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by MKG
Sun Oct 26, 2014 10:07 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: inca berries
Replies: 5
Views: 1917

Re: inca berries

Here you go, Dave. Chapter and verse as long as Wong isn't wong about them.

http://homegrown-revolution.co.uk/dessert-fruit/growing-eating-inca-berries/
by MKG
Sat Oct 25, 2014 8:58 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: Fly agaric
Replies: 6
Views: 1136

Re: Fly agaric

From what I've just read, the active ingredient (as far as insecticides go at least) is ibotenic acid which does kill flies. Unfortunately, the same substance also attracts the flies in the first place, so fly agarics may not be what you're really looking for, Skippy :iconbiggrin: On the other hand,...
by MKG
Sat Oct 25, 2014 12:26 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Old dogs........
Replies: 13
Views: 2835

Re: Old dogs........

Spool tension adjustment, obviously.

( :dontknow: but it rings a bell :iconbiggrin: )
by MKG
Thu Oct 23, 2014 12:07 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Hot Bed
Replies: 9
Views: 1088

Re: Hot Bed

Oh - hot bed. I see.

:lol: :lol: :lol:
by MKG
Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:25 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Winter Tomatoes - again
Replies: 24
Views: 4326

Re: Winter Tomatoes - again

I'll follow this with avid interest, Tony. Unfortunately, the idea of growing tomatoes in the house seems not to appeal to OH. I can't imagine why, as she tolerates my having various stages of fermenting wine all over the place. Oh - perhaps that's why :lol:
by MKG
Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:20 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: How did the Romans or old French farms dry & store chestnuts
Replies: 17
Views: 4873

Re: How did the Romans or old French farms dry & store chest

I wouldn't take too much notice of age-old storage methods, as the loss rate was often up to 50%. I looked into this a couple of years ago but never followed it up. However, as luck would have it, I took a few notes (but no guarantees). Firstly, forget the sand. All that will do is retain any atmosp...
by MKG
Sat Oct 18, 2014 6:20 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: ISH disappeared!!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 2460

Re: ISH disappeared!!!!!

Very odd!!!!! All of those things work for me with no problem.

I'll pass it all on to John and we'll see what he can do.
by MKG
Sat Oct 18, 2014 5:04 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: ISH disappeared!!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 2460

Re: ISH disappeared!!!!!

Does View Active Topics work properly, Ina?
by MKG
Sat Oct 18, 2014 12:33 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: ISH disappeared!!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 2460

Re: ISH disappeared!!!!!

It's working for me, Ina.

Are you still having the problem?
by MKG
Sat Oct 18, 2014 11:06 am
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: ISH disappeared!!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 2460

ISH disappeared!!!!!

You may have noticed that Ish wasn't around for a few hours yesterday. That wasn't a case of "same old, same old" though - it had nothing at all to do with our site or its attendant site geek. In fact, we were taken down (accidentally) by a handful of webby-type people in India (and no - d...
by MKG
Sun Oct 12, 2014 10:01 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Cider yeast
Replies: 8
Views: 1861

Re: Cider yeast

That's the age-old question, Dave. Brewtrog will tell you (as would Dunc if he was still here) that beer yeasts make a huge amount of difference to flavour, and I can tell you that wine yeasts make a discernible difference to flavour. Traditional cider-makers rely on wild yeasts so, logically, it sh...
by MKG
Sun Oct 12, 2014 9:40 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Rammed by a Ram
Replies: 13
Views: 2701

Re: Rammed by a Ram

Peahen, Ina, surely?? :iconbiggrin:
by MKG
Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:35 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Avon question
Replies: 15
Views: 2030

Re: Avon question

Someone has given me an Avon catalogue. It doesn't have the same prices as online. The website shows some discounts. Can I get the online price if I order from the catalogue (Avon Lady)? Almost certainly not. The price is what you agree to pay based upon what you have been shown, so if you agree to...
by MKG
Thu Oct 09, 2014 1:06 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Product review. Brogio flail head
Replies: 14
Views: 1708

Re: Product review. Brogio flail head

As a result of a fatal accident which was the inevitable result of the use of these things, they are now illegal anywhere within the EU. I'd think very seriously before you stick it on your strimmer, doofa.

http://www.hse.gov.uk/safetybulletins/brush-cutters.htm
by MKG
Thu Oct 09, 2014 12:43 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Harvesting sage
Replies: 4
Views: 872

Re: Harvesting sage

Theoretically, back to healthy wood - but that's almost impossible to identify at the best of times. Here's what I've done with a sage plant for the past seven years ... a) Don't cut it in autumn at all, as all that does is encourage fresh growth which then gets killed off in winter. b) In the middl...

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