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by spider8
Thu Jul 25, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Pond Bottom Covering.
Replies: 5
Views: 2107

Re: Pond Bottom Covering.

Yes DND, on the pond floor. It's just that reading around in books and on the net they tell you all kinds of things and it was getting confusing but we'll leave it clear apart from rocks for the froggies to hide in and around. We know about the aquatic soil for in the baskets and we have some friend...
by spider8
Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:59 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Pond Bottom Covering.
Replies: 5
Views: 2107

Pond Bottom Covering.

We live in Orkney and have created a pond for wildlife. It has a liner not a pre-formed pond and I'd like to know what you've done about putting gravel/sand etc., in the bottom of it......or do you leave it bare. What have you done with yours? Many thanks, Claire and Dave.
by spider8
Fri May 03, 2013 12:32 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Tree Guards.
Replies: 4
Views: 1826

Re: Tree Guards.

Thanks guys, it looks like I'll be ordering some then. As for alpacas.....don't get many in Orkney so can't help lol!
by spider8
Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:20 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Tree Guards.
Replies: 4
Views: 1826

Tree Guards.

I'm planning to plant willow cuttings and wondered if they'd need tree guards because of the rabbits around here?
by spider8
Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Carbonmonoxide!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1832

Re: Carbonmonoxide!!

Must admit DND that it really scared us as we were watching the detector going up and up before our eyes. Something as simple as the door rope too. Thanks to all for your help and advice :)
by spider8
Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:57 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Carbonmonoxide!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1832

Re: Carbonmonoxide!!

We changed the door rope and put in 10 mm rope which seems to have solved the problem. The meter is now showing 0 all the time and we're happy. Thanks guys.
by spider8
Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:38 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Carbonmonoxide!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1832

Re: Carbonmonoxide!!

Certainly not GeorgeSalt! We are getting a sweep in to check over the stove as when swept 4 months ago they checked it then. Air vents are clear and we haven't altered anything so still a puzzle for now. Thanks folks.
by spider8
Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:43 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Carbonmonoxide!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1832

Re: Carbonmonoxide!!

Thanks for that Georgesalt. We had the chimney swept 4 months ago and we've replaced the door rope so will look at the hinges :)
by spider8
Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:22 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Carbonmonoxide!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1832

Carbonmonoxide!!

I didn't know which section to put this...........we have an old multi fuel stove in the livingroom and it's been fine for ages then we were woken up in the night when the carbonmonoxide alarm went off. We had a look and thought it might be the door rope that needed replacing, this we did but the me...
by spider8
Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:30 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Rabbits And Potatoes.
Replies: 5
Views: 1043

Rabbits And Potatoes.

Can anybody tell me if potatoes would be safe to grow where there are wild rabbits about? We don't want the shoots coming through to have them eaten and ravaged by the local bunny population :angryfire:
by spider8
Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Storage heater bricks.
Replies: 8
Views: 4507

Re: Storage heater bricks.

Thanks Carltonian Man for that info. It looks like they'll be used in a greenhouse - when we make one - for thermal heat storage. Mind you, looking out at the swamp of a garden it's hard to imagine it anything other than waterlogged!
by spider8
Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:26 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Storage heater bricks.
Replies: 8
Views: 4507

Re: Storage heater bricks.

Thanks for your ideas folks :) We had an idea about using them to build the low wall for a lean-to greenhouse as they could retain any heat from the sun.....should we get some this summer. Not a very good shape for that but you never know, perhaps we could try it. Our stove doesn't have a back boile...
by spider8
Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:32 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Storage heater bricks.
Replies: 8
Views: 4507

Storage heater bricks.

Does anybody have any ideas about recycling storage heater bricks? Ideas would be good as we've gathered about 30 of the things and wondered how to use them...........thanks :)
by spider8
Sun Dec 16, 2012 4:22 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Well hello there!
Replies: 7
Views: 1013

Re: Well hello there!

Hello, welcome to -ish :iconbiggrin:
by spider8
Sun Dec 16, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Moving
Replies: 25
Views: 2736

Re: Moving

I hope things are going well for you and your move. A new start and a way of using the knowledge gained from the old place to not make mistakes in the new! Hope you can find peace and good neighbours - worth their weight in gold - and life is sweet. Keep us all posted, good luck :cheers:

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