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by sususanan
Fri May 18, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Sharpe's Express
Replies: 7
Views: 577

Re: Sharpe's Express

is that why there were the white spots in the residual potatoes that were growing?
by sususanan
Fri May 18, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Sharpe's Express
Replies: 7
Views: 577

Re: Sharpe's Express

I'm trying to grow them without earthing up. So far I've only had black weed suppressing fabric over them held up a bit with canes, like a tent. Does anyone else grow potatoes without earthing up? I've also been digging up a few rogue potato plants growing from last year's and they're covered with w...
by sususanan
Fri May 18, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: No Bees?
Replies: 14
Views: 968

Re: No Bees?

Can something be done to encourage bees to set up home without it being a honey hive?
by sususanan
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Spanish Roses
Replies: 1
Views: 108

Spanish Roses

how can I find out which types of roses have been developed in Spain
by sususanan
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Can you tell what the seeds are?
Replies: 4
Views: 332

Re: Can you tell what the seeds are?

On the offchance you're all still wondering, they're white radish seeds!
by sususanan
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Estate agencies
Replies: 2
Views: 159

Estate agencies

Why is it that when someone gives a budget to an estate agent, they always seem to show properties above that price? Has it become the case that when asked for their budget, the buyers now give a lower number, anticipating the higher price response from the agent?
by sususanan
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Make my own pasta?
Replies: 6
Views: 309

Re: Make my own pasta?

It's easy enough to make, a bit of time is needed for the process though. You'll be used to kneading already, or if you've got a bread machine, can you knead pasta dough in it? We've seen a rise in pound shop places in recent years, will we soon be seeing a rise in popularity of the shops that sell ...
by sususanan
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Make my own pasta?
Replies: 6
Views: 309

Re: Make my own pasta?

Do use an egg recipe, that's pasta. If you try to save on eggs and use a recipe using water, it's just a dough, which is alright but might not pass through the pasta machine properly, assuming you're using one. If you haven't got a pasta machine yet, make simple pasta ribbons and sheets by rolling a...
by sususanan
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: White Vinegar
Replies: 17
Views: 7812

Re: White Vinegar

:? Did I make a boo boo - I wrote the T word in full
by sususanan
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: White Vinegar
Replies: 17
Views: 7812

Re: White Vinegar

Would brown vinegar cause problems in the wash. Morrisons have a non-specific brown vinegar for 21p/568ml and T***o have a 568ml bottle of white distilled vinegar for 39p.
by sususanan
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Cherry tree help
Replies: 6
Views: 1695

Re: Cherry tree help

Weedo wrote:
Thu May 11, 2017 10:30 pm
Try 1 tablespoon of dishwashing detergent, 1 litre of water and 2 teaspoons light cooking oil - need to shake frequently to keep it mixed
Will DP liquid soap do the trick just as well?
by sususanan
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Laptop batteries
Replies: 8
Views: 1028

Re: Laptop batteries

I've been collecting ordinary used batteries for a couple of years in a specially-provide bag. When I had a look to see how it was filling up I could see that some of them had become coated in something, will they still be useful for recycling, I don't use batteries a lot so I wasn't keeping a frequ...
by sususanan
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Laundry detergents
Replies: 11
Views: 1995

Re: Laundry detergents

I put some things there weren't really dirty in the wash recently without detergent and on a high temperature with a few drops of essential oil for the rinse and on extra spin and they came out perfectly clean. I wouldn't do it with items that need proper washing, but it's worth considering occasion...
by sususanan
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: White Vinegar
Replies: 17
Views: 7812

Re: White Vinegar

I'd like to know why white vinegar is more expensive than brown/malt vinegar
by sususanan
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Can certain plants prevent fruit tree problems if put under the trees
Replies: 8
Views: 485

Re: Can certain plants prevent fruit tree problems if put under the trees

I was having a look at the tree that has some blossoms on already and I've found that the cat has been using it as a scratching post, well, the trunk isn't that thick and the weather has been rainy recently, so the pest problem might turn out to be a moot point if the trunk rots with something. If o...