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Mercury bay (dichondra)
there was a powder called dricondra cleanwhich is no longer available from burnets horticulture the person who made the powder has die. is there any other system avaiable that does the same thing to control weeds thanking you for any imformation
6 Apr 14, 2014, 1:02 pm
Interior paint colours
I too, have tried countless test pots. I am looking for a warm midto mid dark tone grey/green or grey blue to paint on a large feature wall in a country home. In Taupo, The lighthere is difficult as it tends to grey off most colours. I normally don't ...
18 Mar 24, 2014, 11:28 pm
Best brands of paint, what do you prefer
Best value for money! We did a bit of painting over the last week, used up 2 part paint pails - diff brands, painting2 bedrooms. I was amazed at the diff not in the quality as such but the coverage/how far the paint went was vastly differant.Both were goo...
26 Mar 24, 2014, 11:24 pm
Self adhesive vinyl tiles ?
The Chinese ones in Bunnings black and white marble. Are they any good ! We have just removed the log burner concrete / pebble hearth and a 1200 x 2400 fibrolite / pebble back board, and are considering the stick on tile approach. The floor is chip board,...
9 Mar 15, 2014, 9:39 pm
Chemical smell in furniture
I purchased a tall boy about 12 mths ago and it had that horrid new smell.well it has got worse. It is the coated chip board stuff and I am wondering if it is the glue theyhave used. I had clothes stored in it.all biffed now cause of the smell. I have put...
11 Mar 5, 2014, 7:19 pm
Water blasters.
so we are on the hunt for a decent water blaster for cleaning the tractor and vehicles and also the woolshed floor. and maybe the concrete around the house and most likely everything else that needs water blasting, what are your suggestions!
17 Mar 3, 2014, 10:55 am
Flat pack kitchens.
Hi, we are in the process of replacing our old kitchen, with a flat pack, from Mitre10. Which is the best quality/price company to go with! We live in invercargill, and the the only other company is Placemakers. Thanks for any help, or suggestions. Dennis...
19 Mar 2, 2014, 11:38 am
Old coal range
Do they work well.!If you have one what do you burn in it!.Is coal still available!.What are they like to cook in!
53 Jan 8, 2014, 3:17 pm
Anyone built a shed lately?
I want and idea of cost for this http://www.kiwispannz.co.nz/sites/default/files/imagecache/ddblock-inner-pages/building/W004.JPG Hubby will do the floor,will just get them to put the shell up.Thanks
8 Dec 31, 2013, 3:16 pm
Planting Hebe Emerald Green
I bought two Emerald Green Hebes early last year from Mitre 10 and I planed it in a wonderful planter box just bought for it with compost and potting mix in it.After a few months,it seems like the hebes are slowly dying.There is more dried leaves than gre...
5 Dec 17, 2013, 6:22 pm
Archgola. Has anyone got a archgola we are looking at one that 62x32m im just wonder what the cost would be thanks
has anyone got a archgola!. we are looking at one that 6.2X3.2m, im just wonder what the cost would be. thanks
10 Dec 3, 2013, 7:37 pm
Atlantis shower with sliding door ?
If you have installed an Atlantis shower with a sliding door, how well has it worked! Does the door still glide easily! Any problems with cleaning, leaks, or anything else we should know about before putting one into a new bathroom! Thanks in advance.
4 Nov 19, 2013, 9:09 am
Free grazing in Lincoln CHch- help please
i have 8 acres and need some one to bring in stock to clean up property for me. Any help would be appreciated . We live 3-4 minutes past Lincoln township cheers
9 Nov 10, 2013, 9:27 am
Blackboy peach 'seeds'
Last year I started a thread about growing blackboy peaches from their stones.I had great success (10 trees from 12 seeds). Several people expressed interest in getting some seeds to try for themselves. I've got more seeds here now, does anyone want s...
5 Sep 18, 2013, 5:57 pm
To fill concrete cuts .
Have had our concrete cut in paving squares, 10ml x 10-15 ml deep cuts and would like to fill them, can anybody recomend a could product please!
10 Sep 13, 2013, 3:12 am
Shower dome or not?
So what are your thoughts on these domes. Do they work, we are putting in a new shower in our en suite. Your thoughts please.
60 Aug 17, 2013, 7:06 pm
Griselinia - Kapuka Hedge dying
We have had this long hedge in about 2-3 years. It has grown really well. Was well fertilised with slow release osmacote when we planted it, and has since had quite a few rounds of "worm tea". We lost a few random trees about a year ago and repl...
8 Aug 12, 2013, 5:45 pm
What's the best support for standard roses?
I have a row of iceberg standard roses, first year in and they look absolutely gorgeous and heavy with flowers. Lately we have had a bit of wind and I've just noticed that the wooden stakes I've put in to support them have all snapped at the base....
12 Aug 9, 2013, 7:23 pm
Building a bbq. do I use fire-bricks?
Am building a small outdoor bbq - very simple - brick surround, cast-iron plate on top.Do I have to use firebricks or can any old bricks do!e.g. external house bricks! thanks.
12 Aug 5, 2013, 12:45 am
Best cordless drill?
I am thinking about getting a cordless drill to replace the one that has finally died. Not a lot of use and just odd jobs (and normal jobs) ;) around the house. Thoughts!
67 Jul 31, 2013, 10:15 pm
Archgola. Has anyone had one built are they expensive and anything to watch out for
has anyone had one built! are they expensive and anything to watch out for.
6 Jul 21, 2013, 4:09 pm
Truffula flowers
hi guys! does anyone know where i can get these! ive searched on here but nothing :(
17 Jul 12, 2013, 11:43 am
H J Cooper mains pressure thermostat
We have a H J Cooper mains pressure hot water cylinder MPE180 and have had it for about 3 years now. Last week we ended up with no hot water and the problem ended up being the thermostat. which was not covered by the warranty. I ended up having to go to t...
13 Jul 3, 2013, 8:41 pm
Anyone tried shredding their DIY Tobacco thru .
a paper shredder! What did it turn out like! Did it work!Problems! What exactly . !
6 Jun 25, 2013, 8:09 pm
WANTED: Old Hardies Roof Shingles
Just thought i'd post this here in case anyone has some old ones lying around they'd like to get rid of. I need the original ones, made over 30 years ago, with the dreaded asbestos in them. Yes, i know about asbestos, but slotting in a few 2nd han...
11 Jun 11, 2013, 2:31 pm

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