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by ojay54
Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:21 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: wire-top kilner jars
Replies: 12
Views: 3542

Re: wire-top kilner jars

That's my way of doing.In Italy when they bottle passata they use the same method,commonly using an oil drum.
by ojay54
Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:49 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Barnsdale
Replies: 6
Views: 1188

Re: Barnsdale

Absolutely green with envy.I really don't know why I've never been.He was, and remains,one of my favourite gardeners along with Lawrence Hills,who of course influenced so much of his gardening.The last time I went to Ryton there was a garden there that was laid out 'Barnsdale style' in his memory. I...
by ojay54
Mon Jul 14, 2014 4:03 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Where is everyone?New post section perhaps?
Replies: 45
Views: 6506

Re: Where is everyone?New post section perhaps?

Hello Graham,nice to hear from you.


Where's Boboff?
by ojay54
Sun Jul 13, 2014 10:15 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Ivy Killer wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 1409

Re: Ivy Killer wanted

I haven't seem Ammonium Sulphamate (even Thickypedia gets it wrong sometimes) for ages.Unfortunately when the HDRA became 'Garden Titanic' it went a bit pc,up 'till then it had been a strong supporter of the stuff,as a direct substitute for glyphosate.If you can source some please inform us. My part...
by ojay54
Sat Jul 12, 2014 1:30 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Raisins
Replies: 16
Views: 3210

Re: Raisins

Thanks mike.I found a bit over a kilo of raisins,half a kilo of dried california prunes,and about 3/4 kilo of sultanas and a congealed bag of glace cherries(but I've eaten quite a few of them).Any good?
by ojay54
Sat Jul 12, 2014 11:24 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Stringless runner beans?
Replies: 17
Views: 4543

Re: Stringless runner beans?

Although I do grow those spindley French things,I think they're mainly for effete foodies. Let's face it , Runner beans are REAL beans to be eaten with proper food like Bacon and suet pudding. Anyhow,to get back to the question,it's a matter of length:width,so there's no hard and fast rule,I grow En...
by ojay54
Sat Jul 12, 2014 10:28 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Raisins
Replies: 16
Views: 3210

Re: Raisins

Mike,excuse me asking simpleton questions,but how long from manufacture to quaff? (min) and would this work the same with currants and sultanas? Back of our storage cupboards are full of them(Doris has got short arms).
by ojay54
Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:18 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Pastis
Replies: 7
Views: 1701

Re: Pastis

Well it's a b----r to grow,everywhere other than Pontifract.
(Actually I despise the taste anyhow,I used to dismantle Allsorts,and just eat the white and coloured bits).
by ojay54
Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:07 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Good to be Home
Replies: 6
Views: 1026

Re: Good to be Home

Really glad your back.Thing are slowly coming together.
by ojay54
Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:33 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Pastis
Replies: 7
Views: 1701

Re: Pastis

Take my hat off to anyone that grows liqourice in temperate climes.You can legally buy small alcohol stills (or you certainly could a couple of years ago).
by ojay54
Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:22 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: OldJerry has snuffed it
Replies: 17
Views: 3765

Re: OldJerry has snuffed it

Thanks everyone.

Mike ,I quite like the idea of resurrection,so I'll stick with ojay.
by ojay54
Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:01 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: OldJerry has snuffed it
Replies: 17
Views: 3765

OldJerry has snuffed it

And is risen again as ojay!

Hi y'all.