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by fruitfly
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Crafty Storage for DMC flosses etc
Replies: 10
Views: 4738

Re: Crafty Storage for DMC flosses etc

Laundry pods come in closeable boxes, so if you know people who use them, ask them for one.
by fruitfly
Mon May 27, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: is there hope for this rose
Replies: 11
Views: 2929

Re: is there hope for this rose

It's not a sucker, they were both part of the plant when I got it. What do you think would happen if I cut the green stem down to a shorter length if there aren'y any obvious buds down it. Would it sprout some? Other roses have flowered already but this one doesn't have any sign of a flower bud arou...
by fruitfly
Sun May 19, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: is there hope for this rose
Replies: 11
Views: 2929

Re: is there hope for this rose

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by fruitfly
Sat May 18, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: is there hope for this rose
Replies: 11
Views: 2929

is there hope for this rose

Is there anything I can do to sort this rose out? There's a leaf growing low on the dead stem that I snapped near the top and it is dry inside, the left is as you can see and there are no flower buds. The picture didn't work, but the rose has two stems, sort of V formation, one is dead except for th...
by fruitfly
Sat Jul 01, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Lemon as rust remover
Replies: 2
Views: 3757

Lemon as rust remover

I've mixed some lemon juice and salt as a rust remover on an old hankie - how long does it take for the rust to come out? There's lots of advice on using lemon juice or vinegar, but none say how long to leave the acid on.
by fruitfly
Sat Jul 01, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Laundry detergents
Replies: 13
Views: 6558

Re: Laundry detergents

Nope. I use own brand non-biological powder to wash and a bottle of white vinegar as fabric conditioner (to help make sure all the soap residue's out rather than make fluffy). I occasionally use an oxy bleach product if something is badly stained or the cats have peed where they didn't oughta. Do y...
by fruitfly
Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: BBC iPlayer
Replies: 0
Views: 4772

BBC iPlayer

I don't often watch anything on the iPlayer (for catch-up) anymore, but recently there's been something wrong with the sound, some sort of crackling, interference type sound. When I watch anything on Youtube etc., the sound is normal. Does anyone else have this experience - what is causing it to hap...
by fruitfly
Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Angle grinder
Replies: 3
Views: 3721

Angle grinder

I need to get one to cut through a Kryptonite ulock on the bike. Which is the cheapest grinder or disc that will do the particular job (I'm sure I'll never need to use it for anything else)?
by fruitfly
Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Potted white currant
Replies: 2
Views: 3167

Re: Potted white currant

I'll get some - fingers crossed for next year!
by fruitfly
Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Potted white currant
Replies: 2
Views: 3167

Potted white currant

I bought a reduced price white currant from HBase the year before last and put it in a large pot about a year later. It still hasn't flowered! I've got black currant and red currant, so any suggestions or advice would be welcome to make up my set :)
by fruitfly
Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Stromanthe Magic Star
Replies: 2
Views: 3133

Re: Stromanthe Magic Star

I didn't realise that was only to do with fruiting. It has now been repotted into a larger pot - it should keep it comfy for a while.
by fruitfly
Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Stromanthe Magic Star
Replies: 2
Views: 3133

Stromanthe Magic Star

My stromanthe has thin roots coming out of the bottom of the pot and I was wondering if this is the sort of plant that likes to be potbound or not as I'd rather not have to repot if not really necessary.
by fruitfly
Fri May 12, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Tomato plant size
Replies: 3
Views: 2652

Tomato plant size

Tomato plantlets, some in pots, some near the edge of a salad table. The potted ones are growing inches high, the ones in the salad table, with more compost in (though not in depth) are a fraction of the height. In case anyone is wondering why they're in a salad table (not normally used for tall pla...