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by Flo
Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Growing runner beans
Replies: 12
Views: 1497

Re: Growing runner beans

Dunno about soaking overnight. My peas go into seed trays to get them growing before I put them out so they are watered well for a period till they are big enough to plant out. Up here we have enough trouble where my allotments are with a squadron of sparrows (so need to net) without tempting the mi...
by Flo
Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Growing runner beans
Replies: 12
Views: 1497

Re: Growing runner beans

Dunno about soaking overnight. My peas go into seed trays to get them growing before I put them out so they are watered well for a period till they are big enough to plant out. Up here we have enough trouble where my allotments are with a squadron of sparrows (so need to net) without tempting the mi...
by Flo
Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Probably a little late for rationing but...
Replies: 10
Views: 2007

Re: Probably a little late for rationing but...

We were all supposed to be skinny with the rationing in the war. Perhaps it was going from shop to shop buying things rather than ordering it all on line wot did it. It's too easy to get everything nowadays at the click of a button.
by Flo
Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 113
Views: 46700

Re: What are you harvesting now?

How about weeds? The ever changing weather ain't helping. Lettuce leaves and radish are fine but everything else seems to be hanging back - can't blame it.
by Flo
Tue May 26, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: First test for new greenhouse
Replies: 8
Views: 2701

Re: First test for new greenhouse

Just for a minute I thought that Odsox had been visited by his regular window cleaner - oh is that the rain then? :lol:

We've not had enough rain to wash the windows up here in May. But it's good to see that the greenhouse stood the first test.
by Flo
Fri May 22, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Probably a little late for rationing but...
Replies: 10
Views: 2007

Re: Probably a little late for rationing but...

So come on - tell us more, tell us more. How's things going and what you've been eating ....
by Flo
Thu May 21, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: First test for new greenhouse
Replies: 8
Views: 2701

Re: First test for new greenhouse

It would be sad to see such an excellent greenhouse doing a kite act. Fingers crossed.
by Flo
Mon May 18, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Experimentalish
Replies: 26
Views: 6244

Re: Experimentalish

At least no total loss as you have compost even if things didn't work out as you wanted.
by Flo
Sun May 17, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Probably a little late for rationing but...
Replies: 10
Views: 2007

Re: Probably a little late for rationing but...

Hmm well yes. Step father's family were farmers mostly so the wartime rations looked a bit different. But swapping went on. My earliest memories before mother married step father were of cut down dresses for me, unravelled knitting wool for toys, cut down items for the doll's cot. Mum's mum had a wa...
by Flo
Tue May 12, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 113
Views: 46700

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Erm - I thought that the Romans bought it over and cultivated it as a laxative. :mrgreen:
by Flo
Mon May 11, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 113
Views: 46700

Re: What are you harvesting now?

My courgettes will stay on the window ledge for now along with the pumpkins and butternut squash. This week is not the week to let things out looking at the forecast. There's a definite wind chill effect.
by Flo
Sat May 09, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Rusty tools
Replies: 30
Views: 15174

Re: Rusty tools

Sorted out the neighbour with the rusty saw, found a wooden handled set of loppers which seem to be doing the job and which aren't likely to go rusty at least on the handles. And are the correct implement for what she wants to do. Funny but coming from two generations of gardeners, she has forgotten...
by Flo
Tue May 05, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Rusty tools
Replies: 30
Views: 15174

Re: Rusty tools

I have a new next door neighbour (well if a month or 2.5 is new) who has decided to take the garden in hand. She wants to lower the back hedge. She went back to the house she moved out of (now taken over by her son) to look in the shed for a saw to work on the hedge. It was a foot deep in rust havin...
by Flo
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 80
Views: 17311

Re: Self Isolation

You know, I've quite grown into this lock down thing. I don't think I'll be getting out and about much even when and if ever they extend the rules for the over 70s. It's quite an education in being self sufficient in time management! I know that there are thousands of suggestions as to what you can ...
by Flo
Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Seed saving
Replies: 18
Views: 4639

Re: Seed saving

Odsox, how many years do we have to follow the saga of the F1 tomato? Could be interesting as a scientific experiment.