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    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 1st Oct 04, 4:35 PM
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    • 1st Oct 04, 4:35 PM
    Re: using up old newspapers
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    • 1st Oct 04, 4:35 PM
    thats great, i hate old containers that smell. will give that a go. thanks.
  • halloweenqueen
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    • 1st Oct 04, 6:49 PM
    Re: using up old newspapers
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    • 1st Oct 04, 6:49 PM
    Theres a wooden tool you can use to mould sheets of newpapers into pots for seedlings, I was lucky enough to pick one up in charity shop for a £1, but I think they sell for about £8. If you have an open fire, you can get one of those kits - i think they are about £20 and they compress the paper into 'bricks' that take a while to burn.
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 1st Oct 04, 10:03 PM
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    • 1st Oct 04, 10:03 PM
    Re: using up old newspapers
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    • 1st Oct 04, 10:03 PM
    i got one of the ones to make bricks at a jumble sale (for 25p but dont tell anyone). its fab now i've scleaned the fire. thanks cathy.
  • cathy
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    • 1st Oct 04, 10:46 PM
    Re: using up old newspapers
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    • 1st Oct 04, 10:46 PM
    how did the fire turn out?? did you get the zebo
    cos that makes a hell of a differnce to the look of the fire
  • cathy
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    • 1st Oct 04, 10:53 PM
    Re: using up old newspapers
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    • 1st Oct 04, 10:53 PM
    shredded or torn into strips and put at the base of plants and between plants with soil over the top it discourages weeds and helps the plants grow as well

    great in compost in layers

    ;D
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 1st Oct 04, 10:58 PM
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    • 1st Oct 04, 10:58 PM
    Re: using up old newspapers
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    • 1st Oct 04, 10:58 PM
    how did the fire turn out?? did you get the zebo
    cos that makes a hell of a differnce to the look of the fire
    got zebo from local ironmongers (he has everything!!) four buckets of minging water, 232 spiders (possible exaggeration there!!), but it looks fab now, your right that stuff really does make a difference. and when the glass wouldn't come clean, rubbed with lemon juice, left and rinsed, and rubbed with newspaper.. sparkling.
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