+++ Whoops! Here comes the cheese! +++

145791017

Comments

  • EssexHebridean
    EssexHebridean Posts: 21,304 Forumite
    Name Dropper First Anniversary Photogenic First Post
    My current bag of Basmati is the laila brand and I'm happy with it - smells nice, comes from the right place, and cooks well. That ticks the boxes for me. I think I paid £16 in M's for the sack I've got. Definitely no stickiness from it. Mine is the "gold" version if I recall correctly. 
    🎉 MORTGAGE FREE (First time!) 30/09/2016 🎉 And now we go again…New mortgage taken 01/09/23 🏡
    Balance as at 01/09/23 = £115,000.00
    Balance as at 31/12/23 = £112,000.00
    SOA CALCULATOR (for DFW newbies): SOA Calculator
    she/her
  • Greying_Pilgrim
    Greying_Pilgrim Posts: 5,413 Forumite
    First Anniversary Name Dropper First Post Combo Breaker
    Sorry EH - I missed out a comma - the Bad$hah brand that I used was prone to stickiness, plus it was bitty/broken.  On the MrM site someone complained that the (green) La1la rice was bitty, no mention of stickiness.  

    Greying X
    Pounds for Panes £2,590/£10,000 - start date Dec 2023

    Coins for Camping (April) -  £2/£15  (Camping TTD - £60/90)
     
    Grocery spend April £120.73/215
    Non-food household spend April £25.94/25
    Bulk Fund April 0/£10

    Charity Blankets completed 1/24
  • redofromstart
    redofromstart Posts: 4,144 Forumite
    First Anniversary Photogenic Name Dropper First Post
    Sorry EH - I missed out a comma - the Bad$hah brand that I used was prone to stickiness, plus it was bitty/broken.  On the MrM site someone complained that the (green) La1la rice was bitty, no mention of stickiness.  

    Greying X
    I saw that that brand was £13 for 10kg on MrM last night so useful information - thank you
  • redofromstart
    redofromstart Posts: 4,144 Forumite
    First Anniversary Photogenic Name Dropper First Post
    I never win anything, so quite pleased and surprised to get the £10 voucher on the Lidl wheel thing today. Straight back round to use it and pick up the free bread too. 

    I spent the afternoon outside on the sunshine, some roses pruned (David Austin climbers that  cover the stone wall that separates the veg plot from the main garden), nasty weeds removed from veg plot and the basics of my no dig experiment started with retaining edges, cardboard and the coir in for hydrating. Like all compost experiments I think it will need far more bags than anticipated to fill my 10 foot square. 
  • Sun_Addict
    Sun_Addict Posts: 21,230 Forumite
    First Post Name Dropper Photogenic First Anniversary
    Well done 👏 I’ve had absolutely nothing from that wheel thing. 
    Christmas Savings 2024 £252.38/£600 April NSD:2 April Surveys £
  • KajiKita
    KajiKita Posts: 3,610 Forumite
    First Anniversary First Post Name Dropper Photogenic
    It’s amazing how much compost a garden or veggie plot can absorb… ! 😉
    Well done on making progress - did the nettles get beaten back? 

    Lovely about the voucher win 🎉🤩

    KK
    As at 17.03.24:
    - When bought house £315,995 mortgage debt and end date at start = October 2039 <gulp>, now £255,571, end date brought closer by 2 months  
    - OPs to mortgage = £5,965, Interest saved £2,124, to date
    - LTV 51% @ccord, 51% Yopa
    Fixed rate 2.17% ends October 2024

    Read 12 books of target 52 in 2024 (as @ 9th April)
    Produce tracker: £22.24 of £300

    Watch your thoughts, they become your words. Watch your words, they become your actions. Watch your actions, they become your reality. 
  • themadvix
    themadvix Posts: 7,865 Forumite
    Mortgage-free Glee! Photogenic First Anniversary Name Dropper
    edited 27 January at 9:42AM
    How thickly are you laying the compost? Is this the first time and 6”? It is a lot - I ended up with two tonnes of garden waste compost for my allotment!
    Mortgage free 16/06/2023! £132,500 cleared in 11 years, 3 months and 7 days

    'Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is.' Ernest Hemingway


  • redofromstart
    redofromstart Posts: 4,144 Forumite
    First Anniversary Photogenic Name Dropper First Post
    I think I picked a good spot to start with in that it was planted with veg last year and I was reasonably on top of weeding, so a rake off and then digging out a couple of nettles that invade from the sides.  It is well worked and manured soil so not trying to exclude grass or major weeds. Edged with some old fence posts, Brown cardboard down and I've added 600l of coir and am slowly rehydrating but clearly much more is needed.  I do have some very well rotted manure but it is a bit weedy so I may leave it where it is and use the space for courgettes.   I've got 150l of coir left and a 100l bag of multi purpose but I want to save some to top up the polytunnel beds. I've also got 4 bags of bark so a vague plan to cardboard and bark some paths round the new bed.

    I've tidied and sorted my seeds, and ordered a few packs as there is free P&P on a few seed sites this weekend.  

    We are nearly out of milk and there was none in the co op last night so we might *have* to go to local town and the emporiums of compost in the morning.
  • redofromstart
    redofromstart Posts: 4,144 Forumite
    First Anniversary Photogenic Name Dropper First Post
    The co op obliged with milk so my cunning plan failed.  


Meet your Ambassadors

Categories

  • All Categories
  • 343K Banking & Borrowing
  • 250K Reduce Debt & Boost Income
  • 449.6K Spending & Discounts
  • 235.1K Work, Benefits & Business
  • 607.8K Mortgages, Homes & Bills
  • 173K Life & Family
  • 247.8K Travel & Transport
  • 1.5M Hobbies & Leisure
  • 15.9K Discuss & Feedback
  • 15.1K Coronavirus Support Boards