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  1. These things seem to be popping up more and more, does anyone have any idea what they actually are? Have seen them In a few gardens whilst on my bike and noticed them next to some of the fisherman huts on the dee yesterday.
  2. Should have said they are like sweet chestnut, a lot more 'spiky' looking than horse chestnut. The seeds could possibly get confused with acorns they are a similar size but more patterned. The site below show variation in the castor bean seeds https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Representation-of-the-variability-in-color-and-size-observed-among-seeds-of-castor-bean_fig3_221921966
  3. Could be castor bean? The seeds come in a pod which looks similar to chestnut so possible got mixed up?
  4. I have never had a np300 but on my third D40, all auto, all regularly towing 2.5tonne plus and a twin axle caravan. First one did 189,986 miles before I blew the engine when the thermostat stuck and I was towing a twin axle caravan up a hill. Second one I got rid of at 142,000 miles only gearbox problem I had with that one was a leak on the transmission oil cooler which is mounted at the front of the truck and had corroded, would have happened even if I had never towed with it. Now have a V6 which has done 92,000 miles and no problems. If I was you I wouldn't worry too much about it having a tow bar on, they seem to cope pretty well.
  5. Shops are allowed to accept or refuse any means of payment they like as long as it is not not discriminating on account of race, gender or sexuality etc. so not accepting cash is perfectly legal. I have not used cash for about three years now since I was able use my phone as my bank card.
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    Plant ID

    PM replied. Cheers, I may have to start buying beer in bottles again to give the opener a good use. I have been buying mostly cans recently as my local council don't accept glass in our recycling bin!
  7. stumpy69

    Plant ID

    The picture this app on my phone is suggesting this is a Peruvian lily but this could be completely wrong!
  8. Ribs ready to go in for tonight’s supper.
  9. I know the OP is in England, but just in case it helps anyone else is looking to do the same, in Scotland it is not a legal requirement to have any permissions or checks to get the install signed off. Although no one will check you have to follow building regs which are easily available. If you don't follow building regs and the worst happens your insurance is very unlikely to cover you.
  10. If that’s the case it’s about right for a weekend job only one climber leaving everything behind. If it was here approx £200 a day for climber and £120 for groundsman. Lots of add ons can be added after that, distance from base chipper, removal of waste, dog poo tax!
  11. They dont have to be hard wired. They do have to be interlinked (this can be wireless) and have to be either tamper proof long-life lithium battery or mains connected. My MIL got a quote from an electrician to install everything needed in her house for just over £700, I put in wireless, long life battery units for less than 25% of that.
  12. Some beef ribs I cooked in the UDS last week. And a chicken on the rotisserie attachment. Love the UDS, pretty much set and leave, holds temperature within 10° for hours unless the wind changes significantly.
  13. Agree with you on this, I tried the pizza pan idea and found it was just not the same, ok for a roman style pizza but just does not work for Neapolitan style which is what the wood fired pizza oven is best at due to the high temperature. I have two wooden peels which I use for launching pizzas, a light dusting of fine semolina is all that is needed to stop sticking. you can also have extra dough stretched out ready to go. If I remember I will take plenty of photos and do a write up of the whole process I use for the food section next time I do pizzas.
  14. Yes, if water gets inside its not the end of the world but takes longer to heat up. At first I had an empty pot on top of my chimney to block off there and the bit of wood used to mould the door to block that off, these are possibly pictured earlier in this thread. I have upgraded to a proper chimney cowl and used the template to make a double skin door made from some steel sheet offcuts. The next step is to experiment with different pizza dough! Yours looks good but its a minefield and depends what pizza style you are aiming for, its like arguing over what calibre is best for roe......
  15. We got our first tick three weeks ago!
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