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by mew
Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:24 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: FITs
Replies: 20
Views: 3213

Re: FITs

FIT's are Feed In Tariffs Widely used in europe to grow renewables after much delay the UK has finally done the same. If you want to now more please check out [url]http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/what_we_do/uk_supply/energy_mix/renewable/feedin_tariff/feedin_tariff.aspx[/url] Hope this helps x
by mew
Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:54 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Couch Grass
Replies: 5
Views: 853

Re: Couch Grass

Thanks Maggie Did try to remove one of the duplicate posts but wasnt sure how to do it. Thanks everyone for all your advice. I think I will go for the systemic roundup weedkiller before I plant up the borders, leave them for a few weeks make sure the weedkiller has degraded and then finger crossed i...
by mew
Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:45 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Couch Grass
Replies: 5
Views: 853

Couch Grass

Yup.... the dreaded couch..... Moved into a cottage nearly 12 months ago and its now time to start tackling the garden which has been left to do its "thang".... for 20 years or so from the previous owners with zero maintenance! The borders which once I believe were simply beautiful have be...
by mew
Fri Oct 09, 2009 3:17 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Black stains appeared overnight on my new oak windows - help
Replies: 9
Views: 8536

Re: Black stains appeared overnight on my new oak windows - help

Hi Healer Yes this response has been extremely useful. Before second coating it I did give the windows a very light go over with a fine wire wool which I then wiped off with a clean dry soft cloth. Chances are I would guess this is what could have possibly kickstarted the reaction. The plan is to sa...
by mew
Fri Oct 09, 2009 11:29 am
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Black stains appeared overnight on my new oak windows - help
Replies: 9
Views: 8536

Re: Black stains appeared overnight on my new oak windows - help

Many thanks There are no steel pins/fixings etc where the staining has occured whatsoever. I can only see pins right at the top of the window under the arch and this area of the windows is fine. The back 2 upstairs windows, the first floor landing window and the front door have no stains whatsoever ...
by mew
Thu Oct 08, 2009 12:38 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Black stains appeared overnight on my new oak windows - help
Replies: 9
Views: 8536

Black stains appeared overnight on my new oak windows - help

Hi Ive just had my new solid oak windows and door fitted. They have a base and top coat of Osmo Polyx oil UV 420 applied. They were fitted 3 weeks ago and on Tues we had torrential rains all day and night. Yesterday when I came home I was mortified to find the sills and georgian bar have leached wha...
by mew
Sun Aug 23, 2009 4:07 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Another Eggy Question...
Replies: 3
Views: 405

Another Eggy Question...

Hi my hen is laying really poor eggs. She doesnt lay every day but when she does the shells are quite thin, particularly at the top of the egg, almost paper like, so they smash very easily which leaves a very messy nest box. She is totally free range has the run of our garden and my neighbour's gard...
by mew
Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:52 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Solid Oak Windows Experiences anyone?
Replies: 5
Views: 3765

Solid Oak Windows Experiences anyone?

Hi Just bought a lovely old cottage in the village of Maer, Staffordshire. We're in the process of bringing it back to its former glory and want to replace its currentl old and past it oak windows with new double glazed argon filled solid oak windows. We originally looked at the laminated oak option...
by mew
Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:31 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Need to rehome an exbattery chicken... help
Replies: 4
Views: 618

Need to rehome an exbattery chicken... help

Hi Ian I was wondering if you could at all help. Last year my husband and I adopted 3 ex battery chickens from the BHWT in Coventry. Unfortunately one of the girls (Flo) has turned out to be a constant bully. Prior to separation we tried different approaches to stop the pecking by using purple spray...
by mew
Mon Jun 01, 2009 7:35 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Our rescue Chook, Dotty passed away :0(
Replies: 2
Views: 370

Our rescue Chook, Dotty passed away :0(

Dotty our rescue warren sadly passed away yesterday. She'd always been the "runt" one out of the three and the last month or two we noticed she'd been having her good and bad days. We thought perhaps she was going through her moult. We gave her some garlic, honey and sage in her water and ...
by mew
Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:19 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How do I remove water marks from my leather boots?
Replies: 2
Views: 2978

How do I remove water marks from my leather boots?

I purchased some brown leather boots last year and got caught out in the rain so now theyve got horrible water stains on them. I tried polishing them but as I thought, it hasnt made any difference.

Does anyone know of a way that I can remove the stains?

Thanks

MEW
by mew
Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:16 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Poorly chicken, please help
Replies: 6
Views: 1120

Re: Poorly chicken, please help

Hi
Well theyve all been treated to the garlic sage and honey brew.

She seems brighter moving and eating now but shes still not her usual self, her head being still tucked in.

Could it be part of the moulting process that she feels a little under the weather?

thanks
by mew
Wed Apr 15, 2009 6:16 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: air-source heat pumps
Replies: 5
Views: 555

Re: air-source heat pumps

Hi My otherhalf sells ASHP's as well all the other renewables. He reckons as advised above insulate everywhere as much as possible, then do it again. Likely that a heat pump will be drawing quite a bit of power for long periods of time. A correctly specified system should be able to run for as long ...
by mew
Wed Apr 15, 2009 8:00 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Poorly chicken, please help
Replies: 6
Views: 1120

Re: Poorly chicken, please help

Thanks very much for your help. I will check out the links. Her comb is nice and red not pale or purple. My other half crushed up some peanuts and museli this morning and shes eaten most of the museli. I will have a go with the garlic sage and honey tonight when I get home. How much of each do I nee...
by mew
Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:57 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Poorly chicken, please help
Replies: 6
Views: 1120

Poorly chicken, please help

Hi One of my exbattery chooks is unwell. Noticed it this morning. Shes not her usual spritely self. Tail varies from up and down, shes not scratching about and is quite slow and lethargic when shes walking around, her neck is tucked in. Ive noticed shes drinking an awful lot, but havent seen her eat...

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