Search found 71 matches

by elfcurry
Wed Jun 21, 2006 5:55 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: The arrogance of the stinking rich
Replies: 18
Views: 4446

albert onglebod wrote:Yuk sounds like the bloke my OH was arresting for drink driving .
He said 'I pay your wages!'
My OH said 'no you dont ,I do this for free' (he is a special constable).
If that was me, I'd be kicking myself later for not adding
"and sometimes I enjoy my work enormously! 8)
.
by elfcurry
Wed Jun 21, 2006 12:30 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Name That Weed!
Replies: 9
Views: 1693

Name That Weed!

Name That Weed! Do you know what these are? Any thoughts are welcome including diversions. A. papery This is a shady spot on my lawn for several years. Is it fungus? B. tufty weed C. tall This is about 5ft tall with a red base to the stem. It's not always in the same place each day. Any ideas? Shou...
by elfcurry
Sat Jun 17, 2006 9:19 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: It's Raining!
Replies: 17
Views: 6428

I want some rain. :( People always think of England as wet but apart from a heavy shower a few days ago that dampened the bottom of my dry water tank... nothing. nada. I'm reduced to using tap water on my crops and it hurts me to use drinking water... especially as I pay for it! Question: my water t...
by elfcurry
Mon May 29, 2006 12:07 am
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 uses for plastic onion nets
Replies: 15
Views: 8160

fruit-picking

Safety net for fruit? To catch windfalls and dropped apples during picking before they hit the ground. I might try to rig up something for picking blackcurrants. Mine are pretty small and as I strip the fruit and try to contain it all in my hand to transfer to a container I always lose some. A netti...
by elfcurry
Sun May 28, 2006 5:39 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 uses for plastic onion nets
Replies: 15
Views: 8160

A net for trainee jugglers.

Trainee juggler's net Collect lots of small net bags and tie at edges to make a net about 2m diameter with a hole in the middle surrounded by elastic and place around the waist. This invention is of world-changing significance as it obviates the necessity of continually bending to pick up the balls...
by elfcurry
Wed May 17, 2006 8:37 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 uses for an old/scratched/promo cd
Replies: 29
Views: 11258

Fix a row or two behind your radiators to reflect the heat back in.
by elfcurry
Sat May 13, 2006 11:53 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Hide the cucumber
Replies: 28
Views: 7753

alcina wrote:I defy all the most determined thief to try to push their way through a Berberis more than once!
So they're trapped then!
by elfcurry
Sat May 13, 2006 5:05 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: What do you recycle?
Replies: 30
Views: 16322

I meant light card, like cereal packets, so not worth posting and not much use for packing I'd imagine. I have also collected a fair bit of stouter corrugated cardboard with the idea of lining my roof for some free insulation. I intend to staple it to the under side of the roof supports, thus trappi...
by elfcurry
Sat May 13, 2006 1:12 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: What do you recycle?
Replies: 30
Views: 16322

cardboard?

East Dorset council collects cans, paper, glass and some plastics fortnightly so they get recycled with no effort. They dont accept envelopes with windows or glue, and have no facilities for cardboard or many plastics. I have a sackful of the kind of plastic they don't accept (eg moulded plastic pa...
by elfcurry
Thu May 11, 2006 7:20 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Compost Bin
Replies: 31
Views: 15229

worms

I'm glad you told him Mandyz. 8) I just spotted a BBC page ( http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/4753331.stm ) which reports attempts to encourage urban wormeries and composting. Some people commenting on that page had trouble with rats in their compost. Anyone here had that problem or is it due to ...
by elfcurry
Wed May 10, 2006 12:11 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Compost Bin
Replies: 31
Views: 15229

I'm not sure if I want DH peeing in the composter... So I don't think I'll mention this to him. Please tell him! When I moved into this house my Dad visited to help sort out the garden and I was apalled when he said he was going behind the shed instead of using my indoor plumbing like 'civilised' p...
by elfcurry
Mon May 08, 2006 5:48 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 ways to get rid of slugs
Replies: 167
Views: 161098

little bastards!

I*ve only planted 3 individual plants so far this year: all runner beans at the weekend. Last night the snails attacked them all, destroying one and taking the biggest leaf of a second. One snail still had a stalk in its nasty slimy grip and I took some pleasure in executing them as above with a bri...
by elfcurry
Sun May 07, 2006 10:18 pm
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: Green TV
Replies: 3
Views: 2283

OK thanks; I'll give them a try sometime when I get the sound on this machine connected up.
by elfcurry
Sat May 06, 2006 12:10 am
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 ways to get rid of slugs
Replies: 167
Views: 161098

Two years ago I went out most nights on a slug and snail hunt and collected them and salted quite a few. The resulting mess was pretty disgusting and I realised the a salty gooey mess couldn't be disposed of in a green way as I didn't want to harm birds or hedgehogs etc. Last year I collected them a...
by elfcurry
Fri May 05, 2006 11:26 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Standby power consumption
Replies: 32
Views: 13454

getting a perspective

My quibble was about how much (or rather how little) power is being used when on standby and the misleading idea many people get from the media. My TV uses 3-4 Watts and my new-this-week freeview box uses 6 Watts. If anyone has a TV or similar that uses more than 10 Watts on standby, please tell us ...