If you are a reader of our other ‘Good Life’ type posts then you’ll know we like to grow vegetables in the garden. In my last post I’d put together rudimentary bean and cucumber frames made from re-used bamboo canes and foraged branches from the woods. Up-cycling is taking a product or waste material in … Continue reading this article ››
So Numatic’s Henry – the bombproof vacuum cleaner – or so we thought – until a few weeks ago the on/off switch started to play up – and poor Henry struggled to get sucking. Now Henry’s been through some tough times – and by that I mean, well – bashed, dropped, banged, sat on and … Continue reading this article ››
So the Windscreen Wipers on my Focus Focus Mark 1 would not always return to the parked position when either blipping the wiper stalk for one swipe of the screen – or when turning the wipers off. This. Was. Very. Annoying. So a quick Google – and a replacement and brand new wiper relay was … Continue reading this article ››
As Frankie Goes to Hollywood once said, “Wasps, what are they good for?”. In my opinion, absolutely nothing. So after following some simple instructions we created a Wasp Bottle trap. We seem to have a few takers for overnight boarding.
Well no blog about DIY or fixing things instead of throwing them away would be complete without the inclusion of the Instant Coffee of the DIY world – yes the Hot Glue Gun. Imagine PVA Glue + Silicone Sealant + General Filler + Blutack + with the speed of sticking of Super Glue in an … Continue reading this article ››
We’ve had a problem with the new-ish French doors and decking in so far as there was no way of securing the doors in the open position. Although the doors would go almost 180 degrees, if the side window was open, it would have led to disaster. Now, from ebay we found some door stays … Continue reading this article ››
A quick update on how we are doing with our Fruit, Veg, and Herbs. We’ve commandeered a second tub for herbs after the local squirrels excavated the plants that were deployed. So we have Herbs from last year slightly re-potted, and some seeds popped in the gaps. Some Carrots, Onions, and Spring Onions in here. … Continue reading this article ››
One of the problems we have had since moving the chickens to the bottom of the garden. Is that the chickens are at the bottom of the garden. Let me explain. Without a path, in the wet, and ice of the winter, the journey to the chickens down the steep slope of the garden becomes … Continue reading this article ››