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Member Advice on Recycling

(+) Save the Planet (-) Can be a dirty job (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2001)

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29 reviews

Member Advice on Gardening

(+) Encourages a mini eco-system right on your doorstep (-) Does involve a small amount of effort! (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2000)

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28 reviews

Member Advice on Saving Money at Home

(+) Might save you a couple of quid... (-) Can be extra work and hassle..! (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2001)

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40 reviews
Member Advice on House & Garden - Member Advice on Pest Deterrent

Member Advice on Pest Deterrent

(+) Eco-friendly and safer to eat (-) The biological method can be expensive but safer (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2001)

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12 reviews

Member Advice On Fitting Smoke Alarms In The Home

(+) Saves Your Life (-) None (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2004)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review

Member Advice on Vacuum Cleaners

(+) Consideration of all features will make the search easier. (-) Vacuuming is still a useless and horrible task, regardless of what you buy. (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2003)

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3 reviews

Member Advice on Climbing Plants

(+) Covers large areas (-) Full of creepy crawlies (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2005)

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1 Review

Member Advice on Home Improvement

(+) You will have to decide (-) Again you will have to decide (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2009)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review
Member Advice on House & Garden - Ten tips on spring cleaning

Ten tips on spring cleaning

(+) Let me know when you have tried them. (-) See above. (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2012)

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9 reviews

Member Advice on Weedkilling

(+) Pleasing the Good lady wife, or person of choice. Patience and satisfaction (-) not pleasing the Good lady wife. Frustration (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2001)

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7 reviews

Member Advice On Food Labelling

(+) Knowledge is power. (-) Those naughty manufacturers try to deceive us. (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2004)

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3 reviews

Member Advice on Bird Feeding

(+) it's FUN, it's FREE, its for ME (-) Bird droppings on your window (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2001)

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11 reviews

Member Advice on Cut Flowers

(+) looked after carefully they can last (-) takes effort and the initial cost is high unless you grow your own! (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2001)

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5 reviews

Members Advice on Pond Construction

(+) You have a mini zoo in your garden (-) Croaking in the middle of the night (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2000)

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10 reviews

Member Advice on Cavity Wall Insulation

(+) Lower fuel bills, warmer home, less pollution (-) None if properly installed by reputable contractor (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2000)

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9 reviews

Member Advice on Herbs & Spices

(+) Cheaper than buying in the shop all the time (-) Some hard work needs to be done (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2000)

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8 reviews

Members advice on Buying a House abroad

(+) Reasonable prices, an easy process, beautiful country (-) I'm not there all the time, I miss my little flat (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2003)

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4 reviews

Member Advice on Gas Fires

(+) Warm, economical (-) Need regular servicing (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2001)

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2 reviews

Members Advice on UV Sterilisers for Ponds

(+) Does work (-) None. (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2000)

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2 reviews

Members Advice on Composting

(+) A SMALL BUT SIGNIFICANT WAY TO SAVE THE WORLD (-) REQUIRES A TINY AMOUNT OF SPACE AND EFFORT (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2004)

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7 reviews

Member Advice on Painting/Priming

(+) cheaper than a decorater, control over your look, fun (groan) (-) sore back, sore arms, alot of work, hey it's still not FREE! haha (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2000)

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11 reviews

Organic and Sustainable Gardening

(+) Healthier food for the gardener, better for wildlife and the environment (-) seeds and compost costs slightly more , also pests and diseases can be hard to deal with (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2005)

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3 reviews

Member Advice on Household Security

(+) It could save you from being a victim. (-) Being a victim is downright unpleasant! (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2002)

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4 reviews

Member Advice on Gas Cookers

(+) Cheaper than electricity, faster, good range of cookers (-) None (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2001)

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2 reviews
Member Advice on House & Garden - Relocation Advise

Relocation Advise

(+) This really should help (-) I could have written more (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2006)

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1 Review

Member Advice on Compost

(+) It will add a whole new dimension to your life (-) Tricky if you don't have a garden (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2000)

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9 reviews

How to Oppose a Planning Application

(+) YOu may be able to stop something. (-) You may not be able to stop anything. (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2004)

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1 Review

Member Advice on Plant Names

(+) Lots of info you didn't relise was there (-) You have to overcome the mental block (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2000)

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1 Review

Member Advice on Slug & Snail Control

(+) fewer pests (-) some, mentioned within review (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2005)

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1 Review

Members Advice on Interpet Pond balance

(+) GETS RID OF BLANKET WEED (-) NONE (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2003)

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2 reviews

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What a Load of Rubbish !

Advantages: Save the Planet
Disadvantages: Can be a dirty job

It doesn’t take a genius to work out that if we go on using the worlds resources the way we are then before long there will not be any left. It is very much of case of the three wise monkeys, see no evil, hear no evil, and speak no evil. The Thre ...

jouk04 03.12.2006 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Member Advice on Recycling

everyones responsibility

Advantages: good for the envrionment and the community spirit
Disadvantages: may take a bit of time and though, but worth it

Can any sensible person say that we shouldn't be recycling? i hope not. It is something that i have always felt very strongly about and rather naively i thought that everyone would want to do it. i mean; who really wants to see their planet disappear und ...

nikki.jr 23.09.2005 · Read full review
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Review of Member Advice on Recycling

Rid of the Rubbish and Recycle the Rest

Advantages: Cleaner environment
Disadvantages: None!

Do I recycle – Yes Do I do it well – No However I am trying my best and with each piece of recyclable rubbish I am learning. Recycling seems to be all the rage, the in thing, one of many things you will be penalised for if you refuse to do it. ...

carysb 25.04.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Member Advice on Recycling

CHOOSE ME, ABUSE ME AND ALWAYS RE-USE ME

Advantages: See review
Disadvantages: See review

There can be no doubt in anyone’s mind that recycling should be a fundamental part of modern day life. The world’s resources are fundamentally finite, and if we don’t get smarter at making things last longer, or being able to continually ...

LostWitness 17.06.2001 · Read full review
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Review of Member Advice on Recycling

Recylce, reuse, re-what?!

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Disadvantages: See text.

I would just like to write a review on recycling, something that I am sure almost every single person has heard something about and has got their own thoughts or views on it. Whereas I see that other people also have their own opinions (for which they are ...

dynamicnurse 14.04.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Member Advice on Recycling