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  Topic: skips
lowri

Replies: 11
Views: 1054
PostForum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle   Posted: Tue May 16, 17 3:12 pm   Subject: skips
I have sheds full of accumulated "stuff" that I need to clear. I used to take stuff to the tip when I was younger, fitter and had a larger van (no commercial lettering on it, and no trailer, twin-axle ...
  Topic: drying hydrangea flowers
lowri

Replies: 1
Views: 3276
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Sep 02, 16 2:49 pm   Subject: drying hydrangea flowers
Can't find a heading to put this under, and the hydrangea is growing here.
How do I dry them for winter arrangements? In water? Out of water? Hanging upside down in a shed? Leave them on the bush?
N ...
  Topic: Making things from old Pallets
lowri

Replies: 39
Views: 31615
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Tue Jun 14, 16 4:19 pm   Subject: Making things from old Pallets
Never thought of that - but the freezers have feet which are the only bit touching the wood! The Hotpoint big freezer seems to be coated and non rust, it never has in X number of years; the little che ...
  Topic: Making things from old Pallets
lowri

Replies: 39
Views: 31615
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Mon Jun 13, 16 3:20 pm   Subject: Making things from old Pallets
Oh dear, I see Ginkgotree has already covered the printers pallets area! That'll teach me not to read the whole post!!
  Topic: Making things from old Pallets
lowri

Replies: 39
Views: 31615
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Mon Jun 13, 16 3:16 pm   Subject: Making things from old Pallets
I have a friend who used to work at a printers, and she provided me with much smaller pallets than your average back-of-a-lorry type. Much lighter to handle, sometimes with solid tops which made table ...
  Topic: How to kill Himalayan Balsam
lowri

Replies: 3
Views: 5051
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Sun Jun 05, 16 10:37 am   Subject: How to kill Himalayan Balsam
I was invaded by this stuff after a friend gave me some hazel saplings, freshly dug up, it must have come in then and I never noticed until Too Late! Now it's rampant. I pull it up all the time and st ...
  Topic: How do you clean your dishes (without a dishwasher)
lowri

Replies: 24
Views: 18837
PostForum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle   Posted: Sun May 15, 16 3:04 pm   Subject: How do you clean your dishes (without a dishwasher)
I think you can't beat really hot water, the hotter the better, but I can see where dpack is coming from.
  Topic: Mint Wine
lowri

Replies: 11
Views: 4137
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Mon Dec 07, 15 5:31 pm   Subject: Mint Wine
I made a small amount of mint wine in the 70s, don't remember what recipe or method, but I can remember 2 things about it, that it was vaguely reminiscent of vermouth, and that it was as clear as gin! ...
  Topic: Apple Identification
lowri

Replies: 6
Views: 2107
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Nov 10, 15 11:46 am   Subject: Apple Identification
When I had it identified, it was suggested that there might be similar apple trees planted in gardens in the same street, but sadly I had moved away by then and apart from my friend who bought my flat ...
  Topic: Apple Identification
lowri

Replies: 6
Views: 2107
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Nov 06, 15 5:51 pm   Subject: Apple Identification
Can't remember if I have ever asked this question, but when I lived in Carmarthen I had an old apple tree in the (tiny urban) back garden. It was/is very prolific, apples similar to Bramleys but the l ...
  Topic: New Forest Disease
lowri

Replies: 0
Views: 2461
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Tue Jun 02, 15 5:17 pm   Subject: New Forest Disease
Anyone had New Forest in their cattle or sheep this Spring? I was alerted by friends who have it in 2 of their Herefords. I've checked my 2 ewes and they are clear, but I don't have very long grass an ...
  Topic: Winter Coat for Small Shivering Jack Russell Terrier
lowri

Replies: 2
Views: 2846
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Thu Dec 11, 14 8:28 am   Subject: Winter Coat for Small Shivering Jack Russell Terrier
My terrier is a smooth-coated one, and as she gets older she suffers from the cold. Anyone got a pattern for a coat for dogs? I have plenty of old quilted anoraks and such to chop up, warmth more impo ...
  Topic: Beetroot Crisps
lowri

Replies: 1
Views: 1067
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Fri Oct 31, 14 8:34 am   Subject: Beetroot Crisps
I've read somewhere that you can make beetroot crisps and also parsnip. I have a dehydrator which does a good job of fruit and stuff, how would I prep the root veg? Anybody done this?
  Topic: What do you do with a block of dates?
lowri

Replies: 10
Views: 2873
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Fri Oct 31, 14 8:28 am   Subject: What do you do with a block of dates?
When I was at boarding school in the early fifties, there must have still been rationing, we had small dishes of what we called "datespread" (obviously) in lieu of jam, with bread and cheese. Simply s ...
  Topic: green tomato salsa
lowri

Replies: 5
Views: 2088
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Mon Sep 22, 14 10:58 am   Subject: green tomato salsa
And on the coriander - can't stand the stuff!!!
 
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