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by Thomzo
Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: growing potatoes
Replies: 17
Views: 10076

Re: growing potatoes

I’ve grown spuds in cardboard boxes. I did it when I took over a piece of overgrown land. I didn’t have time to clear the weeds so just popped the boxes on top. They did disintegrate but I just ended up with potatoes that were earthed up and the weeds smothered.
by Thomzo
Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Useful tips for starting on a self sufficientish path
Replies: 22
Views: 8577

Re: Useful tips for starting on a self sufficientish path

I help out on a group for people with food allergies and intolerances. I was absolutely shocked at the number of members who refuse to cook for themselves and just complain about the lack of free-from options. I had a lodger once who didn’t cook. Every evening he would walk to the local takeaway and...
by Thomzo
Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:42 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Got the Signoff...
Replies: 18
Views: 4244

Re: Got the Signoff...

I managed to reduce my hours to three days last year. I’d asked for four but was told they wouldn’t be able to find anyone to pick up one day from me. If I did three days, then they could afford to employ someone else at three days in a job share. In the end, they had a reshuffle and didn’t take any...
by Thomzo
Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Has this forum died?
Replies: 26
Views: 1866

Re: Has this forum died?

Well the snow has given way to rain here but at least it’s not so cold. I don’t do cold well.
by Thomzo
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 80
Views: 30732

Re: Self Isolation

I am so grateful for everything I have at the moment, I feel like I must be the luckiest person alive. I’ve got my house and garden so I’m not stuck in a tiny flat with no outside space and a psychopath for a flat mate. Years of poor health have meant that my social life has been very limited so I d...
by Thomzo
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Long time no see
Replies: 2
Views: 2773

Re: Long time no see

Hello, I seem to have time on my hands, too. What a coincidence 😺
by Thomzo
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I'm self sufficient in....
Replies: 23
Views: 13488

Re: I'm self sufficient in....

I seem to be self sufficient in cat fur! Both cats have been moulting continuously since early September.
by Thomzo
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Today I Dug Up...
Replies: 16
Views: 10049

Re: Today I Dug Up...

Wow, what a haul. I’ve dug up various things in various gardens, not all as useful, though. 500 glass bottles, various car engine parts, a shed (in bits), an aluminium greenhouse frame (no glass), a silver plated kilt pin (with no silver left 🙄), various body parts (plastic) and the most useful thin...
by Thomzo
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Water, water everywhere...
Replies: 17
Views: 12419

Re: Water, water everywhere...

I woke up one day last week, got myself ready for work, opened the curtains to.... snow!!! I was so shocked, I decided to work from home. Brrrr, not going out in that.
by Thomzo
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I don't know how ....
Replies: 8
Views: 6667

Re: I don't know how ....

I do think society is getting more and more diverse. I use technology at work and tend to spend quite a bit of time on the computer at home, too. I have a 5 yr old smart phone which I’m thinking of upgrading but I don’t use it all the time. I’m a TV fan, mainly crime or historic drama yet I cook fro...
by Thomzo
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: A nation of hoarders
Replies: 16
Views: 12024

Re: A nation of hoarders

I’m not a hoarder, I just have a substantial collection of miculs -might come in useful later...
by Thomzo
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you growing right now?
Replies: 58
Views: 38568

Re: What are you growing right now?

Yippee, it’s rained and suddenly, everything’s started growing again. I’ve got courgettes, beans and onions ready with chick peas, carrots and tomatoes ripening. I’m a bit worried about my squashes, though. They were so held back by the dry weather, that they haven’t even flowered yet.
by Thomzo
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Water butt - no down pipe
Replies: 14
Views: 10346

Re: Water butt - no down pipe

For my degree I designed this: https://thealveus.blogspot.com/2012/08/ ... water.html

Designed to collect water where there isn’t a suitable downpipe. I even made a prototype out of an old piece of land drain and an umbrella. Sadly it blew over in the rain.
by Thomzo
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 92
Views: 77425

Re: What are you reading?

Green Aura wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:17 pm
Thomzo's book arrived, late last week. I've resisted the temptation to dive in thus far
How exciting, someone’s bought it. Thank you so much.
by Thomzo
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Tidying up with ...
Replies: 32
Views: 18942

Re: Tidying up with ...

My mum was so cross. She had a key to her friend’s house so she could have just gone in and sorted out what she could when she had time and it would have saved the family money. It cost them a fortune to have the house cleared.