I can’t believe that it’s about 18 months since I last posted on this blog. Since then, it’s been running on autopilot, bringing in articles on RSS feeds.

Since I last posted, I’ve changed my job and my routine has been totally disrupted and I got out of the habit of posting on my blogs. My DIY projects have all been put on hold, too, for various reasons.

Before I left my old job, one of the directors gave me some old secondary double-glazing panels. These are just perfect for glazing my proposed solar water heater. I was given 4 or 5 of these glass panels and they measure about 4 feet by 4 feet. I’m pretty sure that I’ll only need two of them, so I am considering double-glazing the solar collectors to retain more of the heat.

The best part is that the panels are about [Read more...]

In the UK, we’ve just had the wettest June on record, and July isn’t looking much better at the moment. Not only does it mean that we haven’t been able to enjoy our summer so far, many of us haven’t had much opportunity to look after our gardens.

Worst of all, with the rain come the slugs and snails, and in my garden, there seem to be simply thousands of them. Usually, I end up giving my garden a liberal sprinkling of those blue pellets. They seem to be effective, but with so much rain, their effectiveness has a very limited life – I have to reapply the pellets much more often to keep things under control.

This year, I’ve had my entire crop of lettuces and most of my peas and beans destroyed by these pests. I simply wasn’t able to keep on top of the problem [Read more...]

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