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by Mallimak
Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:56 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Make a motar mix for stone roof tiles?
Replies: 6
Views: 2049

Re: Make a motar mix for stone roof tiles?

Thanks for the feedback everyone. I'll have to find out what type of lime is available up here, may be a case of picking some up when I'm on my next trip South. I'll probably be doing small areas at a time so it is likely to be hand mixing rather than mechanical. That's should keep me fit :icon_smile:
by Mallimak
Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:46 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Make a motar mix for stone roof tiles?
Replies: 6
Views: 2049

Make a motar mix for stone roof tiles?

Hi everyone Can anyone give me a good recipe for mixing some mortar to repair the pointing used between stone tiles on a cottage roof? Is it just a mix of sand and cement or are there other things I should be adding? I can see a few places on the roof that need repairing and I'd like to get the repa...
by Mallimak
Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:59 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Location of Septic Tank.
Replies: 10
Views: 2384

Re: Location of Septic Tank.

Well as expected the seller's solicitor came back with the reply that the septic tank was located under a large concrete slab to the rear of the property close to the bathroom. This was the same slab as the one I mentioned in my last post and it was not the cover to the septic tank :( Our solicitor ...
by Mallimak
Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:51 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Location of Septic Tank.
Replies: 10
Views: 2384

Re: Location of Septic Tank.

As Spiderlover said in her opening message of this thread the location of the septic tank in our, hopefully soon to be, new home is a bit of a mystery. Even the surveyor who carried out the survey for the Home Buyer's Report couldn't find it, he stated in his report that he assumed that there was a ...
by Mallimak
Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:57 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello, we are new!
Replies: 7
Views: 933

Re: Hello, we are new!

Hi and welcome to Ish,

I'm sure you will find lots of useful tips to help you get the most out of your patch :icon_smile:
by Mallimak
Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:02 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Oh Chuffing-hell!
Replies: 28
Views: 2708

Re: Oh Chuffing-hell!

Hi everyone Spider8's hubby here. Many thanks for your kind words and thoughts, they are all much appreciated. Don't worry Mike I'm not the grumpy sort, I always smile in the face of adversity, it makes people wonder what you are up to. Your grassing has been noted :wink: Hopefully it will be good n...
by Mallimak
Sun Apr 03, 2011 7:52 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from North Lincolnshire
Replies: 6
Views: 667

Re: Hello from North Lincolnshire

Hi skinnimini

Welcome to the forum sounds like a lot of your activities fall into self sufficient category if you are recycling stuff and growing your own veg. Hope you find lots of useful info here and post some of your own tips. :iconbiggrin:
by Mallimak
Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:54 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Valencia
Replies: 7
Views: 502

Re: Hello from Valencia

Hi chickentikka and welcome to the forum.
by Mallimak
Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:21 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Bird of Prey
Replies: 14
Views: 1928

Re: Bird of Prey

Hi Mike From your description, love the stripey pyjamas, it would indicate a Sparrowhawk and from the size I would suggest it was a male. Did you notice if the pyjamas were red or grey? If they were a reddy colour this would confirm a male. Not sure whether putting out any food specifically to attra...
by Mallimak
Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:26 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Bird of Prey
Replies: 14
Views: 1928

Re: Bird of Prey

Hi Mike

Are you sure it is a Sparrowhawk?

I would expect a juvenile to be at least the same size as an adult by the time it fledges.

Could it be a Merlin which is around 10-13" in size rather than the 11-15" of a Sparrowhawk.

Can you give a description of the bird?

Cheers

Dave
by Mallimak
Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:44 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Orkney
Replies: 15
Views: 1351

Re: Hello from Orkney

Hi Millymollymandy *thinks back desperately wondering whether we've been having 'husband' discussions with Spider8* You are safe :wink: I have been a reader of this forum for as long as Spider8 has been posting so if you had any discussions about me I would have seen them and made a comment :lol: Hi...
by Mallimak
Fri Oct 22, 2010 7:58 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Orkney
Replies: 15
Views: 1351

Re: Hello from Orkney

Hi everyone

Thanks for the warm welcome.
by Mallimak
Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:37 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Orkney
Replies: 15
Views: 1351

Hello from Orkney

Hi everyone

Been a silent reader on here for a while so thought it was about time I said hello.

So hello to everyone from Orkney :iconbiggrin:

The regular readers of this forum will know that there is another forum member from Orkney, Spider8. Well I'm her hubby :hugish:
by Mallimak
Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:25 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Foraging - is it legal?
Replies: 24
Views: 6440

Foraging - is it legal?

Saw this article on the BBC News website and thought others may be interested:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-11584156