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by Flo
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Being self sufficient in 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1772

Re: Being self sufficient in 2017

I went into the local bigger town up the road yesterday morning for a change of scenery. Things are closing down and it was quiet - must be that we are all self sufficient. The plans to do something with the old bus station now there is a new one have come unstuck as no-one wants to commit to new sh...
by Flo
Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Best place to grow tomatoes
Replies: 14
Views: 974

Re: Best place to grow tomatoes

And I'm sure that some of it is all in the mind and the memory. And yes it is possible to get Ox Heart tomatoes from heirloom seed suppliers over here but they aren't common.
by Flo
Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: UK ban on new diesel and petrol cars 2040
Replies: 11
Views: 596

UK ban on new diesel and petrol cars 2040

So there's talk of banning new diesel and petrol cars in the Uk by 2040! Well someone has had a think about things and looked at what hasn't been thought through by our respected UK government. The article points out a lot of the pitfalls but in sheer practical terms anyone who has a job which invol...
by Flo
Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Need a change of lifestyle
Replies: 18
Views: 1063

Re: Need a change of lifestyle

It's a thought that our government hasn't appeared to get this far down the list of things to do then. The airlines may well be the ones who know this.
by Flo
Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Need a change of lifestyle
Replies: 18
Views: 1063

Re: Need a change of lifestyle

The prospect of a forced change of lifestyle is not good and I suspect that a lot of it comes of ignorance. A listener phoned in the Jeremy Vine show last week and was under the impression we would not be able to fly over Europe when we left the EU. Shows the level of misinformation that there is ar...
by Flo
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Need a change of lifestyle
Replies: 18
Views: 1063

Re: Need a change of lifestyle

Be careful what you wish for Weedo. You may find that the lifestyle Odsox and I have is just as much of a treadmill (but of a different sort).
by Flo
Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Need a change of lifestyle
Replies: 18
Views: 1063

Re: Need a change of lifestyle

Yeah perhaps you are all right. Just that this morning I was clearing down various online photo albums from the past 10 years or so and wondered why I suddenly don't seem to have days to take off on photography projects. It's either the rickety knees slowing me down on the allotment or having two al...
by Flo
Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Need a change of lifestyle
Replies: 18
Views: 1063

Need a change of lifestyle

I seem to be living on the allotments (2) or freezing produce or washing dirty gardening gear and catching up with the housework. In the winter it's a case of planning for next year and budgeting for new gardening gear.

Am I doing something wrong?
by Flo
Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Funny old weather
Replies: 39
Views: 2886

Re: Funny old weather

Same thing this side of the pond Weedo - mind having cleared a patch of peas yesterday it'll be good to have wet soil to plant up tomorrow.
by Flo
Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Someone say something
Replies: 63
Views: 3701

Re: Someone say something

Daughter had her PhD graduation yesterday and there was a celebration in the evening. Today must catch up on the gardening on the allotments after two days off (wet one day, other distractions yesterday). It looks as if it might be a good year this year for vegetables. Am seriously considering wheth...
by Flo
Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:02 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Funny old weather
Replies: 39
Views: 2886

Re: Funny old weather

diver I know just how you feel - especially about the water meter. The rain made it here yesterday and hopefully the allotments up the hill are as gently watered as the back garden. The weather radar on the met office website suggests that you may also have rain today.
by Flo
Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I fancy going shopping
Replies: 10
Views: 1161

Re: I fancy going shopping

The plants were a bit like the water prices at the gardens yesterday so I left them there. But the gardens were spectacular so no problems.

It's not chocolate that I need but underwear Maggie. As to the chocolate, well I need some weight off as I'm soon to see the specialist about new knees.
by Flo
Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I fancy going shopping
Replies: 10
Views: 1161

Re: I fancy going shopping

Today I'm on a coach trip to some fancy gardens with the local older generation (they are good at outings round here) and no doubt will find something to bring home. I may have to miss the outing to the Gretna retail outlet though as I will probably have to be at home to take a delivery for a group ...
by Flo
Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Funny old weather
Replies: 39
Views: 2886

Re: Funny old weather

Pass your showers here please. i'm having to get the 06.30 am bus to the allotments to get use of the communal tap for the hose to do the watering.
by Flo
Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: tomato varietys less prone to blossom rot
Replies: 4
Views: 421

Re: tomato varietys less prone to blossom rot

Don't think so gunners. The general consensus seems to be that the answer lies in the soil and keeping it moist. The internet doesn't seem to have any sensible answers.

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