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Posted: 17/12/2014 at 19:41
Willies, you'll have to find your own!

When we were farming I always bought Noras. Quite expensive but completely smooth inside so they could be washed out. Those that wear them every day will know how good that is.

Wrong coal?

Posted: 17/12/2014 at 19:31
Ordered a top up of heating oil at 4.45 this evening. Tanker driver rang at 5.45 to say he'll be here at 7.30 am tomorrow. And I'm sure he will be!

Wrong coal?

Posted: 17/12/2014 at 18:09
Good news. If you didn't get what you originally ordered they should resolve it in your favour.

Wrong coal?

Posted: 17/12/2014 at 09:56
Sorry, but you haven't been duped or fooled, you just agreed to accept the wrong kind of coal. If they said it was anthracite before they dumped it the onus is on you.

Were you specific about what you wanted when you ordered? If you ordered eggs and they delivered anthracite that is a different thing.

Anthracite is more expensive too. Lovely stuff in the right place, though most of it is foreign now and has been for many years.

Wrong coal?

Posted: 17/12/2014 at 09:41
Anthracite is the best steam coal in the world, it should be used in solid fuel stoves and boilers not wood burner/multifuels. It will burn too hot if you get it going properly. Now, in an AGA, Rayburn or boiler it would be fine. If you really get it going it will burn out the inside of the stove.

If you can't return it I would mix it well with the coal you have left and make sure you get the right stuff next time.

Growing True Potato Seed

Posted: 17/12/2014 at 00:13
Jersey Royals are a trade name of new potatoes grown on Jersey. The seed potatoes we can buy are International Kidney and they are probably grown where most seed potatoes are grown. Not on Jersey!

Growing Garlic

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 17:28
It's shallots that traditionally are planted on the shortest day and harvested on the longest.


Posted: 16/12/2014 at 17:25
Geese make a terrible mess of the grass if you have too many for the area of available grass! I'm sure you were pulling Denise's leg!

Growing Shop bought Ginger

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 17:20
Yes, it's very tempting to try and grow it on, but frankly it isn't worth the effort. It is a tropical plant and needs it hot and damp. If you want to then use it you have to dig it up and you will find it is little bigger than when you planted it.

Best to buy it for recipes; it's cheap enough. Store it in the freezer and use it from frozen. Where a recipe says slice, grate it instead; you don't need to thaw it.

If you want to grow ornamental ginger look for hedechyium (I've grown it but not sure of the spelling!). It has a pretty flower but not the perfume I was expecting.

Growing True Potato Seed

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 08:16
And Northern Ireland. Eg Ulster - too numerous to name!

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