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by Skippy
Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Weed membrane
Replies: 14
Views: 939

Re: Weed membrane

Perhaps you should put the sound management techniques down , it sounds ideal for a sticky if the mods would agree. On the subject of weed control , one thing that bugs me is gravel. I have one customer who insists in filling her boarders with the bloody stuff as she says it cuts down the maintenanc...
by Skippy
Wed Nov 09, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Wooden Pallets
Replies: 6
Views: 608

Re: Wooden Pallets

Having a contact in logistics as haulage is now called I'll add my two pence worth. Not all pallets are the same. Firstly the most obvious one is to avoid the blue ones as they are all owned by Chep who can and do get arsey about people doing things with their pallets and have brought prosecutions i...
by Skippy
Wed Nov 09, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Weed membrane
Replies: 14
Views: 939

Re: Weed membrane

I'm just too used to dealing with people who take allotments on with strange ideas of what to do. Like the tale of the bloke who covered his allotment in sodium chlorate weedkiller and then wondered why he couldn't grow anything. It was some five years before the plot was useful again. I'm getting ...
by Skippy
Mon Nov 07, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Weed membrane
Replies: 14
Views: 939

Re: Weed membrane

Hope no ones got the wrong end of the stick here. The idea to soak the ground with creosote came from Steve the joiner in the link and I like others frankly cannot believe anybody would use such a product on their garden. Proper , traditional creosote is still available to those with the correct lic...
by Skippy
Sun Nov 06, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Weed membrane
Replies: 14
Views: 939

Weed membrane

This might at first seem to be in the wrong section but read on. If anyone has ever wondered if membrane really keeps the weeds at bay then here's a quick how to on another forum. The poster to look for is called Steve the joiner and his second post explains just how it has worked on his garden. I'l...
by Skippy
Sun Nov 06, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Pocket knives
Replies: 20
Views: 6590

Re: Pocket knives

This subject came up a short while ago whilst having a pint with some friends. We go to our local some Sunday nights and another group in there we have nicknamed "the picnic club" because they bring in their own food. This has also spread to other groups although not us as yet and on Sunda...
by Skippy
Wed Jan 20, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Not buying new
Replies: 38
Views: 9631

Re: Not buying new

Yep , although we have found that it will take the rolls of green paper towels. Now what do do when those run out ............
by Skippy
Wed Jan 20, 2016 9:33 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Omelette
Replies: 16
Views: 6356

Re: Omelette

A couple of years ago a friend made custard in a brass jam , proper custard with eggs and cream , and that too turned a lovely shade of green , but somehow much less appetising than the green custard we remembered from our school days. We thought better of it and remade it in an iron pot.
by Skippy
Sat Jan 16, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Not buying new
Replies: 38
Views: 9631

Re: Not buying new

doofaloofa wrote:I'm sure the towel dispenser came in very handy

Very handy as she had the towels to go with it. Slightly less handy now as we've used them all . The dispenser's still on the wall in the downstairs toilet though.
by Skippy
Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:06 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Not buying new
Replies: 38
Views: 9631

Re: Not buying new

I may have told this story before I'm not sure but I'll tell it again. Around 12-13years ago my other half was working in an office. The firm was shutting down and she had the option of redundancy or moving to a different office 30 miles away. She accepted redundancy and to cap it all because the fi...
by Skippy
Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:28 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Not buying new
Replies: 38
Views: 9631

Re: Not buying new

. No idea why such a good item was going free though - lots of wear left in it. Some years ago I worked for a firm that did work for the banks. Some of it was complete refurbs , tearing out perfectly good interiors just to replace with new( tearing out is accurate as well , very rarely was there an...
by Skippy
Tue Jan 05, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Not buying new
Replies: 38
Views: 9631

Re: Not buying new

Sorry , yes that was the plan , didn't really make myself clear .Cheap charity shop jeans , rip and wear.
by Skippy
Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:43 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Not buying new
Replies: 38
Views: 9631

Re: Not buying new

One thing I forgot to add was the trend of late for ripped jeans. My daughter has asked us about getting some for her so we'll probably try the charity shop route first but I do struggle with the concept really. If I patch up the holes in the knees of my jeans it's "scruffy" to some but if...
by Skippy
Fri Jan 01, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Not buying new
Replies: 38
Views: 9631

Re: Not buying new

I'll readily admit to using eBay , second hand and charity shops. I also have traded goods I've acquired through clearances or even by customers simply giving me stuff along with the line " can you take this , someone might have a use for it" . Only this week the other half was chuffed to ...
by Skippy
Fri Dec 18, 2015 1:37 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: The line between ..
Replies: 29
Views: 8133

Re: The line between ..

Funnily enough I think it's a generational thing. Of course it is. My parents both went through two world wars - naturally they never threw anything away. My mother kept several large boxes of paper scraps that were only written on on one side - well, the other side could still be used for a shoppi...

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