Owdboggy

  • Owdboggy posted an update 2 months, 1 week ago

    Sorry not to have been on for such a long time. Been a bit busy. New book coming out soon. But the big news is this

    You could own this.
    https://imgur.com/a/USUrQ
    That’s right, we are selling up.

  • Owdboggy posted an update 5 months, 1 week ago

    Supposed to rain all day here, but we have got blue skies. The local weather forecast is very poor.
    Picked a few punnets of Blackcurrants, red currants and blueberries. First time in 20 years that the blackbirds have attacked the Jostaberries so we have lost most of them. Wonder why they have suddenly gone for them when they have not done before?…[Read more]

  • Owdboggy posted an update 5 months, 1 week ago

    It rained…..at last.

  • Owdboggy posted an update 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    Funny really. Folks in Scotland (well parts of) have had the wettest June on record and yet here the last wet month was March. Not according to the Met Office though. It may well have rained where they take the measurement round here, but we did not get any. So, no Parsnips, radish, courgette. nor anything which needed rain early on to germinate.…[Read more]

    • I know what you mean Eric… it’s been extremes of unexpected/unseasonal weather each month here in London, and my early crops failed, so the later ones are well behind, either too much green or too little … and I don’t think it’s just my crazy gardening methods :excruciating: :mad: :silly: :confused: :rose: HAGE :rose:

      • We are going to have to learn lots of new gardening tricks to deal with changing conditions. Unfortunately I am up in Scotland – lots of rain may sound good, but perpetual lack of summer light can feel hard to bear, and the plants don’t like it either.

        • It’s these uncomfortable extremes ennit….it’s really warm and muggy and uncomfortable, but Lovely evening nonetheless :rose:

  • Owdboggy posted an update 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    Hi folks. Sorry to have been absent for so long, but no matter how I tried it would not let me login nor rejoin under a new name. Hope everyone is fit and well and gardening happily.
    With any luck I may be able to get back in next time.

    • I wondered where you were Eric :confused: Hope all is well :good: :rose: HAGE :rose:

    • Hi Eric, if you are in trouble again do use the “contact us” link at the bottom of the page and send an email, either Duncan or I can reset your password in the database if you need us to.
      :good: good to see you back in.

  • Owdboggy posted a new activity comment 9 months, 4 weeks ago

    Urban myth is that Tonic Water is supposed to help with Cramp. No proof that it actually does though.

  • Owdboggy posted an update 9 months, 4 weeks ago

    The calm before the storm? Raining a bit but there is no wind.
    Hope you all avoid the worst of Doris tomorrow.

  • Owdboggy posted a new activity comment 9 months, 4 weeks ago

    What a strange thing to do. We have plenty of things in the Freezer which have been there for a few years. They are just as good as when they went in. If they look all right and when defrosted for us, smell all right and taste all right when cooked then there is no problem.
    The stuff they found in Scott’s hut was still edible after 60 years in…[Read more]

  • Owdboggy posted an update 10 months ago

    Was pleasant until the cloud came over and the temperature dropped like a stone. Come in now. Not found any more Vine weevils in the Tunnel so far, but only done about a third of the plants. Did find a green caterpillar and a cut worm though so not a wasted search. Begun feeding the Auriculas to get them in flower to see what they are like before…[Read more]

  • Owdboggy posted a new activity comment 10 months, 1 week ago

    Alcohol is no problem. I don’t drink it anyway. Cannot say that I feel particularly brilliant at the moment. Very woozy.

    • Poor you :rose: … My feelings would be hurt too; after all that was literally biting the hand that fed it!! :devil:
      I’m out celebrating a friend’s b’day this evening, but I hope you can find something soothing to watch or listen too. Take it easy Eric and have a better evening :good: :walt: :rose:

  • Owdboggy posted a new activity comment 10 months, 1 week ago

    2 hours in the Small Injuries Unit. Tetanus booster, no stitches and strong anti-biotics for a week. Cost us a fortune in parking fees. No nerve damage and no damage to bone.

