FixingGardening

These flexible  plastic trugs are everywhere these days and no wonder. They are really useful, not expensive, easy to clean, come in lots of sizes, are hard wearing and can be bought in a range of bright colours. We use them in the garden and for bringing in logs to

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Hyundai petrol lawn mower
Gardening

Plug in the mower and push it up and down the garden. If that was all there was too mowing the lawn we would all have gardens that looked like the middle of Lords Cricket Ground. But, most of us have scrappy patches of earth with grass that looks a

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Home brewing

It takes just days to make, tastes wonderful and can run from very mildly alcoholic to fully fledged party drink. Here’s how to make a gallon (8 pints) of your own elderflower fizz.  Equipment Firstly you will need some simple equipment: A bucket or large food grade container that will

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Fixing

The glass of our Stovax 4 has cracked.  Thankfully the task of changing the glass is an easy one that anybody can do. Go online and order a new glass pane and while you are at it, you can replace the rope seals as well if they are fraying. Lift

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build a website
BusinessHobbies

Ah, the word “properly”, there is the thing. What counts as a’proper’ website anyway? We asked Chris Brown from Immedia Creative, a U.K. Design agency. “When it comes to websites, doing it properly is really about providing the visitors to your website with the best possible experience. That doesn’t have

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how to make cherry brandy
Home brewing

Our morello cherry bush produces many hundreds of cherries each year. By turning them into cherry brandy we are able to make Christmas gifts that taste delicious and are highly valued by our friends. Cherry Brandy Ingredients Aside from the cherries themselves, the only other ingredients are Vodka, water and

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lanterns
Gardening

Here is a quick tip for getting a good effect from candles in the garden. It is best summed up by saying “when it comes to candles more is better”. Take a look at the photo. I saw this the other day at a very nice hotel close to our

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Gardening

If you have a log fire, then you probably spend quite a bit of time chopping logs with an axe. You might own a big felling axe and or a small hatchet, but whichever you have, the same rules apply. A sharper axe is a safer axe. When axes get

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wooden ball
Hobbies

I don’t really know why wooden balls are so interesting, but they are. Having just watched the video again I would say there is something about the juxtaposition of material and design that appeals to the crafts person inside us all, while there is something about the purity of a

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Pallet
BuildingHobbies

I finished my simple log store recently and in doing so I have fallen in love with free pallet wood as a construction material. I have been scouring the web to see what I could do next and have been astounded by the talented folks out there who are turning

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