Latest posts by Obelixx

Your new-look forum

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 14:07

Same for me.  Dreadful look.   Can't reply.   PMs not working either.

Back to the old format please till this is thoroughly sorted.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 13:32

Heavy frost at 6am this morning - deep and white and crispy.   Still cold and windy here but dry so far despite heavy clouds scudding by.   

Was planning to plant out my veggie plugs but they are staying tucked up for another couple of days at least and I shall have to get out the cloche tunnels to make sure they stay safe.

Pressure Washer

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 12:27

Have to confess we've just replaced our Karcher with another Karcher -assuming I can use the old heads on it if needed but not bothered either way.  Wanted the power at a good price.

Pros and cons of using railway sleepers to create a retaining wall

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 12:25

Looks really good.

Pressure Washer

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 11:27

Did you try Google?  It's at the end of this article.


Feedback from BBC about GW being cancelled

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 11:24

I have two dogs and a cat of my own.  I watch GW for plants and gardening so lingering shots of plants and garden fauna yes but not Monty or dogs. 

Pros and cons of using railway sleepers to create a retaining wall

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 11:20

It should look great Lou.    Here is part of ours vertical sleepers up the sloping path and horizontal long the flat part at the back of the house.  That extends another 10 or 12 metres on the other side of the path.


Pros and cons of using railway sleepers to create a retaining wall

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 10:47

 No plans to raise it or extend it.  We built it when there were no bottle banks round here and the shops didn't give money back on our favourite Oz and Kiwi wine bottles so it was a recycling initiative - much scoffed at by OH and the chappy who laid the terrace but it has proven its worth since and they love it.  

A tip for anyone considering building one is to make sure you have a good foundation of broken bricks and stones levelled out with concrete .   You then just lay your straight sided, high shouldered bottles with no fixing except something to hold them at either end.  Back fill with soil from the bed it's holding up.  Top with something to sit on (recycled marble slabs from fireplaces here) and fix them with cement.   The railway sleeper on the short wall is held there by gravity. 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 10:12

Hugs from me too.   So pleased she had a peaceful end with someone who loved her close by.   I hope the grieving process is as peaceful.   It sounds like she has a loving family and had a good life so lots to celebrate too.

Your new-look forum

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 09:41

Secret Garden?  What and how please.

Hope the launch of the new look goes smoothly.

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