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by Flo
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 80
Views: 13221

Re: Self Isolation

After today when the minions (daughter and husband) have put together the garden cabinet for the mower I'm a free agent and can take my daily exercise to the allotment (well so far I can till we are told different). It'll be quieter there than on the end of the computer keyboard doing allotment comm...
by Flo
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 80
Views: 13221

Re: Self Isolation

I could well get used to this self isolation.
by Flo
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Our time has come?
Replies: 9
Views: 1825

Re: Our time has come?

Bonnie I come from the generation of war babies where our parents and grandparents were proud to be able to do all the things that you have done in your time. It was the accepted norm that you produced what you could and resorted to the shop afterwards. My toddler dressers were ones cut down from dr...
by Flo
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 80
Views: 13221

Re: Self Isolation

We've had your closures for a good few days now Weedo. There was been a resulting outbreak of public stupidity yesterday as the weather was lovely. The crowds went to the beach, any local beauty spot as well as any open National Trust type place and decided to fill up all the car parks in close pack...
by Flo
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Allotment the 2nd
Replies: 23
Views: 4758

Re: Allotment the 2nd

Drowning does produce a smell. Bag it and bin it could be a way to go. Small amounts hidden in some packaging won't get noticed in the general waste collection?
by Flo
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Emptying the supermarket shelves
Replies: 69
Views: 15009

Re: Emptying the supermarket shelves

Yep the local co-op here is suffering from empty shelves. The last time I went in they had been restricting loo rolls to 2 packets per customer. They opened at 8am and sold the last at 10am. Usually there is bread on offer because it's last date is the day in question. As if. Fresh fruit and veg? On...
by Flo
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Allotment the 2nd
Replies: 23
Views: 4758

Re: Allotment the 2nd

Nah composting doesn't kill couch but burning does.
by Flo
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Allotment the 2nd
Replies: 23
Views: 4758

Re: Allotment the 2nd

So long as there is distance between you - no problem at the moment. I'm sure most of them won't want to dig up couch and docks while you stand in the locality with a telescope and shouting "Go back, you've missed some". :wink: :mrgreen:
by Flo
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Experimentalish
Replies: 26
Views: 5121

Re: Experimentalish

The Blue Lake are definitely climbers Ina
by Flo
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Experimentalish
Replies: 26
Views: 5121

Re: Experimentalish

Peas can be fussy about things and just die for the fun of it (bit like sheep having more ways to commit suicide than any other animal in the UK). Question is - did the peas die due to a lack of pollinating insects?
by Flo
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Emptying the supermarket shelves
Replies: 69
Views: 15009

Re: Emptying the supermarket shelves

It's an interesting situation that it isn't just the supermarket shelves that are suffering. A couple of the big on-line suppliers in the UK - Riverford Veg has stopped taking on any more customers to have veg delivered or extra orders from the old hands so that their long serving regulars still get...
by Flo
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 80
Views: 13221

Re: Self Isolation

Trouble is Bernard, no-one really knows anything definite about this virus. So future plans are based on what has happened elsewhere. Probably quite sensible to be a lot less socially active for the foreseeable future. Not a problem for those of us who are internet savvy as we can manage a lot of ou...
by Flo
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Allotment the 2nd
Replies: 23
Views: 4758

Re: Allotment the 2nd

At least if there's a total lock down and you've made some effort the committee will have to forgive you eh?
by Flo
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 80
Views: 13221

Re: Self Isolation

Someone in the hairdressers today said that if all the over 70s self isolate, what happens when they all reappear and the virus is still about? Another sudden rise in cases and deaths? It's a thought.
by Flo
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficientish 2020
Replies: 38
Views: 20133

Re: Self sufficientish 2020

Fine, I am now organised enough to be able to be self sufficient for 12 weeks after a couple of days running around. I'm fit enough so far as I know, no underlying health issues. So - I'll sort of continue with the growing as the plots are big enough for us to be able to keep our distance and avoid ...