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allenlondon
Mrs A can’t (or rather finds it very hard) to get up from our normal height reclining armchairs. They are on circular bases, so no legs. I want to get hold of something resembling a thin pallet (2 to...
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Bazile
We planted a pear tree - a sampling - earlier this year - around the first quarter No signs of life so far Do you think it's to early to write it off ?...
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needawin
Can anyone advise what the widest size of a carpet gripper rod available is. By width I don't mean from one side of door jamb to the other but the threshold width. Daughter has badly fitted carpets...
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PeppyLadies
Best mosquito control devices....
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smurfchops
British Gas have taken over my Ebico dual fuel account. So,I have logged into my new account on the iPad, I haven’t downloaded the app. But I can’t find a link where I can give them my meter readings....
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seniorcit
I have a small garden and have read that earth from molehills is good to use for gardening. There are lots and lots of mole hills in several of our local parks. Can I remove earth from them, or is it...
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Barmaid
Over the last day or so, we have noticed that radiators in 2 rooms are not heating up. Everywhere else they are blistering hot. Mr BM has been round and bled them all and didnt get much air out. He...
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MartinMillar
I have bought some raised beds and want them to last more than a year or two, is there a handy person who can recommend a wood preservative that I can use . I will be planting veggies in them. Thank...
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Scarlett
I’m confused about what bulb I need to buy for my bedroom ceiling. I know I should buy an energy-saving one, but it needs to be fairly bright without being too much like a stadium. Any idea which one...
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jennyjoan
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B082DJVMCV/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I bought this some time ago and love it, however the cable is not long enough and so I plan to extend...
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allenlondon
Here's what final (ish) version came out like. Works like a dream, smooth and simple. The line will need retensioning in a week or so, I should think, as it gets stretched....
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Smowball
Had heating on for jut a couple of hours yesterday on about 17degrees - not hot but radiators were warmish. Turned thermostat Dial completely round to zero when I went to bed- as low as it can...
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hannah40
Does any one use there Hot tub in the winter? I have tidied mine up for the winter but thought it was quite a nice day I could have gone in hot tub then thought no one goes in them in the winter in...
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allenlondon
Small London flat. We want to convert the bathroom into a shower room. Not hard, bit expensive, bath would need cutting in half (metal). We never use the bath - showers only. But... the only toilet we...
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eve1974
So some saplings (in pots) have aphids. I don’t particularly feel Like spraying them - if I leave them outdoors will the birds / rain / ladybirds see to them?...
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nabob
I wondered if any of you lovely people could give me an idea if it is worth investing in a robot vacuum. I have a fully carpeted house except for the kitchen. I would like to hear of your experiences,...
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Thisoldbird
Hi I had a replaced sealed unit on my bedroom window during the summer..the unit replaced was the opening pane It's a smallish window.... Now its turned colder that particular unit is dripping wet...
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rockyracoon
Not sure if this should go in Food and Drink or Home and Garden. I've just started to make wine and am struggling a bit to understand the hydrometer. I took a reading yesterday evening before adding...
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Smowball
I have managed to grow 5 avocado plants literally from the stone. They re all about a foot tall now. But out of the blue one has sprouted white flowers. Just the one plant - none of the others have....
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Oleanda
It was for getting baked on stuff off dishes and cookware etc. I used it on my glass oven door, and it was great, but I haven't seen it for years. Anyone know if it is still available anywhere, or of...

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