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by fruitfly
Sun Nov 06, 2016 2:06 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Manuring
Replies: 6
Views: 1187

Re: Manuring

it isn't rotted yet. I'd like to simply spread it over the dug over ground and cover with black membrane or newspaper then membrane.
by fruitfly
Sun Nov 06, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Striking blackcurrant cuttings
Replies: 18
Views: 8807

Re: Striking blackcurrant cuttings

Yesterday, I decide to browse through a Constance Spry recipe book that I bought... last year. Blackcurrant leaves are mentioned in a couple of the recipes. On dealing with the bushes I never noticed anything special about them, but it seems that they have some sort of flavour that makes them worth ...
by fruitfly
Thu Nov 03, 2016 6:49 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Striking blackcurrant cuttings
Replies: 18
Views: 8807

Re: Striking blackcurrant cuttings

Is there a way you can dry the currants then sell online? The leaves are edible, btw, you could use them instead of vine leaves if you like dolmas. Has anyone used them as a herbal tea? I know raspberry leaves can be used like that.
by fruitfly
Thu Nov 03, 2016 6:42 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Rusty bike
Replies: 2
Views: 4190

Re: Rusty bike

Hurrah! Someone did it for me, interestingly, using aluminium foil scrunched up, just on the unpainted areas. It worked a treat.
by fruitfly
Thu Nov 03, 2016 6:39 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Swiss cheese plant
Replies: 3
Views: 3691

Re: Swiss cheese plant

Is there a way to encourage a swiss cheese or philodendron to grow faster than simply watering and feeding with commercial plant food? The philodendron was huge but unruly and on trimming, I cut the wrong stem.
by fruitfly
Thu Nov 03, 2016 6:35 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Dogs in news
Replies: 0
Views: 7192

Dogs in news

Another attack by a dog owned by a certain type of owner is referred to as a bull-terrier "type" dog - why don't they report accurately then and simply call it a mongrel - what a difference that would make! It's high time they came up with a name for this type of mongrel owned by this type of person...
by fruitfly
Sat Oct 15, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Manuring
Replies: 6
Views: 1187

Manuring

I'll be applying a layer of manure over the allotment ground in the next week or so. Can it be left like that or should it be dug in. Either way, can something be planted?
by fruitfly
Sat Oct 15, 2016 3:59 pm
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: tv license
Replies: 6
Views: 3586

Re: tv license

I've got a licence but I won't sign up to their "favourites" type facility - just to be on the safe side. They always seem to me to be a bit sinister when it comes to "protecting" their service.
by fruitfly
Sat Oct 15, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: Midsomer Murders
Replies: 1
Views: 4482

Midsomer Murders

I've just read the following comment about the programme - can anyone explain it? Perhaps I didn't watch during that period. "Midsomer Murders was Britain's best for years, until they strangled it to death with political correctness".
by fruitfly
Sat Oct 15, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: Pets
Topic: Leg shave cat
Replies: 3
Views: 5624

Leg shave cat

There's a stranger cat that comes into my house - I don't know anything about it except it's usually very hungry. I thought it was neglected or a stray, but today I saw it had a small shaved patch on its front right shin. I'm assuming a vet has done this and my question is simply, is that area shave...
by fruitfly
Thu Oct 13, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Rusty bike
Replies: 2
Views: 4190

Rusty bike

What is the best and/or easiest way to remove rust from the painted and unpainted parts of a bike?
by fruitfly
Sun Sep 25, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: School dinners
Replies: 7
Views: 3091

Re: School dinners

I want to try and reproduce the pink part of the rainbow sponge pudding - somehow, I doubt fresh fruit would have been used.
by fruitfly
Sun Sep 25, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: School dinners
Replies: 7
Views: 3091

Re: School dinners

I'm thinking of flavouring a cake strawberry flavour by using blancmange powder mix - what could go wrong?
by fruitfly
Sat Sep 24, 2016 4:42 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: 5BX and XBX
Replies: 3
Views: 5791

Re: 5BX and XBX

It's supposed to be quite a popular excercise programme from Canada decades ago - fit450.com/HTML/XBX_Intro.html
by fruitfly
Sat Sep 24, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: tv license
Replies: 6
Views: 3586

Re: tv license

It would be better if they simply blocked access to it with a licence number being needed to enter, wouldn't it? If some programmes come up with the licence or no licence message, it's not very clear. Are there plans afoot to make a more professional arrangement, I wonder.