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  Topic: Asbestos

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PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue May 30, 17 8:08 pm   Subject: Asbestos
I have an asbestos corrugated garage roof, at least 50 years old, which developed a couple of leaky spots about 15 years ago

Husband investigated, one was an enlarged bolt hole, other was a long cr ...
  Topic: Socks

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Views: 2367
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Mon Mar 20, 17 10:17 am   Subject: Socks
This has brought back memories of my Mum always knitting away at socks for Dad, me and sister

As Dad got into old age he found that his feet hurt - just as WW describes - his answer was to turn the ...
  Topic: Hedging, on the cheap

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Nov 07, 15 4:55 pm   Subject: Hedging, on the cheap
In my woodland edge wild garden my "hedge to hide ugly fence" - is hawthorn, hazel, field rose, spindle, blackthorn, holly, dog rose, dogwood, guelder rose, honeysuckle

With an elder, rowan, crab ...
  Topic: Wossis ?

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Views: 2689
PostForum: The Apiary   Posted: Fri Apr 17, 15 8:36 am   Subject: Wossis ?
Great to find this information - saw one in the garden on Tuesday - feeding off a primrose

The proboscis was very clear and the wings were just narrow blurred dark shimmers

Thank you - glad to ...
  Topic: Dragon NaturallySpeaking

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Views: 1472
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Thu Apr 24, 14 10:18 am   Subject: Dragon NaturallySpeaking
I got it about 3 years ago for Uni essays etc

Not too bad to use and did save my hands and tendons until they recovered and I could revert to mainly manual keying

The biggest problem I had was ...
  Topic: Sari.

Replies: 10
Views: 2758
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Thu Oct 11, 12 4:23 pm   Subject: Sari.
Like you I bought one with the idea of making a bed throw for the visitors' room - and could not bear to cut it up

I have Indian friends who taught me (with a great deal of giggles and laughter) to ...
  Topic: Who was it who was wanting peacocks?

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PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Mon Sep 10, 12 10:11 am   Subject: Who was it who was wanting peacocks?
There is, of course, no guarantee that the eggs will produce peacocks

As opposed to peahens

Nothing like as pretty - though relatively somewhat quieter
  Topic: What type of business card catches your eye?

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PostForum: Small Business Questions, Ideas and Advice   Posted: Tue Sep 27, 11 9:57 am   Subject: What type of business card catches your eye?
Just been to a 'festival' and have been sorting out the cards, etc that I picked up - so I went and looked at the 'keep' pile and the discards

Obviously I have discarded those of areas I'm not inte ...
  Topic: Charity bags (door-to-door collections)

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PostForum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle   Posted: Sat Feb 05, 11 4:01 pm   Subject: Charity bags (door-to-door collections)
I used to get 10-12 a week - so I put up a NO JUNK MAIL OR CHARITY BAGS THANK YOU notice on the front door

Still get the odd bag now and again and the occasional bit of junk mail

Asked one woman ...
  Topic: Could I dye a stained Aran jumper?

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Views: 9787
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Tue Dec 21, 10 4:44 pm   Subject: Could I dye a stained Aran jumper?
If it might be organic-based grease maybe try soaking in a biological stain remover (ie Biotex) or a biological washing powder

I've rescued many a stained garment that way - it's surprising how the ...
  Topic: More craft suppliers (with an ethnic twist)

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PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Sun Nov 14, 10 9:54 am   Subject: More craft suppliers (with an ethnic twist)
I jus had to have a look - can see where they are coming from for nurseries - I understand OFSTED are very keen on providing all sorts of multicultural opportunities

Liked the foam hands and feet i ...
  Topic: The tastiest edible mushroom?

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PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Fri Oct 15, 10 11:13 am   Subject: The tastiest edible mushroom?
I love Boletus edulis - which I've always known as Penny Buns

This year I've been enjoying shaggy ink cap - never seen so many

I even picked some going over and tried making ink from them - th ...
  Topic: Blatant shop plug

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Views: 2884
PostForum: Trading Post   Posted: Wed Sep 08, 10 8:01 am   Subject: Blatant shop plug
Hello Sally - I love all your stuff

I've fallen for your shawls - I can just see me snuggled down with a good book by my new log stove

Does your Gareth do simple pins for fastening the shaw ...
  Topic: Living without a fridge

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Views: 69904
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Aug 26, 10 8:15 am   Subject: Living without a fridge
"In the olden days / When I was young"

We had terracotta milk 'preservers' - something like a plant pot saucer with a long thin plant pot upsidedown with a knob instead of the drainage hole ...
  Topic: How to kill moss?

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Views: 3098
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Mon Apr 05, 10 12:37 pm   Subject: How to kill moss?
I picked up a tip from 'somewhere'

Sprinkle the moss with bicarbonate of soda

Moss turns black in about a week and is then easy to brush up

Worked for me and the moss has not returned
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