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by Flo
Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Being self sufficient in 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1779

Re: Being self sufficient in 2017

6 months in approximately through the year and the cut up tea towels that were no use for drying up have also gone the distance as they were no longer even fit to clean up with. It's time to replace certain items of underwear - sorry can't make bras and knickers. Can do a lot of things but those ite...
by Flo
Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Funny old weather
Replies: 39
Views: 2907

Re: Funny old weather

No Weedo not really 15 feet of soil - it's just clay that you can make bricks out of locally so it can feel like that when digging. It can be dry concrete or wet thick pouring concrete - or even workable on days like today. One of my allotments is well improved but the other one ... Much work to be ...
by Flo
Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Funny old weather
Replies: 39
Views: 2907

Re: Funny old weather

At the moment it's raining the sort of rain that soaks into the ground which can only be good as it's seems to be dry about 15 feet down up here - well at least a spade depth down which isn't good for the average allotment crops.
by Flo
Sat May 13, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Tomato plant size
Replies: 3
Views: 607

Re: Tomato plant size

I wonder if the ones on the salad table can't send roots down deep enough?
by Flo
Fri May 12, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I fancy going shopping
Replies: 10
Views: 1162

Re: I fancy going shopping

Is it a diet that has shrunk you is the question
by Flo
Fri May 12, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I fancy going shopping
Replies: 10
Views: 1162

Re: I fancy going shopping

fruitfly wrote:So I'm not the only one who browses in the shops just in case I see something to buy that I never knew I wanted

... and usually haven't got the money on me for it at the time :wink:

No you aren't the only one!
by Flo
Fri May 12, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Greensward...
Replies: 3
Views: 587

Re: Greensward...

The online dictionaries are not helping me - not even the splendid Oxford English. The answer from me is - dunno :mrgreen:
by Flo
Wed May 10, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Brits banned from overseas hotels...
Replies: 10
Views: 1202

Re: Brits banned from overseas hotels...

Nope Weedo. Happens here too.
by Flo
Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Walnut tree
Replies: 42
Views: 7016

Re: Walnut tree

Yes, well better a looker than two useless apple trees!
by Flo
Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I fancy going shopping
Replies: 10
Views: 1162

Re: I fancy going shopping

I really only want the Mad Hatter! It always reminds me of the original Trago Mills which had awful trouble getting planning permission for the original site. When eventually it opened there was a splendid statue of the one councillor who had supported them through thick and thin. And a mad hatter's...
by Flo
Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I fancy going shopping
Replies: 10
Views: 1162

I fancy going shopping

Trouble is that by the time I bought a new shredder and had a hair cut I couldn't think of anything to buy. And that was with a whole shopping centre in front of me. I shouldn't have needed the new shredder if I hadn't been so impatient with the old one! I overfed it in one go. And it stopped workin...
by Flo
Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Walnut tree
Replies: 42
Views: 7016

Re: Walnut tree

Perhaps he just thinks that the tree looks good and likes it whatever it doesn't do.
by Flo
Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: The perils of bought potting compost
Replies: 25
Views: 2739

Re: The perils of bought potting compost

Trouble is with green waste here, all sorts of things can end up in the skip to be processed. Japanese knot weed, mare's tail, treated lawn clippings to name but three that I have heard of going "to the tip". There are times when people don't think that a bonfire might be a better disposal...
by Flo
Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: strawberry dilemma
Replies: 8
Views: 751

Re: strawberry dilemma

Perhaps you should have used some "ever bearers" which can be nipped back till later in the season (say June) and then allowed to set fruit?
by Flo
Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Hungry gap sowing
Replies: 7
Views: 1180

Re: Hungry gap sowing

Cor blimey - oldest soil temperature check for is it warm enough to sow? Well if you wouldn't sit on soil why should the poor little seeds with no clothes on grow? :mrgreen:

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