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Forum: Green Tips & Green Fingers 11-01-2010, 02:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,511
Posted By minnie pal
summerhouse:

i designed it! and found a guy advertising in Louth. he makes sheds, and i asked him would he make one to my design.
He did!
Everyone who comes love it.
It has a tin rook which i think is great cos...
Forum: Green Tips & Green Fingers 10-01-2010, 09:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,406
Posted By minnie pal
energy efficient lighting

for some of us, who have certain medical conditions, i am not supposed to be using these lights AT ALL. and i dont know what to do!
they emit UV rays like the sun, and it makes me ill.
any...
Forum: Home Improvements 10-01-2010, 09:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,729
Posted By minnie pal
a year later on the table top

Well, i am NOW preparing that table top! it actually will be real mosaic cos over the year things change, but, heres what i am doing. its going to be a reversable table top!!!
to suit my feelings...
Forum: Home Improvements 10-01-2010, 09:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,110
Posted By minnie pal
todlytops thanks

hi, i think the PVA glue is working on the laminate, did it yesterday, and sanded the areas before hand.
unfortunately the edges of the wallpaper became crumpled probably due to heat and the combo of...
Forum: Green Tips & Green Fingers 10-01-2010, 08:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,156
Posted By minnie pal
water features and help on these too please!

Yes, the old half barrel. bought a book today, doesnt seem as if its all swimming to sort a water pond in this, with algae etc.
I have a second feature, which is a fake waterfall, not big, and i...
Forum: Home Improvements 10-01-2010, 08:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,990
Posted By minnie pal
making flip-down table, help needed please!

a narrow, small drop down wall table.
That is a piece of MDF, hinges to fix to wall and then at other end a leg(s) to hold it all up.

I plan to continue the strip of wallpaper down this (with the...
Forum: Green Tips & Green Fingers 09-01-2010, 12:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,511
Posted By minnie pal
chucken

all suggestions gratefully received on this serious issue!
minnie pal
plenty of latitude there dont you think????
Forum: Green Tips & Green Fingers 08-01-2010, 11:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,511
Posted By minnie pal
yeh sunny

the garden will get done! tis nearly done, i have all the ideas...but twins is like a rice paddy, THATS the garden that needs 'done'
i am ok and up to the job! well i think so but could do with help,...
Forum: Green Tips & Green Fingers 08-01-2010, 12:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,511
Posted By minnie pal
well chicken/chucken!

the blue tree - branches actually, found strewn in twins garden,
blue, left over paint
planter, large terracotta one, chipped, car boot sale.
a hairy plant. a purplish ornamental cabbage and white...
Forum: Green Tips & Green Fingers 07-01-2010, 10:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,511
Posted By minnie pal
no trees/shelter for small birds feeding

i was struggling in a yard with no trees to get the wee birds in.
many answers too, to prevent the starlings from getting at the feeders and being intimidating.
someone say a longer hanging line on...
Forum: Home Improvements 20-12-2009, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,110
Posted By minnie pal
thanks, for info

yes, i shall sand the areas, should have done that in the first place, silly me!
xand thanks
minnie pal
Forum: Home Improvements 19-12-2009, 10:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,110
Posted By minnie pal
thanks Noni

hi Noni, thanks for that info shall give it a go.
was it you that i sent the magnetic bracelet, did it do any good?
xxminnie pal
happy christmas.
Forum: Green Tips & Green Fingers 19-12-2009, 10:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,391
Posted By minnie pal
thank you!

thank you for that info. shall get on to it.
happy christmas to you too!!
xxminnie pal
Forum: Green Tips & Green Fingers 19-12-2009, 10:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,260
Posted By minnie pal
oh not bad that!

I was in tesco two days ago and their cookeen was 75c and Stork 55c.
what did YOU buy?
xminnie pal
Forum: Home Improvements 19-12-2009, 10:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,110
Posted By minnie pal
laminate flatpack drawers/wallpaper pasted on lifting off now! HELP!

Yes, i did some lovely revamp of old laminate chest of drawers etc with flowers cut from wallpaper, i stuck them on using spray mount glue and one huge panel was pasted on with wallpaper paste, but...
Forum: Green Tips & Green Fingers 19-12-2009, 09:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,260
Posted By minnie pal
FAT for the birds

anyone know where i can get fat to help me make fat balls, its too expensive for me in the shops, would i try mcdonalds or some of the other places, maybe they would willingly give me some on a...
Forum: Green Tips & Green Fingers 19-12-2009, 09:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,391
Posted By minnie pal
two gardening questions!

1) bamboo has been lifted about a month ago and put in a black bin bag with holes in bottom and placed on the raised bed, it also got tied in the middle but still with space for rain etc.
it isnt...
Forum: Before & After (Upcycling) 18-12-2009, 10:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,464
Posted By minnie pal
I adored this mega!

yes, i shall be using this idea! its great really is.
i have even began to see the possibilities as 'reminder' boards with 'style'
thanks for sharing this idea.
xminnie pal
Forum: Green Tips & Green Fingers 18-12-2009, 05:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 16,640
Posted By minnie pal
cooking oil/fat

Hey, i am feeding the bird fat balls and buying cookeen in the supermarkets to make em.
as on a disab pension, anyone with fat or run off fat i can reheat and continue to make my fat balls!
the birds...
Forum: Home Improvements 29-11-2009, 11:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,336
Posted By minnie pal
added heater advice needed

I have a coal burner 'fake' fire which has a blow heater underneath.
I know this is an expensive form of heating and also its very hard on my sjogrens eyes.
Anyone know of the same idea but cheaper...
Forum: Green Tips & Green Fingers 29-11-2009, 05:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,838
Posted By minnie pal
thanks for that!

so you think i should 'overwinter' it with filled water using the sand as base and then a liner? And make it dry out first a bit to put a preservative on the wood first? or is that needed on the...
Forum: Green Tips & Green Fingers 28-11-2009, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,838
Posted By minnie pal
funny thing happened the barrel

well unless i didnt notice it! a guy at a large gardening centre told me to fill it up and leave it til the spring, so there i was filling it up with water, after swilling out about two inches that...
Forum: Green Tips & Green Fingers 27-11-2009, 07:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,838
Posted By minnie pal
Amazing half barrel

I got a real beaut of a half barrel and want to make a small water feature of still water with lily and rushes etc.

my first query is - will i set it up now, at this time of year or wait. If i do,...
Forum: Before & After (Upcycling) 26-11-2009, 10:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,581
Posted By minnie pal
Beautiful!

Amazing job here! I think the colour is BEAUTIFUL and i love the strippy paintings and getting the kids involved.

Here's another tip - the complementary colour to purple/lilac is green, which means...
Forum: Before & After (Upcycling) 25-11-2009, 10:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,462
Posted By minnie pal
mariemac any pics?

how did the redecorating go? have i missed the pics on here or have you put them on?
xminnie pal
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