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by Thomzo
Fri Feb 16, 2007 3:47 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: home made insulation
Replies: 42
Views: 30223

Sorry to revive an old thread guys but does anybody know if polystyrene packaging would be OK? I can't bear to throw it in the landfill and there are only so many plant pots you can put it in so could you break it up and put it between the joists? Would it be a fire risk? As for the house dust mites...
by Thomzo
Fri Feb 16, 2007 9:19 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Cough and sore throat treatments
Replies: 16
Views: 4409

A few years ago I had a tickly cough. My father in law mixed a teaspoon of cod liver oil with a tea spoon of whisky and made me drink it neat.

It tasted so revolting that I didn't dare cough again in case he made me drink some more. Certainly cured the cough.
by Thomzo
Thu Feb 15, 2007 4:31 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: Margarine Tubs (influenced by Milims)
Replies: 19
Views: 8210

Jelly moulds - yogurt pots are better. I always chose yogurts etc by what the tub will be useful for rather than what is in it.

Asda used to sell pate in little china bowls. They made brilliant cat food bowls.
by Thomzo
Thu Feb 15, 2007 4:18 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: Inflatable packaging
Replies: 8
Views: 2396

insulate your greenhouse with it :lol: Good idea except that the "greenhouse" is already completely covered in bubble wrap. It's not really a greenhouse more a lean-to shed with some old church windows on one side so it gets really draughty. The bubble wrap is brilliant though. Perhaps's I'll follo...
by Thomzo
Thu Feb 15, 2007 4:08 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Stupid things you say.......
Replies: 4
Views: 1066

When I was little, every time we saw a monkey puzzle tree my mother and my grandmother would shout "beaver". Very strange.
by Thomzo
Wed Feb 14, 2007 9:20 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: Inflatable packaging
Replies: 8
Views: 2396

Ha - yeah. You should have seen the sizes of the two boxes that my order came in. It was only a few bits of cosmetics and stuff from Virgin Vie. The whole lot would have fitted into a large envelope and yet they sent two boxes which filled the boot of my estate car! The only good thing was the boxes...
by Thomzo
Wed Feb 14, 2007 4:21 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: You will be margo!
Replies: 43
Views: 16668

Hi Wulf
I really like your proposal for the avitar. Looks very professional.
by Thomzo
Wed Feb 14, 2007 2:18 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: You know you are getting older when....
Replies: 37
Views: 12677

I now know I'm getting old. My friend just sent me a picture of some hunks wearning not much for valentines day and I replied with the exciting news that I'd finished knitting a scarf. Where do I get those slippers?
by Thomzo
Wed Feb 14, 2007 2:08 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: Inflatable packaging
Replies: 8
Views: 2396

Inflatable packaging

I've just received some goods that I ordered over the internet. Inside the box was the sort of packaging that is made of plastic "pillows". Long strips of plastic about 6 inches wide sealed at regular intervals and filled with air. I did think about a neck cushion for when I go to sleep at my desk. ...
by Thomzo
Wed Feb 14, 2007 2:01 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 ways to get rid of slugs
Replies: 167
Views: 149537

My mother told me that she threw a load of snails into the field at the bottom of her garden. A few days later there were lots of snails again. She wanted to see if it was the same ones coming back again so she painted their shells with nail varnish. Sure enough they returned. Now she still has a ga...
by Thomzo
Mon Feb 12, 2007 5:02 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: GETTING RID OF ANTS!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 3499

Hi Altica, please don't get this wrong, but I never understand why people want to get rid of Ants! Peter Hi Oh where do I start? Well they do bite and quite painful those bites are as well. You don't need to be deliberatly nasty to them. Even pruning or weeding in the general area of their nest wil...
by Thomzo
Mon Feb 12, 2007 1:03 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: My over grown Allotment
Replies: 65
Views: 20910

Hi I'm amazed a the amount of work you have done. Congratulations. I too have very stony soil. As it is also clay I gave up trying to riddle it. Now I just spend a few minutes every now and again sat down with a cup of tea and pick off the largest by hand. The smaller ones help to break up the clay....
by Thomzo
Mon Feb 12, 2007 12:46 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Just logged on to this site
Replies: 7
Views: 1410

Hello fellow newbie!

I have always used shop bought potatoes and they've always been fine. I tend to buy a bag of potatoes and then not eat them all so I chuck em out on the garden and end up digging up potatoes for years in all sorts of odd places. It's quite fun when you get a surprise potato.
by Thomzo
Thu Feb 08, 2007 1:22 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 white lies you tell your children or were told???
Replies: 61
Views: 19141

My mother told me that it was rude to take red or purple sweets when they were offered. You should only take the yellow, orange or green ones. It wasn't until I was nearly 30 that I realised that it was just cos she didn't like the citrus flavoured sweets :lol:
by Thomzo
Thu Feb 08, 2007 1:06 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 uses for an old/scratched/promo cd
Replies: 29
Views: 10979

Ok - I know this is a really old thread but I still have a couple. I put some out as bird scarers last year. The weather removed the silver stuff and the label and now I have a whole bunch of clear plastic discs. We could almost start a new thread on what to do with those. Little round windows for d...