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Alternative to usual shed roof felting

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 09:23

The local stockists are all listed on the onduline website but neither of those in our area actually stock the tiles. I suppose it's a niche market. Onduline aren't doing their product any favours by charging both Joe public and their stockists such delivery charges. Travis Perkins are a big national builders merchant and you'd think Onduline would want to encourage them to sell it.

Travis of Bolton have actually been very helpful and they can get the cedar shales in without a problem.

Alternative to usual shed roof felting

Posted: 15/12/2014 at 11:05

My local stockists(Travis Perkins) are even having trouble getting the Onduvilla tiles, they are charging them £44 for delivery! I've been discussing cedar tiles with them and that's the direction we will probably go now. It's going to be much easier, we will bitumen the shed roof then put battens across to nail the tiles to. I'm quite excited, I've always loved cedar and wanted it somewhere where I can watch it slowly turn to that lovely silver grey colour.

Talkback: How to repot orchids

Posted: 15/12/2014 at 09:31

Ah, very much like an amaryllis bulb then? I'll try that.

Kindle e readers

Posted: 15/12/2014 at 09:29

You can actually download books other than from Amazon in formats other than the Kindle format by using a free programming called Calibre and it's quite a simple process. You're quite right nutcutlet, you can't read library books with it.

Alternative to usual shed roof felting

Posted: 15/12/2014 at 09:25

No offence taken on my part Steve 

Talkback: How to repot orchids

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 10:18

Lyn, one of my orchids is currently resting. Do you keep watering as previously?

Kindle e readers

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 10:14

Sorry, forgot to say, the other advantage of the kindle ereader is that you can read in sunlight - a big advantage in Summer.

Kindle e readers

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 10:11

I am using a Nexus 7 to write this and I've always loved it. The Kindle fire is full of what is officially know as 'bloatware', ie, stuff put on by the tablet manufacturer, in this case, Amazon, who use it to try to sell you stuff. If you want an Android tablet rather than an Apple tablet, go for a Nexus or Samsung. The Tesco Hudl is also much better value than the kindle fire. Apples are far too expensive.

I always use my original Kindle for reading as it's battery life is far far superior to any colour tablet out there, and secondly it is meant to be an ereader and is kinder to your eyes.

So in conclusion, I'd recommend sticking with your kindle ereader for books and get a Hudl as a tablet for the internet.

Hope this helps (I am retired now but I used to work in the IT world by the way).

Talkback: How to repot orchids

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 09:47

I have had an orchid in the house for over 6 months in flower and I put the clear pot into a coloured non see through pot with no problems.

The roots that climb out of the pot shouldn't be cut off apparently and I've not had experience of them turning brown yet.

A really good tip that I heard for knowing when to water is, wait until the roots go a silvery white, give it a drink and you'll see them turn green.

I have never bothered spraying them with water though I've heard that you should do.


Alternative to usual shed roof felting

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 09:35

I have a kidney off my Hubby (otherwise known as my knight in shining armour) 

I spoke to a teccy guy about the Onduvilla tiles last week and was about to order when I discovered that p&p is £36 (Yikes!!)

I am now trying to persuade a local stockist to have them delivered then I can collect them.

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