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by WestHamRon
Mon May 11, 2015 9:00 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Charlotte & other spuds questions.
Replies: 30
Views: 2898

Re: Charlotte & other spuds questions.

I just bought Pembrokeshire new potatoes, not for the first time and I wasn't impressed this second time. Pearly white and lacking in taste compared to my favourites. I also bought Mallocan new potatoes and very quickly turned them into papas aruggados. Boiled in heavy salted water and allowed to c...
by WestHamRon
Sat May 09, 2015 7:01 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Lack of Swallows this year.
Replies: 16
Views: 2564

Re: Lack of Swallows this year.

A large part of spain has now got agricultural water it seems it is a long term plan ,places that where dry and mainly barren are now producing a lot of crops, where we have our pensioners bungalow all the old almond trees are getting ripped out and the land is getting planted with fruite trees oth...
by WestHamRon
Thu May 07, 2015 6:27 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Spring has finally sprung, Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 175
Views: 16460

Re: Spring has finally sprung, Bits and Bobs.

Ricard with an H wrote:The red highlighting was very amusing. :D

I thangyew.
by WestHamRon
Wed May 06, 2015 6:05 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Spring has finally sprung, Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 175
Views: 16460

Re: Spring has finally sprung, Bits and Bobs.

Thanks for your help Clive. Those wind-speed readings are, "In-the-clear" and at the hight of the recording instrument. Not likely on the ground though Lincolnshire has always provided surprises inland because of the flat terrain maintaining wind-speeds. Where I live I can have 25 to 35 k...
by WestHamRon
Tue Apr 28, 2015 6:53 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: made me smile.
Replies: 2
Views: 815

Re: made me smile.

The Devil's drink, only made to tempt us from the righteousness of Ale. :wink:
by WestHamRon
Tue Apr 28, 2015 6:51 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Sunggold tomato seedlings problem
Replies: 2
Views: 1142

Re: Sunggold tomato seedlings problem

I have several sown in individual pots from the same new bag of compost. Three are fine, have nice green leaves and are growing sturdily. Four are only half their height and the underside of their leaves, unlike the others , are a reddish purple shade and are clearly struggling in some way. Can any...
by WestHamRon
Sat Apr 25, 2015 7:08 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Spring has finally sprung, Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 175
Views: 16460

Re: Spring has finally sprung, Bits and Bobs.

I fell of steps, ripped some skin on my nose so I look like a prize fighter, hurt my ass and upper arm but it'll all mend. I'm doing stuff I'm too old for because of slowing response and slowing everything else but I do enjoy achieving things. I won't be told. Don't expect any sympathy then, Richar...
by WestHamRon
Fri Mar 13, 2015 6:12 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: Raised Beds - Soft or hard wood?
Replies: 35
Views: 12714

Re: Raised Beds - Soft or hard wood?

Very interesting Barney and one of the reasons I'm so restricted when it comes to a greenhouse. I still have plenty of space if you ignore our paddock, though none of that space is suited to a greenhouse without spoiling something else. The original log-store was a temporary structure on the paddoc...
by WestHamRon
Sun Mar 01, 2015 6:47 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: St David's Day
Replies: 3
Views: 679

Re: St David's Day

Not a vegetable, but I always think of apples as England's contribution.
by WestHamRon
Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:13 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: OAP increase
Replies: 8
Views: 1596

Re: OAP increase

Shallot Man wrote:Motherwoman. Contemplating taking the Memsahib on a cruise. The Woolwhich ferry comes to mind.

There is a rather old joke about the Woolwich Ferry, but I believe I've posted it here before.
by WestHamRon
Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:19 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: What a great resource, but ...........
Replies: 38
Views: 4835

Re: What a great resource, but ...........

This forum is my daily "fix", usually around the time of the Archers on the radio which I have listened to for nigh on 60 years and my OH heartily dislikes. It's amazing what range of questions are answered by members, even if the reply takes some time in coming. What saddens me, though, ...
by WestHamRon
Thu Feb 05, 2015 7:22 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Capilllary Matting
Replies: 13
Views: 1791

Re: Capilllary Matting

:D at above two replies Dare I venture to suggest that it has been a long long time since a banana boat last used the Thames, probably about the time HMS Troutbridge sailed the airwaves. :) Conversation has bought back to mind the times of my youth when my parents frequently dealt with door to door...
by WestHamRon
Tue Dec 30, 2014 6:23 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Burning Issues of the Day
Replies: 85
Views: 8860

Re: Burning Issues of the Day

Tues 30th Dec :x Like many people we try to recycle useful items and are forever building up our stock of jars with lids ready for the new seasons marmalade / jam / preserve making sessions My issue is with companies who use label adhesives that are almost impossible to remove. The label part comes...
by WestHamRon
Tue Dec 30, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Chilterns seeds catalogue
Replies: 3
Views: 997

Re: Chilterns seeds catalogue

oldherbaceous wrote:Dear Diane, i recieved mine today, too. But unlike yours, mine has all the pages present.....looking at the wonderful things on these pages, i would say they will sell out of these seeds within a couple of days... :)

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