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by sda
Thu Oct 09, 2014 4:41 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Mieze Schindler Strawberry
Replies: 8
Views: 2914

Re: Mieze Schindler Strawberry

I'll make a note of that.
by sda
Thu Oct 09, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Mieze Schindler Strawberry
Replies: 8
Views: 2914

Re: Mieze Schindler Strawberry

I used a small wood crate to creat a bit of a raised bed for them; this might have caused me to plant them closer together than whatever the recommeded distance is, although I did plant some of them around it, not wanting to crowd them. I planted the extra one next to them, I think it's a Cambridge ...
by sda
Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Mieze Schindler Strawberry
Replies: 8
Views: 2914

Mieze Schindler Strawberry

I planted some Frau Mieze Schindler strawberries hoping to have a small crop of delicious strawberries. I knew they'd be small, but these were tiny and the flavour was not as expected. I got a split second's worth of intense strawberry and that was it, apart from a bit of bitterness. Has anyone else...
by sda
Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:19 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Does anyone know the brand of mug?
Replies: 1
Views: 821

Does anyone know the brand of mug?

A few weeks ago I saw a travel mug in Sainsbury's. It was grey and/or beige, one of those insulated types, plastic or silicone and with a lid. It was displayed with all sorts of other lunch boxes and containers and the display has now been replaced by ... Christmas items. Has anyone else seen that m...
by sda
Sat Sep 06, 2014 5:07 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Flight change question
Replies: 1
Views: 3192

Flight change question

I had a flight booked for 19.30 from holiday destination. Check-in done online a couple of hours before arrival at airport. Contact number was left with online check in. On arrival at airport, find that the flight has been cancelled and a seat found for me on another flight. All well and good, but i...
by sda
Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Laundry matter
Replies: 0
Views: 6983

Laundry matter

I got marker stains on an item of white clothing, dunked them in some nail varnish remover, and promptly forgot about it when I started doing something else, so it dried. I'm going to use the acetone again, but I wonder what I should then use to wash them both out.
by sda
Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:45 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Tulips
Replies: 0
Views: 7658

Tulips

I bought a pot of dark purple tulips from Homebase. Can I keep them in the pot or must they be put in a planter or flowerbed, and what can I do to ensure they grow the best they can?
by sda
Sun Mar 23, 2014 4:42 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Rusty tools
Replies: 9
Views: 6475

Re: Rusty tools

I used vinegar and it worked a treat - soaked in vinegar for a day, then went over them with stainless steel scrubbie, rinsed in water with bicarb (I heard it was necessary to neutralise them :? ), wiped them dry, warmed to ensure dryness and a spray with some oil - even the handles were cleaned wit...
by sda
Sun Mar 23, 2014 4:37 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Yoghurt pots
Replies: 5
Views: 5077

Re: Yoghurt pots

Or... fill them with fat ball mix and suspend them as bird feeders!
by sda
Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:05 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Yoghurt pots
Replies: 5
Views: 5077

Yoghurt pots

What can you do with those Intensely Creamy Activia pots?
by sda
Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:37 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Rusty tools
Replies: 9
Views: 6475

Rusty tools

I've got some rusty tools - screwdriver, pliers, etc. If if put them in some vinegar, will the rust flake off?
by sda
Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:17 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Red currants
Replies: 13
Views: 3294

Re: Red currants

Why are ladybirds so fond of redcurrant bushes?
by sda
Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:48 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: ...use a propagating frame?
Replies: 4
Views: 1838

Re: ...use a propagating frame?

Are you sure I would have to keep electrical wires wet in the sand - isn't that dangerous?
by sda
Sat Mar 01, 2014 8:11 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: ...use a propagating frame?
Replies: 4
Views: 1838

...use a propagating frame?

It also has a transformer type thing on a shelf below that produces heat in wired and a rod, and there's sand at the bottom of it.
by sda
Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Fibre pots
Replies: 6
Views: 1882

Re: Fibre pots

How do you make a pot out of newspaper?