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by burnham28
Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Ginger bush
Replies: 172
Views: 22288

Re: Ginger bush

Have just found our young gardener with his nose in the ginger bush. He said he was smelling the strange odour coming from the bush I left him to it. I returned some time later to find he had been over zealous with the trimming and it now looked like a shaven haven.
by burnham28
Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Interesting untraceable noise!
Replies: 16
Views: 1865

Re: Interesting untraceable noise!

I had the smoking plimsolls when I visited India.
by burnham28
Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Ginger bush
Replies: 172
Views: 22288

Re: Ginger bush

Oh dear more trouble. Having examined the ginger bush closely I have found a large sticky willy (Galium Aparine) I think the latin name is Adhesii Penisii. It appears to have fastened itself to the Ginger bush and looks very rampant. I shall have to do something about it before it overwhelms my Purp...
by burnham28
Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Ginger bush
Replies: 172
Views: 22288

Re: Ginger bush

Following Firedrakes advice I've made sure the matted root ball is in good order and given the Purple morning glory a few yanks. This seems to have done the trick and it is now standing upright with no discernible droop or limp. I've also taken Amgraves advice and have been to our local garden centr...
by burnham28
Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Ginger bush
Replies: 172
Views: 22288

Re: Ginger bush

Good news and bad. The good news is the ginger bush obviously likes this warm weather and is sprouting well, so much that I think it needs a trim. The bad news is the Purple morning glory doesn't look too good in fact it looks decidedly droopy and limp perhaps some chemical enhancement may be benefi...
by burnham28
Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Ginger bush
Replies: 172
Views: 22288

Re: Ginger bush

Great news it seems the ginger bush has started growing again. It seems to like the Purple morning glory I planted next to it.
by burnham28
Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Sleeping in the hot weather
Replies: 12
Views: 1854

Re: Sleeping in the hot weather

I thought about dispensing of my pyjamas altogether and just wearing my thong but have just remembered I put it on two weeks ago and haven't seen it since.
by burnham28
Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Sleeping in the hot weather
Replies: 12
Views: 1854

Sleeping in the hot weather

Anyone got some tips on how to keep cool sleeping in the night. Ive already undone the top button of my Winceyette pyjamas but hasn't made a lot of difference.
by burnham28
Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Ginger bush
Replies: 172
Views: 22288

Re: Ginger bush

Im glad to know you have a vast experience of bushes so have I probably from being in the same job.
by burnham28
Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Our other hobbies and passions
Replies: 114
Views: 17602

Re: Our other hobbies and passions

Thanks for the post olderisbetter. Yes I did make the stained glass obelisk I made a frame from 5mm copper pipe then attached brass came with lead inserts and built it up from there. Its about 5ft high and sits in my garden powered by solar lights at night. Don't know why the photo came out side way...
by burnham28
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Ginger bush
Replies: 172
Views: 22288

Re: Ginger bush

Oh dear what have I done after reading my first post I can see that I should have worded it more carefully. My wife has now read it and I'm in deep poo poo mind you I'm always in it it's just the depth that varies. She says that she cannot now go to any Morris Minor events as everyone will be asking...
by burnham28
Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Ginger bush
Replies: 172
Views: 22288

Re: Ginger bush

We went on holiday to the Azores where they grow like weeds. She managed to find one when we got back but I don't think it likes the english climate
by burnham28
Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Ginger bush
Replies: 172
Views: 22288

Ginger bush

Do we have any gardeners who can help my wife with her ginger bush. It has started to curl up and doesn't look very happy. She may have been cutting it too severely or over watering it. I'm sure we must have some expert gardeners in the club.
by burnham28
Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Our other hobbies and passions
Replies: 114
Views: 17602

Re: Our other hobbies and passions

Have several hobbies not Morris minor related. Have restored two Austins a 1929 Austin seven Chummy and a 1928 Austin heavy 12/4 have had the chummy for 33 years and the 12/4 for 29 years. Used to own an 850cc Norton Commander until quite recently. Am also into stained glass and have a collection of...
by burnham28
Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: What Polish ?
Replies: 40
Views: 5348

Re: What Polish ?

The toothbrush is a great idea. She will never know I've used her electric one.
by burnham28
Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: MMOC National Rally 2017
Replies: 82
Views: 21907

Re: MMOC National Rally 2017

I shall be there. It's the first one I've been to after only getting my car last August. Will be there for both days. Well I ought to really as I only live 5 miles away.
by burnham28
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Seat foam replacement
Replies: 15
Views: 3909

Re: Seat foam replacement

I renewed the front seats of my panda with a kit from ESM. When I stripped the covers off I found that the original rubber diaphragms were still in place and were in excellent condition so I left them in place. Whether they were made tougher for large bottoms I don't know but they have certainly don...
by burnham28
Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: engine starts then stops
Replies: 15
Views: 2035

Re: engine starts then stops

New pump installed and car is running as sweet as a nut.
by burnham28
Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Late saloon rear lights
Replies: 8
Views: 1559

Re: Late saloon rear lights

Are the new ones made of the same material i.e. Mazak if so given a few years they will start to pit. I don't think the plastic ones are available.