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by JohnN
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?
Replies: 1167
Views: 147002

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

Thanks for that item, Primrose. What a terrific video that is, fascinating to watch, especially the visit to the loo!
by JohnN
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Lack of fungal diseases on trees and top fruit
Replies: 12
Views: 3676

Re: Lack of fungal diseases on trees and top fruit

Hi Westi, Every other year, once the leaves have gone from my Bramley tree, I spray with Amillotox. I've found it pretty good at keeping the tree free of disease and it's said to be good against honey fungus. It's been a terrific year for apples and also my quince tree. I give the quinces away and a...
by JohnN
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: step 1 complete
Replies: 8
Views: 1410

Re: step 1 complete

Or contact the Triumph Owners Club.
by JohnN
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Wasps in loft
Replies: 5
Views: 2423

Re: Wasps in loft

A friend has suggested that next year I put a fake nest in the loft, the theory being that new wasps will see it and go away. Any one tried a fake nest - does it work? I see on the internet you can buy these, or make one yourself, though it looks to be a messy task using a balloon, wallpaper paste a...
by JohnN
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Wasps in loft
Replies: 5
Views: 2423

Re: Wasps in loft

Thank you for advice. I'll wait till they're in bed and give them a dose of spray- but not near their exit under the tiles into the garden, I don't want to stop them getting out and drive them into looking for another exit, perhaps into the house!. We've got cavity wall insulation so I don't think t...
by JohnN
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Wasps in loft
Replies: 5
Views: 2423

Wasps in loft

I've just discovered a large nest in our loft space, with wasps buzzing about. They don't come in the house unless we leave the hatch open, so is it best to leave it? Will they be dying off in the next few weeks, leaving the nest empty for removal?
by JohnN
Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: Sprouting spuds
Replies: 1
Views: 1245

Sprouting spuds

Had quite a good crop of main crop spuds (Desiree), but a lot of them have started sprouting underground, with long, (1-3") white tendrils. This has never happened before and the Earlies (Pentland Javelin) in the adjacent plot have been OK. I've rubbed the sprouts off, but will this affect stor...
by JohnN
Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: Ripening blackcurrants
Replies: 8
Views: 3528

Re: Ripening blackcurrants

Looking forward to picking a good crop of blackcurrants, but not the long, pernickety job of preparing them for eating and freezing. Can anyone suggest any way one can use them without topping and tailing? All I can think of is just crushing the juice out and throwing the rest away. Thanks.
by JohnN
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: A Pictorial Trip Around the Plot
Replies: 22
Views: 1823

Re: A Pictorial Trip Around the Plot

Y're getting grumpy in y're old age, PS. Perhaps VDP has been away for a week - if he's like me the last thing he takes with him is the Internet.
by JohnN
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: I don't believvvee it!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 3402

Re: I don't believvvee it!!!

Tb: I'd have handed her an empty bowl and said "Thank you so much, when you've finished just put half of them in my bowl".
Trouble is you might have lost the bowl as well!
by JohnN
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 18963

Re: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2018

We've had really good strawberries this year, but my parsnips haven't sprouted at all! Leeks, pots, peas, beans and beetroot all doing well. Age is catching up with me (85 next month) so I had a professional gardener/friend come in, mow the back lawn and do some hedge trimming. Pic enclosed - first ...
by JohnN
Mon May 21, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Annoying Tits
Replies: 27
Views: 6825

Re: Annoying Tits

No, PP, they're still at it, but not all the time. Here's a pic of part of the board - how they manage to hang on upside down I don't know!
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by JohnN
Sat May 19, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Annoying Tits
Replies: 27
Views: 6825

Re: Annoying Tits

I think you're right, OH. Forgive me, it's an age question!
by JohnN
Sat May 19, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Annoying Tits
Replies: 27
Views: 6825

Annoying Tits

Can anyone suggest a way to stop a flock of very small Tits (not sure what kind) from pecking all the paint off my soffit boards. They've virtually stripped the last coat of black down to the original yellow, but don't seem interested in that! Sitting at my Mac I can hear them outside the window - t...
by JohnN
Tue May 01, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Blossom
Replies: 5
Views: 1733

Blossom

Both my neighbours and myself have a huge amount of blossom on our apple trees this year and my quince tree is laden as well. We had a slight frost last night (car iced up!) but trees SEEM to have escaped disaster. Fingers crossed for the next few days.

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