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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: 5426

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: 860

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: 53403

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: 108864

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: 2278

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: 1264

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: 24146

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: 10840

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: 108864

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: 5795

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: 2239

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...
by Flo
Wed Jun 25, 2008 5:35 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Big old scythe
Replies: 21
Views: 1987

Re: Big old scythe

Good heavens I spent many a summer holiday with one of those scythes as a teenager. I'd sooner have one than have a strimmer any day. :mrgreen:
by Flo
Wed Jun 25, 2008 5:30 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Vacant plots in your area
Replies: 35
Views: 10566

Re: Vacant plots in your area

None of our plots are vacant - except that some of the plot holders would appear to be vacant. One bloke has his free for a year to try and beat the horsetail poor so and so.
by Flo
Wed Jun 25, 2008 8:20 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: What have you changed lately?
Replies: 27
Views: 4904

Re: What have you changed lately?

Buying less food at the moment as the allotment is well on stream this year. I'm also going to have an inventory on cooking habits and see if a microwave would improve the electricity bill. It would make a change from one pot meals to be able to do things like jacket spuds - but only if the price is...
by Flo
Wed Jun 25, 2008 8:15 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: What have you found lately?
Replies: 102
Views: 24146

Re: What have you found lately?

Chap on one of allotments next to me dug out three Dinky cars during his clearing activities recently and they are quite old ones too, if not quite vintage. Certainly the car models would not be known to the latest generation of toddlers. :mrgreen: