Owdboggy

  • Owdboggy posted an update 4 days, 22 hours ago

    Stay safe everyone.

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

    Don’t Think I would fit through one!.
    Trouble is there are at least two neighbourhood cats who would use one unless it was operated by the cat’s microchip thing. First time that he has been so disturbed at night like that. He usually curls up when they come in from their evening ‘out’ and does not bother until we get up.

  • Owdboggy posted an update 1 week, 2 days ago

    January brings the snow. Makes our feet and fingers glow.
    Not stuck though and stopped now.

  • Owdboggy posted an update 1 week, 2 days ago

    Still windy, but got my walk. River running down the lane though. Clouded over now and there is rain in the wind.
    Cat howled again last night so in the end I got up and put him outside. Not a peep from him after that! Usually he wanders from front to back howling at the door to be let back in.
    Hope everyone has avoided the worst of the weather.…[Read more]

    • Good afternoon Eric :-) Good on the walk…haven’t done mine yet…changed two beds and onto the third now…this is a welcome break ;-) Have five greetings cards to make for this month, wedding and four special b’days so don’t care about the clouds covering the blue now.
      Hope your pussy cat is okay :good: HAGA :rose:

      • Sounds like you need a cat flap Eric.

        • Don’t Think I would fit through one!.
          Trouble is there are at least two neighbourhood cats who would use one unless it was operated by the cat’s microchip thing. First time that he has been so disturbed at night like that. He usually curls up when they come in from their evening ‘out’ and does not bother until we get up.

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

    That has the look of Nicandra physalodes to me. Shoo Fly plant

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

    He just howled on and off all night. He does shout when he is outside and wants to come in, but no idea what was wrong last night. He did go out at bedtime for a short while, but it was really raining hard and he came in pdq.
    Every time I got up he was sat in the Hall and he just went and got in his basket when he saw me. Odd animule.

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

    Rain stopped for a few seconds so nipped out and had a look round. Lots of twigs down and the bin has moved, but other wise no apparent damage. Bows to Hubris.

  • Owdboggy posted an update 1 week, 3 days ago

    Bit wet out there so not been round to check the area. One of our cats spent much of the night howling, not sure why. He is asleep now, lucky beggar.
    Stripping wood chip wallpaper today, just for something to do.
    Hope everyone is safe and dry.

    • Have fun Eric! ;-) :rose:

    • Hi Eric. One of our cats howls every morning when he races in from the garden. I reckon it is visiting cats as one comes inside sometimes.

      • He just howled on and off all night. He does shout when he is outside and wants to come in, but no idea what was wrong last night. He did go out at bedtime for a short while, but it was really raining hard and he came in pdq.
        Every time I got up he was sat in the Hall and he just went and got in his basket when he saw me. Odd animule.

  • Owdboggy posted an update 1 week, 5 days ago

    Hope everyone keeps safe in the forecast gale. Spent much of the day finishing the staging in the greenhouse. Not hard, justtime consuming.
    Discovered that the seeds I saved to sow this Spring have absorbed atmospheric moisture, so the packets were damp. Had to sow them all a bit early.

  • Owdboggy posted an update 1 week, 6 days ago

    Here is the greenhouse, as requested.
    Not sure what we are gong to grow yet, but probably not alpines like we had before.
  • Owdboggy posted an update 2 weeks ago

    Greenhouse is finished apart from the benches. Two of them done, but still need to paint the wooden slats and screw them together. Then we can begin growing things.

  • Owdboggy posted an update 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    Spent much of the day trying to fit one piece of glass on the greenhouse roof. No matter how we tried we cold not get it to slot into place. The only way we could see how to do it would have been to undo all the bolts which hold the side of the structure together and have the roof just barely touching its supports. Too risky. In the end I found…[Read more]

  • Owdboggy posted an update 2 weeks, 4 days ago

    Blowing a gale here, all day so hardly been outside. We are trying to get the glass on the new greenhouse roof, but the panels are rather too big to handle in anything but still air.

  • Owdboggy posted a new activity comment 2 weeks, 4 days ago

    Sadly the paper here is not in good condition, so it has to come off.
    Nearly finished one wall, which is the most damaged. We did try wallpaper stripping chemical, but it had no effect at all. The steam stripper did nothing either as the steam could no penetrate the layers of paint on the paper.

  • Owdboggy posted a new activity comment 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    We tried putting more paper over the top, but it did not stick properly and the bumps from the wood chip showed up. It looked a real mess. No hurry, we can take our time and do it bit by bit.

  • Owdboggy posted an update 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    What a dreary day, drizzled all of it, so hardly went outside. Spent the day scraping the wood chip wall paper off in the bedroom with a Ceramic Hob cleaning tool. Works, but it is messy and slow.

    • crumbs Eric,…that sounds like real hard work…I think I might have papered over :excruciating:
      Bravo :good: and have a restful evening :rose:

      • We tried putting more paper over the top, but it did not stick properly and the bumps from the wood chip showed up. It looked a real mess. No hurry, we can take our time and do it bit by bit.

    • I have one wall with wood chip, it will stay until next owners now I have read this,Lucky it is still in good order

      • Sadly the paper here is not in good condition, so it has to come off.
        Nearly finished one wall, which is the most damaged. We did try wallpaper stripping chemical, but it had no effect at all. The steam stripper did nothing either as the steam could no penetrate the layers of paint on the paper.

  • Owdboggy posted a new activity comment 3 weeks, 2 days ago

    Unfortunately the paper has to come off as it is damaged in so many places. May have to wait until Summer when we can use a paper striping solution. That would need to be used in a well ventilated room.

  • Owdboggy posted an update 3 weeks, 3 days ago

    At last it is letting me post again.
    Not been doing much outside. Trying to get the decorating finished.
    Did manage to remove one course of bricks from the original greenhouse base and add an extra concrete wall on one side and the front to accommodate the slightly bigger metric version. Got to wait for the concrete to set before going any…[Read more]

    • Good to have you back Eric.You have been busy, look forward to seeing the finished greenhouse. The woodchip will be painted over then? ;-)

      • Unfortunately the paper has to come off as it is damaged in so many places. May have to wait until Summer when we can use a paper striping solution. That would need to be used in a well ventilated room.

    • Morning Eric :-)

  • Owdboggy posted an update 1 month, 1 week ago

    Late birthday present, a 12 by 8 greenhouse,purchased today.

  • Owdboggy replied to the topic Root aphids in the forum Gardening Questions 1 month, 1 week ago

    Don’t have any indoor plants so never been a problem with either of those.

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