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by fruitfly
Sat Jul 01, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Lemon as rust remover
Replies: 2
Views: 509

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: 9
Views: 1071

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: 507

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: 533

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: 447

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: 447

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: 447

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: 447

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: 715

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...
by fruitfly
Fri May 12, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Cherry tree help
Replies: 3
Views: 732

Re: Cherry tree help

I couldn't help but cut off some of the worst of the infested crumpled leaves and put them in the bin that I was going to take out that evening, which I completely forgot about. So, next morning the bin was swarming with these little things, yuck! I think I'll use an insecticide to get rid of the wo...
by fruitfly
Thu May 11, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Cherry tree help
Replies: 3
Views: 732

Cherry tree help

It's been about a week since I last had a look at the Stella cherry and there are lots of tiny black insects on many leaves and fruit stalks, the leaves are all scrunched up aswell - what happened, what can I do - will they affect the fruit?
by fruitfly
Thu May 11, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Greensward...
Replies: 3
Views: 698

Greensward...

..., I've decided, is going to be my favourite word for a bit. But how big does it have to be to be called a greensward?
by fruitfly
Thu May 11, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I fancy going shopping
Replies: 10
Views: 1339

Re: I fancy going shopping

So I'm not the only one who browses in the shops just in case I see something to buy that I never knew I wanted
by fruitfly
Tue May 09, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Brits banned from overseas hotels...
Replies: 10
Views: 1425

Re: Brits banned from overseas hotels...

It seems unfair to, what I would imagine, is the majority of British holiday maker. A good idea would be to only allow those with insurance to book with them, that might put off the ne'er-do-wells and provide a bit of security (you never know what can befall you) for those who pay for the insurance ...
by fruitfly
Sat May 06, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Brits banned from overseas hotels...
Replies: 10
Views: 1425

Brits banned from overseas hotels...

... due to false food poisoning claims costing the hotels too much - is it true or did I imagine hearing about it?

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