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Latest posts by Alan4711

pretty plant needed for bathroom

Posted: 27/10/2014 at 12:10

Thanks Philippa for the info it sounds a  good laugh wee going to give it a try,not too sure about the big mirror water dont do much for me .

Protecting a planter over winter

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 13:01

Hi Tomsk, we dont get cat probs like we used to have in Wales,it seems the owners around here are are much more closer to there cats and the cats are much cheekier they just come straight up to you and round your leg for a stroke, its a very calming thing when it happens ,they then often follow me around the garden then when there bored off they go, when we came here we decided to try the friendly way of getting on with them and it seems to work,the idea was Cats dont do it on there own doorstep so obviously that shows i know nothing about cats but its worked, only once did the big tabby try the big pot so i sprayed (ready to use Jeyes fluid ) around the all the  pots (On The Ground) ,No harm to the cats but it works they dont like the smell non of our pots have been touched even when Kate puts new stuff in and out ,so no harm to anything and cats still on our side, so thats what works for us,Very Dog and Cat friendly in Norfolk. good luck   

Azalea leaves turning brown

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 12:16

Hi as007,hers some info  The primary difference between evergreen and deciduous azaleas is that decidous azaleas lose their leaves in the fall, while evergreen azaleas retain all or most of their foliage year round. Which one have you got, mines bare now but a very healthy shiny red little tree,this Royal H Soc is a good idea to see 

good luck Mr Bond

Preventing root growth/ spread

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 12:01

High Steve  you might want to email this chap for info on root  bags often used for Fig root restricting, 

as you can see it also has the slab way that Monty used ,when you log on there is a box for questions he,s very helpful,his name is Stephen, Good luck Steve 

pretty plant needed for bathroom

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 11:51

Pansy i wish you had,nt put that loofah thing on ,Now iv just got to try it,I might even try the soup,looks like mushy peas ,hope itdpnt have the same effect, now has anybody got any advise where to get seeds ,tips on growing when how etc,

cheers all

YOUR view of music over the years.

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 14:47

I still have all my Presley and buddy Holly records in a box in the garage all wrapped up nicely with lots of other old LPs, Im going to buy a deck to play them but in the old days my speakers  were 4 foot high and decks were huge and all glittery with massive base boomers and all that stuff days gone bye  ,now all i need is a little deck and some nice small speakers but where from im not sure , fancy having all your now stuff along side the new deck and records  wouldn't that be great, Rocking around the Christmas tree with was it Brenda Lee, i even got Tommy Steel,Enough ,enough,wheres my CDs touch of Rock Highland Line i think? 

pretty plant needed for bathroom

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 14:28

Bekkie, Apparently the plants used in bathrooms are ,(I cant spell Chlorophytum Comos ) so its a Spider plant,loves the steamy atmosphere now and again, trouble is in the bathroom they grow very fast ,I know i put small ones in to give em a good start and it works ,they grow very healthy,Our  Peace Lillies love the Bathroom as well and will grow with little light as some bathrooms are a little dim ,they do very well in there and love the steam ,Philodendron ,iv not tried but they are recommended Boston Fern,Cast Iron plant and Bamboo ,Parlor Palm to name a few,I also put plants into our bathroom that like to be sprayed /Misted, Even Fig cuttings do very well in there ,the Spider,Peace lilly, Palm and fern iv tried and they love it,  No our bath room is not Full of plants we have 2 at a time,Kate likes the atmosphere they create and so does  I Wheres my shower Cap

Fat balls in plastic NO

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 10:05

I noticed the fat balls being sold  in those plastic string bags again,surly by now the suppliers / makers  know the birds get there feet caught in them its happened to us last year luckily it got out as i was trying to help,. hope im not going over the top but can we just agree NOT to buy the ones in these plastic death traps, they can still be bought in other bags and bigger drums, perhaps our editor could get a mention by Monty on TV. any comments could help ,anyone know how to get hold of our editor ,Help please. ps i made some up last year from lard and bits ,the birds ate ours first every time 

New Dralek

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 09:54

Yes the lawns are going to get it today when Kates done the Shopping ,been waiting for it to dry ,its about 8 foot tall now, hope she don't get lost and would you believe it ,everything was going just great physio very happy then he noticed a red mark on my knee ,yesterday specialist says yes Infection set in,would you believe it talk about painful that's another 3 weeks of no sleep ,Mind you im down to 13 stone 2 pounds from 14stone  13 pounds so not all bad news,im wearing jeans i never thought id see again, room for more beer when i do get tapub..   Avagooden all Alan,still dull ere

Automated greenhouse - Year 12 AS Systems and Control project!

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 09:45

All done ELL  good luck matey

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Lawn Mower

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new Rhubarb

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just info

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bubble wrap

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New Dralek

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