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by Skippy
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: Phone apps
Replies: 1
Views: 95

Phone apps

I personally wouldn't know an app if it jumped out in front of me but would appreciate any help going. My other half has changed her phone from an I phone 5 to an I phone 6s. We have cctv and she was able to access that through an app on her old phone . That app was called "vieweasy v2" . However , ...
by Skippy
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Mattresses
Replies: 9
Views: 932

Re: Mattresses

Glad to hear that the majority on here have no problems with a second hand mattress. I always find it funny how some are totally against the idea of second hand goods but then make about turns for things like cars for instance and then have absolutely no problem with sleeping in hotel beds which may...
by Skippy
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Weed killing on lawns
Replies: 16
Views: 624

Re: Weed killing on lawns

I always think clover , white or red , give a lawn a bit of colour and character . A slab of just perfectly green grass might be loved by some but I find it just a tad dull.
by Skippy
Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Weed killing on lawns
Replies: 16
Views: 624

Re: Weed killing on lawns

Depends on what the weed is, most lawn weeds (broadleaf) are annual or biennual and are weak competitors as seedlings. The idea is to provide more competition (grass) that prevents seedlings from establishing - we call this weed resilliance. If you have perrennial weeds then they will need to be re...
by Skippy
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Weed killing on lawns
Replies: 16
Views: 624

Re: Weed killing on lawns

I look after a number of people's lawns and constant mowing does seem to get rid of the worst of the weeds if they are a bother. Sometimes physical removal of things like dandelions or others with a deep root may be needed but I try to steer away from weed killers if at all possible. Probably the be...
by Skippy
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Mattresses
Replies: 9
Views: 932

Re: Mattresses

I went to our local tip recently . It's not a place I visit very often but I was a little shocked or impressed , I'm not sure which , to see what I could only describe as a mattress mountain. They're probably running close with sofas as awkward to recycle with the mixed materials and whatnot . I bel...
by Skippy
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: RenewableCandy's Hardcore challenge
Replies: 19
Views: 1310

Re: RenewableCandy's Hardcore challenge

Let's hope the weather stays decent after all that shovelling so you can enjoy it all. The "nice round gravel" you mention , I do hope you have ordered the 10mm rather than the 20mm. The larger is cheaper and really is meant to be used in concrete but because it's cheaper a lot of people go for it. ...
by Skippy
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Mattresses
Replies: 9
Views: 932

Re: Mattresses

Irony of posting a thread about mattresses . My wife's brother has been having marital issues and had moved in with us for a little while ( he's now at his dad's while he and his wife try to sort things out) . My wife made up a bed for him in the admittedly small spare room using one of those travel...
by Skippy
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: No rubbish fortnight
Replies: 80
Views: 30624

Re: No rubbish fortnight

It's recently gotten a tad worse round by us since the council have started to charge for dumping certain stuff. Our garden waste bins cost £36 a year ( and I don't understand why some have waited until nearly June to sign up) , bags of rubble cost £4 to dump , a toilet or sink the same and there ar...
by Skippy
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: No rubbish fortnight
Replies: 80
Views: 30624

Re: No rubbish fortnight

Nah - let the world know what's become of these unwanted bags. :mrgreen: I'll try to do that. Funny thing is with the compost heaps , wood burner, recycling and garden waste bins we have very little actual rubbish to go in our bin. Certainly very little "domestic" rubbish. Sometimes I do produce sh...
by Skippy
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: What to do with a field?
Replies: 22
Views: 11624

Re: What to do with a field?

Well ,nearly five years since I posed this question and seeing as RC has dug it up perhaps worth an update. The sheep have gone and the field is now home to one quite ancient horse , I'm not sure about rents or whatever as I haven't inquired that much. My friend purchased a small tractor with a topp...
by Skippy
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: No rubbish fortnight
Replies: 80
Views: 30624

Re: No rubbish fortnight

I use them for rubbish too . Perhaps it's guilt thing but I tend to turn them inside out before filling them.
by Skippy
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: How many hours a day does it take?
Replies: 14
Views: 3342

Re: How many hours a day does it take?

A lot will depend on the state of the plot in the first place . If the land has been neglected you could spend a good deal of time clearing vegetation, weeds ,or worse , getting fences and hedges in order , and ditches or drains to go in perhaps . Part off my daily job is looking after people's gard...
by Skippy
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Food waste
Replies: 17
Views: 1816

Re: Food waste

Some of those in our family.
by Skippy
Thu May 31, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Food waste
Replies: 17
Views: 1816

Re: Food waste

I suspect that if people only bought what they were going to use over the next week or so there would be a lot less of a hang up about best before and use by. I cannot deny the logic of that one little bit. However , it's perhaps the doomer in me that wouldn't feel easy having only a weeks worth of...