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My rhubarb leaves are huge and healthy but the stalks are thin. What can I do to correct this?
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I would like to emulsion paint over long standing, patterned wallpaper. Should I first seal the wallpaper with something like diluted Uni-bond or just apply in normal way?...
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Painting over old emulsion. Old paint is blistering and will have to be scraped off and redone! Any ideas why and what precautions taken to avoid repeat? Many thanks....
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How much longer should I leave my beetroot in the ground in the hope of bulbs developing? I put my seed in the soil, end of March this year. I am still waiting for the beetroot tuber/bulb, to develop....
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Hi, The top drawer of my freezer quickly ices up to the point where I am unable to open the drawer. I have to chip away the ice regularly for fear of it causing damage and to gain access. The rest of...
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My rhubarb plants were given to me three years ago, as parts of established crowns which had been split. I have not been able to take any stems for cooking as they are always too thin. The leaves are...
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My Whirlpool side by side, fridge freezer (cabinet) normally dispenses both ice and chilled water. The ice works fine but for some reason the water has stopped? The procedure is to place a glass...
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I need to replace seven damaged floor tiles. Unfortunately they have long since been discontinued. I have identified an area of the same tile which I can sacrifice for the repair. It means lifting...
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The base of my fridge keeps slowly filling with water. I've tried adjusting the temp. setting (currently between 2 & 3). If I set it any higher the walls of the fridge and the contents start to...
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Over the last year two inside panes of my double glazed windows have, for no apparent reason, cracked. The first went off with a bang and fell to bits. The second just developed a lot of cracks which...
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I have an Irish Phunt £5 note which is no longer legal tender due to the change to the Euro. I wish to cash it in for the equivalent in Sterling but the banks will not accept it. Any ideas...
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Help! Tried this on "Gardening" topic but got no answers so here's hoping. I want to grow bamboo in a large garden pot. It's a very invasive plant so it's going to require a regular, good feeding. Can...
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I have bamboo that I want to grow in a large garden pot. I do not know the species but it is probably the most common available and is very invasive. This means it is going to require regular feeding....
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I seem to be getting more and more mail from charities. Without exageration I get at least a couple each day. Sometimes as many as six. They are becoming more annoying as they try to play with your...
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I'm interested in making walking sticks as a hobby. I have been given a number of lengths of mixed timber, ash, hazel & birch, all of which are curved. I need to straighten them. Any ideas on the best...
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More of a suggestion. I have a number of hobbies, eg. model engineering, stainless glass making. I often encounter problems and would love to be able to seek help and perhaps give assistance on this...
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More of a suggestion. I have a number of hobbies, eg. model engineering, stainless glass making. I often encounter problems and would love to be able to seek help and perhaps give assistance on this...
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I'd like to try DIY walking sticks. I'm have some lengths of cut and dried timber, hazel & birch, but they are all slightly warped (probably caused when drying out). I would appreciate any suggestions...
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I have an orchid which is nearing the end of its flowering leaving a bare stem which dies back to nothing. There are however some new green leaves appearing. What do I do now? Should I throw it or...
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I have a dwarf willow in a tub. It's four years old and quite healthy. Last year, late Spring, I noticed a few leaves were being stripped of their green tissue by something, leaving only the skeletol...

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