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  1. Oh Jesus, thanks for reminding me! When we moved house about five years ago one of the big reasons for me was to get away from our neighbour's 5 or 6 cats that were constantly shitting in our garden. It was like their personal litter tray, bloody disgusting. They also have the habit of burying it in soft ground, waiting for you to find it as you're planting or picking your veggies. Something that dogs don't do. I complained to the neighbour but to no avail. I went as far as speaking to Citizens Advice about it; they told me that there was nothing within the law that can be done about the issue. Outrageous. Don't get me started on ******** cats.
  2. They're little cnuts indeed, best not to get started on the subject of squirrels. We've noticed that they've recently been having a go at our medlars and edible Hawthorns. Before they're even ripe again; makes it even more frustrating.
  3. Personally I think cat shit is even worse. It stinks worse somehow and it's smaller so easier to miss and inadvertently step on.
  4. I've certainly found that to be the case with hazel nuts. Sometimes I've seen trees stripped before the nuts have even reached full size.
  5. I don't think you need worry about being mean or even unethical. It wouldn't be without precedent on this forum of late. It'd be interesting to see an analysis of how some users conduct themselves on here. May even be an insight for themselves perhaps.
  6. This is "Farmers Lung", or a variation of I think. That's a fungal lung disease, in that case from handling mouldy hay in confined spaces
  7. Reckon you're in the wrong game mate, you should be a Safe maker or a Security Consultant! Lots of good advice there.
  8. . Glyphosate, a common herbicide, (and what's in those Eco plugs I think), breaks down in 24 hours apparently so should not pose a long term problem. That's according to the manufacturers. If that's to be believed, not saying I do entirely, then the plastic in the plugs is much worse. Though obviously insignificant in comparison to the rest of the plastic crap littering the planet already.
  9. sime42

    Arb Clothing

    Where and how are they ripping? Along the seams? In my experience the fabric used is very tough so doesn't rip easily at all. I've repaired a hole in mine before, though I think that was an exhaust burn rather than a rip. I used a repair patch of spare fabric that came with the trousers and stuck it on with Stormsure glue. (Great stuff). It's still fine a couple years later. Stormsure Flexible Repair Adhesive 15g Clear WWW.STORMSURE.COM Stormsure Flexible Repair Adhesive is a very strong general purpose adhesive and it can also be used as a surface sealant. It exhibits special characteristics unlike many adhesives as it is highly flexible and stretchy after it has cured but it remains very strong. It fills gaps well, it is suitable for use indoors and outdoors and in marine environments. The adhesive can be painted on top of a surface to make it waterproof, airtight or abrasion resistant. Stormsure adhesive can often be used to cover holes without a patch. A thick film of adhesive will make a good repair. If the glue will drip through the hole just place some sticky tape behind the hole before applying the glue. It can be removed once the glue has cured. Stormsure Flexible Repair Adhesive bonds to virtually all surfaces including neoprene, rubber, leather, PVC, polyurethane, breathable and coated fabrics, wood, metal and more. It is ideal for repairing cracks in rubber wellington boots, hiking boots, loose soles, leaks in waders, rips in wetsuits, damaged horse rugs, holes in tents and canopies, leaks and splits inflatable items and many other items too. It can also be used for repairs to woodwork and furniture, roof tiles and concrete. A tube of Stormsure Flexible Repair Adhesive is an essential part of a repair kit for hikers, DIY, fishermen, equestrians, hunters, divers, campers, surfers, sailors, engineers etc!Comes with disposable gloves. DIRECTIONS: Use the adhesive at room temperature. Clean the damaged area to remove dirt and grease (sandpaper the surface for best adhesion). Apply a generous amount of Stormsure Flexible Repair Adhesive to the damaged area, with at least a 5mm extra around the damaged area. Leave horizontal and allow to cure for 10-12 hours. TIPS: Store partly-used tubes in a deep freezer. Warm up to room temperature before use again.
  10. I've made a couple with poplar before. Used some embers from the fire to light them. Worked well.
  11. I'm afraid I don't have the diligence to check every post on this thread, so disregard this if it's been mentioned before. What about a First Aid certificate or qualification of some sort, have you considered that? It would give you an advantage with most employers, especially larger outfits. I agree with the consensus; that tickets and a driver's license will be most useful to you, but a First Aid course would be much cheaper and would help your cause if funds are tight.
  12. Thanks. I'll trump you though! You can get there even quicker;- they're listed in the Abstract as well.
  13. There appears to be some cross contamination between threads going on here. My house is already full of plants, so I won't be rushing out to buy any. Though canny people don't spend a fortune on buying them anyway. Interestingly dirty old Common Ivy is also in the top 5.


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