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by oldjerry
Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Just for a laugh.
Replies: 49
Views: 7439

Re: Just for a laugh.

What is the best thing about Switzerland? Frankly,leaving it . How to lose my sense of humour in seconds....Ridiculously expensive,full off strange people, (hideously xenophobic ) they seem to think they're so superior while living up a mountain in the middle of nowhere,getting rich on investing la...
by oldjerry
Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:42 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Just for a laugh.
Replies: 49
Views: 7439

Re: Just for a laugh.

OK,OF,even if you didn't like the 'ting thing',here's another go... Two Goldfish in a tank,one says to the other: 'How the hell d'ya drive this thing?' Went for a blood test the other day....it was all in Vein... It's Caribbean Hair Day at work tomorrow,....I'm dreading it. Two peanuts went into a p...
by oldjerry
Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:48 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: planning help... pretty please...
Replies: 9
Views: 1914

Re: planning help... pretty please...

Agree with much of the above(but wouldn't bother with family trees,sorry DND,I've just never seen one produce more than three cordoned varieties that took up little space,say on M9. Your area is slightly bigger than the area I've put down to fruit.I'm personally a big fan of cordoning EVERYTHING,it'...
by oldjerry
Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:12 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Rhubarb advice needed
Replies: 4
Views: 1310

Re: Rhubarb advice needed

Well ,they ARE tough little blighters,but this hasn't been the easiest of years,bloody cold followed by super dry.Personally I wouldn't take any fruit the first year,letit grow up ,then wither away, to get some strength up for the future.mulch with as much compost/ FYM/something equally nice etc and...
by oldjerry
Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:03 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: More apple rootstock.
Replies: 4
Views: 1414

Re: More apple rootstock.

Surely it would be worth taking one of the shoots with a bit of root, planting that out to establish itself, then in winter cutting it back, covering with earth, then the following year this should send up several shoots which you can divide and you will have several rootstocks suitable for graftin...
by oldjerry
Sun Jul 14, 2013 3:55 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: More apple rootstock.
Replies: 4
Views: 1414

Re: More apple rootstock.

I'm not sure what you mean,if you remove the suckers,how will you grow them on? Spose you could wait till they're dormant then take them off,and then treat them as hard wood cuttings,but it sounds like me a bit of a faff.....easier to get some good'uns (any fruit tree supplier will sell you a couple...
by oldjerry
Mon Jul 08, 2013 5:57 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Last man standing
Replies: 5
Views: 1217

Last man standing

When we got here 9 months ago,the garden was a fine lawn enhanced with several mature decorative shrubs and a variety of interesting well grown herbaceous subjects. Contrary to the 1977 Geneva Conventions,(Article 54,Protocol 1) banning Scorched Earth policies,I've changed all that.. One of the few ...
by oldjerry
Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:12 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Redcurrant
Replies: 6
Views: 1518

Re: Redcurrant

First feed it,then cut out old diseased branches,then feed again.
by oldjerry
Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:35 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Perplexing tomatoes
Replies: 5
Views: 1319

Re: Perplexing tomatoes

- the wind round here means I can't grow toms outside.


Wind breaks?
by oldjerry
Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:33 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: can they do this to him??
Replies: 25
Views: 3666

Re: can they do this to him??

The thing is(and ask the CAB to confirm) but if you are registered as unemployed,you will get loads more opportunity to get set up grants for new businesses,as well as all the above mentioned benefits.It used to be that you had to have signed on 6 months,but this is changing rapidly.2 years ago(or t...
by oldjerry
Sat Jul 06, 2013 6:42 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Radish spacing
Replies: 6
Views: 1292

Re: Radish spacing

[quote="mamos"]Hi All

I am experimenting with growing things upside down in buckets




I bet even Tony hasn't tried that........!
by oldjerry
Sat Jul 06, 2013 6:32 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: can they do this to him??
Replies: 25
Views: 3666

Re: can they do this to him??

In short,probably yes.Self Employment ,by and large,in the UK at least,means you are exempt from 99% of any ' workplace'rights 'enjoyed' by people who work 'on the books'.(Why d'you think the Govt are so keen on self employment?) That's not me being all political,Iv'e only worked on the 'books' for ...
by oldjerry
Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:36 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Perplexing tomatoes
Replies: 5
Views: 1319

Re: Perplexing tomatoes

There's saving seed,and saving seed....I'm all for it,but I only do it for a year or so,then buy fresh,the seed companies DO know their business(having said that I've had more than a few of their disasters...!)
by oldjerry
Thu Jul 04, 2013 4:53 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: yellow tata's
Replies: 5
Views: 1241

Re: yellow tata's

Time to eat them.
by oldjerry
Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:09 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Homemade Sausage/Burger Recipes
Replies: 15
Views: 4968

Re: Homemade Sausage/Burger Recipes

99% of blackpud is made with dried ingredients,with water added.Even the small 'specialist' butchers do this(although they will often tweak the standard mix with added stuff),here's why. To make BP in the old fashioned way,you strung up the animal then stuck it in the neck.Younger member of the fami...

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