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by Flo
Wed Nov 26, 2008 9:43 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Poor Woolies
Replies: 12
Views: 548

Re: Poor Woolies

I suspect that the clearing of ranges has been because they have been unable to pay the suppliers (for the company debt is HUGE and bigger than that) whereas the DVDs and CDs are produced by a sister company which has probably been subsidising the shop.
by Flo
Wed Nov 26, 2008 9:22 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Pre budget report - UK
Replies: 13
Views: 1046

Re: Pre budget report - UK

Nope the government has not thought the VAT reduction through. All stock on the shelves will have been bought at the present rate of 17.5% VAT and that is what they will have to declare on their VAT returns - so logically it can't be sold on with the reduced VAT unless the seller is prepared to take...
by Flo
Sun Nov 02, 2008 1:22 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Happy Halloween
Replies: 14
Views: 758

Re: Happy Halloween

How can halloween be happy if you are supposed to be scared witless? :roll: :mrgreen:
by Flo
Sun Nov 02, 2008 1:20 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Old people's Bebo!!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 805

Re: Old people's Bebo!!!!

That's the fun of being old - they don't realise that we are as with it as they are :wink:
by Flo
Sun Nov 02, 2008 1:19 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: busy busy flibble
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Re: busy busy flibble

Ha the best bit about being a grandparent is that you get to train the teenogres in the things you learned from their parents :mrgreen:
by Flo
Sat Oct 18, 2008 1:14 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 professions for a self-sufficientish, thinking person
Replies: 121
Views: 49574

Re: 101 professions for a self-sufficientish, thinking person

Of course the ultimate would be to have a smallholding and be totally self sufficient .... Becks :flower: Can I be a wet blanket as ever with things as we were very self sufficient when we lived on a farm when I was a kid - but there were buts of course. Would you be able to provide all your own po...
by Flo
Fri Oct 17, 2008 2:14 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Is the grass really greener?
Replies: 41
Views: 2629

Re: Is the grass really greener?

My family think that there's a mistake somewhere in the makeup of me because I have no foreign travelling instinct whatsoever. :lol:
by Flo
Fri Oct 17, 2008 1:48 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What I learned this year
Replies: 38
Views: 3785

Re: What I learned this year

88. It always takes more compost than you think it will when you are working with clay.
89. My adult, working local kids like eating vegetables and don't mind weeding but they don't like digging.
by Flo
Fri Oct 17, 2008 1:44 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: 115127

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

Have a Hadrian's Wall of compost to use at the moment. So I've lifted strawberries, built up two raised beds that had settled and replanted the strawberries. They'll have their feet down by spring and won't have to be disturbed when they are getting ready to fruit. Also topped up the raspberry canes...
by Flo
Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:08 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Can Someone Explain How Allotments Work?
Replies: 6
Views: 1473

Re: Can Someone Explain How Allotments Work?

Funny oldfella I was just going to say that. Never seen my allotment do anything - it's seen me do an awful lot though. :mrgreen:
by Flo
Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:06 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: 115127

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

Let the muck rot well - it needs to be a couple of years old before it's any use at all on the allotment. Then dig it on.

On the other hand - layer of green waste, layer of manure, layer of green waste, layer of manure etc - cover and use next year.
by Flo
Tue Oct 14, 2008 2:47 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: 2007 and 2008 top three and worst three crops
Replies: 33
Views: 4306

Re: 2007 and 2008 top three and worst three crops

Top three
Carrots
Onions
Beetroot

Failures
Calabrese
Broccoli
Spring Onions
by Flo
Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:49 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: 115127

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

Ah this year you don't know what's in your muck chemical wise and also I would have to ask the family to bring it in as I don't drive. They hated the job last time and whinged about the smell (city kids despite growing up in rural areas it seems!).
by Flo
Mon Oct 13, 2008 8:41 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: A box of one's own
Replies: 19
Views: 2628

Re: A box of one's own

My aren't we a set of individuals who post here. Before I moved here, I lived in a block of 12 flats - 6 to each side. You'd find that people would sit on the stairs or the outside wall and natter, look out for each other, share information on repairs, complain about the garden not being done, the l...
by Flo
Sun Oct 12, 2008 5:40 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Slug problem - he's in the kitchen.
Replies: 13
Views: 1925

Re: Slug problem - he's in the kitchen.

I had a carpenter visit this here social housing flat to block access from under kitchen void via the cupboard containing the gas meter (just don't ask about the design). They never came back for a year till yesterday I found one climbing in through the back bedroom window - remember this is a groun...