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by deb13b
Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:00 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Re-use bamboo blinds ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2809

Re-use bamboo blinds ?

Just cleaned the shed out today and found the bamboo blinds I was storing have got mouldy n damp. I decided I would cut the solid bamboo bits off the ends to use for pea frames but then I realised a lot of the thin slats are in good nick. But what can I use them for ? They're matchstick thin and a b...
by deb13b
Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:23 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Use the soil from the pond I dug ?
Replies: 2
Views: 732

Use the soil from the pond I dug ?

Well, my OH dug the hole, not me ! We're making a wildlife pond in the garden, nothing big or fancy, but I now have a HUGE pile of soil from the hole my OH dug. What the hell can I use this soil for ? I have no transport to take it anywhere and there must be something I can do with it, surely ? Ther...
by deb13b
Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:39 am
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: Fence panels ?
Replies: 1
Views: 1634

Fence panels ?

There must be loads of them laid about in peoples gardens after the high winds we've had ! I've only got 2. But I'm stumped as to what to do with them. I thought of using the bits to make planters, would have to be quite small as I don't think they would be very strong. But can anyone else think of ...
by deb13b
Sun Jan 30, 2011 7:44 am
Forum: Pets
Topic: Is my cat odd?
Replies: 19
Views: 3374

Re: Is my cat odd?

My old cat Toby who went to the rainbow bridge last week used to eat carrier bag handles. Then proceed to walk around backwards vomiting them back up. Our young cat will sit in the sink for hours waiting for the tap to drip. He also throws himself at the Walls to catch the reflections off the crysta...
by deb13b
Sun Jan 30, 2011 7:32 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: freecycle
Replies: 57
Views: 5480

Re: freecycle

Our freegle is quite a busy one. I've given away a DVD player, a bed, dining table n chairs, a freeview box and wood pallets. Just got my first item off it last night- a highsleeper bed for my little boy. I'm chuffed to bits with it and am going to send an email of thanks today. There are sometimes ...
by deb13b
Thu Sep 16, 2010 8:27 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: hello-feeling a bit shy!!
Replies: 20
Views: 1637

Re: hello-feeling a bit shy!!

Hi, welcome to Ish :wave:
by deb13b
Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:08 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: best prices / delivery bokashi bran ?
Replies: 1
Views: 873

best prices / delivery bokashi bran ?

I need to buy some bokashi bran, however at the minute I am very short of money. Well, I'm always short of money, just more so now. :( So, I haven't got much to spend, but my bran is almost all gone. I know it's better to buy in bulk but I really can't afford it at the minute. I've been googling dif...
by deb13b
Sun Aug 22, 2010 2:44 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: flower id please
Replies: 2
Views: 860

Re: flower id please

Thank you for the quick ID ! I'm pleased, poppies are lovely, I will harvest the seeds when the heads go brown. Finding allsorts of stuff in the garden, I've got lovely hollyhocks in one corner. Not so keen on all the woodlice tho. :(
by deb13b
Sun Aug 22, 2010 2:07 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: flower id please
Replies: 2
Views: 860

flower id please

I found this in my garden, in the house we've just moved into. The flower petals fell off before I thought about getting a pic to put on here :oops: The petals were pale pink and it looked a little bit like a carnation. I've since noted them poking out of pavement cracks here and there in nearby str...
by deb13b
Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:57 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Overcoming stupid phobia
Replies: 20
Views: 4106

Re: Overcoming stupid phobia

It's not a stupid phobia, I think you have done brilliantly. Phobias of any kind are bloody awful. They can be debilitating and the fact that you managed to go out and pick the very thing that has caused you so much trouble is a reason for celebrating. Well done !!
by deb13b
Fri Aug 06, 2010 4:32 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: 1st ladybird
Replies: 6
Views: 924

Re: 1st ladybird

Hardly any here in my bit of Devon (sob). Have had to resort to icky squishing of the greens with a thumbnail. Did anyone else used to believe that those yellow ones were poisonous? Just my school then?! I take great delight in squashing the little sods !  and i also used to think they were poison...
by deb13b
Wed Aug 04, 2010 3:05 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: 1st ladybird
Replies: 6
Views: 924

1st ladybird

I've just seen my first ladybird of the year. It's yellow with black spots. I can't ever remember them being so sparse. Is it the same everywhere ?
by deb13b
Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:39 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Guess what I found in my garden?
Replies: 46
Views: 6853

Re: Guess what I found in my garden?

Only been in this house for a week, just started on the garden at the weekend. Found a few bricks, some huge old bones that a dog must have buried years ago and loads of woodlice. Yuk yuk yuk I hate the things.  as ive been clearing the jungley bits ive unearthed hoardes of them.
by deb13b
Fri Jul 30, 2010 6:07 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)
Replies: 7
Views: 925

Re: Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

Now down to just 2 plants, still only about 5" high.  ive been growing them for months, they don't seem to have grown for ages now. Do they usually take such a long time ? Or am I flogging a dead horse ?
by deb13b
Fri Jul 30, 2010 5:56 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Will my pumpkins survive ?
Replies: 7
Views: 784

Re: Will my pumpkins survive ?

Been in the new place for a day, boxes n bags everywhere, can't move lol. Soon as I get the house put straight I can start on the garden, can't wait ! So all the plants are still in pots but here's pics of a couple of pumpkin plants. They seem to be doing ok so far, must get them in the ground soon....