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by ina
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 natural health and medicinal remedies
Replies: 23
Views: 19881

Re: 101 natural health and medicinal remedies

Seems to be used for urinary tract infections and rheumatism.
by ina
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Eco friendly insecticide
Replies: 13
Views: 7481

Re: Eco friendly insecticide

I fully agree. Since my non-method of planting is - oh, there's a bit of space, let's put some plant in it - this kind of follows naturally. Having problem with the setting of seed, though... This morning I'll be out there and doing just that, trying to catch lots of grass (mainly) before it seeds i...
by ina
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: For saving money around the house!
Replies: 42
Views: 23053

Re: For saving money around the house!

Another reason my food bills have gone up - I always buy a few things for the food bank. So sometimes half what I just bought goes straight into the bin outside the shop... Our local food bank is doing great work, especially at the moment.
by ina
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: For saving money around the house!
Replies: 42
Views: 23053

Re: For saving money around the house!

It's all relative, isn't it! :) Yes, it could be worse. And I've managed to survive without going anywhere else since the start of lockdown... Some traditional corner shops can be better than the usual Coop, though. I used to live right in the country, nearest little shop 4 miles away, and they orde...
by ina
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: For saving money around the house!
Replies: 42
Views: 23053

Re: For saving money around the house!

They are just starting the local deliveries here now! What a joke... And of course, it's basically the only shop in town. (Well, village. 2000odd.) There's a baker, but I don't really like their stuff. There's a paper shop, with fags and lots of sweets (and some useful items like paint brushes and s...
by ina
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Eco friendly insecticide
Replies: 13
Views: 7481

Re: Eco friendly insecticide

Green Aura wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:28 am
Although I'm not sure why, we have a terrible problem up here in the Scottish Highlands with escaped Rhododendrons!
Because they love the climate and the soil! Ideal conditions.
by ina
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: For saving money around the house!
Replies: 42
Views: 23053

Re: For saving money around the house!

I've spent a lot more on food than before lockdown. The local Coop is around 50% more expensive than where I usually buy food, and of course prices have gone up quite noticeably, too. So far I've not been wanting to use the bus, but I think I will have to do so soon.
by ina
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Growing runner beans
Replies: 12
Views: 1478

Re: Growing runner beans

Gales are stripping everything in my garden at the moment... :?
by ina
Mon May 11, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 113
Views: 46506

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Not happy with my courgettes though, trying a new (to me) variety and after producing about 3 fruits per plant have now stopped. Still producing male flowers but no females. Haven't planted mine out yet - still danger of frost! Should get a bit warmer later this week, so I'll chance it then. With s...
by ina
Mon May 11, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 113
Views: 46506

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Perennial broccoli. Almost more than I want already...
by ina
Thu May 07, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Empty supermarket recipes
Replies: 50
Views: 11167

Re: Empty supermarket recipes

I bet it'll be different every time you make it!
by ina
Thu May 07, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Recycling hoarded fabrics
Replies: 19
Views: 8481

Re: Recycling hoarded fabrics

Thanks, Maggie - I'd seen that one before, but I don't really trust it not to fall apart at some awkward moment! And my coffee filters won't go for any mask; they are difficult enough (and bloody expensive) to get in this country as it is... Somebody suggested hoover bags, too. Well, the last time I...
by ina
Thu May 07, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Empty supermarket recipes
Replies: 50
Views: 11167

Re: Empty supermarket recipes

I'm always stunned by how few people cook. For a while it seemed to be a badge of success to proudly announce someone's kitchen was never used! So if people are learning to grow, prepare and cook their own food there might be a small silver lining to this horrible time. I wonder if it will last? Co...
by ina
Thu May 07, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Recycling hoarded fabrics
Replies: 19
Views: 8481

Re: Recycling hoarded fabrics

What my mother used to do - cut those sheets in half down the middle and sow them back together inside out. You do have a slightly annoying seam down the middle, but the sheets will last another few years. They were known as Sides to Middles in our house, if you made a careful French seam there was...
by ina
Wed May 06, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Rusty tools
Replies: 30
Views: 15082

Re: Rusty tools

Yep, old stuff is best. I have a wonderful old pen knife - one of my father's - probably from just after the war. Still sharp as anything, and strong - and it's seen a bit of abuse... (And apart from tools - just pulled out all my old sheets, looking for something to use for masks: I have 2 inside-o...