Latest posts by Obelixx

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 23/07/2017 at 10:41

Cheyngel - remember to soak its roots first.  What kind of shop?   Will it be fun?

Dove - not flat here either but it is nearer the coast.  The Dutch holidaymakers should feel at home there.

Insects of the day

Posted: 23/07/2017 at 10:37

Great creepy crawly photos.  Must go out with my camera and be a bit more observant.  We have some ragwort in our paddock so I'll check that too before I pull it up to make it safe for its new tenants - 3 horses.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 23/07/2017 at 10:30

Maybe they've changed Drontal cos, for the first time ever, we had to con our Lab into finishing his the other week.   Expect such bovver with Rasta and disguise it in cheese or minced beef but Bonzo usually just hoovers it with his dinner.

Possum and I have been for a bike ride this morning.  Hard work now I've discovered/remembered how to work the 21 gears!  Grew up decades ago with 3 gears and not convinced 21 are an improvement.  Now she's cooling down watching John Torode on Korean food eating raw octopus which is still wriggling.  One for the squirm thread.

Next for me is doing a spicy rub on a slab of belly pork then bathroom cleaning and then weeding so I can plant my new shrubs.   

FG - another good photo.   Pat - I agree.  Zinnia warriors sounds much more fun. NB - definitely good not to have a sickly grandson adding to your mess.   Dove - a pox on all flamers and idiots.

Cloudy and breezy here.  Fingers crossed please.  They think we might get a shower later on this afternoon.

Last edited: 23 July 2017 10:31:19

Things that make me squirm

Posted: 22/07/2017 at 23:47

Short list - bad grammar, begonias and euphorbias, nearly all offal, pink flowering currants growing next to yellow forsythia, dyed plants such as those frightful heathers, karaoke, atonal music in general, rap versions of classic pop from my younger days, bad table manners - and that's just for starters.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 22/07/2017 at 23:28

NB - don't tell them there's a plu side.  Just concentrate on what they've got wrong which seems like quite a lot.  Do not pay final bill till happy!

FG - are they paying her for all the hours?

Off to bed myself now.  Hope everyone gets a good night's sleep, especially the ones who tend to the insomniac side of life.


Posted: 22/07/2017 at 21:14

Hydrangeas like moist soil so are sure you want to keep one in a pot and water it every day thru spring and summer and into autumn?   There are other shrubs with white flowers that would do better and cope with a dessicating wind.

Last edited: 22 July 2017 21:14:18

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 22/07/2017 at 21:10

HI Yvie.  Good to see you popping in.    Showers this way please.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 22/07/2017 at 19:57

Thanks DL.  That looks yummy.   I used to run an international cookery group which had 2 Iranian members and their food was always luscious.  Very clever with rice which always had to be basmati.  OH will love that so I shall be trying it soon.

Fish and chips is fine by me too Clari but only once or twice a year.   Too easy to over indulge and not always easy to find mayo for the chips.  I've gone Belgian and don't do vinegar anymore.  I hope the kitchen was still clean.   How was the muddy field?

Hosta - OH did that with his waders and declared they were leaking.  Forgot his basic physics.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 22/07/2017 at 17:52

Thank you.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 22/07/2017 at 17:32

Hate that song by the Move - already not good and then the first one on Radio 1 which i really resented, being a Radio Caroline girl to the end.

What is Plov please?  Lovely colours in your garden DL.

We have been out all day - once we got Possum up and dressed.   Needs a bomb some days to shift her.  No idea of tempus fugit principles.   Finally got to les Sables d'Olonne in time for a stroll round the outdoor market before it closed.  Bought a salvia Hot Lips and a Russian sage for the wee bed with the wee lilac tree on the grounds that they will cope with the conditions and look quite jolly together.   Normal July weather has resumed for now - temps in the mid 20s and 8mm of rain overnight.  Very welcome but not enough to counteract 13 months of drought so more please if you want to send me any.

I had yet another variation on moules frites, OH had cuttle fish and pasta with parsley pesto and Possum had fish and chips - the only way she likes white fish.   Home via the SM and a fabric shop.  OH now glued to golf on TV so Possum and I will walk the dogs.

NB - I think I might b tearing someone else's hair out by now.   Clari - I hope you left that note.  Love the wellies and agree with PF about where to stick 'em when needed.

Dove - baking sounds good, especially the cake.  Care to share the recipe?   We have plums.

Hope everyone's had a good day and that Hosta still has his lake.

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