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by richard p
Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: The key to a lovely lawn?
Replies: 4
Views: 1837

Re: The key to a lovely lawn?

time to scatter seed in spring depends on soil condition and weather, if its too cold for it to germinate and the grounds sodden the seed may well rot before the weather warms up. but you want to get it growing before the summer drought.... basically as soon as you feel its warm and dry enough. when...
by richard p
Wed Feb 10, 2016 10:42 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Getting Madder & too Old!
Replies: 43
Views: 5865

Re: Getting Madder & too Old!

we moved 90 year old mother in law a couple of years ago, wrote to her bank with change of address, letter came back saying her signiture didnt match the (30 year old?) one on file so they wouldnt accept the change. wanted here to go into the old branch with photo id. which she hasnt got, just moved...
by richard p
Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: I haven't tried this one yet!
Replies: 9
Views: 1862

Re: I haven't tried this one yet!

used ones come preloaded with fertiliser :D
by richard p
Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Cleaning dishwasher
Replies: 11
Views: 2278

Re: Cleaning dishwasher

we find ours tends to get a fatty residue over time if we use the low temp eco program, using the proper hot wash theres no problem at all.
we wipe fatty plates or frying pans with a bit of kitchen towel before putting them in to remove the excess grease , and use all in one tablets.
by richard p
Wed Feb 03, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: New vegetable varieties aren't good for you
Replies: 8
Views: 1665

Re: New vegetable varieties aren't good for you

not sure id take a lot of notice of a study wittering on about the vitamin A content of oranges. though these studies are comparing data from the fifties and nineties , youd get as big a variation comparing fresh collected from the garden and week old supermarket purchases without information on the...
by richard p
Wed Feb 03, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: New year Bits and Bobs - 2016.
Replies: 130
Views: 17224

Re: New year Bits and Bobs.

my father died end of august after about 18 months in a nursing home with what we thought was dementia but turned out to be a brain tumour, he wasnt religious , i wouldnt need all my fingers to count the number of people whod bothered to visit him in the time hed been in the home . we buried him in ...
by richard p
Tue Feb 02, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: How much do you invest in your allotment?
Replies: 11
Views: 1894

Re: How much do you invest in your allotment?

over the years you could spend as much in the pub or betting shop and not get the exercise in the fresh air :D
by richard p
Sat Jan 30, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: My news about carrots.
Replies: 18
Views: 3674

Re: My news about carrots.

came in tonight and chucked 3 whole carrots in with the boiled spuds , by the time the spuds were done the carrots were aswel, i guess they tasted better aswel.
by richard p
Fri Jan 29, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Yes. we have no bananas
Replies: 11
Views: 2312

Re: Yes. we have no bananas

i have been informed by student daughter that there is research going on to find/develope another strain, aparently one of the big issues is surviving transportation, and skin colour may well be different
by richard p
Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Hermes Courier.
Replies: 6
Views: 2826

Re: Hermes Courier.

we send most of our large parcels by hermes, cos we can drop off at the village shop, always pay the extra for a signed for , as we do with royal mail for small parcels, touch wood weve had no complaint with either of them, the one or two hassles we have had with hermes have been the recipient not a...
by richard p
Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:52 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: My news about carrots.
Replies: 18
Views: 3674

Re: My news about carrots.

we roast fair sized chunks with sunday lunch. rest of week its steamed slices....as with most hard veg its a case of thinner bits cook quicker cos the heat penetrates to the middle easier. perhaps a whole carrot with a metal skewer up the middle to conduct heat in is the ideal.
by richard p
Sun Jan 24, 2016 8:26 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Yes. we have no bananas
Replies: 11
Views: 2312

Re: Yes. we have no bananas

some years ago i went round a banana farm somewhere in the canary islands, the guide was moaning about eu regs on the size and straightness of bananas prevented them from exporting canary bananas.... the canary banana was smaller and curvier than the caribean/south american bananas...ie it was a dif...
by richard p
Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:25 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Using old furniture to make flower beds and planters
Replies: 14
Views: 2740

Re: Using old furniture to make flower beds and planters

i took the mrs to the local auction last weekend..... she likes the occasional day out... anyway after an hour or so the auctioneer made some comment about i should take her more often... anyway in the 4 transit van loads i had to fetch were some rectangular pub tables....undeneath the brown stain t...
by richard p
Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:39 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Using old furniture to make flower beds and planters
Replies: 14
Views: 2740

Re: Using old furniture to make flower beds and planters

my daughter wasnt that impressed with the carrots id grown in the toilet that id "taken to the tip" for her best friends mum..... growing them in the bath was acceptable though. :D using wooden furniture is a fine idea, but it will have a short life ,due to the thinness of the wood and the...
by richard p
Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: New eating and drinking habits.
Replies: 41
Views: 5903

Re: New eating and drinking habits.

virtually all the healthy diet advise thats been dished out in the last 50 years has been based on either flawed research or sometimes none at all. a lot of it has come from the food processing industry or the pharmacutical companies , either directly or via funded research, with the sole aim of sel...

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