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by MKG
Mon Mar 17, 2008 8:09 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: New Branch of Notts. Anti-Wildlife Campaign
Replies: 13
Views: 970

It isn't that I mind the wildlife - it's the way that they all think they have a natural right to be there! The cheek!!!
by MKG
Mon Mar 17, 2008 7:36 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: New Branch of Notts. Anti-Wildlife Campaign
Replies: 13
Views: 970

New Branch of Notts. Anti-Wildlife Campaign

OK - that's it!!! It isn't enough that the neighbour finally took down a row of overgrown Leylandii, thus exposing the pond to full sunlight, thus killing the covering of duckweed, thus giving crystal clear water, thus attracting every bloody heron within 5 miles, thus depopulating said pond. No. It...
by MKG
Mon Mar 17, 2008 7:14 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: sssssssssssssSSSSSNAKE
Replies: 29
Views: 4935

I've looked at the piccy again in the full light of day, and there is a definite V shape on the back of the head - I'm now certain that it's a female adder. Kiwirach - we have 3 snakes and a legless lizard. If you want to identify them, one bites and is venomous; one bites and isn't; one will try to...
by MKG
Mon Mar 17, 2008 3:29 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: sssssssssssssSSSSSNAKE
Replies: 29
Views: 4935

Gytrash - it's sometimes very difficult to tell the difference unless you get up really close (and how likely is that if you don't know!!!), but what you've got there is almost certainly a female adder. It must have been sleeping or very cold because they normally hear you a long time before you get...
by MKG
Sun Mar 16, 2008 10:58 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Foot square/Raised bed/Earth box thingy
Replies: 5
Views: 927

Yep - you're all right. It's taken me the rest of the day to work out what a daft question that was.
by MKG
Sun Mar 16, 2008 10:36 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Moths in the cupboards
Replies: 22
Views: 2543

Couldn't resist ... Just cook the smaller ones ... the lesser of two weevils
by MKG
Sun Mar 16, 2008 3:32 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Foot square/Raised bed/Earth box thingy
Replies: 5
Views: 927

Foot square/Raised bed/Earth box thingy

Okay - I've taken on board all of these things and I've gone for a 5 foot by 4 foot raised bed which will be planted on the square foot gardening basis. Its a converted part of the "patio" - a paved area usually known as the back yard. So far, I've taken up the slabs (heavy), removed the archaic tre...
by MKG
Sun Mar 16, 2008 12:54 pm
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Just for fun... - pick a page
Replies: 74
Views: 15068

OK, if 5 isn't available, I'll go double or quits - how about 55?
by MKG
Sat Mar 15, 2008 11:46 pm
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: husky travel
Replies: 26
Views: 7102

How about hitching up those slugs you keep finding? Slow, but very sedate, and you couldn't get lost. Just turn around and follow the silvery trail ...
by MKG
Sat Mar 15, 2008 11:40 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What can I do to kill dandylions?
Replies: 31
Views: 5162

If you've got 6 dandelions now, next year it will be 100. And your neighbours'll have a few too.
by MKG
Sat Mar 15, 2008 11:25 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Moths in the cupboards
Replies: 22
Views: 2543

Mothballs - put a couple in your hand and squeeze. That particular moth will avoid your kitchen like the plague in future.
by MKG
Sat Mar 15, 2008 11:18 pm
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Just for fun... - pick a page
Replies: 74
Views: 15068

Sounds like a laugh - OK, my lucky (ho ho) number has always been 5. What have I let myself in for?
by MKG
Sat Mar 15, 2008 9:59 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Alcoholic Water???
Replies: 81
Views: 12007

In which case everything is as it should be. Keep the demijohm comfy and warm and it'll keep going for a while yet - even if apparently slowly. My latest was started two days after yours and it's down to one bubble every 11 seconds.
by MKG
Sat Mar 15, 2008 7:53 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Alcoholic Water???
Replies: 81
Views: 12007

Andy - please add yeast immediately. I've just re-read one of my earlier posts and realised where this idea came from - Vit. B. isn't a yeast substitute, but more of a yeast super-charger. If you don't put any yeast in, nothing will happen - sorry I misled you a bit. Silver Ether - it's a little ear...
by MKG
Sat Mar 15, 2008 1:01 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Sex ratio
Replies: 14
Views: 803

Sex ratio

No, no, no ... not like that ...

Just out of interest, does anyone know the ratio of males to females posting on this site? The Margos, Jerrys, Toms and Barbaras tend to be a little misleading.