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neri
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neri
27 May 2009
2
May 27, 2009 8:55 pm
Thanks PaintingPro. I can find out on the Net, I guess, but the bit I didn't follow was "repointing". Presumably this is not replacing tiles but repointing existing tiles? All my tiles seem to be pointing in an orderly way (none askew).
Thanks PaintingPro. I can find out on the Net, I guess, but the bit I didn't follow was repointing. Presumably this is n...
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neri
25 May 2009
1
May 25, 2009 2:03 pm
My mansion has a red-tiled roof circa 1985 (?) and it's sort of ... breaking up! Every time I clean out the roof-gutters I find bits of tile. The broken corners of tiles seem particularly common. But the mortar seems to be cracking and loosening too. Obviously I'll need to get an expert in to have a...
My mansion has a red-tiled roof circa 1985 (?) and it's sort of ... breaking up! Every time I clean out the roof-gutters...
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neri
20 May 2009
2
May 20, 2009 4:18 pm
Buggered if I know, Vascaris, but talking about winged insects that bite, midges (aka sand flies) are out of this world! Apparently they are a scourge in parts of Scotland and I can understand why! They cause a terrible itch and the best salve for me was aspro rubbed into the bite! At the beach I no...
Buggered if I know, Vascaris, but talking about winged insects that bite, midges (aka sand flies) are out of this world!...
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neri
13 May 2009
1
May 13, 2009 9:28 am
My NRMA House Insurance Policy asks me to agree my house is built "mainly" of double-brick. I had a squiz in the cellar and saw double-brick and replied "yes". While messing about in the cellar the other day I noticed the double-brick tapered off into single-brick which presumabl...
My NRMA House Insurance Policy asks me to agree my house is built mainly of double-brick. I had a squiz in the cellar an...
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neri
29 April 2009
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Apr 29, 2009 11:06 am
Well, my Agaves (2) grow in ... full shade and they grow very well and they grow better than they did in full sun. Only rider is that they are yet to experience a full blown winter. You know, this accepted practice of growing cacti-type plants in the full sun is a bit suspect, in my respectful opini...
Well, my Agaves (2) grow in ... full shade and they grow very well and they grow better than they did in full sun. Only ...
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neri
28 April 2009
5
Apr 28, 2009 1:31 pm
Sympathy is all I can offer. I filled our house with smoke alarms 'cos ... I'm like that i.e. normal. Missus hates them (presumably because they cost $). Hates any noise. And in the massive heap of combustible clutter that is our house one of the little darlings decided to intermittently beep in the...
Sympathy is all I can offer. I filled our house with smoke alarms 'cos ... I'm like that i.e. normal. Missus hates them ...
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neri
28 April 2009
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Apr 28, 2009 1:19 pm
Obscene (grassless backyard)! I was once anti-lawn, I sheepishly admit, and then one day (at a former house) I wondered why my backyard had lost its magical, ethereal feeling (yes, I'm exaggerating slightly). And it was because we had overplanted our yard at the expense of the lawn. The garden had l...
Obscene (grassless backyard)! I was once anti-lawn, I sheepishly admit, and then one day (at a former house) I wondered ...
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neri
28 April 2009
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Apr 28, 2009 11:45 am
I was thinking about this topic on the week-end, Grace, and I wanted to make a pithy comment that was pithier (yes, there is such a word) than my other comments and better expressed what I was trying to say and here it is: "You can still drink tea from a chipped mug". Well I think its bril...
I was thinking about this topic on the week-end, Grace, and I wanted to make a pithy comment that was pithier (yes, ther...
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neri
28 April 2009
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Apr 28, 2009 10:47 am
A pic?! Uploading a pic ! I'm yet to go digital!Still use my trusty Nikon F! But there are two types of humane trap available. Mine is like a small bread basket with a spring-loaded door. I'm so pleased it works and works well - thanks to jubes (red) by ALLEN. They taste nice for humans too! Caught ...
