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by Davie Crockett
Wed May 16, 2012 8:28 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: weed? ID help
Replies: 17
Views: 5490

Re: weed? ID help

The shoots look like Rosebay Willowherb http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epilobium_angustifolium http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/1d/Maitohorsma_%28Epilobium_angustifolium%29.JPG/220px-Maitohorsma_%28Epilobium_angustifolium%29.JPG Get rid, unless you like the look of them. Very inva...
by Davie Crockett
Wed May 09, 2012 4:32 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: New subscriber
Replies: 3
Views: 625

Re: New subscriber

Hi sda, welcome to the forum! :wave:
by Davie Crockett
Sun May 06, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Can't help it ...
Replies: 20
Views: 2467

Re: Can't help it ...

Belated Happy Birthday Mike! Hope your hangover recovery doesn't take too long!
by Davie Crockett
Wed May 02, 2012 8:25 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Best Chainsaw
Replies: 17
Views: 12422

Re: Best Chainsaw

Also, used a vegetable based chain lube oil. You'd be surprised how much oil spray you inhale/ingest.
by Davie Crockett
Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:59 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: HELP! MY BABIES NAIL IS HANGING OFF!!
Replies: 3
Views: 2749

Re: HELP! MY BABIES NAIL IS HANGING OFF!!

It sounds like his nail bed has been damaged and the resulting haematoma has forced the nail to erupt. Kids will normally regenerate the nail, but it may be distorted, depending on the amount of damage. it is sometimes possible to re-insert the nail into the nail bed, but you have a 6 hour window to...
by Davie Crockett
Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:01 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How do I seal a beer bottle using natural material?
Replies: 9
Views: 2797

Re: How do I seal a beer bottle using natural material?

You could use flax or hemp fibre and petrolium jelly (vaseline) as a seal for swing top bottles, it lends itself to being wrapped tightly and is used by plumbers for sealing the gland nut on taps. If it works there, I can't see why it won't work on a bottle. Vaseline won't impart any flavours either.
by Davie Crockett
Sun Mar 18, 2012 2:36 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Drip irrigation/soak hose/Sprinklers
Replies: 3
Views: 1029

Re: Drip irrigation/soak hose/Sprinklers

Personally, (I'm in no way an expert) but I favour occasional soaking/drying out because as you say, disease and rot are encouraged by continual damp conditions. It may be more beneficial to bury your drip system so that the top 4-5 inches of soil can limit evaporation of excess moisture. The drawba...
by Davie Crockett
Sun Mar 18, 2012 2:23 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Which wood for Whittling?
Replies: 15
Views: 5807

Re: Which wood for Whittling?

Before that you cut a notch in the bark for the whistle bit and then afterwards you replaced a sliver of wood to direct the air to the notch, just like any other whistle. The insert is called a "Fipple"....Diagram from Wiki shows how it is shaped. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb...
by Davie Crockett
Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:28 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Which wood for Whittling?
Replies: 15
Views: 5807

Re: Which wood for Whittling?

No Worries, Happy to help! :icon_smile:
by Davie Crockett
Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:23 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Which wood for Whittling?
Replies: 15
Views: 5807

Re: Which wood for Whittling?

Hi Arbor, The most reliable wood is ash, but any hardwood (Deciduous) is good for whittling provided it is green. Conifers tend to be stringy/split. Try posting on Bodgers.org.uk (Ask&answer forum). Loads of green wood related stuff and some experienced forest school peeps there. Good luck, Davie (I...
by Davie Crockett
Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: A type of oyster mushroom?
Replies: 8
Views: 3212

Re: A type of oyster mushroom?

Hi, it's Birch polypore or razorstrop fungus. It's not edible but you can hone knives on it, and thin strips of the skin can make good makeshift plasters (Antibacterial properties).

Edit: Can't see if there's gills or not to positively identify it.
by Davie Crockett
Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:19 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Bed wetting
Replies: 8
Views: 3893

Re: Bed wetting

Ok, from personal experience. I was too deeply asleep to recognise that I needed to get up to go and I dreamed I was using the loo. The reason I remember this is that my parents had invested in an enuresis alarm (1960's technology!) 2 pieces of thin wire mesh separated by a sheet then connected to a...
by Davie Crockett
Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Alexander
Replies: 7
Views: 1584

Re: Alexander

I have a recipe for Celery wine which I guess could be adapted for Alexanders which have a similar flavour. Celery 4lb/1.8kg Sugar 3lbs/1.4kg Lemons 2 Water 1 gallon/4.5lt Wine yeast Yeast nutrient Camden Tablet Wash and chop the Celery discarding any discoloured parts. Place chopped herb into 1 gal...
by Davie Crockett
Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Herefordshire
Replies: 8
Views: 1181

Re: Hello from Herefordshire

Waves to Marcherlady and Darkbrowneggs from Malvern :wave: Welcome to the forum Marcherlady!
by Davie Crockett
Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:13 am
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Rainwater harvesting - your experiences
Replies: 28
Views: 17792

Re: Rainwater harvesting - your experiences

3x Large water butts attached to my sheds. I'm considering more to attach to the house as it is soakaway and therefore (IMO) wasted.

Used for potting and gardening purposes.