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by Flo
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Our new world diet?
Replies: 9
Views: 125

Re: Our new world diet?

Ah but some people get grants to study and come up with reports like this. They aren't the ones who have to make use of land that won't support crop growing but will support sheep or cattle or similar stock elsewhere in the world. Perhaps they should now be be sent out to put a growing plan in place...
by Flo
Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you growing right now?
Replies: 29
Views: 2607

Re: What are you growing right now?

Yeah funny you should say that; the winter digging is done except where we are still clearing the last bits. No sweat.
by Flo
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you growing right now?
Replies: 29
Views: 2607

Re: What are you growing right now?

No idea how I did it but if I did I would have avoided it. :lol:

Thing is that end of February looks to be the earliest it will be a good leg again.
by Flo
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you growing right now?
Replies: 29
Views: 2607

Re: What are you growing right now?

Nuffink being grown at the moment as I'm told that gardening on a cracked fibula in the right leg is not to be done. There is still stuff to pick on the allotment mind if I can find a good minion. Last weekend I did and things like parsnips, sprouts, turnip went home.
by Flo
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Turkey :)
Replies: 6
Views: 149

Re: Hello from Turkey :)

Hello KoyDeli - it's good to meet you. Yes a change of diet does show how ingrained eating habits can be.
by Flo
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Heat a greenhouse (environmentally friendly please)
Replies: 7
Views: 156

Re: Heat a greenhouse (environmentally friendly please)

You're thinking of the old Victorian glass houses where these was a regular supply of very fresh manure from mainly horses but other stock such as cattle ina. However it's possible to use the system if you have access to the right ingredients for the beds - https://www.gardenorganic.org.uk/faqs/hot-...
by Flo
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Unseasonal weather
Replies: 7
Views: 201

Re: Unseasonal weather

Yep and it's not particularly wet over here in the scheme of a full winter. They'll be saying hose pipe bans if the weather doesn't get its act together and behave like winter.
by Flo
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Slug pellet ban
Replies: 9
Views: 364

Re: Slug pellet ban

Slug control is a heated subject. There are nearly as many ways advertised to control slugs as there are varieties of slugs. Cheap beer appeals to a lot of people on the basis of price, easy to obtain, no queries as to how much you buy and not likely to be banned. :roll:
by Flo
Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: High street shops
Replies: 16
Views: 4833

Re: High street shops

What on earth do the councils think they are doing? Do they really want to kill off all small businesses? It hasn't dawned on those with safe jobs in the council that the way to fill up the lack of money in the council coffers is not to kill off the high street but to keep employment up and that sm...
by Flo
Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: High street shops
Replies: 16
Views: 4833

Re: High street shops

One of our local county councillors for town up hill is trying to drum up trade to get the locals to do their Christmas shopping there. Coming home on the bus that goes all round the villages to get into the other town along the road today I listed the items that I had wanted to buy for presents. Th...
by Flo
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: No plastic
Replies: 14
Views: 2049

Re: No plastic

Hmm now there's an old fashioned concept. :mrgreen:

Perhaps it's one to consider - would require a teapot, strainer and tea cosy here though. :mrgreen:
by Flo
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Now just recently ....
Replies: 2
Views: 431

Now just recently ....

I spotted a recipe for rosehip and hawthorn sweet mince pies. It uses most of the normal items for home made mince pies but adds hips and haws.

What does the team think? Is it worth going foraging next year and then making these? Anyone with any experience?
by Flo
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: No plastic
Replies: 14
Views: 2049

Re: No plastic

Anyone seen the fuss over Yorkshire teabags recently? They've tried to produce them with no plastic in them, only for customers to find that the bags split when used in hot water.
by Flo
Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Silly Season Self Sufficiency
Replies: 14
Views: 989

Re: Silly Season Self Sufficiency

I did give in to one social event and went to the chat club Christmas party. It was 2 hours long, 5 minutes walking just around the corner so no great hassle. Also met the local family for a meal halfway between 2 birthdays last weekend. Sort of a celebration I suppose. Now it's quietly downhill all...
by Flo
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: Opportunity to run a Herb Nursery!
Replies: 4
Views: 635

Re: Opportunity to run a Herb Nursery!

Oh to be 40 years younger with the skills and knowledge that I have now.