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by Skippy
Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Instant allotment.
Replies: 0
Views: 1011

Instant allotment.

I've been hearing the Halifax rewards squad ads on the radio for a while now and one story is about a woman with a son that has a restrictive diet. Her husband applied to the scheme as she would have liked to grow some food for her son herself. On the radio you hear her say that she has an allotment...
by Skippy
Tue Jan 24, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Screw top wine bottles.
Replies: 16
Views: 3064

Re: Screw top wine bottles.

Yes filling or rather refilling a plastic liner seems at the very least problematic . I've reused them for water but probably as much got spilt as actually went in , not something I'd want happening with my wine. Also once out of their box the liners seem a tad vulnerable for storing anything precio...
by Skippy
Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Screw top wine bottles.
Replies: 16
Views: 3064

Re: Screw top wine bottles.

To be honest I've not heard of those Novatwist tops , probably need to check those out. The possibility of the glass breaking is something I'd read on the web but as the screwtop bottles I've got all have larger necks than my corkable bottles it's not something that's concerned me overly much. I hav...
by Skippy
Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Screw top wine bottles.
Replies: 16
Views: 3064

Re: Screw top wine bottles.

Yes I prefer corked bottles when brought . Maybe I don't spend enough time looking around off licences but in my own limited experience more wine seems to be sold in screwtops these days. I mentioned that I have been using plastic corks since the '80's without problems. I did also use cork but have ...
by Skippy
Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Compost worms
Replies: 12
Views: 1579

Re: Compost worms

Odsox wrote:Where do compost worms come from, anybody know ?
Well when a mommy worm and a daddy worm love each other........
by Skippy
Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Screw top wine bottles.
Replies: 16
Views: 3064

Re: Screw top wine bottles.

Cheers brewtrog . Can I ask how many times you may use or consider using the same the same cap? One comment on picked up on looking elsewhere was that the caps become looser with use. I don't make a conscious decision to use wines by a certain date (hence still having the odd bottle from '85 or '89 ...
by Skippy
Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Screw top wine bottles.
Replies: 16
Views: 3064

Re: Screw top wine bottles.

The wax might also give it a faintly classy look too as well as recycling all the bits of wax I have . It'd certainly look more classy than a bit of gaffer tape.
by Skippy
Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Screw top wine bottles.
Replies: 16
Views: 3064

Screw top wine bottles.

This could perhaps have gone in the reuse section but ho hum. Recently having a bottling session I realised I hadn't got enough wine bottles and still have four gallons left in the Demijons . I normally use regular bottles and plastic corks and have done without problem for ages , there is still a c...
by Skippy
Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Marrow Rum
Replies: 84
Views: 70465

Re: Marrow Rum

Interesting thread. I've never made the stuff but was always intrigued by the hanging it up and leaving it to rot method. I've noticed that some on here using the traditional method go to lengths to remove the seeds whereas in the recipe posted by Mike and also in my C.C.J. Berry book the seeds are ...
by Skippy
Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Best floor for greenhouse?
Replies: 16
Views: 2601

Re: Best floor for greenhouse?

I have two greenhouses and both floors. The first was built on an exsisting slabbed area when I first moved in. The whole floor is slabs and I use staging to grow tomatoes or whatever on. The second greenhouse is one I was paid to remove , which I did and then repaired it for my own use. It has a so...
by Skippy
Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Bit of a dream crusher!
Replies: 3
Views: 817

Re: Bit of a dream crusher!

Reading through that I think we could add stubbornish.
by Skippy
Thu Nov 17, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Woodshed
Replies: 8
Views: 5035

Re: Woodshed

For those with firewood but more importantly probably too much time on their hands,
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by Skippy
Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Weed membrane
Replies: 14
Views: 1243

Re: Weed membrane

Perhaps you should put the sound management techniques down , it sounds ideal for a sticky if the mods would agree. On the subject of weed control , one thing that bugs me is gravel. I have one customer who insists in filling her boarders with the bloody stuff as she says it cuts down the maintenanc...
by Skippy
Wed Nov 09, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Wooden Pallets
Replies: 6
Views: 885

Re: Wooden Pallets

Having a contact in logistics as haulage is now called I'll add my two pence worth. Not all pallets are the same. Firstly the most obvious one is to avoid the blue ones as they are all owned by Chep who can and do get arsey about people doing things with their pallets and have brought prosecutions i...
by Skippy
Wed Nov 09, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Weed membrane
Replies: 14
Views: 1243

Re: Weed membrane

I'm just too used to dealing with people who take allotments on with strange ideas of what to do. Like the tale of the bloke who covered his allotment in sodium chlorate weedkiller and then wondered why he couldn't grow anything. It was some five years before the plot was useful again. I'm getting ...