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by dan3008
Fri Aug 26, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Too green or not too green
Replies: 24
Views: 5849

Re: Too green or not too green

Douse the root have to be powdered could you not just grate it Allen Rickman would not approve... For anyone who was wondering, that was a reference to harry's first potion lesson and harry potter and the philosiphers stone (or sorcerers stone if your american, or prefer the movies) the correct ans...
by dan3008
Fri Aug 26, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Macmillan Cancer Support update
Replies: 13
Views: 2966

Re: Macmillan Cancer Support Coffee Morning

Wow, that's a really amazing thing you're doing as a family. I wish I could come say hi, but its a little far for me, particularly without a car...

As soon as my income is sorted I'll send sponsorship for pod :) dont forget the before and after pics ;)
by dan3008
Fri Aug 26, 2016 11:51 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Too green or not too green
Replies: 24
Views: 5849

Re: Too green or not too green

Johnboy wrote:Again I say there is no such thing as a daft question..


what would I get if I added powdered root of asphodel to an infusion of worm wood?

Sorry, couldn't resist
by dan3008
Wed Aug 24, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Not many butterflies this year.
Replies: 21
Views: 5191

Re: Not many butterflies this year.

I've not seen many butterflys (although, I did go to the butterfly house the other day, 100's there ;p ), but my brassica's have seen lots of caterpillars... My entire 2 rows of sprouts have been decimated... Ah well, should have protected them with meshing...
by dan3008
Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: How are you today?
Replies: 2
Views: 1406

Re: How are you today?

Robo, dont get me started on pip. We have a date for an appeal upcoming for my wifes P.I.P She was on higher rate DLA (both parts) and has been reduced to nothing. She had a panic attack in the medical, but the report said "she showed no functional restriction" or even worse apparently she...
by dan3008
Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Life on the allotment through photos
Replies: 89
Views: 15174

Re: Life on the allotment through photos

Actually westi, not that high according to a 2008 international medical survey (I read it during uni, quite an interesting topic) I think you'll probably find their isnt much more vodka (is it vodka in a bloody mary? I dont drink lol) in a Alaskan pint, as in a glass else where
by dan3008
Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: How are you today?
Replies: 2
Views: 1406

How are you today?

Hi everyone I've kind of been on and off a lot recently, so just wanted to pop on and see how everyone is :) I'm not doing great myself, been a stressful time recently having lost all our income, and now the landlord threatening our tenancy because housing benefit has been delayed by 2 weeks... But ...
by dan3008
Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:58 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs - 2016.
Replies: 158
Views: 22564

Re: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.

ricard... On my degree, we had to do a catering demonstration, any one of the lads did exactly that, just before getting up to do his demonstration... he spent the whole time dancing from foot to foot trying not to cry lol
by dan3008
Sun Aug 21, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs - 2016.
Replies: 158
Views: 22564

Re: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.

Ricard with an H wrote:I baked lovely pyclets and Welsh cakes, both get done on a griddle over the gas hob.

Ah, the only way to cook them. I inherited a large cast iron griddle and don't use it enough. Sod of a heavy beast it is too
by dan3008
Sat Aug 20, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Break-ins.
Replies: 10
Views: 2733

Re: Break-ins.

Geoff wrote:What's the scrap value of Aluminium?


Aluminium is surprisingly cheap at the moment. I was looking recently, because I was given an old set of tools for recycling aluminium drinks cans... Pitty, Its not worth the fuel (charcoal mainly) to fire it up to melt the cans...
by dan3008
Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Break-ins.
Replies: 10
Views: 2733

Re: Break-ins.

it is totally ridiculous. how could anyone nick part of a greenhouse? its rediculus
by dan3008
Wed Aug 17, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Break-ins.
Replies: 10
Views: 2733

Re: Break-ins.

can someone just confirm I read that right

The trouble makers took a greenhouse door at the Brockhurst site?

why would anyone want to take a greenhouse door? Seriously, its got no value on its own...

You sure it wasnt one of the other allotment holders nicking it to replace a broken one? lol ;)
by dan3008
Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY OLD HERBACEOUS
Replies: 25
Views: 5298

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY OLD HERBACEOUS

Ah, sorry I missed your birthday OH...

Glad you had a good day :)
by dan3008
Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:21 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Problems with herbs
Replies: 7
Views: 2497

Re: Problems with herbs

I dont know much about Chives or Tarragon, but oregano I've grown for years. my current plant is 4 years old. The thing about oregano is that its a VERY tender perennial. Its supposed OK in a warm greenhouse over winter, but I've only ever got it to survive inside. Personally, I take some cuttings a...
by dan3008
Sun Aug 14, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Winner! :)
Replies: 13
Views: 2630

Re: Winner! :)

I'm going to grow something for my local show next year now. Thinking of yacoon and courgette at least since both grew really well this year

You've inspired and motivated me westi

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