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by fruitfly
Sun Dec 20, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Codewords puzzles
Replies: 1
Views: 326

Codewords puzzles

Has anyone any tips on solving those codeword puzzles, the ones that look like crosswords and they give you a few letters to start with.
by fruitfly
Mon Dec 14, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Blackberry in pot
Replies: 4
Views: 1130

Re: Blackberry in pot

I'd thought that being a blackberry to grow at home the branches wouldn't grow so unweildily long, so that was a bit of a disappointment, apart from anything else.
by fruitfly
Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Blackberry in pot
Replies: 4
Views: 1130

Blackberry in pot

Hi, I've got a Long Reuben growing in a largish planter outside that has not been successful these two years. Is it because the roots are restricted, I'm not feeding it enough or could it be to do with pruning? I'd really like it to work out next summer if it can be done. The one in the ground did s...
by fruitfly
Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: I don't think I like Gooseberries
Replies: 7
Views: 1803

Re: I don't think I like Gooseberries

Hi, I grew a red Hinnomaki, tried them off the bush and they didn't taste like gooseberry should, so at the least, the flavour might be the problem. I had a gooseberry bush on the allotment that was already there so I don't know what type it was, but it was the usual sort. And it was delicious, not ...
by fruitfly
Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Jotters
Replies: 1
Views: 478

Jotters

Hi, if any of you remember those A4 or foolscap brown, recycled-looking jotters we used to have at school, do you remember the brand or where they can be bought, if they still can be?
by fruitfly
Sat Dec 05, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: growing potatoes
Replies: 16
Views: 8795

Re: growing potatoes

Can any potatoes be planted now, in December, in the ground or "containers"?
by fruitfly
Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Plumbing problem
Replies: 3
Views: 681

Re: Plumbing problem

The problem worsened enough to not risk it. I will watch what the plumber does.
by fruitfly
Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Plumbing problem
Replies: 3
Views: 681

Plumbing problem

Hi, I'm trying to find instructions on how to undo the pipe that comes out of the back of the loo and bends down into the floor. The pictures of toilets see on the internet are different, mine is simply as I described, not enclosed or anything more bendy. I'd like a link to a webpage or youtube page...
by fruitfly
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Cushion COVERS
Replies: 1
Views: 554

Cushion COVERS

Why is it so hard to find Christmassy cushion covers only, without the cushion? It strikes me it would be less wasteful to be able to buy the covers to pop over normal cushions temporarily and then store them with other seasonal items until the following year. I don't want to pay for the whole cushi...
by fruitfly
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How can I make a cat ramp?
Replies: 5
Views: 2156

Re: How can I make a cat ramp?

It turns out he's not as ill as I thought we was, but thank you for the suggestions :)
by fruitfly
Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How can I make a cat ramp?
Replies: 5
Views: 2156

How can I make a cat ramp?

My cat is getting on and doesn't spring up the stairs as he used to, and may also be hypertensive (awaiting test results). I want to help him by putting a plank up along the side of the stairs (a bit like those for bicycles in railway stations), which is the bit I could probably manage. What I also ...
by fruitfly
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Chickens
Replies: 5
Views: 5070

Re: Chickens

I've been dusting with the diatomaceous earth powder, hopefully will keep problems at bay.
by fruitfly
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Chickens
Replies: 5
Views: 5070

Re: Chickens

Talking of pests, and this didn't happen when I had chickens a few years ago, when these chickens pooed, within ten minutes loads of flies came out of nowhere to work on the droppings in the garden (not in the shed, thankfully). I got four of them on Friday and today is the first day I let them free...
by fruitfly
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Chickens
Replies: 5
Views: 5070

Re: Chickens

And they drop them wherever they are, is there anything I can do to make them toilet in a specific area?
by fruitfly
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Chickens
Replies: 5
Views: 5070

Chickens

Is there a particular reason why chickens poo so much? It seems disproportionate compared to other small animals.