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Digeroo

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Unexploded bombs
« on: November 04, 2017, 08:00:57 »

Borlotti

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Re: Unexploded bombs
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2017, 12:01:31 »
He should have gone to Specsavers. At least the police say the funny side of the story.

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Re: Unexploded bombs
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2017, 16:59:25 »
Talk about a marrow escape!

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Re: Unexploded bombs
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2017, 17:41:03 »
One year a plot holder left overgrown courgettes unpicked, They looked rather like mortar bombs, I suppose, particularly as the colour faded.

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Re: Unexploded bombs
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2017, 11:32:04 »
With a microholding you always get too much or bugger-all. (I'm fed up calling it an allotment garden - it just encourages the tidy-police).

The simple/complex split is more & more important: Simple fertilisers Poor, complex ones Good. Simple (old) poisons predictable, others (new) the opposite.

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Re: Unexploded bombs
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2017, 16:39:51 »
Better safe than sorry.  As an ex-squaddie, I know that unexploded ordinance is nasty at best.

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Re: Unexploded bombs
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2017, 19:35:29 »
I've dug up shrapnel; a genuine unexploded isn't impossible.

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Re: Unexploded bombs
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2017, 10:26:59 »
Is it me?  I cannot seem to open Vinlander's link

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Re: Unexploded bombs
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2017, 11:03:34 »
It makes me think back to during the war when my grandfather gave my mother very large marrows to make marrow jam. I was carrying one these home on the bus when a person asked me if I had  one of Hitlers bombs . Mum used to make marrow and ginger jam out of the great big yellow ripe marrows.

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Re: Unexploded bombs
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2017, 15:15:02 »
Is it me?  I cannot seem to open Vinlander's link

It's the first time I've tried it from the post and it works for me - even when I log in as Guest  - but if all else fails, highlight the whole thing (from well before to well after) cut & paste into the URL line. If that doesn't work try pasting into Notepad (which removes all formatting) then cut & paste from there.

Or just google "Cyclanthera explodens youtube" - there are a few videos - the one with tweezers in frame and spines like a wonky horse chestnut is the best, any that show a hairy oval fruit are a different species (squirt cucumbers).

I can understand why squirt cucumbers are green - they work on liquid pressure, but the Cyclanthera is green outside and dry inside - I was expecting it to be brown (like exploding bean pods).

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With a microholding you always get too much or bugger-all. (I'm fed up calling it an allotment garden - it just encourages the tidy-police).

The simple/complex split is more & more important: Simple fertilisers Poor, complex ones Good. Simple (old) poisons predictable, others (new) the opposite.

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Re: Unexploded bombs
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2017, 21:28:01 »
It works for me too.

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Re: Unexploded bombs
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2017, 07:28:54 »
I have tried every way but it simply asked which program I want to use to open it.

Have now watch the youtube video it is fun. 

 

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