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  Topic: vinegar instead of fabric conditioner
gz

Replies: 35
Views: 594
PostForum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle   Posted: Thu Apr 26, 18 7:05 am   Subject: vinegar instead of fabric conditioner
I use a paste of bicarb on a fairly hot/warm oven...does the trick nicely and no worries about caustic splashes
  Topic: vinegar instead of fabric conditioner
gz

Replies: 35
Views: 594
PostForum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle   Posted: Sun Apr 22, 18 10:53 am   Subject: vinegar instead of fabric conditioner
I'll put some white vinegar in with a rinse...neutralizes the alkali if you use washing powder, apparently. Anyhow it brightens up the clothes because you're cleaning off the detergent/soap residue.
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  Topic: Keeping apples
gz

Replies: 13
Views: 513
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Apr 21, 18 10:47 am   Subject: Keeping apples
Thats what I'd learnt..I wouldn't be surprised if there were more strains.
  Topic: Reducing the use of Plastics
gz

Replies: 73
Views: 5016
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Apr 20, 18 5:17 pm   Subject: Reducing the use of Plastics
There is a fb page,Using Less Plastic.....the more the merrier, spread the word!

Seems to have been going for at least three years
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
gz

Replies: 642
Views: 225705
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Apr 18, 18 8:40 am   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
I heard skylarks last Saturday,for the first time this year..today should be the first time we're in double figure temperatures.
  Topic: What to grow under apple tree?
gz

Replies: 10
Views: 427
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Apr 17, 18 8:38 am   Subject: What to grow under apple tree?
As a side point I think that pear trees don't like grass/competition..certainly the ones I had increased cropping when I cleared around them,the apples were ok with grass.
  Topic: Reducing the use of Plastics
gz

Replies: 73
Views: 5016
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Apr 17, 18 8:35 am   Subject: Reducing the use of Plastics
Just heard in conversation with a friend that Skipton (I think) is landfilling plastic..she missed her plastic collection, took it to the local recycling centre. There was no plastic recycling point ...
  Topic: axe handles needed
gz

Replies: 16
Views: 1853
PostForum: Trading Post   Posted: Mon Apr 16, 18 3:07 pm   Subject: axe handles needed
nice...looks like a place that would appreciate the Tale of My Grandfather's Axe"
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
gz

Replies: 4755
Views: 563835
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Apr 15, 18 11:43 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Looks beautiful Cassandra..one day we hope to stay with our friends near Georgetown and see you as well.

Love the lap and leg warmers
  Topic: axe handles needed
gz

Replies: 16
Views: 1853
PostForum: Trading Post   Posted: Thu Apr 12, 18 4:42 pm   Subject: axe handles needed
As an innocent, wood is traditionally used but are the new synthetic handles any good?

I've had splinters from a fibreglass handle..they go septic very quickly..and the handle wasn't good to use ei ...
  Topic: Donald or Donella ?
gz

Replies: 3
Views: 226
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Wed Apr 11, 18 4:49 pm   Subject: Donald or Donella ?
mum will probably stand at the brink panicking when the brood decide to go paddling..I've seen that
  Topic: Reducing the use of Plastics
gz

Replies: 73
Views: 5016
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Apr 10, 18 2:00 pm   Subject: Reducing the use of Plastics
http://www.stroudnewsandjournal.co.uk/news/16146628.Plastic_free_shop_opens_in_Stroud/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=SocialSignIn

Any other shops we know doing this?
  Topic: Fox toy
gz

Replies: 6
Views: 1500
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Fri Apr 06, 18 5:17 pm   Subject: Fox toy
Lovely foxy fox
  Topic: Reducing the use of Plastics
gz

Replies: 73
Views: 5016
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Apr 03, 18 3:22 pm   Subject: Reducing the use of Plastics
https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/wishaw-dairy-sees-surge-glass-11984295
  Topic: axe handles needed
gz

Replies: 16
Views: 1853
PostForum: Trading Post   Posted: Sun Apr 01, 18 8:14 pm   Subject: axe handles needed
MoD surplus auctions?

Although the Green Goddesses and kit probably went a long time ago

 
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