Latest posts by Obelixx

Ride on mower help!!

Posted: 17/04/2017 at 16:36

Well, if your wife sews, maybe she has a flexible tape measure you could run round the belt's circuit?

Ride on mower help!!

Posted: 17/04/2017 at 15:58

Maybe it's a standard size and you can find one on the net if you know its length.

Madame Alfred Carriere

Posted: 17/04/2017 at 15:57

It does look gorgeous.   May have to find one when I get a pergola built.  Here it is pictured on David Austin's site to give an idea of size - http://www.davidaustinroses.com/eu/mme-alfred-carriere

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Posted: 17/04/2017 at 15:48

Installing an ad blocker has worked for some people today.  I have free ad block on my PC - https://adblockplus.org/ - and it seems there are versions of such apps available for iphone and ipad.

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Ride on mower help!!

Posted: 17/04/2017 at 15:45

Have you tried contacting the manufacturer?  Or a lawnmower repair shop?

We have a Lazer and get it serviced by professionals every winter - oil change, engine and battery checks, belt checks, tyre checks and blade sharpening.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 17/04/2017 at 15:26

I suggest you go to a builders' merchants and look at the steel rods they use for reinforcing concrete.  It comes in various thicknesses and usually 5metre lengths.  The 5 or 6mm is flexible so can be bent to make plant supports for perennials - like Monty on GW - or over paths to make arches.   The thicker grades are sturdy enough for structures.   You can cut the thinner ones with bolt cutters or use a hacksaw on the thicker ones.

I've used the thin ones a lot as plant supports.  The rust makes them practically invisible most of the year.  I've also used the mesh grid for trellis to support soft fruits like blackberries as well as pumpkins and climbing roses and clematis.   Versatile stuff and discreet and will last a lifetime.

Haven't tried Eton Mess with raspberries but we will.  One of our favourite fruits.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 17/04/2017 at 14:58

Some software does need you to restart your PC before it kicks in Busy.  Every now and again a rogue ad gets thru but if you click on ad block (icon on top right of my screen) it will let you delete them form your screen.  I do get the Sarah Raven ones but they don't interfere with performance.

I'm just back from dropping Possum off for her golf thingy and am about to water my pots and then cut out a denim skirt for her.  The car said it was 17c outside but it feels a lot cooler in the breeze and we're due to get down to 2C just before dawn so all softies will be brought in.

My adventures in my garden 2017 part 2.

Posted: 17/04/2017 at 14:54

Love your epimedium Marion.  I couldn't grow them in Belgium as it was just too cold and I expect the soil was wrong but I bought a new one with deep pinky red flowers at a plant fair on Saturday and hope it will like it here.

Here's a link to your old thread in case you need to refer to it at all - http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/the-potting-shed/2017-in-my-bristol-garden/990956.html

Plant identification

Posted: 17/04/2017 at 12:25

Can't see the pic.  Use the camera icon to upload an image.  If it doesn't work you need to reduce the size of the pic until it will load.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 17/04/2017 at 12:21

Busy - change your Word font to Verdana and install an ad blocker such as this one - https://adblockplus.org/ It's free and quite straight forward to do.  If you and OH can't manage it, ask a son or daughter or more techy friend to help.    It works fine on PCs but have no idea if it's good on iphones and iPads as I don't use them.   Internet is often slow here but I get on OK cos of ad blocking.

Liri - the meringue dissolves so the cream goes very sweet and the strawberries go a bit soft.  I now put a suitable portion of strawberries in each person's dish then let them crush their own mini meringues and then I spoon on dollops of lightly whipped cream.  Never any leftovers or soggy meringues.

I don't think I'll ever need to buy another bamboo cane.  OH has taken down and stripped half the canes of what turns out - probably - to be giant miscanthus and has stacked it all in the barn.   Masses of it.

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