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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 7:47 am    Post subject: tipitiwitchet" Reply with quote

Anyone growing tipitiwitchet" or ever heard of it. Shocked
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shows what I know - I thought it was a racehorse! Confused
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, it'll get rid of all the flies in your house. Smile Smile

http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.ie/2010/02/etymology-of-tipitiwitchet.html

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, ya learn something new everyday!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A chap called Arthur Dobbs was involved in this bit of mischievous fun but do you know who he was. A famous Irish man.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I like Dobbie. Very Happy especially going for broke when he got married a second time. Good man, Dobbie!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hate flies in the house. Always killing them as soon as they appear. I did have Venus fly traps years ago when in London. You have reminded me of them again. Must get one or two again. I overfed the ones I had I think. They all died off. I was killing flies and feeding them to the plants just for the fun of it.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2015 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

An old Sussex chap used to say the best way to keep flies out of the kitchen was to put a barrow load of farmyard in the front room.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2015 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I prefer my method - a fly-catching cat. Gracie is a skilled Crane Fly catcher and, unbelievably, my tripod cat Bob can leap off the sofa and catch house flies in mid air. See Tagwex, they do have their uses! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Instead of feeding those two expensive tins of Whiskas all year long and then watch them sleeping for 23 hours a day I would buy a tin of fly spray, way cheaper. Get a dawg, much better creature to have around the house.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Put some copper coins in a clear polythene freezer bag and hang it near the door/window that the flies are coming in and that apparently keeps them away. It messes up their vision apparently.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nettles in a jam jar on the window sill work wonders, I'm told. I haven't tried it though.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tagwex wrote:
Put some copper coins in a clear polythene freezer bag and hang it near the door/window that the flies are coming in and that apparently keeps them away. It messes up their vision apparently.
Wouldn't do much for mine either! Shocked
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