A pic?! Uploading a pic ! I'm yet to go digital!Still use my trusty Nikon F! But there are two types of humane trap avai...
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neri
24 April 2009
17
Apr 24, 2009 3:45 pm
Yep, 3 timesbuilda, do we really need anything more in life than a sunny nook and a good book?
Yep, 3 timesbuilda, do we really need anything more in life than a sunny nook and a good book?
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neri
24 April 2009
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Apr 24, 2009 3:15 pm
Grace, try and adjust to an imperfect life. It works and, perhaps perversely, increases your happiness because you're more settled, not restless, angst-filled, driven and with a sore neck from craning over the fence at greener pastures!
Grace, try and adjust to an imperfect life. It works and, perhaps perversely, increases your happiness because you're mo...
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neri
24 April 2009
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Apr 24, 2009 11:07 am
Good for you, dragon fly! I must say it does give me a buzz to hold the trap with this terrified animal in it, who possibly imagines its days are up, and then see it race out the door (and in to someone else's backyard)! I got the trap in a pet shop and I'm very pleased with it. In fact I'm going to...
Good for you, dragon fly! I must say it does give me a buzz to hold the trap with this terrified animal in it, who possi...
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neri
23 April 2009
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Apr 23, 2009 4:16 pm
If I must demonstrate my moral enlightenment (I was going to say superiority), I use a "harmless trap". It cost about $17 and with a little filing to give it more of a hair-trigger for mice, it works very well. If I must brag I've caught one rat and 4 mice and I let them out on the reserve...
If I must demonstrate my moral enlightenment (I was going to say superiority), I use a harmless trap. It cost about $17 ...
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neri
23 April 2009
7
Apr 23, 2009 4:04 pm
You're unhappy, Grace, that's the problem and your dissatisfaction with your new home is merely a symptom of it! Only you know why you're unhappy. You're lucky you only moved premises. It's quite startling how many relationships bust up on relocation (as the buzz word is - I knew it as moving inters...
You're unhappy, Grace, that's the problem and your dissatisfaction with your new home is merely a symptom of it! Only yo...
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neri
22 April 2009
7
Apr 22, 2009 5:02 pm
My aloe vera has survived after moving it to a cooler spot. Remarkable transformation. Purple leaves to green. So much for cactii-type plants loving the heat! And shows some of youse don't know wot youse are talking about! :twisted:
My aloe vera has survived after moving it to a cooler spot. Remarkable transformation. Purple leaves to green. So much f...
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neri
7 August 2008
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Aug 07, 2008 8:53 am
Like most gardeners when ambling around the back yard I love THE THOUGHT of eating a vegetable or strawberry straight from the graden i.e. before washing it, but did you know that snails have some nasty parasite in them that can be transferred to humans? Yes, so wash your garden delights first!
Like most gardeners when ambling around the back yard I love THE THOUGHT of eating a vegetable or strawberry straight fr...
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neri
7 August 2008
22
Aug 07, 2008 8:43 am
got me environmower and despite a missing wrench it seems ready for action. Just curious, my mower had an electrical wire connected from its innards to the side of the box, of all goddamn places. Now I'm a bit ** off with the manual here because that little set up totally threw me. What was its func...
got me environmower and despite a missing wrench it seems ready for action. Just curious, my mower had an electrical wir...
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neri
6 August 2008
7
Aug 06, 2008 4:27 pm
so ... is the consensus Kikuyu is to be preferred over couch?
so ... is the consensus Kikuyu is to be preferred over couch?
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neri
6 August 2008
2
Aug 06, 2008 1:37 pm
I've been meaning to ask the same question myself, DaisySparkle18, but, being the sensitive type, was worried that people might think I was not an experienced gardener because an experienced gardener knows that ... nothing but nothing will keep couch or kikuyu outta your garden! You need to learn to...
I've been meaning to ask the same question myself, DaisySparkle18, but, being the sensitive type, was worried that peopl...
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