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by Flo
Wed May 28, 2008 8:49 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Allotment politics - Who cares?
Replies: 22
Views: 3787

Oooooooooh I must have one of those letters.

That should make for an interesting meeting on site as there is no way I could plant trees in straight lines on my allotment. :roll:
by Flo
Wed May 28, 2008 8:47 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What did I do wrong?
Replies: 21
Views: 3053

It's very slow up here for everything and mine have just decided to make some sort of show after 6 weeks despite being in large tubs of good soil in a sheltered sunny position.

I'm not sure it's patience that is required so much as sheer cussedness in running an allotment.
by Flo
Wed May 28, 2008 8:43 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Darn pigeons eating my brassicas!
Replies: 26
Views: 2697

I reckon a little plastic garden gnome with a big loaded shotgun might be efficient - oh heck but there are pigeon fanciers on both sides of allotment and I'd be thrown off for scaring their birds from landing at end of races. :( :? :oops:
by Flo
Mon May 26, 2008 8:53 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: What have you found lately?
Replies: 102
Views: 22745

I'm for ever picking up small change off the pavements - once found a tenner in a large shopping centre! It paid off the money that the grandson owed me even though he thought he was getting it to spend again.
by Flo
Mon May 26, 2008 8:32 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Where is the rain?
Replies: 40
Views: 2001

Look it would be nice if a lot of you would push your rain north east please. I've been on the hose pipe for weeks on end on the allotment and will have to do it again today - bank holiday and it isn't raining :?
by Flo
Mon May 26, 2008 8:24 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Darn pigeons eating my brassicas!
Replies: 26
Views: 2697

Good thought possum - will go and visit freecycle to see and visit charity shops if that fails.
by Flo
Mon May 26, 2008 8:23 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Allotment politics - Who cares?
Replies: 22
Views: 3787

Ssssssssssssh Big Al - would I be saying that in case they are reading here. :happy4:

We usually get round things without too many problems - it's just that one of the neighbours has the motto "it's not the taking part but the winning that counts" :lol:
by Flo
Thu May 22, 2008 6:26 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Bounty bar but not as you know them - good one
Replies: 8
Views: 912

At least one person I know ate the first lot before the children got any and had to make a second lot.

Apparently there's a serious addiction in that house. :cooldude:
by Flo
Tue May 20, 2008 8:17 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What I Don't Have and Glad!!
Replies: 49
Views: 3284

I've got no debts (no mortgage, rent up to date) - nice situation with the cost of everything rising.
by Flo
Tue May 20, 2008 8:14 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What I don't have...but wish I did!
Replies: 98
Views: 6176

I looked at this pile of wood going to the tip today and wished I had a wood burner for heating as I know that pile of wood will grow again in the future. They'd be quite happy to get delivery paid to drive it up the road to me. It suddenly reminded me of living for 10 years on wood from work and se...
by Flo
Mon May 19, 2008 7:16 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Bounty bar but not as you know them - good one
Replies: 8
Views: 912

Bounty bar but not as you know them - good one

You require 8 fl oz hot cooked mashed POTATOES 2 tsp butter, softened 36 fl oz icing sugar 20 fl oz dessicated coconut dash of salt 1 tsp vanilla 4 ounces dark chocolate Method You can use a measuring jug for this recipe. Line a baking tin with foil. In a bowl mix mashed spuds with sugar, butter, c...
by Flo
Mon May 19, 2008 7:05 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Where are all the bees going?
Replies: 32
Views: 8780

I have a good wide variety of bee friendly items in flower and have only seen two bumble bees on the allotment this spring. This time last year the place was humming with bees. Only thing that I don't have this year is a plague of dandelions. Could it be my lack of dandelions? Doubt it - the huge sa...
by Flo
Mon May 19, 2008 11:38 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: down at the allotment and in the garden what are you up to
Replies: 695
Views: 104433

Got some pictures taken on Friday when experimenting with a new hedge cutter http://www.flickr.com/photos/flohewitt/ - I've never used a hedge cutter before and I'm no good with it. However son-in-law managed quite a bit before he took it away because it wasn't running right and he said that the pet...
by Flo
Mon May 19, 2008 7:53 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What I Don't Have and Glad!!
Replies: 49
Views: 3284

I don't have a telly - saves time, money, space, dusting and allows me to pay for the broadband instead.
by Flo
Sun May 18, 2008 9:21 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: The famine is over.
Replies: 9
Views: 1495

Everything is behind up here thanks to not having had any great share of the hot weather to make things catch up with the "late winter" in March and April. So we are just going to have to wait a bit and be behind you all.

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