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by MKG
Tue Mar 18, 2008 11:28 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Bean Surprise
Replies: 11
Views: 1434

So c'mon, Sarah Jane - how did you like it?
by MKG
Tue Mar 18, 2008 11:20 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: A question about growing wheat
Replies: 26
Views: 3221

I'm so frustrated for you!!! I can't help, but I keep looking in to see the answers ... (lack of) ...
by MKG
Tue Mar 18, 2008 11:18 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Cardoon
Replies: 3
Views: 777

I have two conflicting bits of advice ... 1. Chop the entire plant down in winter and mulch over the crowns. 2. Leave the whole plant to stand through the winter. If it will stand, I want to grow it against the boundary fence. If not, I'll have to think again. Any advice from the person who's actual...
by MKG
Tue Mar 18, 2008 7:09 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Alcoholic Water???
Replies: 81
Views: 11519

Try adding a bit more nutrient (water is notoriously low in those) and see if the yeast gees itself up. If you added one spoonful at the start, add another now.
by MKG
Tue Mar 18, 2008 6:32 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Cardoon
Replies: 3
Views: 777

Cardoon

Anyone grown it? Anyone eaten it? Any opinions?
by MKG
Tue Mar 18, 2008 12:04 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: sssssssssssssSSSSSNAKE
Replies: 29
Views: 4410

I hate to tell you NZ peeps - but you also have a thing called a Katipo spider, the bite of which (apparently) needs hospital treatment. And apart from the Whitetailed spider (rated painful, sometimes infected) you have another painful one which is native to NZ - the Slater spider. At least that's w...
by MKG
Mon Mar 17, 2008 11:24 pm
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: Recommend me a greener car?
Replies: 45
Views: 13922

101 reasons to take a cat camping ...

1. Fire pit scraper
2. Pillow
3. Monotonous muppetphone
4. Emergency rations
5. Emergency loo paper

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by MKG
Mon Mar 17, 2008 8:36 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: New Branch of Notts. Anti-Wildlife Campaign
Replies: 13
Views: 911

Frogs are beautiful and useful creatures (we haven't seen a slug in years) wirh one particular talent. Go and look for a frog - you won't find a thing. Now think about the one single spot within a quarter of a mile of you where the presence of a frog might be an inconvenience. I guarantee that there...
by MKG
Mon Mar 17, 2008 8:25 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: 1940's and war time recipes
Replies: 23
Views: 3902

Don't anyone dare tell Andy about Spam fritters.
by MKG
Mon Mar 17, 2008 8:22 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Bonfire
Replies: 17
Views: 1940

I'm sure it depends upon where you are, but there are usually regulations about the times when you can have a garden bonfire. On the other hand, if you live quite a way from a main road, just make sure that what you're burning is dry - otherwise you'll make a ton of smoke. The resultant ash, I would...
by MKG
Mon Mar 17, 2008 8:09 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: New Branch of Notts. Anti-Wildlife Campaign
Replies: 13
Views: 911

It isn't that I mind the wildlife - it's the way that they all think they have a natural right to be there! The cheek!!!
by MKG
Mon Mar 17, 2008 7:36 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: New Branch of Notts. Anti-Wildlife Campaign
Replies: 13
Views: 911

New Branch of Notts. Anti-Wildlife Campaign

OK - that's it!!! It isn't enough that the neighbour finally took down a row of overgrown Leylandii, thus exposing the pond to full sunlight, thus killing the covering of duckweed, thus giving crystal clear water, thus attracting every bloody heron within 5 miles, thus depopulating said pond. No. It...
by MKG
Mon Mar 17, 2008 7:14 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: sssssssssssssSSSSSNAKE
Replies: 29
Views: 4410

I've looked at the piccy again in the full light of day, and there is a definite V shape on the back of the head - I'm now certain that it's a female adder. Kiwirach - we have 3 snakes and a legless lizard. If you want to identify them, one bites and is venomous; one bites and isn't; one will try to...
by MKG
Mon Mar 17, 2008 3:29 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: sssssssssssssSSSSSNAKE
Replies: 29
Views: 4410

Gytrash - it's sometimes very difficult to tell the difference unless you get up really close (and how likely is that if you don't know!!!), but what you've got there is almost certainly a female adder. It must have been sleeping or very cold because they normally hear you a long time before you get...
by MKG
Sun Mar 16, 2008 10:58 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Foot square/Raised bed/Earth box thingy
Replies: 5
Views: 887

Yep - you're all right. It's taken me the rest of the day to work out what a daft question that was.