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by realwildchild
Wed Mar 22, 2006 7:32 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: A4 envelopes and bubble wrap
Replies: 10
Views: 6119

A bloke in our local Freecycle group waits until he has a box full of bubble-wrap and envelopes and then Freecycles them. There is then a mad rush by all of us Ebayers to grab them quick. Ebayers always need envelopes and bubblewrap!! I could freecycle the envelopes. I am a little concerned about t...
by realwildchild
Tue Mar 21, 2006 3:01 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: A4 envelopes and bubble wrap
Replies: 10
Views: 6119

*note to self - read posts thoroughly!*

I cant believe that Freecycle Ebayers don't grab at them. When they are offered locally here, they go within seconds.

I often use them as a 'filing system' by stuffing them full of similar paperwork and writing on the outside that its bills etc inside
by realwildchild
Tue Mar 21, 2006 2:58 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: A4 envelopes and bubble wrap
Replies: 10
Views: 6119

A bloke in our local Freecycle group waits until he has a box full of bubble-wrap and envelopes and then Freecycles them. There is then a mad rush by all of us Ebayers to grab them quick. Ebayers always need envelopes and bubblewrap!!
by realwildchild
Sat Apr 02, 2005 9:00 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: April Fool?
Replies: 6
Views: 2476

PMSL :laughing5:


Love the medicinal uses!!
by realwildchild
Wed Mar 30, 2005 7:36 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: horse milk
Replies: 6
Views: 3829

*checks date to see if it's 1st April .....nope!* I've been a vegan for a while now and find the thought of drinking milk which has been produced to feed a different species' offspring really weird - years ago, I used to drink milk without giving it a second thought but I find the idea really horrib...
by realwildchild
Wed Mar 30, 2005 7:24 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Recycling Ideas ?
Replies: 233
Views: 159068

The local council, who we rent our allotments from, would see our using plastic bottles as against the terms of our lease. The last year has seen plotholders receive letters with many new rules regarding our plots and items that can be used on them. Even coldframes and greenhouses have to be made fr...
by realwildchild
Sat Mar 26, 2005 8:31 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Soapwort
Replies: 15
Views: 8378

ooops, forgot to log in :oops:

RWC
by realwildchild
Thu Mar 10, 2005 8:18 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Soapwort
Replies: 15
Views: 8378

Hello rhyddid and JudyOTW The roots were planted out early summer, they were actually growing well when transplanted but once in, they died down and never returned. The seeds, if I remember correctly, were planted mid spring, into seed compost. Like JudyOTW, from a whole packet of seeds I had none g...
by realwildchild
Thu Mar 10, 2005 8:04 am
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Clean your clothes without detergent
Replies: 59
Views: 31894

I think you get very sensitive to artificial fragrances very quickly when you stop using them. Up until some years ago, before I actually gave a thought to the way I was living, I was a Procter & Gamble tart! I rushed out and bought the latest washing powder/liquid/tablets, all new fabric conditione...
by realwildchild
Wed Mar 09, 2005 2:10 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Soapwort
Replies: 15
Views: 8378

Soapwort

Has anyone here managed/tried to grow soapwort? Two years running I have tried, first year using some growing roots that were given to me and the second year with seeds....nothing. This year I plan on having a final go at this, does anyone know where to get seeds from as the place where I last bough...
by realwildchild
Wed Mar 09, 2005 2:02 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Eco Shampoo
Replies: 37
Views: 19398

Can't seem to find much at all, but don't really have many books on 'making your own'.....something to add to book list methinks Anyhow, soapwort crushed in warm water is mentioned, as is Horse Chestnut leaves, apparently chickweed can be used too but is greatly inferior. And thats about it! Maybe w...
by realwildchild
Wed Mar 09, 2005 1:41 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Eco Shampoo
Replies: 37
Views: 19398

The romans used olive oil and a scraper but at £3 a bottle I don't think it would work out that cost effective over here. ...but Andy, you live in Bath, and when in Rome do as The Romans and all that! *confused* That doesn't quite read properly but I know what I mean :mrgreen: Ecover do a shower...
by realwildchild
Wed Mar 09, 2005 4:26 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Easter cartoon
Replies: 2
Views: 2197

LOL

:lol:
by realwildchild
Wed Mar 09, 2005 4:15 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: nettles
Replies: 28
Views: 17075

I will take your painful experience as all the proof that I need! Andy, in your first post you ask for suggestions of possible ideas to write about...in 'Plants for a Future' it says of nettles: The leaves are extremely rich in vitamins and minerals Avoid older leaves as they develop gritty particle...
by realwildchild
Wed Mar 09, 2005 3:55 am
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Clean your clothes without detergent
Replies: 59
Views: 31894

Nev, Is washing soda really low impact? I have always steered clear of it as it has all these dire warnings about washing hands, not inhaleling etc etc on the pack (although thinking about it, I tend to avoid inhaleing Ecover! :lol: ) Have not heard of using vinegar to wash with, maybe there is some...