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by JohnN
Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?
Replies: 1260
Views: 190806

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

Surprised you observant lot didn't pick me up on calling a cricket match umpire a "referee". Took pity on me, I suppose.
by JohnN
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?
Replies: 1260
Views: 190806

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

I used to work for a brewery in Norfolk, which was a great home for all sorts of amusing stories, so I thought I'd contribute one or two - all true, I swear! At Bullards Brewery, in Norwich, they had a sports club, the secretary of which was one Albert Hansell. Albert had lost a leg, which had been ...
by JohnN
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?
Replies: 1260
Views: 190806

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

Talk at the pub of the report that the Queen does carry money - a neatly folded £5 note in her purse. I jokingly commented that I wondered how she managed to fold it, called in the Royal Tank Regiment perhaps? Someone said "Oh, she doesn't carry it to spend, just as a means of identification&qu...
by JohnN
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: A very personal message
Replies: 29
Views: 5264

Re: A very personal message

Thinking of you, Pa, and of the many expert, useful and humorous comments you've made over the years. Here's to a few more yet!
John
by JohnN
Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Autumn bits and bobs
Replies: 293
Views: 51689

Re: Autumn bits and bobs

LOvely pic. Make a good entry for the BBC's Countryfile calendar?
by JohnN
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?
Replies: 1260
Views: 190806

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: 17
Views: 5866

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: 1883

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: 3683

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: 3683

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: 3683

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: 2029

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: 5061

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: 2492

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: 4729

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!

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