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by Skippy
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Second flowering of peppers.
Replies: 5
Views: 48

Re: Second flowering of peppers.

Yes the loss of daylight hours was what has made me wonder if the flowers will amount to anything. I'm not going to provide artificial light other than what they might get from the landing light when that's on as I frankly don't think it's worth it but as they aren't in the way and the window only o...
by Skippy
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Second flowering of peppers.
Replies: 5
Views: 48

Re: Second flowering of peppers.

East facing window on the stairs , comfortable enough temperature wise and watering and feeding is no problem so I guess we'll see.
by Skippy
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Second flowering of peppers.
Replies: 5
Views: 48

Second flowering of peppers.

This year pretty much every pepper seed I planted grew and I ended up with more plants than space in the greenhouse so put some on the window cills in the house. They've all done well although the plants in the greenhouse did seem to get an attack by some tiny white insects which resulted in me taki...
by Skippy
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: Phone apps
Replies: 4
Views: 824

Re: Phone apps

Agreed , it's the whole built in obsolescence thing.
by Skippy
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: Phone apps
Replies: 4
Views: 824

Re: Phone apps

I think that's what she will have to do. I've asked on other forums too and no one has actually come up with an answer and I'm completely clueless with this sort of thing so it may be a case of just picking one at random so to speak.
by Skippy
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Liquorice
Replies: 19
Views: 1151

Re: Liquorice

Not a big fan of liquorice myself but I can recall a Dutch friend bringing over a bottle of that liquorice vodka. I wasn't too keen on that either , nor most of my other friends and she ended up probably drinking more than she should have. Dark purple vomit I also seem to recall. Going off at a tang...
by Skippy
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: Phone apps
Replies: 4
Views: 824

Phone apps

I personally wouldn't know an app if it jumped out in front of me but would appreciate any help going. My other half has changed her phone from an I phone 5 to an I phone 6s. We have cctv and she was able to access that through an app on her old phone . That app was called "vieweasy v2" . However , ...
by Skippy
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Mattresses
Replies: 9
Views: 2807

Re: Mattresses

Glad to hear that the majority on here have no problems with a second hand mattress. I always find it funny how some are totally against the idea of second hand goods but then make about turns for things like cars for instance and then have absolutely no problem with sleeping in hotel beds which may...
by Skippy
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Weed killing on lawns
Replies: 16
Views: 1461

Re: Weed killing on lawns

I always think clover , white or red , give a lawn a bit of colour and character . A slab of just perfectly green grass might be loved by some but I find it just a tad dull.
by Skippy
Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Weed killing on lawns
Replies: 16
Views: 1461

Re: Weed killing on lawns

Depends on what the weed is, most lawn weeds (broadleaf) are annual or biennual and are weak competitors as seedlings. The idea is to provide more competition (grass) that prevents seedlings from establishing - we call this weed resilliance. If you have perrennial weeds then they will need to be re...
by Skippy
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Weed killing on lawns
Replies: 16
Views: 1461

Re: Weed killing on lawns

I look after a number of people's lawns and constant mowing does seem to get rid of the worst of the weeds if they are a bother. Sometimes physical removal of things like dandelions or others with a deep root may be needed but I try to steer away from weed killers if at all possible. Probably the be...
by Skippy
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Mattresses
Replies: 9
Views: 2807

Re: Mattresses

I went to our local tip recently . It's not a place I visit very often but I was a little shocked or impressed , I'm not sure which , to see what I could only describe as a mattress mountain. They're probably running close with sofas as awkward to recycle with the mixed materials and whatnot . I bel...
by Skippy
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: RenewableCandy's Hardcore challenge
Replies: 19
Views: 2217

Re: RenewableCandy's Hardcore challenge

Let's hope the weather stays decent after all that shovelling so you can enjoy it all. The "nice round gravel" you mention , I do hope you have ordered the 10mm rather than the 20mm. The larger is cheaper and really is meant to be used in concrete but because it's cheaper a lot of people go for it. ...
by Skippy
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Mattresses
Replies: 9
Views: 2807

Re: Mattresses

Irony of posting a thread about mattresses . My wife's brother has been having marital issues and had moved in with us for a little while ( he's now at his dad's while he and his wife try to sort things out) . My wife made up a bed for him in the admittedly small spare room using one of those travel...
by Skippy
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: No rubbish fortnight
Replies: 81
Views: 35267

Re: No rubbish fortnight

It's recently gotten a tad worse round by us since the council have started to charge for dumping certain stuff. Our garden waste bins cost £36 a year ( and I don't understand why some have waited until nearly June to sign up) , bags of rubble cost £4 to dump , a toilet or sink the same and there ar...