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by John
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: I DID IT!
Replies: 13
Views: 177

Re: I DID IT!

Great stuff Diane
Are you in tandem with OH?

John
by John
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 5803

Re: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2018

Where's Mrs OH - gone off to fetch the ice creams?
John
by John
Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Ed. on R4
Replies: 6
Views: 376

Ed. on R4

Nice to hear you on Radio 4 this lunchtime Steve - good to get in a mention of the forum.
Well Done
John
by John
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: Broadforks
Replies: 22
Views: 2461

Re: Broadforks

Hi Pa Snip
This looks rather like a tarmac fork and not a potato fork. Must be difficult to dig with as I guess its designed more for shoveling.
Regards
John
by John
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: On the 11th hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month
Replies: 6
Views: 509

Re: On the 11th hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month

"LET THOSE WHO COME AFTER SEE TO IT THAT THEIR NAMES ARE NOT FORGOTTEN"

John
by John
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Unsolicited mail
Replies: 28
Views: 2915

Re: Unsolicited mail

Pity the poor posties that have to deliver all this rubbish.
John
by John
Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Hard day at work?
Replies: 6
Views: 654

Re: Hard day at work?

http://marwoodhillgarden.co.uk/video-tour-1.html

I'm still trying to spot your cameo appearance in this video JB!

John
by John
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Cooking tips
Topic: Red Currant Straining Problems
Replies: 3
Views: 837

Re: Red Currant Straining Problems

Hello PC98 The problem may be with your recipe. I cup of water to 4lb fruit isn't enough. There don't seem to be any rules on the ratio of fruit to water with jellies but I simply put the fruit into a pan and just add enough liquid to barely cover the fruit then boil to a pulp. As for the cloudy res...
by John
Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Controversial diet matters.
Replies: 91
Views: 4948

Re: Controversial diet matters.

Has anyone tried the Scottish Diet? Scotland, a beautiful small European country, is blissfully free of ageing populations. The Scots die young and don't cling on their pensions for decades. What's their secret? The Scottish Diet, an age-old combination low in fresh fruits and vegetables and high in...
by John
Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Moths - lack of
Replies: 35
Views: 2831

Re: Moths - lack of

Hi Colin
Very few moths here as well.
Also a noticeable lack of butterflies. This is surprising considering the relatively mild winter and spring we have just had.
John
by John
Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Cooking tips
Topic: Finally got a 'Spiralizer'
Replies: 27
Views: 2388

Re: Finally got a 'Spiralizer'

Does it sharpen pencils?

John
by John
Sun May 28, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Cooking tips
Topic: Cooking Mince
Replies: 30
Views: 2944

Re: cooking mince

Hello P
Prestige seem to be still in business and have a wide range of spares for sale -
http://www.prestige.co.uk/spare-parts/p ... s.html?p=1
My local DIY outfit sells the rings for the lid and safety valves.

John
by John
Tue May 16, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: 2 stroke starting problems.year 2017.
Replies: 13
Views: 1854

Re: 2 stroke starting problems.year 2017.

Hello R with an H I think what you are seeing on an oily carb is a fuel mx leak. The petrol is evaporating around the leak and leaving the oil. I have a couple of Stihl 2 strokes - chainsaw and strimmer - and they are great. A few pulls and off we go - start well even when engine is hot. I always us...
by John
Thu May 11, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: Growing watercress
Replies: 16
Views: 1809

Re: Growing watercress

Hello P In the warmer months the plants just keep running straight to flower - this is what they probably do naturally - and its difficult to keep the compost wet all the time. I have in the past also kept the seed trays in larger gravel trays half filled with those expanded clay granules such as Hy...
by John
Thu May 11, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: Growing watercress
Replies: 16
Views: 1809

Re: Growing watercress

During the winter I grow watercress from cuttings. The cuttings come from the stuff you buy in the supermarket bags. I choose the ends of the thicker stalks (often they already have some simple roots showing) and pot them into small pots or 3 x 2 little modules. They root quickly and then get moved ...

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