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by Cheezy
Fri Oct 21, 2011 2:17 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: Thanks Millymollymandy
Replies: 40
Views: 11475

Re: Thanks Millymollymandy

Well, most of my posting used to be at lunchtime (ish) at work , then they blocked all forums, then my "role got expanded" which is weazel words for you're now running the whole department but on the same pay, so basically never have time to think, let alone get a lunch break. Still once t...
by Cheezy
Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:28 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Andy on the box on Autumn watch...one year on
Replies: 5
Views: 566

Andy on the box on Autumn watch...one year on

Well at least you got your items on this year!. Good to see you mate, and looks like you might get a second showing once the beer is brewed!.

Still could do with a spot on the main show pre-recorded to make sure it doesn't get cut!.


PS where did you get that hat!.
by Cheezy
Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:13 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: Thanks Millymollymandy
Replies: 40
Views: 11475

Re: Thanks Millymollymandy

Just seen Andy on the telly so I thought I'd log on, been a while but all the best 3M!
by Cheezy
Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:23 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: Autumnwatch unsprung 14th October 2010
Replies: 38
Views: 9001

Re: Autumnwatch unsprung 14th October 2010

It was a nice suprise to see you on the telly Andy. MOH didn't know what I was blithering on about as I shouted at the box. The guy I share an office with (who isn't an Issher and therefore neutral) , said he was disappointed with the "Idiot with long hair and glasses that he pushes up and down...
by Cheezy
Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:12 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Kilner flip top jars for chutney??
Replies: 17
Views: 3991

Re: Kilner flip top jars for chutney??

Kilner jars are great, I have used my rubber seals for years I just put them in boiling water to sterilise. To release once you want to reopen them the first time you pull on the rubber tab at the side, it usually works. If not reheat. One thing to note if making any vinegar based preserve, and reus...
by Cheezy
Tue Jul 27, 2010 11:48 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Cheap recipes
Replies: 22
Views: 2641

Re: Cheap recipes

Broad bean pasta Not only cheap, but, quick, very tastey and incredibly healthy and good for you!. 2 people Pan of unsalted water on the boil Slice of bread covered in milk soaking approx 500g podded broad beans (frozen or fresh) 2tblsp mint leaves 250g pasta (falafella type) clove garlic skinned sa...
by Cheezy
Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:40 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: bulb fennel problems
Replies: 11
Views: 761

Re: bulb fennel problems

"Normally" I would throw a home made fleece closh over them. But I think the mild winters have made me a bit over confident. So yes all mine have been obliterated by the 1 in 30 year cold we've had in the N.E. However I'm leaving them in in the hope that the root is still OK and it might t...
by Cheezy
Fri Jan 29, 2010 1:13 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Raised Bed construction materials ?
Replies: 15
Views: 2486

Re: Raised Bed construction materials ?

Raised beds are great. Our plots flood, and my raised beds are the only ones that don't suffer. They also heat up quichker, and a grater variety of plants can be grown as many things will tolerate cold, but not water logged soil and cold. I double dug underneather and put in leaf mould , then build ...
by Cheezy
Fri Jan 29, 2010 1:02 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Woodash
Replies: 5
Views: 538

Re: Woodash

I agree, you might loose some, but I don't know where to, and in the grand scheme it'll not be much. On the other hand burning "green" stuff is likely to p**s off more people as you will create lots of smoke. We have to be very careful as there is an old folks home to the south (They leave...
by Cheezy
Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:47 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: want to get on with the veg patch but is it best to wait?
Replies: 13
Views: 681

Re: want to get on with the veg patch but is it best to wait?

It's not too late to build raised beds. This is especially a good idea if as you say it's a damp garden, as most things will tolerate cold, but not wet and cold. I am about to do my last round of raised beds , but the way I'm doing it is to double dig the earth before putting the bed on top, it help...
by Cheezy
Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:21 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Cold frame under soil heating with solar panels
Replies: 7
Views: 2214

Re: Cold frame under soil heating with solar panels

I have long thought about this. A couple of things. A small radiator painted black would suffice. (I have two in the garage awaiting time!.) However the principal used in these gravity systems is based on hot water rising, cold water sinking. Basically you need to put the solar collector below your ...
by Cheezy
Tue Dec 22, 2009 12:41 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: bulb fennel problems
Replies: 11
Views: 761

Re: bulb fennel problems

Well this winter is going to be the ultimate fennel test. THe high winds a few weeks ago broke several fronds , but the bulbs had started to re-sprout. We've had permafrost and snow since last Thursday, and on Saturday they had wilted due to lack of available water. This morning it was -8'C and free...
by Cheezy
Tue Dec 22, 2009 12:36 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How do I make bread?
Replies: 68
Views: 5690

Re: How do I make bread?

I'm planning to do a starter this xmas, when I have some time. I do large batches of bread and freeze so I probably only bake once a month, enough for the whole month. I use a part ferment part yeast technique as per Richard Bertinet's Pain de Champaign. I take 200g of dough and leave in the fridge,...
by Cheezy
Mon Nov 23, 2009 12:54 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Garlic and broad beans
Replies: 8
Views: 664

Re: Garlic and broad beans

Your not supposed to plant alliums with legumes because the legume is a provider of nitrogen. Too much nitrogen with alliums will encourage them to put on green growth (and bolt) at the expense of bulb development. It's also why you shouldn't put a lot of fertilser/muck onto alliums . If you have we...
by Cheezy
Mon Nov 16, 2009 2:57 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: bulb fennel problems
Replies: 11
Views: 761

Re: bulb fennel problems

I'm growing some in sunny Darlo (So you should be OK Russ) at the moment, it is definitely very hit and miss. However a couple of tips. My early sowings this year to a man bolted because of the early dry spell we had. I removed most of these, but some i cut and left the root in. These have re sprout...

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