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by Johnboy
Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Chritmas
Replies: 11
Views: 726

Happy Chritmas

A HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE ON THE FORUM I have been a member now for well over 20 years and now it is time for me to retire from making any further posts. Old as I maybe I still have my marbles but feel that there is a total lack of discusion on forum which quite frankly saddens me and smart ars...
by Johnboy
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday to Alan Refail
Replies: 9
Views: 741

Happy Birthday to Alan Refail

Dear Alan,
Just to hope that you have had a very pleasant day.
At this time of night I am astonished that nobody else has managed to notice.
Thank you for all that you have done for us all over the years.
Sincerely,
JB.
by Johnboy
Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Rat release allowed
Replies: 37
Views: 2897

Re: Rat release allowed

We only set baited traps in confined areas so it is in places pets would not be allowed. I would urge you all to look up ERADIBAIT on Google and by using their products only rodents suffer death. All other pets and animals are not affected and that includes us humans. Very safe to use.
by Johnboy
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Rat release allowed
Replies: 37
Views: 2897

Re: Rat release allowed

If you are not prepared to set a baited trap that will kill the rat let things alone. Humane traps for rats to me seems a cop out. As an owner of woodland I do not want your rats I have a big enough problem of my own without you adding to my problems.
by Johnboy
Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: News and Views
Topic: Indian summer for pests
Replies: 20
Views: 2514

Re: Indian summer for pests

Hi Robo, Thankfully the old school tie brigade are very much on the wain around this area. I live around three miles from the Welsh border where rugby is a normal people's game and no cliques or snobby bar stewards. I cannot say that I exactly enjoy league but I do watch in on tv and the way both ga...
by Johnboy
Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: News and Views
Topic: Indian summer for pests
Replies: 20
Views: 2514

Re: Indian summer for pests

My school played a lot of rugby and back in those days it wasn't touch rugby but the hard game from the off. I played ruby until I was 38 and had to pack up due to an accident. I take it that Robo played League and I played Union but fail to understand who does the damage to who. There are very few ...
by Johnboy
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: News and Views
Topic: Indian summer for pests
Replies: 20
Views: 2514

Re: Indian summer for pests

Hi Tigerburnie,
I didn't get to university until I was past 40 so does this make me doubly qualified?
by Johnboy
Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: News and Views
Topic: Indian summer for pests
Replies: 20
Views: 2514

Re: Indian summer for pests

I remember 1976 very well. All the pseudo experts came out of the wood work spreading their doom and gloom at every opportunity. It will take at least 5 years for the aquifers to be replenished and took every chance they could to spread alarm and despondency. As it happened we all managed to survive...
by Johnboy
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Pumpkin flavour recommendations please?
Replies: 7
Views: 641

Re: Pumpkin flavour recommendations please?

Sally reminded me of a special occasion on my gap year in France when my host had taken the biggest Turks Turban squash I have ever seen and had cut the turban downwards to make a lid then hollowed out the bottom section and filled with a fruit salad which was superb and that was on Saturday night a...
by Johnboy
Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Growing a Christmas tree from a cutting
Replies: 15
Views: 7763

Re: Growing a Christmas tree from a cutting

Hi Liam,
The Norwegian Spruce Tree is the traditional Christmas Tree can be grown from a semi-mature cuttings taken during July and August but the chances of getting a worthwhile Christmas Tree are slim. Norwegian Spruce grown for Christmas Tree production are grown from seed.
by Johnboy
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Pa Snip Enterprise: A questionable start
Replies: 21
Views: 1254

Re: Pa Snip Enterprise: A questionable start

I would keep quiet about using Jeyes Fluid as a soil sterilizer because it is against the law to use it. It is no longer licenced as soil sterilant.
JB.
by Johnboy
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: F1 Seed
Replies: 13
Views: 642

Re: F1 Seed

Hi Shallotman It is quite simple to have a succession of F1 cabbages by simply not sowing them all at the same time and there are very few open pollinated varieties the can match the the vibrancy of an F1 hybrid. Having said that I still grow the open pollinated pointed cabbages myself and no longer...
by Johnboy
Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: French bean Cobra
Replies: 10
Views: 746

Re: French bean Cobra

Hi Tony, May I enquire if you save your own Cobra seed? When you sow several varieties of French beans and although they are self fertile it could be that they produce hybrid seeds which can reduce the strain. Fresh seed each year from a reputable seedhouse to me is must with not only French varieti...
by Johnboy
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Moths - lack of
Replies: 35
Views: 2260

Re: Moths - lack of

Hi Gerry,
I sometimes drive a Land Rover and still a lack of windscreen suicides.
by Johnboy
Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Moths - lack of
Replies: 35
Views: 2260

Re: Moths - lack of

Hi Monika, Stream-lining I think not. It may cut a few out but I very often do an 80 mile round journey and I go through mainly very rural meadow and woodland and these insects simply are not about. Theories are fine but theories have to be proven. My house doesn't have streamline windows and on a b...

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