Search found 2031 matches

by Flo
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: I don't think I like Gooseberries
Replies: 6
Views: 371

Re: I don't think I like Gooseberries

:lol: Maybe it's gooseberries don't like you DnD
by Flo
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Allotment the 2nd
Replies: 31
Views: 6656

Re: Allotment the 2nd

At least you know the pitfalls now. Hope that you will be welcomed back - best to leave your name on the waiting list mind.
by Flo
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Not buying new
Replies: 45
Views: 27630

Re: Not buying new

Picture of growing things in cakes livens a boring day. :lol:
by Flo
Sat Sep 12, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: I don't think I like Gooseberries
Replies: 6
Views: 371

Re: I don't think I like Gooseberries

If you’re going to cook with them, look for slightly under ripe – but not rock-hard – berries. For eating raw, choose berries that yield to the touch, and are juicy. You can check before picking can't you? Have you tried making something like crumble to see if that is as bad as the jam? Do you think...
by Flo
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Not buying new
Replies: 45
Views: 27630

Re: Not buying new

Now I didn't know that Ina. Should have asked here first.
by Flo
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Not buying new
Replies: 45
Views: 27630

Re: Not buying new

I come back to this ancient conversation as I'm reducing my allotments back to 1 from 2 after three years. We've a waiting list for a change so it's not fair to keep two as they are big ones. It's recycling I suppose. However, I want to take cuttings and fruit bushes from the newer one back to the o...
by Flo
Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Lock down clear outs
Replies: 6
Views: 1812

Re: Lock down clear outs

Sheesh. Friday morning was the morning that was. Of the 4 sites with allotments on them, the biggest one has 40 full sized plots. We managed to persuade the association treasurer to pay for a second skip in the last 6 weeks to get rid of all the rubbish that folks had collected over the years. You'd...
by Flo
Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficientish 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 23982

Re: Self sufficientish 2020

I'm becoming quite sufficient in home made compost on the allotments at the moment. I fear that the amount that is ready on allotment number 2 is going to go nowhere near the improvements required for the soil there. But it certainly helps on one corner that has not been improved in my time there (n...
by Flo
Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficientish 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 23982

Re: Self sufficientish 2020

Local food bank takes donations and cash. If donations are thin then cash is welcome. Supermarket own brands vary from chain to chain I think. As does price. Depends on your pocket as to what you want to pay - or can afford to pay - as well as what you can do for yourself in the way of produce. Not ...
by Flo
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Allotment the 2nd
Replies: 31
Views: 6656

Re: Allotment the 2nd

Oh Mr Viper I know that situation only too well. I took on a second allotment when there was no waiting list and am now winding it down as we do have a waiting list. Not sure if we really had more off two than we had off one. Yes and no. It's just going to take some winding down to have the second o...
by Flo
Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Allotment the 2nd
Replies: 31
Views: 6656

Re: Allotment the 2nd

Come on - tell us how things have gone Mr Viper. Did you get the promised pictures?
by Flo
Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 113
Views: 46755

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Think I've harvested all the plums. Have dwarf beans if the rain ever stops - does harvesting rain ever count?
by Flo
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Supporting the Economy
Replies: 3
Views: 600

Supporting the Economy

Now us being self sufficient I suppose that it's not us that have been back out hitting the shops is it? Should we be worrying about keeping the economy afloat to preserve jobs. Or are we the ones who are taking advantage of all the clear outs that other folks have been doing? Or have we been puttin...
by Flo
Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Lock down clear outs
Replies: 6
Views: 1812

Re: Lock down clear outs

Well it's sure in better condition that the weights which need quite some work doing on them. With allotment inspections due, I have no doubt we shall be recycling badly kept and unused plots during the first week of September. Send out the standard official agreed by committee letter pointing out t...