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  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
gz

Replies: 667
Views: 236731
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue May 15, 18 4:40 pm   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
herb bennett = geum urbanum or wood avens
  Topic: Reducing the use of Plastics
gz

Replies: 80
Views: 8487
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu May 10, 18 9:22 pm   Subject: Reducing the use of Plastics
brilliant idea
  Topic: Reducing the use of Plastics
gz

Replies: 80
Views: 8487
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu May 10, 18 8:08 am   Subject: Reducing the use of Plastics
We had presents well wrapped in pretty paper..unfortunately pretty paper has a lot of plastic on it
Most were so well taped I can't re-use it either..so congratulations to those who wrapped in p ...
  Topic: No Swallows.
gz

Replies: 31
Views: 2545
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue May 01, 18 9:16 am   Subject: No Swallows.
charging around here...not sure if martins or swallows, they didn't stop to be checked!
  Topic: No Swallows.
gz

Replies: 31
Views: 2545
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Apr 27, 18 8:15 am   Subject: No Swallows.
Swallows at a farm about a mile away. I'm hoping the Martins will be back as many houses have been "wrapped" here. The mud should stick well on the harling, even ifit doesn't where people have put pla ...
  Topic: vinegar instead of fabric conditioner
gz

Replies: 60
Views: 6187
PostForum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle   Posted: Thu Apr 26, 18 7:05 am   Subject: vinegar instead of fabric conditioner
I use a paste of bicarb on a fairly hot/warm oven...does the trick nicely and no worries about caustic splashes
  Topic: vinegar instead of fabric conditioner
gz

Replies: 60
Views: 6187
PostForum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle   Posted: Sun Apr 22, 18 10:53 am   Subject: vinegar instead of fabric conditioner
I'll put some white vinegar in with a rinse...neutralizes the alkali if you use washing powder, apparently. Anyhow it brightens up the clothes because you're cleaning off the detergent/soap residue.
...
  Topic: Keeping apples
gz

Replies: 13
Views: 1708
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Apr 21, 18 10:47 am   Subject: Keeping apples
Thats what I'd learnt..I wouldn't be surprised if there were more strains.
  Topic: Reducing the use of Plastics
gz

Replies: 80
Views: 8487
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Apr 20, 18 5:17 pm   Subject: Reducing the use of Plastics
There is a fb page,Using Less Plastic.....the more the merrier, spread the word!

Seems to have been going for at least three years
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
gz

Replies: 667
Views: 236731
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Apr 18, 18 8:40 am   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
I heard skylarks last Saturday,for the first time this year..today should be the first time we're in double figure temperatures.
  Topic: What to grow under apple tree?
gz

Replies: 10
Views: 1059
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Apr 17, 18 8:38 am   Subject: What to grow under apple tree?
As a side point I think that pear trees don't like grass/competition..certainly the ones I had increased cropping when I cleared around them,the apples were ok with grass.
  Topic: Reducing the use of Plastics
gz

Replies: 80
Views: 8487
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Apr 17, 18 8:35 am   Subject: Reducing the use of Plastics
Just heard in conversation with a friend that Skipton (I think) is landfilling plastic..she missed her plastic collection, took it to the local recycling centre. There was no plastic recycling point ...
  Topic: axe handles needed
gz

Replies: 17
Views: 3002
PostForum: Trading Post   Posted: Mon Apr 16, 18 3:07 pm   Subject: axe handles needed
nice...looks like a place that would appreciate the Tale of My Grandfather's Axe"
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
gz

Replies: 4811
Views: 587135
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Apr 15, 18 11:43 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Looks beautiful Cassandra..one day we hope to stay with our friends near Georgetown and see you as well.

Love the lap and leg warmers
  Topic: axe handles needed
gz

Replies: 17
Views: 3002
PostForum: Trading Post   Posted: Thu Apr 12, 18 4:42 pm   Subject: axe handles needed
As an innocent, wood is traditionally used but are the new synthetic handles any good?

I've had splinters from a fibreglass handle..they go septic very quickly..and the handle wasn't good to use ei ...
 
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