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by Flo
Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:26 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Growing in 2021
Replies: 45
Views: 14846

Re: Growing in 2021

I put winter onion sets and garlic sets on the allotment in raised beds under netting in November knowing that I'd be off the road training the repaired knee when they should go in if doing spring ones. That's the extent of growing for now.
by Flo
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: It really is difficult at the moment
Replies: 8
Views: 3625

Re: It really is difficult at the moment

Don't knock the rubbish sold Weedo - it's the economy that counts and selling of tat finances government income
by Flo
Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What's a Self Sufficient Christmas
Replies: 3
Views: 3420

Re: What's a Self Sufficient Christmas

The work that went into the Christmas family gatherings when I was a youngster living on the farm are a memory of hard labour. Everything from the Christmas pudding to the Christmas cake and mince pies were home made. Fruit and veg had been preserved all through the summer and autumn. Jam had been m...
by Flo
Mon Dec 21, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What's a Self Sufficient Christmas
Replies: 3
Views: 3420

What's a Self Sufficient Christmas

If you celebrate Christmas what do you consider to be a self sufficientish one?
by Flo
Sat Dec 19, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self Sufficient 2021
Replies: 26
Views: 9643

Re: Self Sufficient 2021

Part of the family has just discovered that it is in tier 4 which is the same as a national lock down in all but name. What a difference a day makes. Luckily the grandson and his lady are pretty self sufficient in a lot of things, can work at home. But they had to put off their wedding last summer. ...
by Flo
Sat Dec 19, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Got the Signoff...
Replies: 22
Views: 9986

Re: Got the Signoff...

Our library is doing a click and collect system whereby you can log in to their system and order books, then they will give you a designated time to collect them. Might be something for you to explore. I haven't juggled renovations, working, allotmenteering and leisure time well this year. No maybe...
by Flo
Wed Dec 16, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Using recycled plastic
Replies: 10
Views: 3661

Re: Using recycled plastic

This is where your grow your own comes in handy.
by Flo
Wed Dec 16, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Got the Signoff...
Replies: 22
Views: 9986

Re: Got the Signoff...

Came across this list of wild plants that can be used as food or poison and realised just how much I had forgotten. Knew lots of these when younger but now the ones that stick are ground elder and fat hen (much weeding as they usually grow far faster than you can eat them and may be an acquired tast...
by Flo
Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self Sufficient 2021
Replies: 26
Views: 9643

Re: Self Sufficient 2021

Why not rejoin the hippy? Makes a change from the steam punk stuff which is a different, younger generation. Anyway I have written up a new year's budget plan taking account of what is not required after doing a household survey. Surprisingly a tight one. I think a bit more cooking from scratch will...
by Flo
Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Using recycled plastic
Replies: 10
Views: 3661

Re: Using recycled plastic

We can't recycle cellophane locally either. Maybe I should learn to cook from scratch.
by Flo
Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 22
Views: 11927

Re: Brexit

Now no shouting at the husband as he probably picked the best of a bad bunch at a sensible price. The recycled, environmentally friendly, no peat option locally is twice the price of what he bought.
by Flo
Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Using recycled plastic
Replies: 10
Views: 3661

Re: Using recycled plastic

That's the hard bit. The stuff that could be useful but which can't be disposed of correctly. Things like biscuit wrappers (make your own did I hear you say), cheese wrapping, break wrappers (was that a make your own I hear you cry), chocolate bar wrappers, sweetie wrappers, seed packets, ice cream ...
by Flo
Tue Dec 15, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 22
Views: 11927

Re: Brexit

It's not just seeds .....

Lot of good compost came over from Eire last year. The piles in the local garden centre are well down. Who knows what we shall get for our tubs next year. And yes I do grow quite a bit in tubs to make use of the concrete space.
by Flo
Tue Dec 15, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Blackberry in pot
Replies: 7
Views: 5533

Re: Blackberry in pot

Hah fruitfly you underestimate the blackberry. In my book it comes with nettles and dandelions as something not easy to tame.
by Flo
Sat Dec 12, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Using recycled plastic
Replies: 10
Views: 3661

Using recycled plastic

As it seems that the stuff is not going to be banished, perhaps we could find ways of using it as a recycled product. I've bought raised bed frames for the allotment made of recycled plastic and they are doing the job perfectly well. The good thing about them is that I can pick them up and move them...