Hello from not so sunny Derbyshire!!

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Megz04
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Hello from not so sunny Derbyshire!!

Post: # 265854Post Megz04 »

Hello all!

I have long been interested in self sufficiency and growing my own produce, and have decided to start (very slowly) to do some of my own things.

I am 24, and live with my mum in Derbyshire, England. Although we have a large garden, my mum is reluctant to allow me to dig everything up - so at the moment most of my experimentation will be done in pots! I am also looking at getting a few chickens. In the future I would love to get an allotment to really increase the amount I can do.

I am also really interested in traditional crafts. I knit, do papercraft, paint etc. I would like to start carving wood as well.

I am loving the forum, and look forward to chatting to everyone!

Thank you,

Meg

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Re: Hello from not so sunny Derbyshire!!

Post: # 265860Post Zech »

Hi Meg, nice to meet you :flower:

Starting small is definitely a good approach, though it sounds like you're well on the way with your crafts. Maybe you should try guerrilla gardening in your mum's garden - sneak the odd runner bean in here and there at the back of the flower beds. Or maybe, in the interests of domestic harmony, you should stick to pots :lol:
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Post: # 265861Post Green Aura »

Hi Meg, welcome to Ish. :wave:
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Post: # 265885Post Carltonian Man »

Hi Megz. Welcome from just over the border :flower:

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Post: # 265888Post EcoSam »

Hey, welcome to the forum Megz. You could always do a bit of foraging to supplement whatever your mum lets you grow in the garden - brambles are in season at the moment (around here at 600' anyway).

Oh, and I love the concept of Guerilla Gardening :lol: Well worth looking into imo.

Sam

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Post: # 265896Post MuddyWitch »

Welcome to ISH :flower:

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Re: Hello from not so sunny Derbyshire!!

Post: # 265899Post diggernotdreamer »

Hello, how are yer. There are lots of veg out there that is ornamental as well as edible, Carouby du Mousanne mange toute have lovely pink and purple flowers, purple climbing french beans often have purple flowers, plant red and green lettuces alternately for a pretty display, they look stunning when they go to seed in the flower bed, painted lady or celebration runners are very decorative and of course rainbow chard (not my fav veg though), good luck though

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Post: # 265918Post Milims »

Hi there and welcome :wave:
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