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by PurpleMcGowan
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: No plastic
Replies: 43
Views: 9537

Re: No plastic

:thumbright:
I was amazed, and glad, to find some tinned foods at T***o are now in cardboard cartons.
Small steps buy many can make big changes
by PurpleMcGowan
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Does anyone NOT have a television?
Replies: 101
Views: 57771

Re: Does anyone NOT have a television?

When my husband left 4.5 yrs ago he took the TV with him and I never replaced it. Don't miss it either. We used to have it on all the time, even as background noise, so at 1st it was strange, but the kids (5 & 11) aren't bothered, for one its all hes ever know here anyway. Kids have a couple of port...
by PurpleMcGowan
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Laundry detergents
Replies: 13
Views: 5988

Re: Laundry detergents

I bought an Eco Ball a few months back and haven't used detergent since. I've got a 5 yr old and an 11yr old, and only wash at 3o degrees, so its being put to the test. So far I'm pretty happy, everything comes out clean, and the machine gets the odd boil wash to keep it clean inside.
by PurpleMcGowan
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: How do you consume your blackberries?
Replies: 25
Views: 5972

Re: How do you consume your blackberries?

This year I made blackberry cordial. The kids loved it so much I barely got a look in
by PurpleMcGowan
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: App for foraging
Replies: 5
Views: 4207

Re: App for foraging

Has anybody since found any good apps for the UK?
I'm going to start a notebook, but think and app might help with initial ID's
by PurpleMcGowan
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Scrumping From Neighbours
Replies: 2
Views: 1383

Scrumping From Neighbours

I have a neighbor at the end of our road with a gorgeous Apple tree. Its only 5 ft tall but so heavily laden, or at least it was till the storm hit this weekend :( We've been eyeing it up for weeks and the owner hasn't picked any of them. We've tried getting to know him in passing, as you do. A smil...
by PurpleMcGowan
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from a half way place
Replies: 9
Views: 3093

Re: Hi from a half way place

:wave:
Green Aura wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:44 pm
Hi Purple, welcome to Ish.
I lived in Tameside for 20+ years. There’s a lot of good foraging out towards Derbyshire.
I’m now in the North Highlands of Scotland.
Thanks for the tip, I'm in pretty much on the Derbyshire boarder so will have to get walking and hunting
by PurpleMcGowan
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: walnut tree?
Replies: 17
Views: 6543

Re: walnut tree?

Hi all
I'm learning more about foraging (in other words more than apples, elders & blackberries)
Where should I be looking for Walnuts?
I'm in Tameside but willing to travel for a good forage/scrump
Thanks
by PurpleMcGowan
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: No rubbish fortnight
Replies: 81
Views: 47747

Re: No rubbish fortnight

This has been an interesting read. About a year ago our council swapped our refuse and recycling bins round. Our recycling bin is now the big black bin and our refuse bin is now the tiny green bin which only fit 2 full black bags and emptied fortnightly. A few weeks back I got sick of struggling wit...
by PurpleMcGowan
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Chestnuts - how and when do I use them?
Replies: 18
Views: 7875

Re: Chestnuts - how and when do I use them?

That's great thanks :)
by PurpleMcGowan
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Composty questions
Replies: 31
Views: 11635

Re: Composty questions

:( 90% of my garden is potted as its mostly patio, but I might be able to put bin 2 on soil if I remove some flags in the front, the back patio is raised by 10ft due to the hill.
Thanks for the advice :)
by PurpleMcGowan
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 Uses for Vodka!
Replies: 24
Views: 14087

Re: 101 Uses for Vodka!

best not used on kids but rinse hair in strong vodksi to kill off nits! I've seen this twice on her whilst looking. My 11 year old has the dreaded nits and as her hair is so long and thick we have had a real fight on our hands and we always seems to miss one or two. But I think (fingers crossed ) I...
by PurpleMcGowan
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Chestnuts - how and when do I use them?
Replies: 18
Views: 7875

Re: Chestnuts - how and when do I use them?

Hi all I've been collecting Chestnuts today, its a poor season here this year but we managed to get a few, though most are the size a hazelnut. How would you be recommend storing them till Christmas, I don't like the idea of putting them in a plastic bag in the fridge, but would a tin/jar/cloth bag ...