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by ina
Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficientish 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 23729

Re: Self sufficientish 2020

Green Aura wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:12 pm

They're cheaper for her at the moment, ina - she's using my store cupboard beans and electricity. :lol:
Ah yes. That would do it. :wink:
by ina
Mon Aug 17, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficientish 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 23729

Re: Self sufficientish 2020

Always good to make things from scratch, but I fear that especially for baked beans it's cheaper buying them... Unless you insist on organic, then making your own might just be an advantage. It takes so much energy to boil the stuff. Jam is cheaper buying, too, unless you have a surplus of fruit, an...
by ina
Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Help with identification please
Replies: 15
Views: 2157

Re: Help with identification please

I remember quince being quite hard even when ripe - hence only being used cooked. But if it's an ornamental quince, it might not be edible anyway!
by ina
Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 113
Views: 46411

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Broad beans, mainly... Some spinach, small courgettes, a few mange tout, beetroot leaf, and all sorts of berries. And there's a lettuce coming on, the sole survivor.
by ina
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Butterflies
Replies: 5
Views: 775

Re: Butterflies

They must have all gone up north this year then!
by ina
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Butterflies
Replies: 5
Views: 775

Re: Butterflies

One cabbage white so far - not that I miss them... But hardly any others, either. I had noticed that.
by ina
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 80
Views: 16973

Re: Self Isolation

:) Hope you recover from all that excitement...

For me, the height of cool is a capucchino at Costa's, sitting in - first one yesterday while waiting for the bus (very rare these days) after an equally exciting visit to Lidl's, also the first one since March!
by ina
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Lockdown reading
Replies: 10
Views: 1216

Re: Lockdown reading

Sounds like my kind of thing - a world to immerse myself in. Just hope the libraries will open again soon. Although I do buy a lot of books, there is a limit to what I can afford. And I need more book shelves...
by ina
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Lockdown reading
Replies: 10
Views: 1216

Re: Lockdown reading

I'm all for escapism... After all, that's why I read so many "classic crime" books!

Oh, another doorstop kind of book I love - Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell (Susanna Clarke). British magic at its best. And the Artemis Fowl series... More modern magic.

Hadn't heard of Robin Hobb - will investigate!
by ina
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Lockdown reading
Replies: 10
Views: 1216

Lockdown reading

Having more time than normal, and not having the energy (for various reasons) to do anything more physical, I have been re-reading a lot of old favourites. Well, the fact that I couldn't get my monthly top-up of new books from Waterstones helped, too... Amongst other books, I have been reading the H...
by ina
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Chickens
Replies: 6
Views: 2019

Re: Chickens

:lol: I have no idea - never noticed!
by ina
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Mysterious bulb plant
Replies: 11
Views: 1382

Re: Mysterious bulb plant

I have Monbretia in two corners of my garden. Neither do they seem to take over, nor have I ever had rust on them - so don't be put off! :) I love their flowers, especially as I seem to kill off anything else I plant... (Actually, it's mostly slugs doing the killing.)
by ina
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Empty supermarket recipes
Replies: 50
Views: 11036

Re: Empty supermarket recipes

Well, recycling here is out altogether - you can only do it if you own a car. No access for pedestrians. (I used to take e.g. small electrical stuff by bus...) Very logical, isn't it - you have to pollute if you want to be environment friendly! Cardboard usually goes into the compost. But I can imag...
by ina
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Bamboo advice please!
Replies: 14
Views: 3906

Re: Bamboo advice please!

Brewtrog wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:36 am
The latter sounds the most sensible answer to the problem. Where can I get one? (Although it would mean I needed to plant bamboo...)
I think quite a few zoos are looking to source bamboo. Due to lockdown there's a problem with the usual imports.
by ina
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Empty supermarket recipes
Replies: 50
Views: 11036

Re: Empty supermarket recipes

I just fear that here (like in most places) they are doing the easing of lockdown back to front. They tell people they can go everywhere - but they don't open the public loos, leading to serious pollution everywhere... They tell people to get back to work, but they don't increase public transport - ...