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by Essexboy
Sat Jan 23, 2010 6:43 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Open fire or Stove
Replies: 12
Views: 4220

Re: Open fire or Stove

Sorry Tony Hague, just noticed that you posted about HETAS installers!!
Regards, Essexboy.
by Essexboy
Sat Jan 23, 2010 6:41 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Open fire or Stove
Replies: 12
Views: 4220

Re: Open fire or Stove

Hello Kevin, Lots of good replies from previous posters, a couple of points, nobody mentioned the cost/neccessity of having a woodburner/multifuel stove installed professionally, there are all sorts of issues surrounding HETAS cetificates and the possibility of problems with your house insurance etc...
by Essexboy
Sun Oct 04, 2009 7:05 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Apple tree in blossom
Replies: 3
Views: 900

Apple tree in blossom

Could someone tell me what is going on? I have an apple tree that I am attempting to espalier against the fence at the end of the garden. Have just noticed that there is blossom on it, on the newst growth. I was down there checking to see if the fruit was ready,Have no idea what variety it is, it wa...
by Essexboy
Sat Sep 26, 2009 9:25 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Sharp English apples
Replies: 3
Views: 932

Re: Sharp English apples

I knew an old boy in Essex who swore by Bramleys as an eating apple, he would pick them, wrap each one in newspaper and store them in his shed on shelves, he would start eating them after christmas when they were 'meller' as he put it.
Regards, Essexboy.
by Essexboy
Sun Sep 20, 2009 6:36 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Stolen peas
Replies: 15
Views: 2161

Re: Stolen peas

Normally, on our site, we do not suffer a lot from theft of produce, sheds broken into and tools taken, midless vandalism yes, but they usually leave the veg alone! This summer has been totally different, we have had all sorts of stuff taken, most annoyingly, be people who know veg. Spuds neatly dug...
by Essexboy
Fri Aug 28, 2009 11:43 am
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: B & Q Organic Living Tomato Food withdrawn from sale.
Replies: 19
Views: 3121

Re: B & Q Organic Living Tomato Food withdrawn from sale.

Some time ago, I posted about the problems that I have been having with my greenhouse tomatoes this year. The only thing different with my method this year is the compost, own brand from a major retailer, not going to say who, just in case! I am convinced that what has happened to my tomatoe is some...
by Essexboy
Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:31 am
Forum: Readers Recipes
Topic: Stirrup Cup
Replies: 3
Views: 2363

Re: Stirrup Cup

A Stirrup cup is a particular type of cup, usually silver, that the hunting fraternity use for a final drink before the hunt moves off. They usually take the form of a fox or horses head, the unusual feature is that the cup does not have a stem or base, as they are meant to be passed from rider to r...
by Essexboy
Tue Aug 11, 2009 11:54 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: BBC Countryfile programme
Replies: 4
Views: 1113

BBC Countryfile programme

Hello, me again, did anybody catch the Countryfile programme on Sunday evening? I was interested in the item on Garlic growing on the Isle of Wight, I was interested in how they stored their garlic in warm, dry conditions in what was in effect a large grrenhouse. Does this method of storage hold tru...
by Essexboy
Tue Aug 11, 2009 11:45 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Boiling a kettle!
Replies: 8
Views: 1214

Boiling a kettle!

Ok, not a gardening question, but hopefully you good people out there could settle an argument between my wife and I. Is it cheaper to boil an electric kettle of water, or boil a similar amount of water on the gas ring on the gas cooker? I realise that it may make a difference depending on your ener...
by Essexboy
Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:22 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: These are a few of my least favourite things.
Replies: 42
Views: 4960

Re: These are a few of my least favourite things.

The ultimate has to be people who say 'can I get' instead of 'may I have', where and when did this appear? It seems particularly used in food outlets. While we are on the subject. People who think giving way to the right at roundabouts does not count where cyclists are concerned. The person who swip...
by Essexboy
Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:46 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Cape Gooseberry
Replies: 7
Views: 3889

Cape Gooseberry

Anybody know anything about these? I had a couple of plants given to me in the spring, I planted these in large tubs and they have grown in to large lush plants. According to the limited information in my book on fruit growing, they should have flowered and started to form small fruit by now. What I...
by Essexboy
Mon Jul 27, 2009 11:42 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Trophy winner
Replies: 4
Views: 756

Trophy winner

Hello everybody, This weekend we went down to Essex to visit my parents, as it was their village show, they have one of the last of the old style village flower shows, and very popular it is. I have not entered anything in the show for a couple of years, so I rushed around ang got some of my best lo...
by Essexboy
Mon Jul 27, 2009 11:25 am
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Tomato problems
Replies: 23
Views: 3185

Re: Tomato problems

Hello everybody, Have just been away for the weekend, and some, again, not all of my tomato plants are looking very poorly, see my earlier posts on this matter. The odd thing is, any fruits that have formed do not seem affected. Now the leaves on the worst affected plants are turning yellow/brown fr...
by Essexboy
Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:00 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Tomato problems
Replies: 23
Views: 3185

Re: Tomato problems

Hello Alan, Actually, mine do not look like the ones in your pictures! The affected leaves/plants have gone a uniform pale grey, not a midewy grey if that makes sense, the variety in my case are Alicante, been growing them for years with no problems like this. as I said before, the rest of the plant...
by Essexboy
Tue Jul 14, 2009 11:42 am
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Tomato problems
Replies: 23
Views: 3185

Re: Tomato problems

Hello Peter. I wondered when someone would make a posting about this, it has happened to me for the first time this year. Some, but by no means all of mr greenhouse tomato plants have been affected by what you describe. The only thing I can put it down to is excessive heat/sun that most of us experi...

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