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by JohnN
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Garden wildlife
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: Garden wildlife

Hi TB. Fred was a lovely man who I got to know through mutual contacts and meeting at events. He was a great cook and did the BBQ at an annual fishing fund raising event for a children's charity, also supported by Chris Tarrant. One time I was standing with a group of anglers by a bookstall and rash...
by JohnN
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Garden wildlife
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: Garden wildlife

We get a lot of maggies, pigeons, rooks and crows. An old fishing friend of mine, Fred Taylor, once told me how to tell rooks and crows apart. He said if you see a lot of crows together then they're rooks. If you see a rook on its own, then its a crow!
by JohnN
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Garden wildlife
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Garden wildlife

We're getting quite a lot of wildlife in the garden this summer, apart from the usual wild birds. A flock of parakeets pays a regular visit, as do a couple of squirrels, a fox and two pheasants - both cocks. (Gay pheasants?) Our son and his wife stayed one night recently en route to Gatwick, and sle...
by JohnN
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Leaf miner
Replies: 1
Views: 217

Leaf miner

My beetroot, which were growing fabulously, have been hit with leaf miner before I could get enviromesh over them. I've stripped nearly all the infected leaves off and put the mesh over, but I expect it will spread again. How badly does this affect the actual beetroot - total wipeout, just growing s...
by JohnN
Mon May 13, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?
Replies: 1128
Views: 129426

Re: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?

There's anew airline at Gatwick - Air Viagra. Their slogan is "We get you up, we keep you up, and we get rid of Virgin everywhere"!
by JohnN
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Black Hole
Replies: 8
Views: 588

Black Hole

I guess we've all been gasping at the photo of the black hole, 55million light years away. But what I want to know is how do we know that it's still there? It could have ceased to exist 54 million years ago!
by JohnN
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Pa Snip
Replies: 75
Views: 5122

Re: Pa Snip

Hi Pod: Any further progress on the funeral video downloading? Keep strong. JohnN
by JohnN
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Pa Snip
Replies: 75
Views: 5122

Re: Pa Snip

Rest in peace, I've enjoyed all your posts. John N
by JohnN
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Social Care and a legal milestone.
Replies: 10
Views: 854

Re: Social Care and a legal milestone.

Sorry, I didn't mean to imply that FGM shouldn't be banned, just that it should be re-named MGM!
by JohnN
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Social Care and a legal milestone.
Replies: 10
Views: 854

Re: Social Care and a legal milestone.

Rather than banning FGM perhaps it should be extended to men - starting with Christopher Chope and proceeding to those who rape women.
by JohnN
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Growing places
Topic: Greenhouse set up
Replies: 9
Views: 1154

Re: Greenhouse set up

P1010132.JPG Alison; Homebase do a self-assembly steel "bed", made by Birdies, about 5ft long which holds at least 200 litres of compost and is ideal for salad crops, and other things as well if you wish. It was only £10, last Spring. Go and chat up your local publican(s) and you may get ...
by JohnN
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy New Year to you all for 2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1833

Re: Happy New Year to you all for 2019

Next year all will become clear. We'll have 20/20 vision, won't we? Happy New Year to y'all.
by JohnN
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: roof moss
Replies: 5
Views: 439

roof moss

My bungalow roof is infested with moss, bits of which are continually getting washed down and blocking the gutters. I have a tub of ferrous sulphate moss killer and am considering spraying the roof with a solution of this (4oz per gallon?). I appreciate that the dead (hopefully!) moss will also fill...
by JohnN
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Quince
Replies: 6
Views: 706

Re: Quince

I have a very mature (perhaps 80 years old) quince tree which this year fruited heavily with pear-sized fruit. Lots of them went to a local pub and several friends for quince chutney, which we benefited from. Years ago I made quince wine which turned out very pleasant, though strong tasting. Don't t...
by JohnN
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Cake
Replies: 10
Views: 1793

Re: Cake

In the original post doesn't the word boiled refer to the fruit, not the cake? ie a cake with boiled fruit in it?

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