Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 19, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
HOME OF THE WEEK It all depends on care given Friday, October 19, 1973 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD- 11 Herald------------------------- r Gutters can outlast mortgage _ 1 UTU I bLD KW I r ii I I ENTR.Y -I J I __I r i Home-0-Graph Home Planning Service 40 JARVIS, ST., TORONTO, ONTARIO M5C 2H1 n I enclose S1 00 each (plus 25 cents for handling and mailing) (or two new books Home Design for Canadians I Book 1 presents designs for homes up to 1600 sq ft for 1 storey .ind split level 1850 sq ft for one and one half and 2 storey 1 Book 2 includes larger homes and vacation homes Also avail- able is an 18 page book of duplex and multiple home designs at 50 cents i Plpise send an order form so that I may order builders plans tor tho design shown abovo MAME ADDRESS 3Z7 DESIGN SF3-1014 This house has been design- ed especially for a sloping lot the lot may slope to either side, using mirror prints to reverse the plan. An interest point is created by the split foyer entrance, with a short flight of stairs to either floor. From the outside it has all the appearances of a split level design, but in reality it is a two storey home, with walk- out to rear garden at grade level, and direct access to garage The layout of the upper floor will the homemaker. It has a front facing kitchen, a dining room separated from living room by bookcase wall, three bedrooms, one and a half bathrooms and a walk-in master closet The wall between dining and living room can be lowered to hold a planting box. thus allowing plenty of daylight through the dining-hving area. (Copyright 1973. Toronto Star Syndicate Sun spots are bad and good Biologists in Iceland sa> sunspots adversely allect the spawning ot codfish A Boston meteorologist pointed out that MKHvstoims east ol the Mountains are associated with sunspots On the plus side, a French researcher found that great in Burgundy wines follow maximum solar ac- By MR. FIX Cutters and downspouts have .1 lite expectancy in direct proportion to the care give them Galvanized metal last eight or 10 without care and ,rt n in mum will survive somewhat longer Hut with caie there is no reason the metal gutters on house shouldn't be there long altei the mortgage is reined from the long-range benefit that proper maintenance provides, there also is the important shoit-iange consideration helping the gutters do their (iutters and downspouts fill- ed with tlirt and debris will not off the water that runs down horn the roof Instead, it will drenching anvone below, washing awav the earth around the foun- dation, accumulating around the foundation and possibly leaking into the basement During the winter the water causing an extra strain on the gutters and possibly tearing them loose The ice also mav back up on the toot under the shingles, and when it melts, leak through the root or down into the side-walls (Hitters should be cleaned at least twice a spnng and fall and ottener if there are main trees around Sweep out dirt, leaves and seeds Mud that has caked up should be scraped out It the downspout is clogged, use a plumber's snake A strong stream of water from a gar- den hose may do the trick Flush out the gutters with the hose I'se a strainer at the top of the downspout and clean it out often Gutter guards screen-like covers that go over the guttci aie a ifebatable item aie fine lor keeping leaves out of gutters But smaller seeds and dirt tend to filter through and then the en- lire guaid must be removed lor a thorough cleaning tend to work best where debris is lightest Once gutters are clean, they should be inspected lor rust and damage Use a wire brush to clean up rust Follow up with sanding or a rubbing with steel wool Coat the bare surfaces on the inside of the gutter with asphalt roof coating Bare metal on the outside should be painted with a rust preventive primer, then with a finish coat of house trim paint tiny holes can often be blocked with nothing more CLEAK GUTTERS TWICE YEARLY INSTALL WIRE: STRAINERS FLUSH OUT DOWN- CHECK GUTTERS FOR RUST--- THEN DO REPAIRS Clearance Wigs and hairpieces Lovely Krista Wig 19 Try a lovely new hairstyle-for an ex- citing low price. 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Agreement to hold the dis- cussions was reached at a preparatory meeting between North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and Warsaw pact countries in Vienna earlier this year. The external affairs depart- ment said in a news release Canada maintains forces in Central Europe because Cana- dian security is inseparable from European security Can- ada is a NATO member The Canadian delegation will be led by George Grande, director of the defence relations division of the exter- nal affairs department. MPs barred from meet OTTAWA (CP) Members of parliament will not be able to attend next week's tri-level conference on urban problems in Edmonton, Urban Affairs Minister Ron Basford said yeaterday. Doug Roche (PC Edmonton-Strathcona) asked in the Commons why MPs could not he accredited as observers. His application had been turned down Mr Basford said the problem is one of facilities there is nol enough room to accommodate observers than tool coating Make sure all lusted metal is cleaned It the hole is too big toi sealing with the asphalt, apph a patch II sou use metal, it should be the same as the material ol the gutter Coat the gutter with asphalt, apph the patch aiul then more asphalt sealing all the edges Fibre-glass patches used lor auto bodies can be used on gutters of metal Follow the manufacturer's instruc- tions cutting the patch big enough, soaking in icsin and apph ing smoothh to the clean metal (Newspaper Enterprise Assn.) inntrn si ill mystery Since earliest recorded history, the spectacular dis- play of auiora borealis has awed and contused observers ol the sky at night Even to this day. the aurora or northern lights continues to confound scientists who scan the skie.s in an attempt to understand the phenomenon At Home Ease tensions on workbench Get the workbench habit, use your hands to save vour heart' That is one good method that provides direc- tion for today's tension. 