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NorthernTeacher
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Post: # 272791Post NorthernTeacher
Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:42 pm

Hi, I'm Jane. Got a cottage and largish garden with my husband 2 years ago and loving it. Growing what I can of my own. Lots of trees so lots of birds and other wildlife. Lots to learn. Keen to see what others do for self-sufficiency. Can't wait for some warmer spring weather in the UK :icon_smile:

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Post: # 272792Post niknik
Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:01 pm

welcome :wave:

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Post: # 272793Post Odsox
Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:07 pm

Welcome to our forum. :wave:
I love forget-me-nots.
Tony

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NorthernTeacher
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Post: # 272794Post NorthernTeacher
Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:14 pm

Hi niknik and Odsox :-) Looks like my type of place here. Love the diverse questions I've read so far - as well as the answers!
Yep, forget-me-nots are lovely, aren't they? Took my pic first week in May last year. This time last year we could have lunch on our little terrace and now... well, you know what the weather's like at the moment, Odsox. Wonder what Spain is like though...

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Post: # 272796Post Odsox
Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:33 pm

NorthernTeacher wrote:you know what the weather's like at the moment, Odsox.
Ah, I'm not allowed to mention my weather ... it tends to wind people up. :lol:

http://www.selfsufficientish.com/forum/ ... 3&start=22
Tony

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Post: # 272797Post Green Aura
Sat Mar 23, 2013 4:09 pm

Or your tomatoes! :tongue:

And hi NT, welcome to Ish. :lol:
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Post: # 272804Post Lochside Yogi
Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:40 pm

Hi there, welcome to the forum and good luck with the garden, any advice you might need, there will be someone on here who will who will be willing to help.

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Post: # 272817Post Milims
Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:40 am

Hi there and welcome :wave:
Let us be lovely
And let us be kind
Let us be silly and free
It won't make us famous
It won't make us rich
But damn it how happy we'll be!
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Post: # 272818Post NorthernTeacher
Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:48 am

Hi Green Aura, Lochside Yogi and Milims :-) Oooo, tomatoes, haven't bought any since growing them last year. Shop bought just doesn't do it for me anymore! Will be trying some yellow ones this year. Looking forward to meeting you all around the site later :-) (not sure how to do the smilies without them being on the page - they won't copy and paste)

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Post: # 272819Post Milims
Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:43 am

Smilies come up at the side of the reply screen - just click on them and they appear here! :wave: :flower: :mrgreen: :iconbiggrin: :tongue: :sunny: :cooldude: :hugish:
Let us be lovely
And let us be kind
Let us be silly and free
It won't make us famous
It won't make us rich
But damn it how happy we'll be!
Edward Monkton


Member of the Ish Weight Loss Club since 10/1/11 Started at 12st 8 and have lost 8lb so far!

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NorthernTeacher
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Post: # 272821Post NorthernTeacher
Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:00 am

Merci beaucoup Milims :cooldude: I was using the Quick Reply - that's the reason - I need to :study: more :lol:

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Post: # 272907Post 123sologne
Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:43 am

Hi NorthernTeacher and welcome, :wave:
Beware of yellow toms, I did some last year and was really disappointed (no taste). It was possibly due to the brand I used: Yellow Stuffers. I would definitely not suggest those. I did some black ones which were okay (Black Russians), very big and quite nice. This year I am back in full red but I want to try the monster Beefsteaks which are supposedly over a kilo per fruit! Lots of tomato sauce and ketchup to be made if they produce well...... Yum! :iconbiggrin:
I wish you a good adventure with your toms and all the other vegs you will produce! And you can be sure to find a lot of people ready to help here if you have any trouble with anything. :thumbright:

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Post: # 272910Post NorthernTeacher
Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:29 am

Thanks for the welcome Caroline :iconbiggrin: I'll not expect too much from the yellow toms until tasted then :wink: I think they're Franchi seeds. I'm having a go at Marzano and Red Pear for plum toms and the ever reliable Gardener's Delight for cherries.
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