many ways. Facebook full of local businesses trying to drum up custom. Do you think that the pub culture has gone in the UK?
by Flo
Wed Jun 16, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Growing in 2021
Replies: 45
Views: 14847

Re: Growing in 2021

So following on from the wettest May on record, we now have hot weather and howling, dry winds. Sort of makes the allotments a bit like growing in a semi arid dessert type area. Not easy.
by Flo
Mon Jun 07, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: I don't think I like Gooseberries
Replies: 11
Views: 4413

Re: I don't think I like Gooseberries

:lol: Yep gooseberry pruning is an art learned - with well protected hands and wrists and arms.
by Flo
Sun May 30, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: I don't think I like Gooseberries
Replies: 11
Views: 4413

Re: I don't think I like Gooseberries

I think you need to learn to prune the bushes care of gooseberries or a shorter version

Can be prickly so do have strong gloves and sharp pruners. It's fun. The main idea is to keep the centre of the bush open to air and sunlight. Have fun.
by Flo
Wed May 26, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: To all those junk collectors
Replies: 3
Views: 487

Re: To all those junk collectors

Nah it's all been built over. :mrgreen:
by Flo
Wed May 26, 2021 6:38 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: To all those junk collectors
Replies: 3
Views: 487

To all those junk collectors

Reported shortage of building materials

If you have been keeping "it because it might come in useful" it could be that you can get on with your projects despite the alleged shortage/higher costs of new parts.
by Flo
Wed May 19, 2021 6:50 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Nowt doing
Replies: 5
Views: 2411

Re: Nowt doing

Good heavens I hope that there's a wider world than Facebook (or Instagram or TikTok or YouTube). They don't seem to be the places for a discussion. Facebook is good for rants though :mrgreen:
by Flo
Tue Mar 30, 2021 6:51 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Nowt doing
Replies: 5
Views: 2411

Nowt doing

It's so quiet in here I've virtually stopped visiting. Used to be a good forum for self sufficient advice. No longer so.

So - see you around - maybe somewhere else on the internet.
by Flo
Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Lock down clear outs
Replies: 11
Views: 10582

Re: Lock down clear outs

IKEA furniture around here.
by Flo
Sat Mar 20, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Growing in 2021
Replies: 45
Views: 14847

Re: Growing in 2021

Yep that's the way with kale. However mine was showing signs of going to flower so anything that regrew would have been tough.
by Flo
Sat Mar 20, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Lock down clear outs
Replies: 11
Views: 10582

Re: Lock down clear outs

Dunno - Freecycle locally is the bottom end of the recycling chain. Facebook Market Place is a bit better if you are careful. Facebook itself locally is certainly becoming a trading area.
by Flo
Sat Mar 20, 2021 8:11 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Lock down clear outs
Replies: 11
Views: 10582

Re: Lock down clear outs

Freecycle seems to be back in action with a bang now. Local Facebook does have requests for things but mostly now it is full of small businesses trying to keep going.
by Flo
Sat Mar 20, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Growing in 2021
Replies: 45
Views: 14847

Re: Growing in 2021

Broad beans in tray under fleece at plot - saves mice getting at them and I only plant out what grows; same with peas. Herbs on the windowsill at home - more garlic chives and hopefully orange scented thyme. The cape gooseberries have just decided to put in an appearance. Time to go up plot today to...
by Flo
Sat Mar 13, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Supporting the Economy
Replies: 17
Views: 8141

Re: Supporting the Economy

I see - coal merchants don't sell coal in winter then. The Met Office declared in meteorological spring on March 1st mind so they could open again.
by Flo
Fri Mar 12, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Time on my hands
Replies: 2
Views: 2622

Time on my hands

Till the weather decides to play spring anyway. I have spent time today going through the food store cupboards. The cupboards are set up for baking as well as everyday meals. Thing is - now that the family locally has thinned out - local youth has left home and older relatives died, other family mem...