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by maggienetball
Sun Apr 19, 2009 3:41 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Slugs and snails
Replies: 23
Views: 1690

Re: Slugs and snails

What breed are they Ann? It would definitely be useful to know for future new stock.

I've had loads of different breeds and hopefully waved slugs at them all. Never a taker I'm afraid.
by maggienetball
Sun Apr 19, 2009 2:31 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Slugs and snails
Replies: 23
Views: 1690

Re: Slugs and snails

I only use 1 method and with 100% success. A plank. I put a plank by the veggies and all the slugs and snails congregate under it. Providing I check it every time I go into the garden, and get rid of the offenders, I never have any problems. It also costs nothing except perserverance. If you have a ...
by maggienetball
Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:54 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: gappy floorboards
Replies: 10
Views: 1070

Re: gappy floorboards

Mix sawdust with wood glue and use an icing bag or similar. Not only does it fill the gaps but it will also blend in with the floor when its sanded. Try your local saw mill or carpenters for some free dust. That's how they did it "in the old days"
by maggienetball
Sun Jan 11, 2009 12:57 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: sewing machine advice
Replies: 12
Views: 960

Re: sewing machine advice

Yeah it was just my threading. Got it sorted now but thanks for trying to help
by maggienetball
Sun Jan 11, 2009 12:52 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: sewing machine advice
Replies: 12
Views: 960

Re: sewing machine advice

It's a singer. I've just been on U Tube on the how to thread a sewing machine video and I think I may have threaded it wrong. So I'll change the threading and see if that helps first.
by maggienetball
Sun Jan 11, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: sewing machine advice
Replies: 12
Views: 960

sewing machine advice

I got the sewing machine out of the loft yesterday full og good intentions. Although I remembered how to set it up, load a spool etc etc, when I'm using it the underneath stitching is all tangled. I haven't got an instruction manual but I wondered if anyone online can jolt my memory to which bit I n...
by maggienetball
Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:48 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: How long to press flowers
Replies: 8
Views: 1222

Re: How long to press flowers

Thanks for all your suggestions, I think it may be best to just "have a go".

I too think flower pressed art beautiful. Sadly not appreciated much nowadays as people have no "time to stand and stare". Probably why I like it so much. You have to pause to appreciate it...
by maggienetball
Mon Jan 05, 2009 1:07 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: How long to press flowers
Replies: 8
Views: 1222

How long to press flowers

I was given a beautiful little flower press this Christmas but have never used one before. Apologies in advance for the flurry of questions... How long do you press flowers for and do you do it up as tight as you can or is it a gradual thing? Also, if you are already pressing one flower, can you add...
by maggienetball
Fri Jan 02, 2009 6:53 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Any tips on DIY polytunnels?
Replies: 13
Views: 3407

Re: Any tips on DIY polytunnels?

Yes I definitely agree if you are using a new cover. However, this was a request for a diy tunnel with free sourced stuff so draught excluder or similar padded tape is a good free substitute.
by maggienetball
Fri Jan 02, 2009 4:01 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Blood on the wallpaper??!
Replies: 11
Views: 771

Re: Blood on the wallpaper??!

another method could have been to rub the dried blood with bread. This also gets lipstick off shirt collars!!
by maggienetball
Fri Jan 02, 2009 3:57 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Any tips on DIY polytunnels?
Replies: 13
Views: 3407

Re: Any tips on DIY polytunnels?

My local tip has a metal section that often has poles in it. Maybe yours might havethe same. Definitely make sure you put some tape along the poles/tubes to create a barrier between them and the plastic or else it will perish in the heat. sticky draught excluder may do it or any padded tape. Try Fre...
by maggienetball
Fri Jan 02, 2009 3:52 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Fire Extinguishers
Replies: 3
Views: 384

Re: Fire Extinguishers

As it is such a specific regulation, I would suggest you ask your local chandler or try a specfic boating website/forum
by maggienetball
Fri Jan 02, 2009 3:38 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Where to find like minded people?
Replies: 3
Views: 520

Re: Where to find like minded people?

I did think of that as I know the gardening and community reporter. But it comes back to targeting the right market. I'm worried about getting 30 replies from complete timewasters. I'd rather get 1 genuine person from a card in a window, than 30 meanwells who get bored with the idea or have greater ...
by maggienetball
Fri Jan 02, 2009 2:32 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Where to find like minded people?
Replies: 3
Views: 520

Where to find like minded people?

I live in Torbay and am considering renting a small field from a local farmer I know because I want to keep a larger amount of livestock and because the allotment waiting lists are really huge near where I have just moved to. I would like to start a small cooperative on the field so that we can shar...
by maggienetball
Thu Jan 01, 2009 5:43 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Home decorating tips.
Replies: 11
Views: 655

Re: Home decorating tips.

To get rid of the smell of paint (any type) leave an onion or 2 in the room cut in half. Works every time for me!!

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