Latest posts by Obelixx


Posted: 17/02/2017 at 14:33

No tattoos here.   I find them deeply unattractive with usually very poor colour definition have seen so many look dreadful as people age and skin tone fades and wrinkles and then gravity hits.

A hole in each ear lobe is enough "mutilation" for me.

Any tip to narrow the hungry gap?

Posted: 17/02/2017 at 14:06

Sow some peas in window boxes or trough and use the shoots in salads and to garnish soups - lots of fresh vitamins and minerals.   Sow some spring onions and radishes under cloches or in window boxes.   

Net any new brassicas you sow!

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 17/02/2017 at 14:03

Busy - 20kms to la Roche-S-Y but tiler chappy suggested Big Mat as a first port of call.   Since we needed to raid Leclerc we then headed to Luçon via the other addresses  cos we prefer it to either of the Roche versions.

We'll try La Roche on Monday.

Haven't pruned my roses yet but found Cosmos sat in one of the rose pots chewing buds yesterday.  Shooed him off and gave the roses and clems a liquid feed to keep them going till I get beds.

Must remind OH to prune "his" grapevine.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 17/02/2017 at 13:29

Hello.  We went tile hunting this morning.  3 places to visit before they close for lunch.   Nothing interesting at Big Mat in Angles; 2nd one doesn't exist any more; 3rd just a tiler, not tiles and so we ended up at a DIY store and found what we need for the annex.   Re-think for new shower room.

Then a raid on the SM (there's an interesting euphemism!) for kitten and dog food and some human bits too.   No birdie peanuts anywhere and still no fat blocks with insects anywhere either.   Humph.

Now to order a polytunnel and then go and spray some weeds.

Who saw Blair raising his ugly head on Brexit?  What a turnip!  Bit late now to explain what Brexit involves.   Patronising git.  And of course he's absolutely trustworthy.........

Good job the sun is shining.

What to do with Allium bulbs?

Posted: 17/02/2017 at 13:17

Get them planted asap either in the ground or in pots.  If you don't, they'll rot or dry up and die.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 16/02/2017 at 21:48

80% of Belgians have vitamin D deficiency so I expect it's widespread in the UK too - all those grey skies thru winter and wrapping up every extremity to keep warm.   Our GP told us we had to take a series of the most disgusting tasting vitamin D oil supplements.   It's OK mixed into the morning juice tho.

Can't see it being a problem here tho.   T-shirt weather this pm and got 3 hours of gardening in - messing with pots and spraying weeds in the future potager.    Kittens have been outside all pm too and Luc has put his first mot of cows back out in the field.   Spring seems to be sprung.    

Have to watch UV levels soon as Cosmos kitten has very pink ears and will need sunscreen to prevent skin cancer.........    That'll be fun.

Sweet dreams all.

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.

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