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  Topic: Pick your own
gavin

Replies: 18
Views: 6907
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Jun 16, 05 6:01 pm   Subject: Pick your own
Just a thought - based on experience of only two PYOs. Check what varieties the PYO is offering? Sorry, I have no recommendations (rotten memory ) - except that I have a shelf-ful of nasty chemic ...
  Topic: Help with Elderflower Recipes
gavin

Replies: 23
Views: 9980
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Wed Jun 01, 05 11:36 am   Subject: Help with Elderflower Recipes
Elderflower Cordial

I make some for fresh, and put a couple of bottles in the freezer for happy memories and optimistic dreaming at Christmas and New Year.

Ingredients:
20 elderflower heads (or ...
  Topic: Benefits of cycling
gavin

Replies: 45
Views: 31438
PostForum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle   Posted: Fri May 27, 05 5:34 pm   Subject: Benefits of cycling
just out of curiosity...

i was talking to the man at our nearby cycle shop about 2nd hand bikes. he said they don't sell them anymore because they weren't so reliable and giving a 1 year warranty w ...
  Topic: Why do
gavin

Replies: 11
Views: 3152
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Fri May 27, 05 4:56 pm   Subject: Why do
I don't even bother clicking "skip intro"; flash = fast click on the close button!

All best - curmudgeonly purist!
  Topic: Benefits of cycling
gavin

Replies: 45
Views: 31438
PostForum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle   Posted: Wed May 25, 05 6:45 pm   Subject: Benefits of cycling
Whoah - aren't we just a little staid in Britain?


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  Topic: Downsizer variety reviews?
gavin

Replies: 31
Views: 6641
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed May 25, 05 5:57 pm   Subject: Downsizer variety reviews?
Just a couple of thoughts though - all those funny little bits of microclimate, general weather, soil-types? Bit of a nightmare to put together?

An awful lot of the fun is growing the one that gre ...
  Topic: Norton AntiVirus v AVG Free by Grisoft
gavin

Replies: 26
Views: 9485
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Mon May 23, 05 4:07 pm   Subject: Norton AntiVirus v AVG Free by Grisoft
Just another thumbs-UP for AVG - free, effective and painless

All best - Gavin
  Topic: Chicken nuggets/burgers
gavin

Replies: 19
Views: 7760
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Fri May 20, 05 9:31 am   Subject: Chicken nuggets/burgers
Kids that have been reared on the processed cr*p can't believe how good they are when they're fed 'em at our house.

Same goes for "fish fingers" - cut a haddock fillet 'across the grain' and do the ...
  Topic: Tell me about kale
gavin

Replies: 19
Views: 5675
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed May 18, 05 8:34 am   Subject: Tell me about kale
Excellent vegetable - agreed! Goes really well with smoked fish too. Looks good too - I like the red and black kales .

And pretty easy to grow - it's a bit more robust and resilient than most b ...
  Topic: Benefits of cycling
gavin

Replies: 45
Views: 31438
PostForum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle   Posted: Wed May 18, 05 8:26 am   Subject: Benefits of cycling
but also, very importantly, make sure that the bike is set up so that the saddle height is absolutely perfect for the particular footwear you'll use when cycling.

Get the height even a couple of m ...
  Topic: Benefits of cycling
gavin

Replies: 45
Views: 31438
PostForum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle   Posted: Tue May 17, 05 12:05 pm   Subject: Benefits of cycling

also, has anyone used those little bike trailers that have seats in them for the children and a bit of storage space? we would love to have one but they are so expensive so i'd like to have a person ...
  Topic: Poorly potato plant
gavin

Replies: 8
Views: 3075
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun May 15, 05 10:30 am   Subject: Poorly potato plant
No, it won't stop the plant growing - it should recover and carry on growing; it'll just be a bit slower.

All best - Gavin
  Topic: Plants that shouldn't be sold or grown.
gavin

Replies: 16
Views: 9604
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun May 15, 05 9:21 am   Subject: Plants that shouldn't be sold or grown.
Category C plants???

Russian vine can do a good job of holding a rickety shed together

Mint needs tight control - so does horseradish; and the comfreys (not the sterile Bocking 14). Fever ...
  Topic: Poorly potato plant
gavin

Replies: 8
Views: 3075
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun May 15, 05 9:14 am   Subject: Poorly potato plant
Yup - frost damage; there's a few like that on our site .

All best - Gavin
  Topic: Cauliflower
gavin

Replies: 12
Views: 4507
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Tue May 03, 05 8:35 pm   Subject: Cauliflower
Piccalilli or other mustard pickles?

Cut into florets, dipped in beaten egg and breadcrumbs, and deep fried (gorgeous!).

Somewhere I have recipes for a cauliflower curry (haven't tried it in yea ...
 
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