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by Flo
Mon Jul 28, 2008 5:19 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: the good life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 693

Re: the good life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ah not just three courgettes collected off the allotment but the first marrow and the first spuds. I've never grown any of them before so feel rather proud of myself. :wink:
by Flo
Sat Jul 26, 2008 10:09 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: first steps to an allotment
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Re: first steps to an allotment

Can you get a few cash crops such as lettuce, spring onions and radish in quickly so that you get a few bits off a corner while you are digging over and manuring, starting off a compost heap, building fruit and herb beds? Some things like to be put in to get their feet down over the winter (rhubarb,...
by Flo
Sat Jul 26, 2008 7:27 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: July Photo Competition - VOTING OVER!!
Replies: 50
Views: 12053

Re: July Photo Competition - Leisure Time-win a signed ish Bible

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Down the allotment growing things - how else to relax in the summer?
by Flo
Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:56 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: New years resolution - say no to T***o
Replies: 29
Views: 4650

Re: New years resolution - say no to T***o

So many all depends in saying no to the local supermarket, whatever it is called. Depends where you live and whether there are enough alternatives. Depends on what you can grow for yourself, whether you can get onto the internet to go green shopping, whether you want to buy in bulk through a local c...
by Flo
Wed Jul 09, 2008 10:57 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Is recycling your old clothes worth it?
Replies: 41
Views: 5438

Re: Is recycling your old clothes worth it?

Too many people think that recycling old clothes means going to the charity shop with trashed gear that some poor yoof with no clothes will appeciate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by Flo
Wed Jul 09, 2008 10:55 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Putting down roots in the city
Replies: 4
Views: 864

Re: Putting down roots in the city

It'll never catch on - the food will come out of the ground dirty :mrgreen: :roll: :wink:

And you know that there are lots of people who have never seen dirty food and know that you have to wash it!
by Flo
Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:37 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Can I "not buy anything new for a year?"
Replies: 162
Views: 54191

Re: Can I "not buy anything new for a year?"

:( Sigh - life is full of difficulties when you are trying to live without buying anything new for a year. My feet are well not ordinary, every day shaped feet and I wear shoes out like there's no tomorrow. I've just had to buy a new pair of shoes to replace a set that fell to pieces (being fully re...
by Flo
Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:01 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: 109028

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

Waiting for the soil to be dry enough after the weekend monsoons so that I can go and do the weeding :(
by Flo
Fri Jul 04, 2008 6:49 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: One self sufficient Mamma here
Replies: 9
Views: 2281

One self sufficient Mamma here

Sounds like eco-living almost to a fine art

I wonder where she gets the money to do the installations mind you :wink:
by Flo
Thu Jul 03, 2008 7:52 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Places to visit/do in Cornwall...?
Replies: 23
Views: 1272

Re: Places to visit/do in Cornwall...?

The Lost Gardens of Trebah are great - but take your own sarnies cos the tea room costs a bit. Believe that there is a good walk out that gets you nearly to Mousehole there too if I remember right. The tearoom at Trebah gardens used to be great but not been for years. You can walk down through Treba...
by Flo
Thu Jul 03, 2008 7:45 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: What have you found lately?
Replies: 102
Views: 24210

Re: What have you found lately?

There's this huge great set of raspberry canes on a steep slope on the walk down to the allotment. Lovely big, juicy ones that no-one else is touching. So I've had two large punnets full over the past four days! I can't reach the top ones but I'll take all the ones that I can reach as they ripen. :w...
by Flo
Tue Jul 01, 2008 4:54 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Yes, We managed to get our allotment!
Replies: 53
Views: 10848

Re: Yes, We managed to get our allotment!

Coo you lucky southerners with longer growing season!
by Flo
Tue Jul 01, 2008 4:53 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: 109028

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

Front yard job today - have two poorly squashes returned to me by daughter and son-in-law. They had got them started off in conservatory and when tomatoes took over, shoved them in garden and forgot about them. So I've put them into larger tubs at the sunny, sheltered front door and will give them a...
by Flo
Sun Jun 29, 2008 7:19 am
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Self sufficientish Day August 13th
Replies: 31
Views: 5808

Re: Self sufficientish Day August 13th

I'm going to spend a lot time working out how I can be more self sufficient that day. Bit limited in some ways as there are things that the social housing association won't let me do to the flat as they have to let it out again after I leave. But it could be interesting. I'll look at both sides of t...
by Flo
Wed Jun 25, 2008 5:38 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Topsoil - where do you get yours from?!
Replies: 17
Views: 2244

Re: Topsoil - where do you get yours from?!

If you have horsetail in your garden and you live in said offending garden - trying taking a kettle of boiling water and trickling in down stem close to ground - seems to work by boiling the roots. Needs doing regularly so that stuff doesn't go to seed and spread so to speak but trick does seem to w...