Owdboggy

  • This is what the Living room looks like while we wait for the new window and lintel. :good:

    And this is the beam they had to remove.

    • It’s hard work Eric, but you will make it great in the end … I hope that you will enjoy all the new endeavours next year … good luck :good: :rose:
      You had a beautiful garden in your last home. Was there a particular reason that you moved? … and I am not trying to be nosey if you don’t want to answer… I am just intrigued at the setting yours…[Read more]

  • Owdboggy posted an update 1 day, 9 hours ago

    Boy have we had fun. The poor builders could not get the broken lintel out easily. It took them most of the day to get it free. And it was HEAVY!. Took 6 of them to lift it. The replacement is in two parts. The first is a metal beam. It took them the rest of the day to get that into place. The bricks in the wall had dropped when the old lintel had…[Read more]

  • Owdboggy posted a new activity comment 1 day, 9 hours ago

    Hugh McAllister wrote the book on Sorbus.

  • Owdboggy posted a new activity comment 1 day, 14 hours ago

    We know the chap who wrote the book on Sorbus. He worked at Ness Gardens on the Wirral, which is not too far from us.

  • Owdboggy posted an update 2 days, 6 hours ago

    4 more windows fitted and beading added to the first ones. We asked for that, but it had not been put on their work sheets, but they did it anyway. Last window tomorrow, Biggy as it needs a new lintel fitting first.

  • Owdboggy posted a new activity comment 2 days, 6 hours ago

    We had a lot of Sorbus trees in our last garden with berries ranging from white to copper. We also had a fair number of Holly types including a deciduous one.. We also had a Rown with Oak leaves rather than the long thin ones. Sorbus comosa.

  • Owdboggy posted an update 3 days, 6 hours ago

    That is four of the nine new windows fitted. The look great. Only downside is that the self adhesive curtain hooks for net curtains will not stick to the PVC. A probem for another day. The fitters are coming back tomorrow to carry on.
    Even better since it was lousy weather I managed to sit down and begin writing a story which has been rattling…[Read more]

  • Owdboggy posted an update 5 days, 11 hours ago

    Been through all the Show Auriculas now. Think I have lost 3 of them altogether. Will have to wait and see if the rootless ones survive. Got some Neem oil to make a soil drench for them.
    Window people are coming on Wednesday. Good as that would give us time to decorate and have it all properly dry before the Carpet fitters come in January.
    Temp…[Read more]

  • Owdboggy posted a new activity comment 6 days, 14 hours ago

    So cold out there I have had to stop as I cannot feel my hands.

    • I empathise totally Eric … haven’t even attempted to garden so far even though it’s quite bright. There’s a cold, cold wind :bad: :-) let us hope that 2020 brings more gentle weather :fingers-crossed: then we can escape the pressures of politicking inside! :lol: HAGA :good: :rose:

  • Owdboggy posted an update 6 days, 17 hours ago

    Odd weather. One minute I can hardly see the screen for the sun shining in and the next it is stair rodding and blowing a hooly.Still, it has cleared all the leaves off the drive!

    • Ennit! :lol: Good morning Eric :high-five:

      • So cold out there I have had to stop as I cannot feel my hands.

        • I empathise totally Eric … haven’t even attempted to garden so far even though it’s quite bright. There’s a cold, cold wind :bad: :-) let us hope that 2020 brings more gentle weather :fingers-crossed: then we can escape the pressures of politicking inside! :lol: HAGA :good: :rose:

  • Owdboggy posted a new activity comment 1 week, 3 days ago

    My hands hurt even with gardening gloves over surgical ones. Getting old is not to be recommended.

  • Owdboggy posted an update 1 week, 3 days ago

    Opticians have a new machine which takes very detailed pictures of the eye. Fascinating to see my eyes with the slight macular degeneration. At least now it can be monitored in the future. No sign of cataracts either which is good. No need for new glasses either which is even better.
    Completed going through the seedling Auriculas yesterday, need…[Read more]

  • Owdboggy posted a new activity comment 1 week, 3 days ago

    Nice to see blue skies. Forecast is for rain for the next two weeks for us though.

    • Hi Eric :high-five:
      It seems strange that I was longing for rain earlier in the year, and now I just want a bit of dry-time to plant the rest of my bulbs :lol:
      Good luck for you … it seems that the west coast gets the brunt of the weather fronts! :rose: :rose:

  • I have been cleaning up my Auricula seedlings and far too many of them have bad infestations of root aphids. Has anyone ever found an effective insecticide? At the moment I am washing all the compost off the plants in a Horticultural soft soap solution. The aphids are covered in a wax which stops normal insecticides from reaching the creatures.…[Read more]

  • Owdboggy posted an update 1 week, 6 days ago

    Sunny, but very cold. Just been going through some more Auriculas for vine weevil and root aphids, found lots of both, but had to stop as I could not feel my fingers. Forecast is for more of the same for most of this week so should be able to finish off cleaning the plants.
    Good week for fitting windows, but I’ll bet they don’t do it.

  • Owdboggy posted a new activity comment 2 weeks ago

    That is not good. Hope Number 3 is perfect.

  • Owdboggy posted a new activity comment 2 weeks ago

    Beginning to wonder. the Window people hopefully will ring soon to arrange a week to replace the windows. Cannot decorate until that is done. then we need to have two weeks before the carpet is laid so that all paint etc, is thoroughly dry. Getting tight on time. Also got to fit in visits from family as well. No good them coming when there are no…[Read more]

    • We are having shenanigans with a new front door! First arrived cracked: second got lost in delivery somewhere??: third is now being made
      Guess we’ll have the patched up one over the holiday season :confused:
      I wish you better luck Eric :-) :good: :rose:

  • Owdboggy posted an update 2 weeks ago

    Hope it is a bit warmer and sunnier for folks than it is here. 0c. and foggy. Not a gardening day. Begun cleaning and then painting the skirting boards in the Living room.Dining room. The paint needs to be really hard and dry before they put down carpet. Hope it can go down over very poor vinyl tiles. Removing them would be a horrible job and then…[Read more]

    • Coming along steadily then Eric. Hope it will be comfortable by :fairysaysouch: :lol: :rose:

      • Beginning to wonder. the Window people hopefully will ring soon to arrange a week to replace the windows. Cannot decorate until that is done. then we need to have two weeks before the carpet is laid so that all paint etc, is thoroughly dry. Getting tight on time. Also got to fit in visits from family as well. No good them coming when there are no…[Read more]

        • We are having shenanigans with a new front door! First arrived cracked: second got lost in delivery somewhere??: third is now being made
          Guess we’ll have the patched up one over the holiday season :confused:
          I wish you better luck Eric :-) :good: :rose:

  • Owdboggy posted a new activity comment 2 weeks ago

    We went there once, a long time ago. Not very impressed and now far more to get in than we are prepared to pay.

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

    Perhaps the garden you remember is the one at the Dingle Nursery? That is fairly near to Powys.

    • cilla replied 2 weeks ago

      I think it is Glansevern Garden, Welshpool Eric.

    • We went there once, a long time ago. Not very impressed and now far more to get in than we are prepared to pay.

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