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by Flo
Mon Sep 13, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 152
Views: 97181

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Oh gloom Weedo that comes expensive in time if not in other things that have to be garnered to improve the situation.
by Flo
Fri Sep 10, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 152
Views: 97181

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Green Aura wrote:
Fri Sep 10, 2021 11:07 am
My courgettes have finished - not ver productive at all this year!
Thought it was just me - had a short period where they were productive and then they gave up.
by Flo
Thu Sep 09, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 152
Views: 97181

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Plums at the moment; cooking apples about to start and then there's the pears.
by Flo
Fri Aug 27, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self Sufficient 2021
Replies: 45
Views: 16817

Re: Self Sufficient 2021

Well Ina my first thought was the first in this list but take your pick: Lack of moisture at the roots. ... Lack of pollinating insects, perhaps because of cold, wet or windy weather. Very hot weather, especially at night, which inhibits the germination of pollen grains, interrupting the pollination...
by Flo
Sun Aug 22, 2021 7:10 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self Sufficient 2021
Replies: 45
Views: 16817

Re: Self Sufficient 2021

I'm sure a watched tree never bears fruit - like the watched pot that never boils. :mrgreen: Freezer is full at the moment though that does include a variety of pasta type meals made up with oddments of vegetables that didn't deserve the full blanching and freezing treatment. Should be able to eat o...
by Flo
Wed Aug 11, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Thrifty self sufficiency?
Replies: 7
Views: 863

Re: Thrifty self sufficiency?

The journalistic slant ignores the fact that she has internet access, owns a house, does have a car.
by Flo
Mon Aug 09, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Thrifty self sufficiency?
Replies: 7
Views: 863

Re: Thrifty self sufficiency?

I suspect that some of the attitude is bought on by being a retired truck driver - that has never been a social lifestyle and I think she did it for some 30 years.
by Flo
Mon Aug 09, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Thrifty self sufficiency?
Replies: 7
Views: 863

Thrifty self sufficiency?

Thrifty living for the self sufficient types This lady is certainly not your average thrifty type but she does her best to be self sufficient with what she has or finds before she buys. She's still going on despite the time since the article in the paper (click on home if it sticks on a December me...
by Flo
Thu Jul 29, 2021 6:51 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: To all those junk collectors
Replies: 19
Views: 4725

Re: To all those junk collectors

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Trouble is that what goes down to our allotments seems to look like this and it never seems to be what you want in an emergency.
by Flo
Thu Jul 29, 2021 6:44 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Growing in 2021
Replies: 56
Views: 24724

Re: Growing in 2021

Thing is - all the promises from the met office around here of rain does come with the warning that it will be showers and those won't be evenly spread over the area. In other words, thunder and hail 5 miles away in one direction, heavy showers 2 miles away in another. And the heavy showers seem to ...
by Flo
Mon Jul 26, 2021 6:58 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: To all those junk collectors
Replies: 19
Views: 4725

Re: To all those junk collectors

It's the same here with regards to household electricals Ina. It wouldn't be so bad but the small stuff I could put in a bag, get on the bus that goes past the household recycling turn in and take it but the rule is no walk ins here too (think it's the big lorries that take away the full skips that ...
by Flo
Fri Jul 23, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self Sufficient 2021
Replies: 45
Views: 16817

Re: Self Sufficient 2021

Hah but I didn't get caught.
by Flo
Fri Jul 23, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Got the Signoff...
Replies: 35
Views: 15979

Re: Got the Signoff...

Good heavens, season for fruit best part gone. Where's the jam made? :mrgreen: What a case you are Mr Viper. What's wrong with using internet anyway?
by Flo
Tue Jul 20, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Got the Signoff...
Replies: 35
Views: 15979

Re: Got the Signoff...

Believe me, the preserving is a job that will keep you busy and if the ingredients are free - excellent. Have you thought of learning to forage?
by Flo
Fri Jul 16, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self Sufficient 2021
Replies: 45
Views: 16817

Re: Self Sufficient 2021

Hah and the bane of Northumberland which is a large and wild in places county. The National Park regularly gets a snit on over it.