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by sususanan
Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Doll dress question
Replies: 0
Views: 246

Doll dress question

I've started a crocheted doll's dress, DK with 4mm hook, and I'm following a simple online free pattern for a 10-12 inch baby doll, saying to repeat the row to desired lengh, but no dimensions and I haven't got a doll to hand. Lying flat, the chest measures 10cm across, the skirt is 16cm across and ...
by sususanan
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Plums!
Replies: 4
Views: 434

Re: Plums!

I don't mind the sawfly so much, I can cut of the affected bit and the rest of the plum is perfectly good - and delicious. But this moth plum maggot makes a mess of the whole fruit. It's the first time my tree has been affected with it.
by sususanan
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Plums!
Replies: 4
Views: 434

Plums!

Sigh... so many of my plums have the plum moth caterpillars in them. I've read that, when fully fed, they emerge and overwinter inside silk cocoons spun under loose bark or other concealed places. Is there a way to destroy them at that stage so that they don't cause problems next year?
by sususanan
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Houseplant identification
Replies: 5
Views: 694

Re: Houseplant identification

It looks like it's just the one plant.
by sususanan
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Houseplant identification
Replies: 5
Views: 694

Houseplant identification

I bought an unidentified plant from Wilko. When I got home I emailed them with the barcode and another number and asked them to identify it for me. They said it was a ficus plant, which seems strange. I've attached two photos in the hope that someone can tell me what the plant is.
by sususanan
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Morbid question alert
Replies: 10
Views: 765

Re: Morbid question alert

All I've found out recently is that they are two separate arrangements. But it made me wonder what would happen if, with all that's involved in organising things for the funeral itself, the arrangement for the burial plot was overlooked. I don't know if you have to show there is a plot before contin...
by sususanan
Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Morbid question alert
Replies: 10
Views: 765

Re: Morbid question alert

My understanding of a pauper funeral is it's for someone who hadn't made any arrangements. In my scenario, the person has paid and arranged for the funeral in its entirety, except the bit of ground to be laid to rest in.
by sususanan
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Morbid question alert
Replies: 10
Views: 765

Re: Morbid question alert

That sounds nice enough. I still wonder about a whole body though.
by sususanan
Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Morbid question alert
Replies: 10
Views: 765

Morbid question alert

If someone has arranged their funeral, dies but hasn't made arrangements for WHERE to be buried, and assuming family don't want to get involved in the process, what happens to the body or ashes?
by sususanan
Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Fly strips
Replies: 8
Views: 492

Re: Fly strips

Does the mixture contain an insecticide aswell?
by sususanan
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Weed killing on lawns
Replies: 16
Views: 950

Re: Weed killing on lawns

lol - I was racking my brain to think of the children's programme with the galah character and couldn't. Then I submitted my reply and all of a sudden it came to me - The Ozlets!
by sususanan
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Weed killing on lawns
Replies: 16
Views: 950

Re: Weed killing on lawns

Wouldn't the fertiliser feed the weed as well as the grass and effectively end up with the same ratio of weed to grass?
by sususanan
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Fly strips
Replies: 8
Views: 492

Re: Fly strips

I think it must be rosin they're using in the ones I've got. I was thinking of making some myself but with more surface area to increase the chances of flies flying into it.
by sususanan
Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Fly strips
Replies: 8
Views: 492

Fly strips

What is that horribly sticky stuff they use on the fly strips that uncoil from a tube?
by sususanan
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Weed killing on lawns
Replies: 16
Views: 950

Weed killing on lawns

Does it make a difference if you apply weed killer to the lawn when it is very dry compared to when the groud is already moist?