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by Flo
Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 113
Views: 46531

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Cabbages, courgettes, dwarf beans, garlic, the last of the few onions I planted, spring onions, lettuce, kale. Peppers available but the kids want them red so waiting. Tomatoes just beginning to ripen.
by Flo
Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Lock down clear outs
Replies: 6
Views: 1714

Re: Lock down clear outs

I was asked at the weekend to see if we can dispose of the old imperial weights and scales from the stores section of the allotment association Hut. We don't weigh out in imperial any more and haven't for a few years (something to do with this new metric system :lol: ). I believe that I have managed...
by Flo
Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: A newbie oldie!!
Replies: 10
Views: 2170

Re: A newbie oldie!!

What's this retirement? Can someone please define it? Worked harder since paid employment ceased than I often did before.
by Flo
Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficientish 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 23806

Re: Self sufficientish 2020

Not a sign of the community groups getting back together around here. It's one cancellation after another of local events. The town's Old Folks Treat which provides a Christmas meal and entertainment over 3 days for the older folks in town up hill is the latest cancellation. That's usually quite a c...
by Flo
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 113
Views: 46531

Re: What are you harvesting now?

You ain't got broad beans in the basket. Nor carrots. The raspberries are over. We've been inundated. Tomatoes are late this year due to them getting off to a poor start. We're between lettuce crops - one gone and the other not quite ready. New potatoes in store and being eaten.
by Flo
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Lockdown reading
Replies: 10
Views: 1239

Re: Lockdown reading

Has anyone read the Rivers of London by Ben Dylan Aaronovitch - these and the following on ones were what led me to Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell. Light hearted, daft, but a good read I reckon.
by Flo
Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 80
Views: 17170

Re: Self Isolation

Now I have avoided the supermarket. All done online and delivered to the door. As I don't eat meat and veggies are roaring off the allotment, well it's only tinned and dry stuff which weighs. Let the big strong van take the weight.
by Flo
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Butterflies
Replies: 5
Views: 785

Re: Butterflies

Oh the cabbage whites here are playing kissing games but there are not very many of them.

The multitude of sparrows had a go at some small PSB before it was netted - is returning, was late, may come to nothing more than cabbage leaves but we'll see.
by Flo
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 80
Views: 17170

Re: Self Isolation

I've done the unromantic go and have a hair cut. Also caught up with a couple of favourite eateries. Did buy two plates at different shops on the way to the eateries. But discovered that shopping is no fun. But I've the raspberry canes to prune, bits to do on the plots and the annual (rather late) b...
by Flo
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Lockdown reading
Replies: 10
Views: 1239

Re: Lockdown reading

ina wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:14 am
Oh, another doorstop kind of book I love - Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell (Susanna Clarke). British magic at its best.
Now there we can agree on that
ina wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:14 am
Hadn't heard of Robin Hobb - will investigate!
Nice easy reading after some of the other things you have listed :lol:
by Flo
Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Lockdown reading
Replies: 10
Views: 1239

Re: Lockdown reading

My Amazon Fire (Kindle equivalent) has provided a lot of trash reading or as Maggie puts it "escapism". It's what you get for paying Amazon £7.99 a month. I've got one or two classics (The Night Circus, The left hand side of darkness) that I paid for to keep but mostly it's cheap and cheerful. Daugh...
by Flo
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: For saving money around the house!
Replies: 42
Views: 23077

Re: For saving money around the house!

That's the trouble with wood fired heating. It's the planning in advance to have the wood. Mind it's the same with many ways of saving money around the house. The preparation is what counts.
by Flo
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Lock down clear outs
Replies: 6
Views: 1714

Lock down clear outs

I think that things have quietened down now that the lock down regulations have been eased and there are places to go. But the local Facebook pages for the three months at the height of lock down and just after were full of posts from people who had been clearing space and leaving stuff at the garde...
by Flo
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: For saving money around the house!
Replies: 42
Views: 23077

Re: For saving money around the house!

Do you have a supply of wood ready to use Viper - dried and seasoned? It can be a tad expensive if you have to go and buy from an empty storage space. Trees normally come down autumn and winter don't they so won't be ready till a year hence at least.
by Flo
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: No plastic
Replies: 46
Views: 27269

Re: No plastic

It's plastic free July and I'm freezing excess broad beans and peas for the future. Of course into plastic bags. Seems to be no other option. If the supermarkets had something else than plastic to see their freezer contents in we minor people might have a similar option but it seems that till the bi...