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Kitchen Units Manchester

Posted: 19/12/2016 at 06:43


Compost maker

Posted: 19/12/2016 at 06:33

Chicken manure is as good a compost activator as anything I know And a compost heap with plenty of that in it shouldn't need any help. 

If you feel the need to add anything else 'recycled beer or cider'   in a bucket and diluted with some water and poured over the heap will also help. As you're in France 'recycled wine' will also work. Apparently it's most effective if recycled via the male of the species, but female will so if thats what is available.

some green leafy stuff would be a good addition to the mix you have.

Last edited: 19 December 2016 06:35:42

How to cut small lawn ? - no mower

Posted: 18/12/2016 at 14:27

Do you have friendly neighbours with a mower?  Could you combine resources and volunteer to mow their lawn when they're away and contribute towards repairs and servicing?

Otherwise I think I'd rethink the garden - nice flagstones with creeping thymes in the cracks maybe?

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 18/12/2016 at 14:24

Many congratulations LilyP - what a splendid name   Best wishes to all concerned 

Chicky - jolly well done - that sounds perfect for your father - my Pa had a view out over Sole Bay and loved watching the passing ships and the fishing boats and sailing boats from Southwold harbour   He claimed to have seen one of the whales as it passed up our coast a few years ago, but there was a definite twinkle in his eye when he told us 

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 18/12/2016 at 10:34

The coffee arrived ... eventually   In the meantime I finished off my book.  Now we're up and getting on with the day ... I have orange pastry to make for the mince pies ................. I shall listen to the Archers while I'm making it ....... 

what is eating my Christmas cards?

Posted: 18/12/2016 at 10:31

SNAP! Pansy 

what is eating my Christmas cards?

Posted: 18/12/2016 at 10:30

Check around the pot rim and base for lurking slugs 

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 18/12/2016 at 07:39

OH is an incredibly light sleeper ... Until about 6 am - then he sleeps like a log 

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 18/12/2016 at 07:37

Telepathy seems ineffectual.   Might have to put on dressing gown and slippers and do it myself ... travel safely in that fog Hosta! 

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 18/12/2016 at 07:22

Good morning all  Trying to use telepathy to wake OH and send him downstairs to make coffee ...

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