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by Flo
Wed Aug 27, 2008 7:51 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: The great High Street debate
Replies: 13
Views: 2823

Re: The great High Street debate

Maybe there needs to be more encouragement/effort to get the shops up to scratch to get them stocking better products, cleaning their windows, lowering prices, really if they were better stocked more people would use them more often. Perhaps we need to rethink how our local shops are run. There has...
by Flo
Mon Aug 25, 2008 6:25 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: down at the allotment and in the garden what are you up to
Replies: 695
Views: 109026

Re: down at the allotment and in the garden what are you up to

Have onions drying on top of the cold frame in the sun (yep on a wet bank holiday) and the patch where they were is cleared ready for compost and something else to go on it. Not sure what at the moment. Especially as I'm short of compost to add to it ... Had to take the cover off compost heap number...
by Flo
Mon Aug 25, 2008 6:16 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: should plot holders have more than 1 plot?
Replies: 36
Views: 5858

Re: should plot holders have more than 1 plot?

I've thought about going on the waiting list for a second plot but have managed to produce slightly more than the family can manage to eat this season (and kids are on holiday at moment so am giving away some of their share). And it's a double one. We'll see if we can get production organised for fr...
by Flo
Mon Aug 25, 2008 6:00 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: No TV for a while
Replies: 32
Views: 2002

Re: No TV for a while

My kids grew up without a telly - trouble was their mates all came round our house to get away from their telly :D
by Flo
Sun Aug 24, 2008 6:31 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: a suggestive moment in the allotment
Replies: 18
Views: 1079

Re: a suggestive moment in the allotment

{whisper} old men's todgers

Very descriptive of the shape :mrgreen:
by Flo
Sun Aug 24, 2008 6:22 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: a suggestive moment in the allotment
Replies: 18
Views: 1079

Re: a suggestive moment in the allotment

Ah well growing pink fir apple potatoes, it was fun telling the daughter the colloquial name for them (and her a long time married woman too). :wink:
by Flo
Sun Aug 24, 2008 6:19 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: No TV for a while
Replies: 32
Views: 2002

Re: No TV for a while

Isn't it odd that I'm old enough to remember growing up without a telly because they were so rare when I was a kid. Now it's almost an accepted as an essential piece of furniture along with a bed, a cooker and a washing machine. I'd suggest you put it on freecycle and ask the licencing authority for...
by Flo
Tue Aug 12, 2008 12:14 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 wonderous objects fished out of other people's rubbish
Replies: 45
Views: 11277

Re: 101 wonderous objects fished out of other people's rubbish

Half a dozen of those big bags - Ikea type blue and others - from the rubbish of a charity shop. Ever so useful on the allotment.
by Flo
Tue Aug 12, 2008 12:10 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 ways to save money
Replies: 15
Views: 12498

Re: 101 ways to save money

Have you joined your freecycle group ? You can often pick up bags of clothes, toys, or replacement household items this way. Have you any garden space or spaces for tubs where you could grow cash crops like salad items which are easy and the seeds are cheap? These are things that produce food far in...
by Flo
Tue Aug 12, 2008 11:37 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: A 4-letter word
Replies: 12
Views: 641

Re: A 4-letter word

I'm waterlogged on the allotment. So rain is definitely a swear word - especially as there is so much that needs doing. It was dry enough yesterday evening to turn a sodden compost heap onto one which has been under black polythene. However the pigeon loft offerings stuck well to the shoes and it wa...
by Flo
Sat Aug 09, 2008 9:17 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: What have you changed lately?
Replies: 27
Views: 4914

Re: What have you changed lately?

Have discovered a pile of friendly green soap loafing around - present from last Christmas. Now that calls for more strip washes and less baths to use it up. Could be green saving on the water and gas as well as penny wise in using up instead of buying more not so green bath bubbles.
by Flo
Fri Aug 08, 2008 7:28 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Boycott the Olympics is that enough?
Replies: 30
Views: 3325

Re: Boycott the Olympics is that enough?

Helsbells you've just blown a hole in the way of life for a lot of people with that simple bit of logic. :wink:
by Flo
Fri Aug 01, 2008 2:07 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: Countdown to Selfsufficientish Day August 13th.
Replies: 44
Views: 10201

Re: Countdown to Selfsufficientish Day August 13th.

I'd say it will be down the allotment as usual - if nothing else there will be compost heaps to manage. Touch of freecycle as usual to see what is on offer. Could be an investigation into jam making or pickling vegetables if the weather is inclement. Coming up for blackberry time of the year.
by Flo
Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:51 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: pics of the new allotment
Replies: 11
Views: 1559

Re: pics of the new allotment

I see the start of a goodly compost heap in those pictures. :mrgreen: At least it will start paying for itself immediately then. :mrgreen: