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by FredFromOssett
Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Pensions!
Replies: 7
Views: 1489

Re: Pensions!

The bag of Dry Roasted Peanuts which states in the Allergy Advice box "May also contain Nuts."
I should b****y well hope so!
by FredFromOssett
Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Merry Xmas
Replies: 35
Views: 4967

Re: Merry Xmas

oldherbaceous wrote:Dear Primrose, even the thought of you dancing round Stonehenge in your woad, has put a big smile on my face :) .....and that's not even knowing what a woad is.... :)


A bit like a stweet, only longer :lol:
by FredFromOssett
Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:23 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Merry Xmas
Replies: 35
Views: 4967

Re: Merry Xmas

A very Happy Christmas and a successful New Year to all contributors, and to anyone else who may browse the forum.
by FredFromOssett
Sat Dec 17, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Cost of postage.
Replies: 11
Views: 2421

Re: Cost of postage.

Whilst I agree that the cost of postage appears high, especially when buying the large number of stamps that are necessary to send to lifelong friends and acquaintances, I still like to send cards. Much as I would like to donate all the expense of the cards and postage to worthwhile causes, I like t...
by FredFromOssett
Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:46 am
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Blight Resistant Varieties
Replies: 27
Views: 4546

Re: Blight Resistant Varieties

But mushy peas and curry sauce would make the surface dangerously slippery :lol:
by FredFromOssett
Fri Dec 09, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: Broad Beans
Replies: 8
Views: 2942

Re: Broad Beans

Most years I have started Masterpiece Long Pod in October in toilet roll tubes, germinated in the coldframe and planted out in late October or November to overwinter on the plot. These have had survival rates varying from moderate to excellent. Last year my October (2015) sowings got too leggy to pl...
by FredFromOssett
Thu Dec 08, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: Website Help
Topic: A Like button, please?
Replies: 10
Views: 3184

Re: A Like button, please?

I don’t totally disagree with your sentiments Oscar, I just have concerns that some people could use a button as the easy way out, and actually diminish the number of contributions to the forum. Anything that can make the forum more dynamic I would welcome with open arms. If such a device encouraged...
by FredFromOssett
Thu Dec 08, 2016 2:44 pm
Forum: Website Help
Topic: A Like button, please?
Replies: 10
Views: 3184

Re: A Like button, please?

Thanks Robo. It's nice to know I am not completely a minority of one.
The easy way out is not always the solution to a dilemma.
by FredFromOssett
Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: Website Help
Topic: A Like button, please?
Replies: 10
Views: 3184

Re: A Like button, please?

Just to be contentious; which way would things go with the introduction of a ‘like’ button? Would it provide too much of an easy option that could discourage actual posts containing expressions of opinion, thus doing nothing to widen our knowledge base, or would it provide a first ‘toe-in-the-water’...
by FredFromOssett
Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Where are you???
Replies: 16
Views: 6968

Re: Where are you???

Just picked up my copy of KG from the local shop, and have only skimmed through it so far. It looks good; and I greatly approve of the 'Last Word' page.
by FredFromOssett
Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:31 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: We Shall........................
Replies: 19
Views: 3682

Re: We Shall........................

We shall remember them.
by FredFromOssett
Sun Nov 06, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Nettle cultivating alotment holder evicted
Replies: 15
Views: 3413

Re: Nettle cultivating alotment holder evicted

Ricard with an H wrote:That's a lovely story Robo, makes me feel guilty being such a cynic about people. Gave me a warm cuddly feeling.

That's a nice sentiment about the warm cuddly feeling.
This forum can be a great place to give other people cuddles as well as advice (and banter).
by FredFromOssett
Sun Nov 06, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: What I harvested today!
Replies: 67
Views: 15631

Re: What I harvested today!

Westi: Thanks for the concern. I think the back can be classed as old age and having twisted slightly awkwardly when weeding about 8 weeks ago. It just seems reluctant to get back to normal this time, but slowly getting there. :( Primrose: The beans are just on the open plot on the lottie, growing u...
by FredFromOssett
Sat Nov 05, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: What I harvested today!
Replies: 67
Views: 15631

Re: What I harvested today!

Today's harvest was but a quick one; leeks (Musselburgh), runner beans (Aintree), Kestrel potatoes and the last of the Gigantes (giant beans). Followed by a bit of a clear-up of brassica leaves. Winter digging will have to wait until the bad back improves!
by FredFromOssett
Sat Nov 05, 2016 1:21 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Tip for shrink on tops for wine bottles
Replies: 6
Views: 1912

Re: Tip for shrink on tops for wine bottles

Will you send, or must I collect my bottle? :lol:

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