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by MKG
Mon May 14, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: No Bees?
Replies: 14
Views: 1923

Re: No Bees?

Well, I hate to go against the general trend, but we have loads of bees already - particularly very large and noisy bumble bees. There's also lots of stuff flowering, so they seem happy.
Buzzy wuzzy mumble ...
by MKG
Sat May 12, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Can certain plants prevent fruit tree problems if put under the trees
Replies: 8
Views: 1437

Re: Can certain plants prevent fruit tree problems if put under the trees

Those super-power water pistols work a treat on cats, too.
by MKG
Sat May 12, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Intelligent plants?
Replies: 7
Views: 1000

Re: Intelligent plants?

Anywhere in Britain except the Isle of Wight if I remember the book correctly. Don't forget to top 'em early.
by MKG
Sat May 12, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Greetings from Yorkshire
Replies: 11
Views: 1131

Re: Greetings from Yorkshire

Hey - another home brewer!!!!!!!! A belated welcome, RC.
by MKG
Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Plastic in the oceans
Replies: 2
Views: 682

Re: Plastic in the oceans

I'm surprised to hear that you don't grow your own seaweed, Tony.
:tongue1:
by MKG
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Some pictures
Replies: 8
Views: 873

Re: Some pictures

It all looks immaculate, Tony (as I would expect).
But where's the swimming pool and bar?
by MKG
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Your diet
Replies: 8
Views: 938

Re: Your diet

Nor was non-cake an option. I hate cake.
by MKG
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Curiosity/Armageddon
Replies: 11
Views: 1090

Re: Curiosity/Armageddon

I've though about this for a while. I think I'd carry on doing exactly what I'm doing, not altering a thing. I think I'm probably more contented now than ever before - why change my ways?
by MKG
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Odds and ends
Replies: 7
Views: 942

Re: Odds and ends

I also make precisely the amount of wine I need, and not a drop more.
I do. I DO!!!
by MKG
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: New season veg
Replies: 7
Views: 1124

Re: New season veg

They can and they do.
by MKG
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Hops
Replies: 8
Views: 1165

Re: Hops

Apparently, Dave, 55 degrees north is your latitude limit. As that goes through Newcastle (the on Tyne one), you should be OK.
by MKG
Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: For all you Linux fans ...
Replies: 31
Views: 14397

Re: For all you Linux fans ...

... Still on a 12-year-old Optiplex 745 (scrapper from work) Very good point, Dave - thanks for that. Just in case anyone is wondering what on Earth we're going on about, a Linux installation can bring a very old machine back into useful life. I use an ancient (early 90's) IBM Thinkpad armed with a...
by MKG
Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Keeving
Replies: 5
Views: 1125

Re: Keeving

It's a fascinating process, but I have noticed one thing - apparently no yeast is introduced, so it appears to be a completely natural fermentation and therefore comes with all the usual warnings (ie success may come down to where you live).
by MKG
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Madeleine Angevine
Replies: 3
Views: 845

Re: Madeleine Angevine

How many vines did you plant originally?
by MKG
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Keeving
Replies: 5
Views: 1125

Re: Keeving

I'd never heard of it, so thanks for the article, GA. I'd be very interested as to how it turns out, Dave, although I can't see myself being that patient with a cider.