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by Skippy
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: Phone apps
Replies: 4
Views: 430

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: 430

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: 560

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: 430

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: 1616

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: 954

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: 954

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: 954

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: 1616

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: 1685

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: 1616

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: 80
Views: 32109

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...
by Skippy
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: No rubbish fortnight
Replies: 80
Views: 32109

Re: No rubbish fortnight

Nah - let the world know what's become of these unwanted bags. :mrgreen: I'll try to do that. Funny thing is with the compost heaps , wood burner, recycling and garden waste bins we have very little actual rubbish to go in our bin. Certainly very little "domestic" rubbish. Sometimes I do produce sh...
by Skippy
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: What to do with a field?
Replies: 22
Views: 12004

Re: What to do with a field?

Well ,nearly five years since I posed this question and seeing as RC has dug it up perhaps worth an update. The sheep have gone and the field is now home to one quite ancient horse , I'm not sure about rents or whatever as I haven't inquired that much. My friend purchased a small tractor with a topp...
by Skippy
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: No rubbish fortnight
Replies: 80
Views: 32109

Re: No rubbish fortnight

I use them for rubbish too . Perhaps it's guilt thing but I tend to turn them inside out before filling them.