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by Tippychooks
Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:04 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: New baby chicks
Replies: 3
Views: 418

Re: New baby chicks

Thank you :icon_smile: They are tweeting away on a fresh water bottle and being v.cute. I do hope they grow up much faster than I remember so I can put them outside with the others soon though!
by Tippychooks
Wed Aug 25, 2010 2:53 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Turn of the century vintage
Replies: 24
Views: 1039

Re: Turn of the century vintage

There will be another word for vintage soon - as soon as it started to include the 1990s they lost me. As a quick aside to your vinyl to cd musings, is there a way to put old photos or negatives onto CD? Do companies do that? Has anyone noticed how people seem to need more space to live than ever, b...
by Tippychooks
Wed Aug 25, 2010 2:48 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: New baby chicks
Replies: 3
Views: 418

New baby chicks

Just been given (in a can't-say-no sort of a way) two tiny chicks. They are supposed to be Buff Orpingtons but as they are brown and yellow I don't think they can be. Another sort of Orpington possibly. I have very sketchy details as they were delivered to me via a go-between :roll: . They look to m...
by Tippychooks
Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:00 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Anyone tried Stockholm tar?
Replies: 2
Views: 500

Re: Anyone tried Stockholm tar?

Is it the spray or the painty-onny one? I don't see that it would hurt, it would keep the flies off sore skin and would certainly taste orrible to the peckers. I've not tried it on hens, only on bigger hairies but it seems worth a go.
by Tippychooks
Sat Aug 21, 2010 4:51 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from not so sunny Ireland
Replies: 15
Views: 718

Re: Hi from not so sunny Ireland

Hello, whereabouts are you? Your post is making me homesick, not that I'm Irish but I had a smallholding in Tipp for a few years. I love England but Ireland is probably the most beautiful place on earth...
by Tippychooks
Fri Aug 20, 2010 8:54 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Nettles for skin treatment, can I use them all year
Replies: 2
Views: 682

Re: Nettles for skin treatment, can I use them all year

great, thank you. Will give it a go!
by Tippychooks
Fri Aug 20, 2010 2:25 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: spots and wedding looming!
Replies: 12
Views: 1131

Re: spots and wedding looming!

I've just started a thread on using nettles, I should have looked here too! Get a bottle of tea tree for dabbing on to any angry looking spots to shrink and disinfect them. Drink loads and loads of water and don't do any new detoxing or face packs right before the big day - anything you start is bou...
by Tippychooks
Fri Aug 20, 2010 2:21 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Nettles for skin treatment, can I use them all year
Replies: 2
Views: 682

Nettles for skin treatment, can I use them all year

I dimly remember reading somewhere that any nettles other than spring nettles are most definitely not good for you. Did they perhaps mean old nettle plants and would the new growth or young plants be OK at any time? I want to make a skin paste and soup for psoriasis treatment. I have some lovely you...
by Tippychooks
Mon Aug 16, 2010 5:59 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Aggressive Cockrel(s)
Replies: 14
Views: 775

Re: Aggressive Cockrel(s)

I used to walk home from school, down the lane to our cottage lived an evil cock named Satan (by me anyway). I kept my hockey stick at the end of the lane and whacked him when he went for me but he kept coming. It's no joke when they really mean it :mrgreen: I have had two cockerels as keepers (the ...
by Tippychooks
Mon Aug 16, 2010 5:52 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Utilisation of yard tips...
Replies: 13
Views: 932

Re: Utilisation of yard tips...

As you'll have limited space, it might be worth thinking about how to compost and feed your plants. I think the Japanese system of active bacteria where you siphon off the liquid as feed is sposed to be the best for flats, balconies, courtyards etc. I'd give you a link but I've forgotten what it's c...
by Tippychooks
Sat Aug 14, 2010 4:10 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: not get ripped off when buying a wood burning stove?
Replies: 24
Views: 2242

Re: not get ripped off when buying a wood burning stove?

Hello all nd thanks for the replies. I do have to get a liner I think and just to clarify - I don't have to remove the redundant back boiler if I get a stove - only if I decide to just use the open fire instead. My local sweep is a neighbour and has been a good source of advice but is a bit old scho...
by Tippychooks
Sat Aug 14, 2010 4:01 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Shrub ID please
Replies: 11
Views: 1140

Re: Shrub ID please

I was at RHS Rosemoor yesterday - in the pouring rain- and saw a daphne bholua - the name was something like Jacqueline Postill or Postilla. That was a good size and looked liable to wander a bit if not kept back. It reminded me of your thread as I was debating the ethics of pinching cuttings and fi...
by Tippychooks
Thu Aug 12, 2010 7:56 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: not get ripped off when buying a wood burning stove?
Replies: 24
Views: 2242

Re: not get ripped off when buying a wood burning stove?

I have tried ebay but I am a bit clueless and very wary of getting the wrong thing. I've also been told that if I buy it and get a builder to install it, I have to pay the building inspector to come out and sign it off. There do seem to be some legit companies selling on ebay too: proper ones with a...
by Tippychooks
Thu Aug 12, 2010 7:43 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: not get ripped off when buying a wood burning stove?
Replies: 24
Views: 2242

not get ripped off when buying a wood burning stove?

Quick background - I have a bungalow with night storage heaters that are super-pricey and, frankly, rubbish. I've opened a bricked-up fireplace to reveal the old back boiler and a good, if dirty, chimney. If I just put a grate in I need to get the back boiler removed, which is apparantly v.expensive...
by Tippychooks
Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:03 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Shrub ID please
Replies: 11
Views: 1140

Re: Shrub ID please

Could it be a different strain of viburnum? Viburnum bodnantense looks awfully like that and is heavily scented. Stick the name into google images and have a look?

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