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Ontario M5E 1E6 (Copyright 1973. Toronto Star Syndicate) Your garden By IsabelleR. Young, F.R.H.S. UNUSUAL ANNUALS Gardening is over for another year for most people but for the more enthusiastic horticulturist, it never stops I already have my beds and borders planned for 1974 and this was done during September when the flowers were still colorful (with the exception of some tender vaneities that were nipped by I also took some 35 mm pictures in color, which I have projected on the screen several times This is one way to see your successes and failures and what im- provements can be made next time. On looking over my photographs it came to mind why not pass on to others some of the unusual plants that were growing in the gar- den, so here they are Some of the flowers may or may not be familiar to you. One that I have in the border year after year is Layia elegans or Tidy Tips, and the reason it is there is because it self-sows While it is only an annual, it appears faithfully year after year so I do not bother to plant it any more It grows 12 inches or more high and has small, yellow, chrysanthemum-like flowers, edged white and blooms profusely all summer It is quite attractive when grown in groups in a sunny, well- drained location. Whenever visitors come around they always comment on this un- usual annual Mimulus or Monkey Flower, growing from 6 to 12 inches high is another one I like, and is es- pecially adaptable to a moist, semi-shaded spot. The flowers are lipped, bearing a resemblance to monkey faces. This comes in a wonderful range of colors and the seed, which is very fine, should be sown in the early spring Nigella damascena or Love- In-A-Mist grows approximate- ly 18 inches high and the seed may be planted right outside in the garden As the season of bloom is short several seedings should be made for continuous flowering They are nice for cutting and the seedpods that follow are quite ornamental. For best results grow in full sun Another favorite of mine is Nemophilla menziesi or Baby- Blue-Eyes, an attractive little plant of 6 inches that blooms profusely all summer The flowers are bell-shaped and are really quite eye-catching in a border, in either sun or semi-shade If you desire an ornamental, foliage plant grow Perilla frutescens. which looks something like a Coleus. but is dark purple in color and has finely cut foliage Start seed indoors the beginning of March, planting out into the garden when all danger of frost is past, either in sun or semi-shade Along the border opposite my greenhouse I had red petunias "Candy Apple" with white Matricaria eximia or Feverfew This is a beautiful dwarf 6 to 8 inch chrysanthemum and blooms in profusion all summer long They arc very easy to grow- but must be started indoors the end of January or beginn- ing of February as they re- quire a long growing season They do best in full sun and are really a "must" mall gar- dens Theie arc quite a numjior ot varieties of Snlvia. but the ones'I like best (and actually they are perennials, but grown here as annuals) are S fannacoa White and Blue Bcdder. growing up to about 30 inches in height These should be started in the greenhouse about the middle of February. They are lovely as "dot plants for the mixed border and are wonderful for bouquets and dried arrangements Also. they seem to be insect free Another delightful little flower is San v Italia procumbens or Creeping Zin- nia which grows 6 inches high It has charming little, bright yellow, daisy-like flowers that are ideally suited to hanging baskets or used as a ground cover, or in rock gardens, in a sunny spot A rather unusual plant I had by the back gate was Saivia scalrea or Clary which drew comments It makes ex- cellent material for flower arranging and is very easy to grow, reaching a heigh of 24 inches The flowers from un- usual leaf-bracts in a variety of colors from white to shades of pink and mauve The seed of this is hard to obtain, but most English seed houses carry it. and also some American Mrs. P. I do not seem to have much luck with my Boston Fern Could you tell me how to grow one? Anns. They require a temperature of around 70 degrees with high humidity, which may be provided by standing pot on a saucer of gravel or washing the leaves with water Do not overpot and make sure the soil is well drained. Direct sunlight is not recommended. NOTE: There is a service charge of 25 cents if readers wish a personal answer to their gardening problems The address is Mrs. Isabelle R Young. 3620 Centre B Street. N S Calgary 43. Alberta jouy GOlDiTREAM OINT Distilled and bottled under the direct supervision of International Distillers Vintners London England A trad.t'onal London Dry Gm made from an onginal formula using Jun'per bemes ana cither imported Botanicals INTERNATIONAL DISTILLERS OF CANADA LETHBRIDGE ALBERTA Now available throughout Alberta.