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by Endie
Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:04 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: pine floorboards
Replies: 13
Views: 7397

Re: pine floorboards

As regards underfloor insulation I put this under every floor in my house when I replaced them with oak flooring recently. I suspended netting between the beams, stapling it in place, then placed strips of fiberglass insulation on the netting, so that it fitted neatly into the gaps between the beams...
by Endie
Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:37 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: pine floorboards
Replies: 13
Views: 7397

Re: pine floorboards

We, mad as it sounds, got under the floor gap and filled in all the spaces to stop the drafts, sanded and used ecos floor paints, it takes ages to sand the floor ready and then to dry but it has lasted five years almost unmarked - about £50 a room. Just to check, what do you mean by "filled in all ...
by Endie
Tue Jan 05, 2010 3:24 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Chopping wood
Replies: 24
Views: 6130

Re: Chopping wood

At the risk of sounding daft.....which is emmenently usual what is a smart splitter? Let me google that for you: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=smart+splitter It's a device that basically lets you use its axe as a kind of pile-driver: it's not something I'd want to use for any length of time, and it's defini...
by Endie
Mon Jan 04, 2010 4:59 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: R.I.P PSB
Replies: 16
Views: 1704

Re: R.I.P PSB

SusieGee wrote:
Endie wrote: See above :iconbiggrin:
Ah, read through again and spotted your explanation, ta...
by Endie
Mon Jan 04, 2010 2:03 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: R.I.P PSB
Replies: 16
Views: 1704

Re: R.I.P PSB

Phew...thought for one awful moment that the Pet Shop Boys had been involved in some tragic accident...! Bloomin' rabbits.... I thought someone was waving goodbye to the Public Sector Borrowing requirement. Unlikely as Brown is making that, I'm still in the dark about what PSB really is. :scratch:
by Endie
Mon Jan 04, 2010 2:00 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: The advantages of Global Warming to veggie and fruit growing
Replies: 13
Views: 2049

Re: The advantages of Global Warming to veggie and fruit growing

We don't know whether global warming will reverse the North Atlantic Drift, so we can't reliably predict whether we'll get warmer or colder, yet. No scientist every got funding or media coverage for a project that said everything will probably be fine, so we're only seeing edge cases reported. The f...
by Endie
Mon Jan 04, 2010 1:47 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from fife
Replies: 15
Views: 1754

Re: Hello from fife

Hello, fellow Fifer!
by Endie
Fri Nov 20, 2009 7:37 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Fife Neophyte
Replies: 16
Views: 2762

Re: Fife Neophyte

Hi Endie, whereaboot in Fife are you? I used to live in Buckhaven. As regards the sycamore tree, if you'll take my advice, then get rid of the ruddy thing or you'll be forever clearing leaves in autumn & seedlings in spring (which you don't really want on your veggie patch!). Good luck. Hey there, ...
by Endie
Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:17 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: What have you got brewing at the moment
Replies: 190
Views: 31455

Re: What have you got brewing at the moment

I've not tasted it yet because of the fear of oxidation or contamination once I remove the airlock. Am I being over-protective of it? How should I test it? Yes, you are :iconbiggrin: I'll almost guarantee that your apple wine will taste awful (unless you really loaded it with sugar) and your plum/d...
by Endie
Wed Nov 18, 2009 8:58 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Fife Neophyte
Replies: 16
Views: 2762

Re: Fife Neophyte

Hi Endie, lucky you!! - walled garden - drool... one tiny point - before you decide to take out the sycamores... It may be that your property was an Inn, historically. The number of trees outside an Inn was an indication of the types of services provided... ale food bed women etc... Heh... Presumab...
by Endie
Tue Nov 17, 2009 5:54 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: What have you got brewing at the moment
Replies: 190
Views: 31455

Re: What have you got brewing at the moment

Great advice, thanks... I suspect you've done this before :iconbiggrin:

I've not tasted it yet because of the fear of oxidation or contamination once I remove the airlock. Am I being over-protective of it? How should I test it?
by Endie
Tue Nov 17, 2009 1:00 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Ancient/Long Forgotten Crops/Flowers
Replies: 13
Views: 1303

Re: Ancient/Long Forgotten Crops/Flowers

Can't understand comments about the difficulty of getting salsify seeds to germinate. On my plot it self-seeds everywhere! Mind you getting parsnip seeds to come up is very hit and miss, but when I let one go to seed, they came up everywhere! Like you, I had no bother with the salsify I planted thi...
by Endie
Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:21 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Borage seed saving
Replies: 10
Views: 1186

Re: Borage seed saving

I grew borage this year in my new herb patch, along with a few other things like lovage, feverfew, and the usual cooking herbs, but the borage was pretty much just for the bees' sake. Glad to hear the big monster has some uses!
by Endie
Tue Nov 17, 2009 11:54 am
Forum: Pets
Topic: what pets do you have
Replies: 27
Views: 5897

Re: what pets do you have

I've got Renton, a black-and-white bruiser of a cat who I got in the second half of the nineties, and Sieleidgh ("Sheely", based on the Gaelic for the "Gid Folk"), who's a three year old border collie, and just as smart as you'd expect of the breed. It was a long process to help her be relaxed and f...
by Endie
Tue Nov 17, 2009 11:35 am
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: Never Mind the Buzzcocks
Replies: 14
Views: 2346

Re: Never Mind the Buzzcocks

I loved the show when Mark Lamarr did it, and was deeply suspicious of Simon Amstell. However, he was hilarious - few things get me laughing out loud on telly but I was painfully sore with laughter a couple of times with Amstell playing off Phil Jupitus - and I soon preferred him. Recently, the show...