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  Topic: How many of you are salivating over seed catalogues?
GrahamH

Replies: 35
Views: 69417
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Jan 19, 21 10:04 am   Subject: How many of you are salivating over seed catalogues?
Sgt Colon
The first time I grew potatoes I followed traditional methods, double digging, good results but a lot of hard work.
I suggest you look at raised beds or tubs.
Good luck.
  Topic: How many of you are salivating over seed catalogues?
GrahamH

Replies: 35
Views: 69417
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Jan 19, 21 9:25 am   Subject: How many of you are salivating over seed catalogues?
Sgt. Colon.
One of my favourite meals is newly dug potatoes, boiled served with butter.
On their own. Mmmm....
  Topic: ultimate prawn cocktail,saffron and coconut sauce
GrahamH

Replies: 9
Views: 469
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Thu Dec 31, 20 1:21 pm   Subject: ultimate prawn cocktail,saffron and coconut sauce
I choose this place to retire to as it was remote and rich in natural resources. Even in this remote area I picked an isolated place.
I had had my offices within the royal palaces of Qatar, Abu Dhabi ...
  Topic: ultimate prawn cocktail,saffron and coconut sauce
GrahamH

Replies: 9
Views: 469
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Thu Dec 31, 20 10:51 am   Subject: ultimate prawn cocktail,saffron and coconut sauce
Hi Dpack.
Various traps. These are the large ones. All woven, no nails.


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  Topic: ultimate prawn cocktail,saffron and coconut sauce
GrahamH

Replies: 9
Views: 469
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Thu Dec 31, 20 9:59 am   Subject: ultimate prawn cocktail,saffron and coconut sauce
Caught in front of the house.


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  Topic: not for the pot, dear rat
GrahamH

Replies: 95
Views: 34981
PostForum: Shooting and Trapping for the Pot   Posted: Wed Dec 02, 20 6:20 pm   Subject: not for the pot, dear rat
Traps are governed by laws from a different dimension.
When you are setting the trap a slight breath will trigger it Snap! and almost have your fingers off.
Yet sometimes it seems the critters can d ...
  Topic: not for the pot, dear rat
GrahamH

Replies: 95
Views: 34981
PostForum: Shooting and Trapping for the Pot   Posted: Wed Dec 02, 20 6:38 am   Subject: not for the pot, dear rat
If he is taking the bait you've done the hard part.
Now the trap is the problem.
Keep feeding him then introduce the trap.
I used to use a very large wire cage with a sprung door.
Caught lots of ' ...
  Topic: Electrics q
GrahamH

Replies: 13
Views: 51679
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Thu May 09, 19 7:12 pm   Subject: Electrics q
Latest regs now 18th Edition.
  Topic: Most wood energy schemes are a 'disaster' for climate change
GrahamH

Replies: 44
Views: 351349
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Feb 28, 17 4:20 am   Subject: Most wood energy schemes are a 'disaster' for climate change
Climate Change is difficult to question in my opinion due to the large amount of false data put out by supporters of both sides of the argument.
I personally do believe there is a change happening; w ...
  Topic: tesla get a bit nearer to mass scale clean energy.
GrahamH

Replies: 17
Views: 203245
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Feb 09, 17 11:39 pm   Subject: tesla get a bit nearer to mass scale clean energy.
Not new technology. Again Telsa has good PR but not innovation.

Both systems (Dpack & Onemanbands posts) provide energy for 'spikes'. However, in the Telsa system old type batteries are used (e ...
  Topic: Cheap Foriegn Imports?
GrahamH

Replies: 22
Views: 215300
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Nov 09, 16 10:48 pm   Subject: Cheap Foriegn Imports?
Cast iron can now be repaired due to new materials.
Most stoves are gray cast iron (high carbon content), use of a 'cold cast rod' if electrode or a mig (brazing wire not steel wire) can be used. Not ...
  Topic: The Class of 2016
GrahamH

Replies: 8
Views: 19912
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Mon Nov 07, 16 7:22 am   Subject: The Class of 2016
Nice background and great looking birds.
  Topic: seasons changing
GrahamH

Replies: 17
Views: 37585
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Oct 25, 16 10:06 pm   Subject: seasons changing
Well into the typhoon season now.....arrived back from the UK in time for the super typhoon with 150mph winds. Next one due today.....wind already steadily increasing to above 80mph.
October gardenin ...
  Topic: What's blowing my electrics?
GrahamH

Replies: 94
Views: 619328
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Wed Sep 14, 16 10:46 am   Subject: What's blowing my electrics?
Yes DP, time served spark needs to upgrade when new editions come out by the one day C and G course. Each edition is updated by several versions named by the colour of the cover of the regs. So for ex ...
  Topic: What's blowing my electrics?
GrahamH

Replies: 94
Views: 619328
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Wed Sep 14, 16 9:31 am   Subject: What's blowing my electrics?
HL...my last ticket was for the 16th Edition, it is now the 17th I think.
It was not an exam but was a City and Guilds one day course, ticket given upon completion.
Probably the same now....worth do ...
 
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