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Tips and Tricks - general useful hints
Wed 6-Jan-10
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JoannaS
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These are what I have for walking on ice http://workingperson.com/products/22_102/1/989/Yak.....evice.html, saved a few dents to my pride last yearLaughRunAway. Nearly forgot but these are in American sizes and they are different to UK sizes (+1 or 1 1/2)

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Wish I had thought of old socks before I slipped onto my backside today on an icy hill.  Also the cat litter would be good if I could get to the shops to buy some - oh no I can't get my car out to drive to town.   Over a fortnight now - you can tell I am beginning to be a bit stir crazy.  I'm certainly eating from the store cupboard and the freezer.

Thanks for the tips.  

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Wed 6-Jan-10
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Hello, olde, and welcome to the forum. Thank you for joining in with such a useful contribution!

I always reckon that the simple solutions are the best ones, and I have plenty of old socks Doh

I need to do a test to see if they fit over my wellington boots. We don't have cats, but cat litter must be similar to small grade gravel. That works for us.

Danast - at a wild guess, ashes from an open fireplace, or coal slack, might do the trick. Let us know.

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Sat 16-Jan-10
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JoannaS said:The best piece of advice I ever read which I haven't tried yet (we are so blessed here in Latvia we haven't got a slug problem, snails sometimes but few slugs, at least in our garden) is to put a piece of board down on the ground overnight, then in the morning lift it and manually destroy them. It is based on the fact they always seem to be found under rocks and wood during the day.


I could rent you some frogs out but i don't want them coming back in wheel chairs.

slugs hate egg shells work good also collect so spillage/beer from your local as slugs love beer ( some of my best friends are slugs) then place in a differnt container and give to your nabouer( cant get that one) and say its a new plant food problem solved  Cheers

Sat 16-Jan-10
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Mutley, you have a wicked streak, boy Big_Laugh

Interesting comment about frogs. Do they eat slugs? We have loads of frogs in our garden because they breed in our pond every year (they are very noisy).

But the small black slugs in the soil were what decimated my spud crop. Not sure how to control those varmints.

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I thought that frogs eat grasshoppers and crickets, etc.

Isn't it toads and hedgehogs that eat slugs?

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Sat 16-Jan-10
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True Doh but no worries ive ordered 500 toads and orders over 10.000 get a free natter jack toad for personal use only WinkCheers 

Sat 16-Jan-10
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Hey mutley - d'you think we need more natter jacks?   Whistle

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Sat 16-Jan-10
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Im hopping mad over here and before brightspark corrects me that toads walk and frogs hop Wink i love toads there so cool. Cheers

Sat 16-Jan-10
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Sorry mutley - I should have highlighted the natter part of that - as I think there is quite a lot of nattering already. Only in fun. Really.  Big_Hug

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Sat 16-Jan-10
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I dont think no one could offend me in any way i love banter/fun the lot my sence of humar is a bit off the wall and reversed physology in one life is to short

Hi Danny, just a question about reaching my 150th post as we are all well aware of that after 100 posts you have entered a legally binding contract for 18 months at £18.00 pcm could I pay buy DD as it would be much easer thanks. it was brightspark who reminded me around the contract after the 110 post

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mutley said:


I could rent you some frogs out but i don't want them coming back in wheel chairs.


I am afraid they wouldn't be coming back at all around here, we have storks that seem to keep the population of frogs down apart from in our basement.

Sat 30-Jan-10
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Freeze your candle lights thay last longer.

Tomato puree i freeze whats left i buy little tins about 20p am trying to dry it as well and grind into powder.

bicar of soda and lemon juice makes a good smell remover can,t think of proper word.

Old tins remove both ends and use for cutting pastry circles out. collect several sizes thought.

when my herb plants die i dry them to make a boque garnie, all the stallks

Need to find you post on fuel saving as cant find it yet. ( danny)remind me ,,red diesel & fuel  pump for diesel.two differnt iders.

carrie a pair of tites/stockens in car good for emarngecy fan belt.

a bakebeen tin lid ,remove lid so not jagged .drill hole throught an old table knife and through lid and pop revet makes a good pastry cutter needs washers or small but and bolt wil do.

will think of some more later but need to do wine recpies for some oneWhistle

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Mutley, if I am ever stranded on a desert island, you are the one person I would like to have along!

Very inventive ideas. Ok

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Sat 30-Jan-10
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Danny said:

Mutley, if I am ever stranded on a desert island, you are the one person I would like to have along!

Very inventive ideas. Ok


I was about to agree with that then I thought - he'll only take everything apart! Big_Laugh  Love ya really Mutley! Big_Hug

I'll try that again!

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