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by MINESAPINT
Wed May 25, 2011 7:26 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Raspberry - Autumn Bliss
Replies: 5
Views: 966

Raspberry - Autumn Bliss

My plants are producing very many more new canes than I imagine is suitable. Each plant has 20 to 30. I am wondering if I would be wise to thin these to a respectable number?

Thanks
by MINESAPINT
Wed May 25, 2011 7:09 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: New Pylon design
Replies: 4
Views: 1035

New Pylon design

Heard it in the news we are invited to submit a fresh design for 20,000 pylons about to be built. Surely it would be a good idea to incorporate solar panels and/or windmills into the new design?

Minesapint
by MINESAPINT
Tue May 10, 2011 7:19 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: QUIZ
Replies: 9
Views: 1289

Re: QUIZ

Thanks all,

Butterfly obviously an Orange Tip.

Still some uncertainty ref the green ladybird. I have read on Wikipedia such things are virtually impossible to identify unless you are expert.

The bee is obviously a bee fly (bombyliidae) but there are many hundreds to choose from.
by MINESAPINT
Mon May 09, 2011 10:42 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: QUIZ
Replies: 9
Views: 1289

Re: QUIZ

Thanks chickenchargrill, Not a Tawny Mining Bee. The hairy body is correct and colour about right. The insect I saw has a different body shape (might not be a bee), it hovers perfectly as a hoverfly and has an enormous proboscis which it uses for collecting nectar while hovering. Look forward to mor...
by MINESAPINT
Mon May 09, 2011 7:46 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: QUIZ
Replies: 9
Views: 1289

Re: QUIZ

Thanks,

Confirm butterfly was an orange tip.

Ladybird is not shield beetle. Green ladybird was ladybird shaped, exactly same size/shape as 7 spot. Only difference it was green.

MINESAPINT
by MINESAPINT
Mon May 09, 2011 7:25 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: QUIZ
Replies: 9
Views: 1289

QUIZ

I have noticed 3 insects recently. Probably not rare or unusual but I would be interested to have them identified. Butterfly/moth. Very much like a cabbage white but with bright orange wing tips. Ladybird. Entirely green, exactly same colour as leaves. Hovering bee, furry, brown/ginger, about the sa...
by MINESAPINT
Mon May 09, 2011 7:15 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Balloons
Replies: 1
Views: 1367

Balloons

I understand the law has just been tightened regarding discarding litter from vehicles. How long before releasing balloons/chinese lanterns is banned?

Picked 2 up in the fields yesterday while out walking.

MINESAPINT
by MINESAPINT
Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:12 am
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Fuel saver tyres
Replies: 18
Views: 3556

Re: Fuel saver tyres

It seems I can post a link however I clicked it and it did not work?

Minesapint
by MINESAPINT
Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:10 am
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Fuel saver tyres
Replies: 18
Views: 3556

Re: Fuel saver tyres

Do not know how to post a link but I emailed Which who responded and put a link in their reply. It appears this is old news. The link is to a BBC article dated 25 Nov 2009.

http://www.news.eu.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/8379490.stm

Can anyone trace this & put a link?

Thanks

Minesapint
by MINESAPINT
Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:11 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Fuel saver tyres
Replies: 18
Views: 3556

Re: Fuel saver tyres

Just managed to find out there is going to be a rating system introduced for tyres similar to the one for electrical goods in November 2012.

Minesapint
by MINESAPINT
Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:38 am
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Fuel saver tyres
Replies: 18
Views: 3556

Re: Fuel saver tyres

There are many issues to consider when considering purchasing new tyres. The tyres on my Land Rover Defener 110 are Michelin XPC 7.50 x 16 and after only 19,000 are looking in need of replacing. This is compared with the tyres on my last 2 Land Rovers that I sold at 80,000 miles still running on the...
by MINESAPINT
Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:51 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Fuel saver tyres
Replies: 18
Views: 3556

Re: Fuel saver tyres

Just had a google. There is an entry in wikipedia for rolling resistance. There are also some RR values published for a few tyres but not the ones I am interested. There are also some links, it seems the residents of California have access to RR data.

Mike
by MINESAPINT
Thu Jan 06, 2011 4:49 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Fuel saver tyres
Replies: 18
Views: 3556

Re: Fuel saver tyres

It seems a lot of people are of the opinion the fuel saver tyre thing is just good sales patter. Others would not consider fitting them to their cars irrespective of the fuel savings as they believe them to be unsafe. They argue they save fuel because they have less grip. Because they have less grip...
by MINESAPINT
Thu Jan 06, 2011 6:41 am
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Fuel saver tyres
Replies: 18
Views: 3556

Fuel saver tyres

Guess this is the best board on here for this post...... Not sure how new they are but there seem to be a new breed of tyres around. Fuel savers. Apparently they are designed to have a low rolling resistance LRR. I understand they are fitted to electric & hybrid cars. Although these tyres will n...
by MINESAPINT
Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:13 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Indian food
Replies: 29
Views: 1687

Re: Indian food

Hi, Pleased to say I tried MKG's method this lunchtime with good results. Contrary to what people thought very little of the flavour gets washed out of the rice when rinsing. In fact next time I try it I will not increase the quantity of spices. I thought I once read it is common practice in Indian ...

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