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by ojay54
Thu Oct 30, 2014 10:16 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: New Avatar
Replies: 150
Views: 36498

Re: New Avatar

Agree only grown once,put the pigs on 'em.
by ojay54
Wed Oct 29, 2014 6:30 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Rename this bit of the forum?
Replies: 16
Views: 10763

Re: Rename this bit of the forum?

Thought I'd missed National ''Talk Like a Pirate'' Day.
by ojay54
Wed Oct 29, 2014 1:45 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Sweet pepper failure
Replies: 2
Views: 1008

Re: Sweet pepper failure

The biggest prob I find,with any pepper is white fly.As with most plants,it's the rot that sets in after white fly damage that ruins the plant rather than the aphid per se.I've no idea what burrows holes through the fruit,but aphid damage shows(before the rot) as sort of tiny scaley marks on the fru...
by ojay54
Sun Oct 26, 2014 6:30 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Show us your harvest!
Replies: 84
Views: 12164

Re: Show us your harvest!

Tony,How large are your hands???
by ojay54
Sun Oct 26, 2014 11:28 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: rats in the chicken coop
Replies: 30
Views: 15300

Re: rats in the chicken coop

Round here the Council Rat men are free of charge (albeit ,a bit weird).I take the point about drowning,but TBH,ratbait isn't that humane either.
by ojay54
Sun Oct 26, 2014 11:24 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Hot Bed
Replies: 9
Views: 1749

Re: Hot Bed

TBH,DnD,I think your problem,if anything will be to avoid it getting TOO hot.We plant Melons on the compost heap.
by ojay54
Sun Oct 26, 2014 11:20 am
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: Fly agaric
Replies: 6
Views: 2561

Re: Fly agaric

We had a stand of old Silver Birch at the old place,and the attendant lines of Fly Agaric,I could never bring myself to pick them.A bit tangential,as ever,but isn't it strange that a tree as crappy as a S birch(short lived,lousy firewood etc.etc)attracts such amazing flora.And Fauna,come to think ab...
by ojay54
Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:34 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Old dogs........
Replies: 13
Views: 3707

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

Thanks for that,I've decided to service the machine myself(!) so first steps about the end of next week.I'm rather looking forward to this.
by ojay54
Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:10 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Old dogs........
Replies: 13
Views: 3707

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

Mate,I have thought about that,there's a education thing round here for old Grunters called the university of the 3rd age,or something,but they mostly do stuff like local history and such. I think it's inevitable that I'll go down the Youtube route,which is a shame(I s'pose a lot of this is just reg...
by ojay54
Tue Oct 21, 2014 3:06 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Old dogs........
Replies: 13
Views: 3707

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

Hmm..DND,I'm a simple bloke,the WI seems a bit frightening,ditto the evening classes,nearest would be best part of an hour away.
Rachel,there is a sewing shop in town(actually about 90 yards from my front door(!))so I'll ask in there.I s'pose it's going to be Youtube,inthe end.
by ojay54
Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:03 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Old dogs........
Replies: 13
Views: 3707

Old dogs........

OK...Not so active these days,and I want to learn something new.To be precise,I want to learn how to use a sewing machine.I'm sure most of you will snort and say easy ,and my old man,when he became crippled at about my age taught himself,and ended up making all us kids clothes,but he never showed me...
by ojay54
Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:50 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Polytunnel growing v outside growing
Replies: 27
Views: 6691

Re: Polytunnel growing v outside growing

Well you've stole my thunder,'cos that's exactly what I was going to suggest! Loads of occasions I've seen tunnels set up/down slopes for that very reason (and if we just listened to the professionals,we'd still be paddling around in dug outs.) edit: Think I'd rather be paddling around in a dug out ...
by ojay54
Tue Oct 21, 2014 5:31 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: How big is your fruit cage and what have you got in it?
Replies: 9
Views: 2247

Re: How big is your fruit cage and what have you got in it?

I know I'm always on about these people(and I honestly don't work for them!)but check out the Frank D Matthews site/catalogue.Many people round here grow cherries in tunnels,they like 'Penny','Celeste' and ,of course,Stella.I'm not sure if they can easily send overseas,but that can always be circumn...
by ojay54
Tue Oct 21, 2014 5:21 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Polytunnel growing v outside growing
Replies: 27
Views: 6691

Re: Polytunnel growing v outside growing

Most commercial tunnels,admittedly bigger than we are likely to want,nevertheless have some sort of system to move air through the tunnel on still days.This might be worth copying,what do you think?
by ojay54
Mon Oct 20, 2014 3:17 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Polytunnel growing v outside growing
Replies: 27
Views: 6691

Re: Polytunnel growing v outside growing

[quote="Green Aura"]

I don't know how you manage to keep it snail free though, Tony. We chuck loads out, every day


What about a moat?