    • Glad it hurt nowt more than your pocket in the end Eric … what a bummer :bad:
      Now have a nice evening , even if you can drink only tea for the week ;-) :coffee: ;-) :rose:

      • Alcohol is no problem. I don’t drink it anyway. Cannot say that I feel particularly brilliant at the moment. Very woozy.

        • Poor you :rose: … My feelings would be hurt too; after all that was literally biting the hand that fed it!! :devil:
          I’m out celebrating a friend’s b’day this evening, but I hope you can find something soothing to watch or listen too. Take it easy Eric and have a better evening :good: :walt: :rose:

    • Ouch, sounds very painful. Hope that heals soon.

  • Owdboggy posted an update 10 months, 1 week ago

    Have been taking apples down for the horses at the Farm along our lane. This morning one of them decided that my thumb was more appetising and bit me. No one in sight at the farm so I had to walk home with a very gashed digit, pouring blood. Washed it in Savlon and plastered it with Germalene. Fortunately today our neighbour works from home so she…[Read more]

    • Ouch Eric! Hope the day improves for :good: :rose: you

      • 2 hours in the Small Injuries Unit. Tetanus booster, no stitches and strong anti-biotics for a week. Cost us a fortune in parking fees. No nerve damage and no damage to bone.

        • Glad it hurt nowt more than your pocket in the end Eric … what a bummer :bad:
          Now have a nice evening , even if you can drink only tea for the week ;-) :coffee: ;-) :rose:

          • Alcohol is no problem. I don’t drink it anyway. Cannot say that I feel particularly brilliant at the moment. Very woozy.

            • Poor you :rose: … My feelings would be hurt too; after all that was literally biting the hand that fed it!! :devil:
              I’m out celebrating a friend’s b’day this evening, but I hope you can find something soothing to watch or listen too. Take it easy Eric and have a better evening :good: :walt: :rose:

        • Ouch, sounds very painful. Hope that heals soon.

  • Owdboggy posted an update 10 months, 1 week ago

    Blue sky and low level mist. Saw a cormorant fly over this morning. First one for us, though there are ones on the lake at the big house and at Ellesmere and Welshpool. Larks singing too which is a good sign.
    Enjoy the day.

  • Owdboggy posted an update 10 months, 1 week ago

    Sorry not been able to get one for a few days. Hope everyone has had a good week end. Too cold for this old man. Found vine weevil in one of my Primula sieboldii so that means going through them all. Tedious and time consuming.

    • :bad: Tough luck Eric :disappointed: I ‘spose it’s better now when you’re stuck indoors than having to do it when you’re busy doing ‘for-Spring’ things :confused: or are these the ones outside anyway :confused: :rose:

  • Owdboggy posted an update 10 months, 2 weeks ago

    A cracker of a day, weather wise. We have done a lot today. Chain sawed logs. Some weeding. Did manage to give me head a good thump standing up under a branch and then cracked my knee on the table leg. Not safe to be let out of bed!
    Hope you good folks all have had a good day.

    • :giggle: Oops sorry Eric, but did have a little chuckle at your misfortunes … they sound so familiar :confused: nevertheless, I hope you are bashed-but-unbowed and have a good evening :good: :rose:

  • Owdboggy posted an update 10 months, 3 weeks ago

    Please send some sun!

  • Owdboggy posted a new activity comment 10 months, 3 weeks ago

    At the time we decided to do the Bird Watch thing there was just a single sparrow in the garden for the next hour or so. At dusk it was full of movement. Even the magpies were about and they have not visited for a long time.

  • Owdboggy posted an update 10 months, 3 weeks ago

    Hope everyone is having a good week end. Raining here now so the work has stopped.

    • Have had lots of fun watching mostly, from an upstairs window …limited range but lots of birds flitting about very fast :lol:

      • At the time we decided to do the Bird Watch thing there was just a single sparrow in the garden for the next hour or so. At dusk it was full of movement. Even the magpies were about and they have not visited for a long time.

  • Owdboggy posted a new activity comment 10 months, 3 weeks ago

    The colour is normal for young ones in this sett.

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