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by Thomzo
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Men plucking their eyebrows!
Replies: 10
Views: 730

Re: Men plucking their eyebrows!

As someone who did fall into the trap of plucking my eyebrows when I was younger, I can say that one of the advantages is that the hair stops growing after a while. I rarely need to do mine now as the ones I used to pluck don’t tend to grow anymore.
by Thomzo
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Achocha tea
Replies: 2
Views: 278

Re: Achocha tea

Hi Maggie
Yes, thanks, that’s as far as I got.

Cheers
by Thomzo
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Achocha tea
Replies: 2
Views: 278

Achocha tea

I have some fat babies growing again this year. I’ve read that the seeds can be brewed into a tea which is good for a number of ailments from blood pressure to digestional disorders. Does anyone know how to make the tea? So far I’ve just thrown the seeds in a mug and poured just boiled water on them...
by Thomzo
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Men plucking their eyebrows!
Replies: 10
Views: 730

Re: Men plucking their eyebrows!

If it helps him to feel good about himself then why not? Especially if he’s got very prominent eyebrows. But it’d be a shame if he became obsessed with them or overdid it.
by Thomzo
Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Estate agencies
Replies: 7
Views: 811

Re: Estate agencies

When I was looking for my last house I specified that I wanted a 3 bed house with a garden. I got sent details of one bed flats with no outside space :?
by Thomzo
Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Mattresses
Replies: 9
Views: 1525

Re: Mattresses

I’ve had three or four second hand mattresses over the years. The ones on both my bed and the single are second hand. I do run the Vax over them when I get them but I always have a blanket and then a sheet between me and the mattress so I’m not going to catch anything.
by Thomzo
Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Hot weather and water
Replies: 20
Views: 819

Re: Hot weather and water

I need more butts! Mine are almost empty now. Even the cruddy one at the back of the shed that’s always the last to be used as I have to fight my way through the honeysuckle to get to it.
by Thomzo
Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Onions
Replies: 37
Views: 2065

Re: Onions

I’m growing too. I’m just not very active on this forum as the stupid iPad won’t log me on automatically and I can never remember the password. Currently growing: Onions, everywhere :dontknow: Potatoes- taking over the world Beans Peas Chickpeas Squashes Courgettes Tomatoes Leeks Carrot and parsnips...
by Thomzo
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: The new banish plastic movements
Replies: 43
Views: 3650

Re: The new banish plastic movements

I guess the important thing is that the rollercoaster has started. We may only just be pulling away from the station, but the movement will gain momentum and improvements will happen. So, shall we share tips and hints? I have been known to remove wasteful packaging at the shop and hand it back to th...
by Thomzo
Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Vertical gardening
Replies: 10
Views: 1530

Re: Vertical gardening

MKG don’t lose heart and turn the garden into lawn. There must be another way. Is there any possibility of swapping spare fruit for vegetables? That way you could plant more tall fruits but still get vegetables. Also, what about raised planting outside? Search on Pinterest for pallet planters for sa...
by Thomzo
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Sales
Replies: 11
Views: 1811

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: 3512

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: 1406

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: 5254

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: 3512

Re: This board ain't self sufficient

Flo wrote: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 'em.