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by Johnboy
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Please help with some plant identification
Replies: 18
Views: 676

Re: Please help with some plant identification

Dear Stephen,
the purple flower with the berries is in fact Woody Nightshade and will have red berries. The lower on Deadly Nightshade is a bell flower of a much deeper coloured purple. I am afraid that without the leaf pattern showing I cannot identify the othe seedhead.
Sincerely,
by Johnboy
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Out of date seeds
Replies: 13
Views: 2358

Re: Out of date seeds

I note the table that Alan has kindly provided but what must be understood is that the four named mentioned outlets are from seed houses and university horticultural establishments who store their seeds strictly to the recognised temperature of 5C now I wonder how many Gardeners and allotmenteers st...
by Johnboy
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: my experiment
Replies: 12
Views: 1001

Re: my experiment

Dear Geoff,
Just to put you right I started growing vegetables on my own account in 1943 and I will leave the maths to you!
Sincerely,
by Johnboy
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday Johnboy.
Replies: 15
Views: 1071

Re: Happy Birthday Johnboy.

My dear old friends, I thank you so much for remembering me on my birthday. Due to a very strong antibiotic I am taking it was the first alcohol birthday since I was 16 and I celebrated by going and having a wonderful steak cooked to perfection rare to medium! Some time back I said that due to famil...
by Johnboy
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: my experiment
Replies: 12
Views: 1001

Re: my experiment

Dear Diane, May I suggest rather than ruining your nails trying to rub peas on sand paper that you take a sharp knife and holding said pea under fingernail with a smidgen of pea protruding you slide the knife down your fingernail and cut the skin. The cut should be the opposite side to the scar on t...
by Johnboy
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Australia Day!
Replies: 7
Views: 1266

Re: Happy Australia Day!

Hi Westie,
Is this called celebrating with conviction! Enjoy your day.
by Johnboy
Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy New Year to you all for 2019
Replies: 36
Views: 2614

Re: Happy New Year to you all for 2019

A happy new year and my hopes are for you all to have and enjoy a very fruitful season.
JB.
by Johnboy
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday.
Replies: 11
Views: 1265

Re: Happy Birthday.

Dear Alan,
I wish you a happy birthday although the day is almost done before I have had the time to 'read anything.
So I really should be saying hope you have enjoyed your day.
Sincerely,
JB.
by Johnboy
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: cheese
Replies: 55
Views: 9152

Re: cheese

My favourite cheese used to be Dovedale Blue but sadly the creamery closed and was taken over and the new creamery produces is Yorkshire Blue which is a taste-alike. I buy Yorkshire Blue as a half cheese and I then store for at least six weeks before even trying to consume it. In that 6 weeks the ch...
by Johnboy
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: cheese
Replies: 55
Views: 9152

Re: cheese

Well done Westi! To bring back what could be a very good and interesting thread for discussion only to be trashed is something all to familiar on this forum. This forum used to be wonderful with good meaningful input to threads instead of smart arse quips to derail something in which they have no in...
by Johnboy
Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Chritmas
Replies: 11
Views: 3028

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 10:54 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday to Alan Refail
Replies: 9
Views: 3493

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: 11857

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: 11857

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: 6867

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...

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