Latest posts by Obelixx

New pond

Posted: 16/02/2017 at 16:50

Cut your own form builders' mesh.  The stuff they use for reinforcing concrete.  Comes in 5m x 2 m lengths and with either 6" spacing - which I sue for growing climbers and pumpkins - or a smaller gap which will be safer for pets.  One sheet and a pair of metal cutters will be a lot cheaper than £175!

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 16/02/2017 at 13:20

Anti-depressants too easy and save looking for the real problem.  You are right to resist them.  Maybe, as you are indoors a lot, you are suffering vitamin D deficiency?

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 16/02/2017 at 13:15

16C here and sunny.   T-shirts weather if you're busy.   Gorgeous.

Moss removal? Hard surfaces AND grass

Posted: 16/02/2017 at 12:05

Two dogs and 2 kittens so anything I do is with them in mind.   Lots to think about yet.

New pond

Posted: 16/02/2017 at 11:12

Great idea.  Thanks Hosta.   We have a well that needs prettying up as it's made of local stone but someone has rendered it rather than re-point and it's flaking off and looking tatty.   Smack in teh middle of the drive so kind of visible.

That's a very impressive looking project GD.  Well done.  Love the well.

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 16/02/2017 at 11:03

Thanks BM.  The cupboard is intended for the annex where it is currently parked but we need to get the walls finished and an insulated ceiling installed.  There is another bit of annex just beyond which also needs finishing and will become a summer kitchen for when we want to be more outdoors and I was planning to take the cheery sideboard from that very red entrance hall we discussed earlier but I rather like the idea of having the cupboard and surprise chest together in the annex.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 16/02/2017 at 10:59

That sounds good.  Maybe people with holiday homes that need maintenance?  Ask at holiday letting agencies?  Could be a bit seasonal tho.

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 16/02/2017 at 10:32

Thanks RM.   Would love to see some before and after pics of yours too.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 16/02/2017 at 10:30

Wonky - you should sign on anyway if only to get your stamp paid for retirement many moons hence.     Presumably you've paid your taxes so are entitled and it's not at all shameful even tho I can understand it may feel humiliating.   

Good luck with the job hunt and I hope you do get a gardening position.    When I was made redundant in 1989 I used a government set-up scheme to start a small garden business - not cutting grass or hedges but rescuing and re-vamping neglected gardens for people I used to work with or knew thru the riding club.   Did it 3 days a week and played the other two so I didn't lose the fun factor.   Used some of the spare time to sow and grow babies I would then sell to clients.

Moss removal? Hard surfaces AND grass

Posted: 16/02/2017 at 10:23

I found this product online - https://www.kingfisheruk.com/biocidal-wash-moss-amp-mould-inhibitor-item-72 They also do a patio sealer which might help prevent moss and algae returning once you've got it all cleaned up.

I've been looking because we have a large, north facing terrace which is currently concrete and a bit green and I don't want moss or algae making any finished surface we lay becoming green and slippery.  Happy to have moss and algae growing elsewhere but not where it could cause accidents.

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