Search found 7319 matches

by Green Aura
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Growing in 2021
Replies: 25
Views: 3926

Re: Growing in 2021

We have the usual tomatoes, chillies and sweet peppers, which have grown beautifully thus far. Potted on into 4" pots. The sweet peppers might be interesting. We got a free packet, called Elf, with last years chilli seed purchases. There was no information with them but they produced tons of small y...
by Green Aura
Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Supporting the Economy
Replies: 13
Views: 2722

Re: Supporting the Economy

you have to check the online grocery delivery service lastminute.com the evening before cut off time to see what they have removed from your order. My OH has set himself up as guardian of the click and collect, so I leave him to checking what is available, or not. The online storefronts are woefull...
by Green Aura
Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:32 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Got the Signoff...
Replies: 18
Views: 4244

Re: Got the Signoff...

Good on you. It can be hugely rewarding - not necessarily financially but as long as you can pay your bills that's fine - you've got all your design skills. And don't forget your Ish skills too. :hugish:
by Green Aura
Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Useful tips for starting on a self sufficientish path
Replies: 22
Views: 8576

Re: Useful tips for starting on a self sufficientish path

It's distinctly possible, Zoe, that his parents didn't cook either. My gal, now in her 30s, had friends queuing up to come for tea at our house. They were stunned that the food didn't come out of packets/freezer/microwave etc and as for peeling an onion or chopping carrots! As most of them wanted to...
by Green Aura
Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Has this forum died?
Replies: 26
Views: 1864

Re: Has this forum died?

Yes, it's probably only for the well-practiced. :lol:
by Green Aura
Thu Feb 18, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Has this forum died?
Replies: 26
Views: 1864

Re: Has this forum died?

Well done, Flo. I've heard they're quite good for tripping up those who can't do social distancing too. :wink: :lol:
by Green Aura
Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Supporting the Economy
Replies: 13
Views: 2722

Re: Supporting the Economy

It does make you wonder how many of these things will re-open afterwards. We're off to do our click and collect today (140 mile round trip). I've thought of packing a picnic, as it feels like we're having a day out. There are plenty of places to stop, admire the view, stretch our legs and have a bit...
by Green Aura
Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Has this forum died?
Replies: 26
Views: 1864

Re: Has this forum died?

I'm going nowhere! Not deep snow, although that's a covering on the already frozen loch, but mighty cold out there. I've got woolly socks on (over my thick tights) and that's in the house. :shaking:
IMG_0237.jpg
IMG_0237.jpg (3.34 MiB) Viewed 611 times
by Green Aura
Fri Feb 05, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Has this forum died?
Replies: 26
Views: 1864

Re: Has this forum died?

None where I live, but the hills are white. I had to take a cat to the vets yesterday. This was on the way back - half the loch was free flowing and the other was covered in thick ice.
Loch shin2.jpg
Loch shin2.jpg (603.26 KiB) Viewed 1059 times
by Green Aura
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Growing in 2021
Replies: 25
Views: 3926

Re: Growing in 2021

I remember, many, many moons ago, working with a nurse who was going home to Ireland to see her family. She was planning on taking her sister some condoms (illegal in Ireland at the time) and we had a long chat about how many she thought she could sneak through in her luggage. Who'd have thought, 40...
by Green Aura
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Growing in 2021
Replies: 25
Views: 3926

Re: Growing in 2021

We grew all our spuds in tubs last year - not a mammoth crop but enough for our, limited needs, and some currently chitting for this years crop.

I'm very pleased to announce our first chilli seedling of the season is through, very quick - we only sowed them last Sunday. A Serrano - good all rounder.
by Green Aura
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:22 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Growing in 2021
Replies: 25
Views: 3926

Re: Growing in 2021

I really thought I would have had no problem growing lettuces, last summer. They were in the shade and in the North Scottish Highlands we don't get that much heat! They obviously thought differently as, along with the radishes, which put on very little root, they bolted quite quickly. However, I dis...
by Green Aura
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self Sufficient 2021
Replies: 23
Views: 4630

Re: Self Sufficient 2021

We've even managed a little snow up here. A fairly rare event, thankfully.

The gal's gone, starts her placement next week. We've just discovered we've got Covid in our village, so won't be venturing out for any reason.

Testing times, folks, try and stay safe.
by Green Aura
Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Growing in 2021
Replies: 25
Views: 3926

Re: Growing in 2021

We've not got round to the tomatoes yet. Helping the gal pack and move have taken over for the moment. So next weekend it'll be then.
by Green Aura
Tue Dec 22, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What's a Self Sufficient Christmas
Replies: 3
Views: 1643

Re: What's a Self Sufficient Christmas

What I consider an Ish Christmas and what we're doing are very different this year I'm afraid. Even though we're not big on Christmas, generally, it all seems a bit flat this year. Under more normal circumstances I would have grown more and made more. I've knitted the gal a blanket (she's moving in ...