Search found 133 matches

by mikey
23 Oct 2011, 17:18
Forum: DIY & Recycling Projects
Topic: Clearing moss from paths
Replies: 11
Views: 2355

Re: Clearing moss from paths

try Armillatox it will kill moss. Main use is in cleaning greenhouses and pots but will work on moss, much safer than jays
by mikey
22 Apr 2011, 21:40
Forum: Other Gardening; Flowers, Care & Maintenance
Topic: another lawn question sorry.
Replies: 2
Views: 644

Re: another lawn question sorry.

Verdon will sort out the weed problem for you, it kills both broadleaf and small leaf weeds. Once dry the area is pet safe. You apply it as a spray so you do not have granuales laying around. As for a feed again you can get liquid feed to spray or water on. There are feed and weed liquids around but...
by mikey
17 Apr 2011, 21:48
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: Growing tobbaco
Replies: 15
Views: 2442

Re: Growing tobbaco

Tobbaco used to be grown on a Commercial in Crookham Hampshire after WW2 the drying sheds being next to the main Fleet/ Crookham road. Members of the public who grow their own tobbaco could get it dried at the sheds. The local history group produced a booklet on the subject today the area is full of...
by mikey
26 Feb 2011, 10:04
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Pizza bases
Replies: 17
Views: 1706

Re: Pizza bases

for a quick pizza base you could try this recipe I use, its non yeast so does not need time to rise. 8oz SR flour of your choice, white brown grain mix etc 2oz marg 1/4 pint milk good pinch of mixed herbs pinch salt put flour in bowl, add herbs and salt mix rub in marg add milk to make a soft dough ...
by mikey
26 Jan 2011, 22:06
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: anti malware
Replies: 17
Views: 1680

Re: anti malware

Try Microsoft Security Essentials, its free, it cover mal ware, virus etc and does not hog resourses on your pc. Just go Microsoft and look for the link. You can also get a full scan of your system to check for any problems.
by mikey
18 Jan 2011, 22:07
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: Is buying a diesel car more frugal than buying a petrol one?
Replies: 49
Views: 11536

Re: Is buying a diesel car more frugal than buying a petrol one?

when I first started out as self employed I used the car to get around which had a 1.3 petrol engine. When i got the van it had a 2.5 diesel engine as for fuel costs per week it cost me no more to fuel the van with a much bigger engine than it did the car for the same milage. So I would say diesel i...
by mikey
17 Jan 2011, 22:18
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: It's marmalade time!
Replies: 59
Views: 4045

Re: It's marmalade time!

I don't use the sugar with pectin, never had the need last lot of strawberry jam I made with normal sugar set so well you can stand the jars upside down! bit of a pain to spread thinly
by mikey
16 Jan 2011, 22:32
Forum: Handicrafts and other Hobbies
Topic: Who collects the most unusual things?
Replies: 40
Views: 4134

Re: Who collects the most unusual things?

I collect old Cigarette and trade cards mainly to do with transport and wildlife
by mikey
16 Jan 2011, 22:29
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: It's marmalade time!
Replies: 59
Views: 4045

Re: It's marmalade time!

I use the marmade kits so can make it as needed over the year. The tin contains the Seville oranges (nothing else added) ready to put in the pan. You then add water to the mark on the tin and stated amount of sugar, bring to boil and cook until you reach setting point. I think the last one I got was...
by mikey
16 Jan 2011, 22:16
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: Electric Bicycles - worth it? Are they frugal?
Replies: 18
Views: 2078

Re: Electric Bicycles - worth it? Are they frugal?

I have looked at the electric bikes over the years, as I used to do a lot of cycling and liked the idea of a power back up if I started up again. The two main points against that I found was : 1 The weight of the bike, by the time you added the battery pack the bike was near twice the weight, howeve...
by mikey
27 Dec 2010, 22:18
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Which breadmaker?
Replies: 19
Views: 1184

Re: Which breadmaker?

Panasonic are very good, used them myself as have a number of people I know. Only problem was a worn paddle after about 6 years, replacment cost about 5.00 from ebay.
by mikey
16 Dec 2010, 21:56
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Anyone for cake?
Replies: 18
Views: 1169

Re: Anyone for cake?

wow thats great, what a gift
by mikey
07 Dec 2010, 22:37
Forum: DIY & Recycling Projects
Topic: Paint Problems
Replies: 7
Views: 1401

Re: Paint Problems

usefull info, thanks
by mikey
07 Dec 2010, 22:36
Forum: DIY & Recycling Projects
Topic: My drilling a hole in the wall tip
Replies: 30
Views: 4282

Re: My drilling a hole in the wall tip

There was a display of old railway tools at the Mid Hants railway a few years back, they had a track drill that was rachet worked. How long it took to drill though 100 pound to the yard rail was not stated. No wonder so many people were needed to build such lines
by mikey
06 Dec 2010, 22:06
Forum: DIY & Recycling Projects
Topic: My drilling a hole in the wall tip
Replies: 30
Views: 4282

Re: My drilling a hole in the wall tip

if you don't have low tack masking tape, you can reduce the stick of the normal stuff by taking a length and sticking it on a piece of glass and pulling it off a few times.