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    I have some of my best conversations with my...

    I have some of my best conversations with my plants - seriously, I don't know why, but it helps me and I'm sure it helps them. I read once that it is the extra carbon dioxide that we exhale that...
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    It is so satisfying to maintain such style - I...

    It is so satisfying to maintain such style - I think you could find your replacements on the internet for sure or at flea markets. The latter would be more hit-and-miss and you may have to visit a...
  3. Thread: Silverfish

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    My grannie told me to use cucumber peelings to...

    My grannie told me to use cucumber peelings to repel silverfish. It's inexpensive and you can change the strips regularly once they dry out. I usually wash cucumbers and eat the skin - but the...
  4. Thread: Knitters?

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    I tend to find patterns on the internet and print...

    I tend to find patterns on the internet and print them off so that i don't have to work in front of the screen. I find that there's more choice on the internet as there are loads of knitters' sites...
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    Spring Cleaning Old Concrete Terrace

    The terrace at my new house has a horrible concrete surface. I can't afford to dig it up and replace it but would like to clean it up a bit. It has been neglected as the house was empty for 3 years....
  6. Thread: Spiders already!

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    Why kill spiders ? Do they do any harm ? Where I...

    Why kill spiders ? Do they do any harm ? Where I live there are no harmful spiders so I'm happy to let them have their space around here. For ants I draw a thick chalk line along my doorstep and...
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    My big dog loves a frisbee - and failing that any...

    My big dog loves a frisbee - and failing that any old stick will do. My small dog has a rope toy in the form of a ring which he likes to have placed around hi neck - he then "carries" it between his...
  8. Thread: Baking more

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    Same here - it's as though we emerge from some...

    Same here - it's as though we emerge from some sort of hibernation or winter-induced stupor ! My daughter baked a cake, then I had an urge to bake bread. What is it about spring ?
  9. Thread: Closets!

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    I have no excuse this spring - we are getting a...

    I have no excuse this spring - we are getting a huge new closet delivered tomorrow and plan to spend this weekend (weather permitting) emptying out the old closet on the terrace and organising all...
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    For food I find it economical to buy and cook in...

    For food I find it economical to buy and cook in bulk and then freeze - I think that this may also use less fuel. I also go to car boot sales and second hand shops for clothes and household items....
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    As little as possible - I hate grocery shopping....

    As little as possible - I hate grocery shopping. I do one huge shop per months for tinned and freezer stuff. Then I go to local produce markets once a week for fresh stuff. I don't mind the open-air...
  12. Spring Cleaning Terrace, Tubs and Potted Plants

    I'm doing a little bit of spring cleaning on my terrace each day - but one thing I'm unsure about is what should I be doing (if anything) with my pot plants ? Some have a few tendrils of roots poking...
  13. Thread: Garage

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    Yes I have a garage - fortunately it is a very...

    Yes I have a garage - fortunately it is a very long one and I have a good 12 square meters of storage space for bikes, tools etc and room to park my car. As I live in a forest I park my car every...
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    I was brought up in a big city and gradually have...

    I was brought up in a big city and gradually have moved to smaller cities, small towns, large villages, small villages and no live in a very isolated house. I love it her (an no, weldingisfun I have...
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    North-East Facing Terrace

    I have a lovely terrace - it faces north-north-east and so is very shady. I live in a hot climate with bright sunshine for a good 8 - 9 months of the year. Can anyone recommend a quick growing...
  16. Keeper12 and Chiquita - thank you both for your...

    Keeper12 and Chiquita - thank you both for your comments and advice. I shall take it all on board. I think that maybe up to 4 paid orders each year might work. I can't see knitting such items could...
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    My vet recommends brewers yeast as a natural...

    My vet recommends brewers yeast as a natural anti-flea recipe rather than a chemical repellent. You can make biscuits as treats for your dog which will also repel the fleas : Easy Homemade Natural...
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    For me spring time means more salad - and more...

    For me spring time means more salad - and more varied content in my salads. There is a greater choice of lettuces and sweet baby vegetables such as sweetcorn and carrots.
  19. Thread: Fire Ants

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    Vinegar certainly seems to be a cure all for...

    Vinegar certainly seems to be a cure all for everything. I shall have to try this remedy to stop ants damaging the roots of the pot plants that I have on the terrace - they seem to like the new...
  20. Knitted Heirloom Blankets - could it be a business ?

    Over the last eighteen months I have knitted 5 heirloom blankets for new babies of friends. I'm now getting people asking me to make blankets for them (for babies/families that I don't know.) They...
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    Thanks Old McDonald - that is a very useful link....

    Thanks Old McDonald - that is a very useful link. I shall use one of their suggestions - break polystyrene up into small pieces to use as drainage at the bottom of plants-pots. Very appropriate...
  22. Thread: What herbs?

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    I have basil, oregano, mint (contained !),...

    I have basil, oregano, mint (contained !), rosemary, coriander and sorrel always and from time to time I experiment - this year I'm trying camomile, verbena and agrimony.
  23. Thread: Easter Crafts

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    You could make wooden spoon puppets of bunnies...

    You could make wooden spoon puppets of bunnies and chicks - or smaller puppets out of lollipop sticks. Or what about making bunny and chick masks out of paper plates ? These activities are two-fold...
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    Polystyrene - can it be recycled?

    I bought some seedlings yesterday. The seedlings themselves were in small bio-degradable pots but the pots were arranged in a moulded polystyrene tray. My local recycling bins take paper, glass,...
  25. Thread: Candlemaking

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    This is something that I always imagined would be...

    This is something that I always imagined would be difficult - but this thread has inspired me. Like others here the idea of soy candles attracts me.
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