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by MINESAPINT
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Dolphin Striker
Replies: 0
Views: 486

Dolphin Striker

Hi. A tall ship called "The Flying Dutchman" visits Whitby periodically and I notice she has a Dolphin Striker. This is a steel rod pointing vertically down under her bowsprit. Dolphins love to ride the bow wave of any vessel that comes along unfortunately just where the Dolphin Striker is located. ...
by MINESAPINT
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Grow lettuce in pop bottles
Replies: 11
Views: 1510

Grow lettuce in pop bottles

This works.....although it might just put you in A&E!!!!!!!!!!!! Firstly gather up a selection of 2 litre pop bottles and mesh bags used to hold garlic in. Cut the mesh into 2 inchish diameter discs, remove pop bottle tops and lash the mesh over the open end of the pop bottle. Just like Blue Peter!....
by MINESAPINT
Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Thickness lines
Replies: 2
Views: 978

Thickness lines

We all know heat causes expansion and cold causes contraction. This is no different with air, so if air is warm it will take up a larger space than if it is cold (dense). The thickness lines can be found on some synoptic charts and indicate the thickness (height) of 50% of our atmosphere between 500...
by MINESAPINT
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Perfect deep fried onion bhaji recipe
Replies: 11
Views: 2152

Re: Perfect deep fried onion bhaji recipe

Hi Maggie, I have cooked them in the oven and they are OK. It is just a matter of finding a way to make them that suits you. The main improvement for me over my previous attempts at making Bhaji is the addition of baking powder although I do also feel the combination of spices is spot on. As the tit...
by MINESAPINT
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Perfect deep fried onion bhaji recipe
Replies: 11
Views: 2152

Perfect deep fried onion bhaji recipe

I am a gardener not a chef but if like me you still have plenty of onions left and you like onion bhaji I would strongly urge you to try this recipe. Makes 12 to 16 bhajis which freeze perfectly. Ref chillies?. Obviously depends what type of chilli you use who is going to be eating the bhajis etc, a...
by MINESAPINT
Wed May 25, 2011 7:26 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Raspberry - Autumn Bliss
Replies: 5
Views: 1270

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: 1329

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?

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by MINESAPINT
Tue May 10, 2011 7:19 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: QUIZ
Replies: 9
Views: 1751

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: 1751

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: 1751

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.

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by MINESAPINT
Mon May 09, 2011 7:25 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: QUIZ
Replies: 9
Views: 1751

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: 1564

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.

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by MINESAPINT
Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:12 am
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Fuel saver tyres
Replies: 18
Views: 4390

Re: Fuel saver tyres

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

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by MINESAPINT
Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:10 am
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Fuel saver tyres
Replies: 18
Views: 4390

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: 4390

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.

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