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by Thomzo
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Sales
Replies: 11
Views: 385

Re: Sales

I did succumb. I’d been thinking about a new vacuum cleaner for months (I don’t rush into these things). AO were offering the one I wanted at a whopping 80 quid off. Funny how all the other websites were advertising it at normal price at only 10 more than AO we’re selling it for. Just shows how over...
by Thomzo
Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: This board ain't self sufficient
Replies: 24
Views: 974

Re: This board ain't self sufficient

My problem is that I just can’t get my iPad to log me in so I have to remember my password. That just doesn’t happen very often. So I’m usually one of the readers who doesn’t post. Managed it today though on the second attempt.
by Thomzo
Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Roses from cuttings
Replies: 6
Views: 292

Re: Roses from cuttings

That’s very odd about the cuttings not coming true. I’ve not heard of that before. Mind you, I did buy a rose, labelled as pink, from a local supermarket and it turned out to be yellow. Hmmm.
by Thomzo
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Improving being self sufficientish
Replies: 42
Views: 2221

Re: Improving being self sufficientish

the Mediterranean dome on the other hand has great potential. It would be fantastic to build your house in there, you could grow everything you needed for food (provided you went vegetarian). That would be the ultimate in dropping out and ignoring the rest of the world. There must be a flaw in that...
by Thomzo
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: This board ain't self sufficient
Replies: 24
Views: 974

Re: This board ain't self sufficient

Only the young nettles are tasty - the older ones are unpleasant. Ah, but if you "prune" your nettles (cut them back to just above the ground) they'll sprout new, fresh young leaves. Maybe not if it's already frosty where you are but I'm still harvesting mine. If you can't beat 'em, eat '...
by Thomzo
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Eradicating nettles
Replies: 10
Views: 755

Re: Eradicating nettles

Has anyone else noticed that horse muck seems to be very good at carrying nettle seeds? Nettles thrive in heavily manured soils so it might just be the manure encouraging existing roots. That's why they make such good compost as they have very deep roots which soak up the nitrogen from the soil. I ...
by Thomzo
Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What Is For Tea?
Replies: 67
Views: 6821

Re: What Is For Tea?

Vegetable curry and rice. Both came out of the freeer as I need to make some space in there. I made the curry a few weeks ago using parsnips and leeks from the garden. Unusually, I'd also frozen some cooked rice at some point. Can't remember when. Tasted ok though.
by Thomzo
Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Guilty pleasures
Replies: 19
Views: 2275

Re: Guilty pleasures

Since discovering that I'm gluten intolerant and allergic to a lot of foods including dairy, chocolate and soya, I've ended up on a virtually paleo diet. The good news is that I've lost over three stone. The bad news is that my food treats are now black coffee and dried fruit.
by Thomzo
Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Bird Flu restrictions
Replies: 11
Views: 4573

Re: Bird Flu restrictions

The Defra advice is now targeted at specific locations. Guess, who's still in a high risk area? :(
by Thomzo
Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: How do you water potatoes through fabric?
Replies: 19
Views: 2212

Re: How do you water potatoes through fabric?

Hi Bonnie That's fantastic news, congratulations and good luck. I've not got much advice to offer that hasn't already been said except that the fabric can slow down the water flow a little and cause it to run off if you're not careful. If you use the ridge and furrow method and water in the furrow, ...
by Thomzo
Tue Nov 22, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Insulating a conservatory
Replies: 5
Views: 3486

Re: Insulating a conservatory

Thanks, both. There's no obvious sign of incoming damp so I suspect the plants are the main source of condensation. I don't want to get rid of all of them but I do have a dehumidifier which would help. putting some heating in would also help but I don't want to heat it until it has some insulation. ...
by Thomzo
Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:13 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Insulating a conservatory
Replies: 5
Views: 3486

Insulating a conservatory

Hi Could any builderish type people give me some advice please? I have a fairly standard PVCu conservatory. It's south facing with one solid wall against the living room, another wall which is almost all made up of the French doors into the dining room. The third wall is double glazed PVCu windows a...
by Thomzo
Fri Oct 28, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 ways to improve my memory - PLEASE
Replies: 36
Views: 11039

Re: 101 ways to improve my memory - PLEASE

Thanks everyone. I gave up gluten about 8 months ago and I'll never go back to eating it. My whole life has changed. I'll post the details in another thread. The only thing that hasn't got better is my memory. But I gather it takes a long time as I have to wait for my gut to recover before I start t...
by Thomzo
Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 ways to improve my memory - PLEASE
Replies: 36
Views: 11039

Re: 101 ways to improve my memory - PLEASE

Just resurrecting this thread to say I now think I know what's been causing my memory problems. I diagnosed myself as being gluten intolerant earlier this year. I've been avoiding gluten since and now know that my diagnosis is correct. I've found out that gluten intolerance can lead to memory loss, ...
by Thomzo
Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: Pets
Topic: Leg shave cat
Replies: 3
Views: 2985

Re: Leg shave cat

Hi
Every time one of my cats has had an operation of any sort, they've had a shaved leg. I think it's where they put the anaesthetic.

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