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by Flo
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Nettles as Companion Plants?
Replies: 12
Views: 2710

Re: Nettles as Companion Plants?

Take the roots off and they make excellent compost. Flaming things don't rot down with the roots on so well in my experience.

Nettle Fertiliser

Medical uses

Recipes and general information

Personally I'm a composter of nettles.
by Flo
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Life with no kitchen
Replies: 25
Views: 2619

Re: Life with no kitchen

Wonder how long the results of the lightening strike will take to mend?
by Flo
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Life with no kitchen
Replies: 25
Views: 2619

Re: Life with no kitchen

Today has been a decent day. Power all day. No access to the kitchen up to mid afternoon but I can use the cooker for now even if it's parked in the middle of the kitchen. Sink very wobbly indeedy but washing up can be done. It's better than the minute hand basin in the bathroom which doesn't have t...
by Flo
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Life with no kitchen
Replies: 25
Views: 2619

Life with no kitchen

Advice for being self sufficient on a building site would be welcome please. It's the week or ten days when the kitchen is being totally replaced. All units are being demolished as I type (wreckers inc in business). There's the fuse box to move from one wall to another, a wall to be demolished, floo...
by Flo
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Nettles as Companion Plants?
Replies: 12
Views: 2710

Re: Nettles as Companion Plants?

:lol: What are you going to do with the nettles? They look to be good ones.
by Flo
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Nettles as Companion Plants?
Replies: 12
Views: 2710

Re: Nettles as Companion Plants?

Be fun weeding out the nettles when you want to clear the patch to replant. However I believe that certain butterflies and caterpillars like nettles as well as cabbages so you may have discovered a diversionary tactic.
by Flo
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: We must all be self sufficient
Replies: 7
Views: 1468

We must all be self sufficient

Not a new topic raised for a week at least. Everyone must be set in their ways, completely self sufficient and have no need of advice. Surely someone somewhere has a new and novel question????
by Flo
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: A nation of hoarders
Replies: 16
Views: 4402

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: 4402

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: 2579

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.
:(
by Flo
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I'm self sufficient in....
Replies: 16
Views: 2579

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: 2579

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: 1247

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: 3841

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: 5325

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 ...