Latest posts by Obelixx

Gardening Crafters

Posted: 14/01/2018 at 22:19

Me too Joyce.  No progress of late.  Got distracted with all the Xmas stuff in December and now all the clothes for Possum.   All day meeting tomorrow for a project.  I shall post a pic whether it goes well or not..........

Gardeners World Magazine Gnome

Posted: 14/01/2018 at 22:17

I think there's a word missing Steve and understood the OP had been given a GW mag garden gnome and wonders how old it is.   No idea unfortunately.  Don't do gnomes.

Chemicals to get rid of buds on trees??

Posted: 14/01/2018 at 22:13

It must be a USA thing.  Never heard of anyone doing it over here, certainly not as normal gardening practice anyway.   Never seen any signs of wound paint on pruned stems either in acres and acres of fan trained commercial apple and pear orchards in my local area both here and near my last house for the last 25 years.

The only thing I have seen is a lime whitewash on the bottom 3 to 5' of fruit trees to keep away winter moths who lay eggs in the bark and also to prevent sunburn on young trees.

Gardening Crafters

Posted: 14/01/2018 at 22:07

That is a very clever thing to do with scraps of wool Joyce.   Love it.

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 14/01/2018 at 20:45

Pork was very tender and tasty RG.   I shall probably do it again - with crackling!

We're expecting a bit of wind and a bit of wet but nothing major.   Local forecasts not very accurate so far so we'll see.   I suspect we all have some winter still to come before spring really gets going.  I always found Feb worse to get thru than January.

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 14/01/2018 at 18:31

Pdoc - January can be miserable even if you're well and you do have a bit to grump about.   Just have to find things to do or plan and good books to read and films to watch.  Hope all goes well tomorrow and you cheer up soon.  

Liri - I always think that if a young baby cries, he/she needs cuddles and then you work out whether it's wind, hunger, mucky bum or just needing a bit of loving - assuming it's otherwise healthy.   Sounds like you've been a great help but hope you're not too exhausted to enjoy your break.

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 14/01/2018 at 17:47

I hope the storm isn't too bad RG, especially since you've prepared for it.  

I've had my first flu jab for years.  Decades even, but there was a lot of bad flu round here last year and I'm not taking any chances.  

Love red cabbage.   I'm inclined to agree about belly pork with no crackling but I'm hoping that the cider and onions and apples will make up for it and I've decided to treat us to Yorkshire puds since I'm not from Yorkshire and don't need to be a purist about them.

I've also made some Anzac biscuits to take to patchwork group tomorrow and have even cut out all the stuff I need for tomorrow's project of a log cabin glasses case.  What a good girl am I!

LG - how's the revising and studying going or is Sunday a day of rest?

English language

Posted: 14/01/2018 at 17:35

The only butcher I knew personally (customers in a pub where I used to barmaid occasionally) was exceedingly overweight, as was his wife.  Not fit at all.

Have we had sick as a parrot?

Back on dogs again - Let sleeping dogs lie, dog eat dog world, dog in a manger, dog and pony show, a barking dog never bites, dog-eared..........

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 14/01/2018 at 15:47

Luckily, one of the two big mimosas is hidden behind the ruin but has an inordinate number of babies below.  I may well dig some up to make a screen between us and the cowsheds of next door's farm as, except when in flower, they'll be a lot prettier and the farmer's wife likes the flowers.   

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