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by ina
Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Pineapples
Replies: 32
Views: 10251

Re: Pineapples

Wow! Any pictures?
by ina
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Ivy in compost
Replies: 4
Views: 1399

Ivy in compost

A friend of mine moved into a house last year, and they inherited a compost heap that's totally overgrown/infested with ivy. Any ideas how to get rid of it? Ivy can be great, in the right place, but I suppose one wouldn't want it all over the garden...
by ina
Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Emptying the supermarket shelves
Replies: 69
Views: 17684

Re: Emptying the supermarket shelves

They might still have to stop for sleeping even when double manned - but they could then drive for 16 hours per day (each driver 8 hours), and still have enough time for proper sleep in a motel. I don't know how it works, can't find the article where I first read about it now...
by ina
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Emptying the supermarket shelves
Replies: 69
Views: 17684

Re: Emptying the supermarket shelves

Just had a very successful shopping trip: A walk to the local farm and their egg shed - 6 duck eggs, 6 hen's eggs, 2 goose eggs, 12 quail eggs... And a bunch of flowers.
by ina
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Emptying the supermarket shelves
Replies: 69
Views: 17684

Re: Emptying the supermarket shelves

Oh dear - exotic veg... :lol: I find that I have been overbuying, too - simply because every time you went to a shop, they only had half of what was required, so you just bought things "in case they wouldn't be there next time you wanted them"... However, I very rarely throw anything out, so I'm con...
by ina
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Emptying the supermarket shelves
Replies: 69
Views: 17684

Re: Emptying the supermarket shelves

How very strange, I thought the UK was the epitome of efficiency with their Just In Time deliveries. And that's where the problem is... Read (probably on BBC) one guy say that deliveries from the rest of Europe (and that's where most stuff comes from) take twice as long now because they can only ha...
by ina
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Emptying the supermarket shelves
Replies: 69
Views: 17684

Re: Emptying the supermarket shelves

They actually had loo rolls at the local Coop last time I was there... Was tempted to buy some although I don't really need any yet!
by ina
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Emptying the supermarket shelves
Replies: 69
Views: 17684

Re: Emptying the supermarket shelves

Weedo wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:19 pm
- strangely the higher quality red meat cuts go first.
That's weird - it's the opposite here! Mostly it's just steaks left on the shelf...
by ina
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Empty supermarket recipes
Replies: 50
Views: 11339

Re: Empty supermarket recipes

Bad news for you. This is from a newsletter from my union:

"At Tunnocks the biscuit maker, the factory is too small for safe systems of work to be effective, and is clearly not essential. So, the factory has ceased production with staff being able to get 90% of their pay on furlough thanks to Unite."
by ina
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Empty supermarket recipes
Replies: 50
Views: 11339

Re: Empty supermarket recipes

Shall I check if my local Coop still has them? I could send you a care parcel... :mrgreen:
by ina
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Emptying the supermarket shelves
Replies: 69
Views: 17684

Re: Emptying the supermarket shelves

Our Coop is nice and quiet, and usually quite well stocked now. I think the smaller shops in smaller communities are better off generally. Just ordered bread etc from the local bakery as well.
by ina
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Allotment the 2nd
Replies: 31
Views: 6601

Re: Allotment the 2nd

I think they realise that without allowing people to actually work on farms we'll have a much more serious problem on our hands pretty soon.They are all desperately looking for workers for the harvest, soft fruit and asparagus just starting...
by ina
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Allotment the 2nd
Replies: 31
Views: 6601

Re: Allotment the 2nd

Just read something re allotments in the i: Doctor and Broadcaster Amir Khan, told BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine: “It’s still perfectly safe (and recommended) that you go out into your gardens and allotments for both the health of your mind and body.” Although it’s worth checking with your local cou...
by ina
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Empty supermarket recipes
Replies: 50
Views: 11339

Re: Empty supermarket recipes

Looks good! Mind you, I'll never get used to beans on soggy bread... One of those things you have to be born British to like. Like Tunnock's teacakes...
by ina
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Empty supermarket recipes
Replies: 50
Views: 11339

Re: Empty supermarket recipes

I don't understand why they need to be sweetened at all... It's an acquired taste - we are trained from baby food onwards to expect everything to taste sweet. I've nothing against sweet food, but for me there should be a strict difference between sweet (i.e. fruit cake) and savoury (i.e. beans). Sug...