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by Thomzo
Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Estate agencies
Replies: 7
Views: 608

Re: Estate agencies

When I was looking for my last house I specified that I wanted a 3 bed house with a garden. I got sent details of one bed flats with no outside space :?
by Thomzo
Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Mattresses
Replies: 9
Views: 894

Re: Mattresses

I’ve had three or four second hand mattresses over the years. The ones on both my bed and the single are second hand. I do run the Vax over them when I get them but I always have a blanket and then a sheet between me and the mattress so I’m not going to catch anything.
by Thomzo
Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Hot weather and water
Replies: 20
Views: 471

Re: Hot weather and water

I need more butts! Mine are almost empty now. Even the cruddy one at the back of the shed that’s always the last to be used as I have to fight my way through the honeysuckle to get to it.
by Thomzo
Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Onions
Replies: 35
Views: 1424

Re: Onions

I’m growing too. I’m just not very active on this forum as the stupid iPad won’t log me on automatically and I can never remember the password. Currently growing: Onions, everywhere :dontknow: Potatoes- taking over the world Beans Peas Chickpeas Squashes Courgettes Tomatoes Leeks Carrot and parsnips...
by Thomzo
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: The new banish plastic movements
Replies: 43
Views: 3194

Re: The new banish plastic movements

I guess the important thing is that the rollercoaster has started. We may only just be pulling away from the station, but the movement will gain momentum and improvements will happen. So, shall we share tips and hints? I have been known to remove wasteful packaging at the shop and hand it back to th...
by Thomzo
Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Vertical gardening
Replies: 10
Views: 1369

Re: Vertical gardening

MKG don’t lose heart and turn the garden into lawn. There must be another way. Is there any possibility of swapping spare fruit for vegetables? That way you could plant more tall fruits but still get vegetables. Also, what about raised planting outside? Search on Pinterest for pallet planters for sa...
by Thomzo
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Sales
Replies: 11
Views: 1625

Re: Sales

I did succumb. I’d been thinking about a new vacuum cleaner for months (I don’t rush into these things). AO were offering the one I wanted at a whopping 80 quid off. Funny how all the other websites were advertising it at normal price at only 10 more than AO we’re selling it for. Just shows how over...
by Thomzo
Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: This board ain't self sufficient
Replies: 24
Views: 3302

Re: This board ain't self sufficient

My problem is that I just can’t get my iPad to log me in so I have to remember my password. That just doesn’t happen very often. So I’m usually one of the readers who doesn’t post. Managed it today though on the second attempt.
by Thomzo
Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Roses from cuttings
Replies: 6
Views: 1266

Re: Roses from cuttings

That’s very odd about the cuttings not coming true. I’ve not heard of that before. Mind you, I did buy a rose, labelled as pink, from a local supermarket and it turned out to be yellow. Hmmm.
by Thomzo
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Improving being self sufficientish
Replies: 42
Views: 5077

Re: Improving being self sufficientish

the Mediterranean dome on the other hand has great potential. It would be fantastic to build your house in there, you could grow everything you needed for food (provided you went vegetarian). That would be the ultimate in dropping out and ignoring the rest of the world. There must be a flaw in that...
by Thomzo
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: This board ain't self sufficient
Replies: 24
Views: 3302

Re: This board ain't self sufficient

Flo wrote:Only the young nettles are tasty - the older ones are unpleasant.
Ah, but if you "prune" your nettles (cut them back to just above the ground) they'll sprout new, fresh young leaves. Maybe not if it's already frosty where you are but I'm still harvesting mine.

If you can't beat 'em, eat 'em.
by Thomzo
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Eradicating nettles
Replies: 10
Views: 2024

Re: Eradicating nettles

Has anyone else noticed that horse muck seems to be very good at carrying nettle seeds? Nettles thrive in heavily manured soils so it might just be the manure encouraging existing roots. That's why they make such good compost as they have very deep roots which soak up the nitrogen from the soil. I ...
by Thomzo
Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What Is For Tea?
Replies: 67
Views: 9171

Re: What Is For Tea?

Vegetable curry and rice. Both came out of the freeer as I need to make some space in there. I made the curry a few weeks ago using parsnips and leeks from the garden. Unusually, I'd also frozen some cooked rice at some point. Can't remember when. Tasted ok though.
by Thomzo
Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Guilty pleasures
Replies: 19
Views: 4050

Re: Guilty pleasures

Since discovering that I'm gluten intolerant and allergic to a lot of foods including dairy, chocolate and soya, I've ended up on a virtually paleo diet. The good news is that I've lost over three stone. The bad news is that my food treats are now black coffee and dried fruit.
by Thomzo
Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Bird Flu restrictions
Replies: 11
Views: 5690

Re: Bird Flu restrictions

The Defra advice is now targeted at specific locations. Guess, who's still in a high risk area? :(