Latest posts by Obelixx

Greenhouse and cold frame?

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 09:30

They're useful for all sorts of things such as cuttings, hardening off seedlings raised in the greenhouse and thus leaving space for more, sheltering smaller pots over winter etc.

Bressingham Gardens autumn colour

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 09:27

Thanks Dove.  I'm not a huge grasses fan either but here they've been very well blended with the other plants and I like the use of conifers too for structure in amongst the perennials.   Fabulous colours.

My friends with the hectare in Belgium have been inspired by the island beds at Foggy Bottom and I shall certainly be considering some here.   Love the all-round views of plants and they love the extra light.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 09:17

Happy anniversary Fidgets.    Have a lovely day.

Lovely photo FG.  I love water.   There's a large reservoir here at the bottom of the village and some other small lakes and large ponds we will explore with the dogs when the unpacking is done.  Just when I thought I'd come to teh end of the assorted wine, water and beer glasses I found a box of cocktail and shot glasses.  Not that we're alcoholic or anything but we have certainly been through some drink styles in our 33 years of married bliss.......

Clothes today.  Need some long sleeved t-shirts.

Hope you've found a dog and OH proof carpet Clari.

Contrary Pusscat is fine today - bright eyed, purry, cuddly and no stiffness or limp!   We'll keep a close eye on her.

Now to check out Dove's photos with my 2nd coffee.

Labrador rescues

Posted: 09/10/2016 at 23:38

I hope you and Alfie will be happy together for a long time.

Our rescue Lab was also very underweight and had so little muscle he couldn't sit straight.  We thought he may have dodgy hips but good food and exercise have done the trick and he's all fixed now - a gorgeous, big strong boy and can run for miles and sit straight.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 09/10/2016 at 23:23

Very pleased Tameka has gone.  Not a good dancer and was very irritating.    I suspect Giovanni is suffering from a loss of popularity since his break-up with Georgia but I also didn't think much of his salsa choreography.

The standard is very high this year.  Loved Ore's routine - clever choreography and very well danced.  Lesley's routine was good too and she did well.  Danny's Paso was impressive.  They all only have to last 90 seconds so should be fine as stamina improves in the weeks to come.

Enjoying Tess and Claudia too.  They're working together well this year.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 09/10/2016 at 14:17

I like cardamom in rice pud but OH doesn't like rice pud so haven't done it for years.   Cinnamon is such a lovely spice too.

Have unpacked more cartons and am now taking a coffee break.  Just a few more to free up the space for OH's wine rack and then I can start on my clothes boxes.  OH has been busy busy building a bed frame and is now vaccing upstairs so I'm not about to interrupt him.

DD - rest sounds good to me if that's what you fancy.   Have to indulge yourself sometimes.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 09/10/2016 at 11:47

Thanks Clari.   We'll find out more tomorrow and then make decisions.  She is eating well, even if she no longer scats, and she did ask to go outside this morning while the dogs were out on walkies and managed the stairs but is clearly stiff in her back legs since yesterday.   Don't want her suffering if we can help it.

We're having slow roast belly pork with crackling and apple and veggies for dinner.  No idea about lunch yet.

I have just unpacked OH's Belgian beer glass collection.  Two shelves' worth and I suspect most will hardly ever get used now.............but he wants them displayed in the kitchen!

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 09/10/2016 at 10:33

Slept late too Joyce.  Shattered still but we're slowly winning against the piles of cartons.  Best do some clothes next I suppose.   Oh is busy changing a light fitting so I can see in the new pantry/scullery.  I might do a bit of pot moving later so my herbs are by the door and in full sun and maybe put some bulbs in pots too. 

Pusscat has developed a bit of a limp so I fear the cancer is now affecting her gait.  Otherwise she seems fine and is eating well but I don't want her suffering.   Vet tomorrow then and we can update the doggy micro-chips while we're on.

Great photo Busy.   Glad your trip went well Chicky.   Have a great day out FG.  Clari - hope Reggie enjoys his play date.  You too.   Well done Hostafan - the way to go is a series of rolling logs.  I used round fence posts to move a concrete BBQ with chimney - much to OH's surprise.  Doubting Thomas should have known better in the face of Obxx is on a mission!

Enjoy your day everyone. 

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 09/10/2016 at 10:19

Same here.    Fresh at the mo but 17C expected later.  

ID needed

Posted: 08/10/2016 at 18:05

Good find.    They'll produce fatter, denser flower spikes if you feed them.

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