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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...
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Luxalon
Hi guys, I'm wondering if anyone knows where i might be able to get some terracotta colored luxalon roofing sheets! i have a few small holes so need to replace the whole section. i realize the machine that made it is no longer in NZ but am wondering i...
2 Nov 9, 2014, 2:13 pm
What is this plant/weed?
Have just moved into a new property and have this plant/weed popping up in all the gardens. Can anyone please tell me what it is as I'm a bit of a novice when it comes to gardening. http://images.trademe.co.nz/photoserver/full/247064536.jpg Thanks Mrs...
17 Oct 19, 2014, 9:25 am
BIRD BATHS
I would love to get my hands on a birdbath that is surplus to needs but havent found one so does anyone have any advice on making my own!wat materials to use etc.i love the birds in my garden.
14 Oct 19, 2014, 9:18 am
Parsnips
Planted a row of parsnips in Oct, none came up. Found a packet of out of date seeds the packet had been opened, looked about 3 years old, BLOW me down planted them and now have a full row of great looking plants.No telling with those things for sure.
27 Oct 14, 2014, 5:13 pm
Bugs!
Not sure which thread to ask in, but does anyone know what type of bug would crawl across carpet that leaves silver trail like a snail trail! the carpet is new and charcoal color so easy to see, moved in yesterday and when I got up there is a silver trail...
6 Oct 14, 2014, 5:11 pm
Kitchen sink
Who would I get to fix this! It has come away from the bench and broken the waste pipe. Thanks
11 Oct 14, 2014, 4:53 pm
Where can you buy tiger lilies?
I cant seem to find these anywhere!
7 Oct 14, 2014, 4:46 pm
Electrical Q re Earthing.
I have a lot of radio gear that is all 2 wire, no earth connection, other than the extensive and totally separate earthing system that is for the radio gear. Should I bond this to the mains earth peg, which is just a single stake.Or should I really use a ...
14 Oct 14, 2014, 4:35 pm
Concrete
Would anyone know the cube of a bag of pre mixed concrete! (i.e. in litres, cc or fraction of a cubic meter). Thanks.
7 Oct 14, 2014, 4:34 pm
Stain for wood made from natural things
Hi I am trying to stain some pine to a darker colour, someone said tea ok tried it but not dark enough fact even 100 coats I don't think would do it.but then no one actually said how many tea bags to how much water or should I be using tea leaf I did ...
11 Oct 14, 2014, 4:32 pm
Tomatoes not turning red?
Hi all, i have planted a tomatoe plant(s) for the first time and it is huge, it has lots of massive tomatoes, but they have'nt turned red! Is there something wrong! I fertilise them once a week and water every night. . The fruit have been there for ab...
16 Oct 14, 2014, 4:32 pm
Gorilla Glue Gun cleaner .HELP
Does anyone have a clever idea on how to get the hard NAILPOWER glue out of my Gorilla Glue gun. Have tried Acetone and a few other thinners but it doesn't seem to do anything.
9 Oct 14, 2014, 4:28 pm
Weird flowering plant.
Have had these plants for YEARS.but all of a sudden this one has started sprouting a rather stranger.flower! Is anyone on here familiar with this plant! http://www.freeimagehosting.net/juaw9
12 Oct 14, 2014, 4:22 pm
What bird make this type of call?
Just like the sound of a bell, pealed once. The call is made 5-10 seconds apart. I heard this sound alot while at Healsville Bird Scantuary, the air was full of the sounds, but I never identified the bird. I dont think it the Bellbird, from the short clip...
6 Oct 14, 2014, 4:20 pm
Fridge/freezer Probs
Hello, have a Boche fridge - has freezer on top. the top two tiers seem to have lost it's 'freezing' capabilities! anyone have any idea why this would happen. It's not stuffed with food - any ideas who much it would cost for a repair perso...
29 Oct 14, 2014, 4:17 pm
Manure for acid loving trees
hi fellow gardeners, Im after a manure that i can use around acid loving plants , any ideas
14 Oct 14, 2014, 4:11 pm
Glue for mending shoes?
Sick of spending a fortune getting soles stuck back on shoes could someone suggest a glue i could buy to do the job thanks
13 Oct 14, 2014, 4:08 pm
Repotting a gardenia plant , do any nurseries
Do this in christchurch please! It's really struggling and would love to see itrepotted properlyTia
4 Oct 14, 2014, 4:06 pm
Feijoas - Bugs & Feeding
Something seems to be eating my young feijoas - are they susceptible to particular insects!Also, when is the best time to feed feijoas and do they like a particular kind of food!
12 Oct 14, 2014, 4:05 pm
Zucchini - flowering but dropping flowers ?
I have raised beds and 1 is a large bed what is happening is a little hard to explain but on one side of the X shaped raised garden bed the flowers are coming but not opening 100% and then when you touch the flower or wind infact does it the flower bud &q...
9 Oct 14, 2014, 4:03 pm
Installing home theatre wall plate.
Just curious if anyone has any advice or warnings before I install a wall plate for our home theatre cables to send them up into the roof cavity then along and back down to each ceiling mounted satellite speaker. It has an hdmi slot with a simple female h...
9 Oct 14, 2014, 4:02 pm
Plants for wet areas
part of our garden gets flooded and if it rains for a couple of days it can be underwater for a few days are there any flowers plant that i can use to "soak up"some of the water
7 Oct 14, 2014, 3:51 pm
Does pumpkin ripen off the vine?
I went outside this morning to find one of my pumpkins on the ground.The vine had grown up a fence and I think the fruit just got too heavy and snapped off (possibly with the wind).It was one of the better ones too.the question is will it ripen!I thought ...
10 Oct 14, 2014, 3:50 pm
Plant ID.does anyone know what this is?
I have just moved, trying to tidy up the outdoor bath area and this clinging, ivy like plant is over taking the fences. The bee's just adore it and spiders (huge, horrible looking things) have made a community in it.it has to go! Can anyone tell me wh...
18 Oct 14, 2014, 3:50 pm

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