Owdboggy

  • Owdboggy posted a new activity comment 1 week, 4 days ago

    The bit of the Dyke from Oswestry to Candy.
    • Owdboggy posted an update 1 week, 4 days ago

      We parked the car at the Old Race Course and walked along Offa’s Dyke for quite a long way before we had to turn and take a different path back to the car. Spectacular views and fabulous woods.
      Back hurt a little but worth it. Not a soul in sight either so no problems with distancing.
      Bit warm though.

    • Owdboggy posted a new activity comment 1 week, 5 days ago

      Thanks folks. the problem is that the only thing which helps is ketoprofen rub and I have developed a mild allergy to it. It makes my back itch like mad. Tried all the other things and none of them work for me. Cannot take pain killers either. Allergic to almost all of them as well.
      • Owdboggy posted an update 1 week, 5 days ago

        Not been able to post again for a while. Hope everyone is fit and well. My back is now so bad that gardening has no pleasure in it so basically just sitting in the house.

        • Oh dear Eric. I am sorry to hear this. Maybe as the new fences and trimmed trees and shrubs do their thang, you can rest and relax a bit, to be fitter for renewed garden activities in the Springtime. I hope that you soon feel better :-) :rose:
          • Oh dear Eric, I do hope you’ll feel better soon. Bach pain is so challenging to deal with. Take it easy force few days.🥀
              • Thanks folks. the problem is that the only thing which helps is ketoprofen rub and I have developed a mild allergy to it. It makes my back itch like mad. Tried all the other things and none of them work for me. Cannot take pain killers either. Allergic to almost all of them as well.
            • Owdboggy replied to the topic cabbage tree in the forum Gardening Questions 1 week, 5 days ago

              According to everything I have read, they can be trimmed back whenever you feel the need. Take the unwanted growth right back to the stem or it may shoot again.

            • Owdboggy replied to the topic Group logo of PhotographyAUGUST COMP. in the forum Photography 4 weeks ago

              A dragnfly

            • Owdboggy posted a new activity comment 4 weeks, 1 day ago

              Congrats from me too. Have a wonderful day and many more to come too!
              • Owdboggy posted an update 1 month ago

                Windy and raining from a bright blue sky. Most odd,
                Got soaked twice yesterday on my walks. Doing nothing today, having to wear my back support as the pain is too much to do anything but sit around. Also got Tennis elbow in both arms, no idea why.
                Hope the Storm did not do any major damage to anyone. We just have dozens of twigs blown out of the…[Read more]

                • Hallo Eric…commiserations on the pains! Old age and rheumatism grabs us in different ways methinks!! Have a good weekend :-) :rose:
                • Owdboggy replied to the topic composting. in the forum Gardening Questions 1 month, 1 week ago

                  We always put the fallen fruit on the compost heap. Never had any trouble with them when using the compost later on.
                  Just sprinkle a bit of lime over them as you put them in the pile.
                  The only trouble with leaving too many under the trees was that as they rotted there, they turned to brown sludge which was much harder to deal with.
                  Obviously you…[Read more]

                • Owdboggy posted an update 1 month, 1 week ago

                  So here we go again with the heat and humidity.
                  Not all bad. Had a delivery of a huge number of plants from Claire Austin. Potting them up rather than planting out at the moment.
                  Also had a parcel of Mutton from Field&flower. Boss says they look good.

                • Owdboggy posted an update 1 month, 2 weeks ago

                  Thunder and lightning right over head and RAIN! Hurrah. Don’t care if it is coming over the gutter. Don’t care if it stops the Roofer from dealing with the Pervious Chimney stack. The garden needs it.

                • Owdboggy posted a new activity comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago

                  Must admit that some rain would be very very welcome, but not as you say, enough to flood us out. The humidity is appalling. It is like breathing under water.
                  • Owdboggy posted an update 1 month, 2 weeks ago

                    Everyone else seems to be getting the rain with the storms. We just get the thunder and lightning, but no, or very little rain.
                    Stay safe.

                  • Owdboggy posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

                    Never got round to it. Spent half the day buying plants from Claire Austin. Lorra money gone.
                    • Owdboggy posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

                      Certainly a more restful day, if the rain lasts as long as it is supposed to do. Can see the plants expanding as I look at them.
                      Bit on the cold side though.
                      Still it gives me the chance to edit another story and find pictures for it.
                      • Owdboggy posted an update 2 months ago

                        Hurrah. It is actually raining. We desperately need it, even if it does delay having the Chimney wall silicon sealed again. (Cannot be done if the stone work is wet).
                        Have a good day folks.

                        • Good morning Eric…hope you are feeling better today. It has to be brighter for you than yesterday :good: :-) :rose:
                            • Certainly a more restful day, if the rain lasts as long as it is supposed to do. Can see the plants expanding as I look at them.
                              Bit on the cold side though.
                              Still it gives me the chance to edit another story and find pictures for it.
                          • Owdboggy posted an update 2 months ago

                            Utterly and totally p”!£!£ off. My back is worse than it has been for a very long time. It have caught my trousers on a branch and ripped them. The screw driver will not screw the screws into the fence posts even with a drilled hole. And to top it all, it is raining off and on, not enough to be any use, but enough to stop me working. I have my u…[Read more]

                            • Oh dear Eric, think we all get those days!!! I hope your back improves. Backpain seems to make everything so much worse. We had a rain on off day yesterday, didn’t get much done. Take it easy🥀🥀
                                • Oh crumbs Eric … poor you :disappointed: I hope you get a healing night’s sleep followed by a gentle Monday :rose: :rose:
                                • Oh dear, one of those days Eric, :bad: Hope the back and leg improve quickly and you have a beautiful easy and successful day today. :cool:
                                • Owdboggy posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

                                  Sorry to hear that. Too easy to fall over. Hope all the bits of you recover quickly. At least you can take morphine based drugs. I cannot.
                                  • Age destroyed memory, but I am sure there is a ration of the girth of the tree at 2 metres (6 feet) above ground and its age.

                                  • Owdboggy posted a new activity comment 2 months, 1 week ago

                                    Shrubs of various kinds, underplanted with perennials and bulbs.
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