Lovely Day

Started by: TerryW (6276)

To be out in the garden tidying up a bit. I'm doing a bit of exercising as well getting ready for the warmer weather and looking forward to mixing with family again.

Started: 28th Feb 2021 at 10:56

Posted by: momac (11757) 

That's exactly what I'll be doing shortly,I did a bit yesterday.

Replied: 28th Feb 2021 at 11:00

Posted by: nanajacqui (3792) 

Did mine yesterday & it's looking nice & bright with plenty colour,the daffodil bulbs I planted are about 8 inches tall but not flowered yet.I had a delivery from Birkacre Garden Centre two weeks ago so looking forward to many flowers soon.No gardening today as my bubble are visiting

Replied: 28th Feb 2021 at 11:15

Posted by: basil brush (16879)

Lovely, went for a long walk this morning why it's so nice.

Replied: 28th Feb 2021 at 11:43

Posted by: TerryW (6276)

My crocuses are up and looking good. Daffs are just having a peep just yet.

Replied: 28th Feb 2021 at 11:49

Posted by: PeterP (8797)

Gardening thread on hobbies

Replied: 28th Feb 2021 at 16:09

Posted by: TerryW (6276)

Thank you Peter, seen it now.

Replied: 28th Feb 2021 at 16:17

Posted by: basil brush (16879)

bit fresher this morning but still nice for a walk.

Replied: 1st Mar 2021 at 08:42

Posted by: TerryW (6276)

Next jobs are giving the benches and table a coat of protection, made them myself a few years ago and they are still like new due to the care I give them.

Let's hope this weather keeps up.

Replied: 1st Mar 2021 at 09:23

Posted by: nanajacqui (3792) 

I'm going to get Henry out & hoover the lawn whilst it's another beautiful day,,I've got some Primroses to plant,a lovely deep pinky/purple colour

Replied: 1st Mar 2021 at 09:30

Posted by: basil brush (16879)

I'll be sat in the garden supervising Mrs brush, while she does the garden.

Replied: 1st Mar 2021 at 09:35

Posted by: TerryW (6276)

Is it an artificial lawn, NanaJ?

Replied: 1st Mar 2021 at 09:36

Posted by: nanajacqui (3792) 

Yes Terry best thing we've done getting it installed it always looks perfect

Replied: 1st Mar 2021 at 09:43

Posted by: TerryW (6276)

Very nice, and without the dreaded mowing too.

Replied: 1st Mar 2021 at 09:45

Posted by: nanajacqui (3792) 

Yes we threw the mower away with pleasure

Replied: 1st Mar 2021 at 10:05

Posted by: TerryW (6276)

Haha, good.

Replied: 1st Mar 2021 at 10:17

Posted by: nanajacqui (3792) 

Plus the added bonus the cats don't venture on it,I haven't got any cats so I object other cats coming into my garden

Replied: 1st Mar 2021 at 10:30

Posted by: PeterP (8797)

Nanajacqui I thought you had a turf &soil business Not a good advert if you have an artifical lawn

Replied: 1st Mar 2021 at 12:19

Posted by: nanajacqui (3792) 

Yes I do Peter & we sell both kinds of Turf mainly the real kind which is cheaper but the Astro Turf sells really well especially in Standish & Parbold.As for myself it doesn't make a blind bit of difference to the general public what I have in my garden they don't see it .I work & just want the easy option hence the Astro Turf

Replied: 1st Mar 2021 at 12:32

Posted by: momac (11757) 

When we moved into our house we soon found out that the back garden lawn was continually waterlogged,my hubby dug it all up and laid paving stones everywhere plus the patio is the same,my hubby used to power wash it all,but since he recently passed away I don't think that I could do it..everywhere is so grubby now,does anyone know of any product that I could use to clean everywhere,I would be so grateful for any suggestions.

Replied: 1st Mar 2021 at 12:40

Posted by: First Mate (322)

Bleach just dont get it near your plants

Replied: 1st Mar 2021 at 13:01

Posted by: nanajacqui (3792) 

Momac I brush neat bleach on my patio & leave it a few hours then hosepipe it & it comes up really clean

Replied: 1st Mar 2021 at 13:01

Posted by: Domin0 (219)

One of the easiest things to grow is grass, one of the hardest to grow is a lawn.

Replied: 1st Mar 2021 at 13:28

Posted by: momac (11757) 

I'll try that NJ..and wear some old clothes lol
First mate,there aren't any plants nearby..they're all in tubs.

Replied: 1st Mar 2021 at 13:30

Posted by: momac (11757) 

Have just been getting rid of dried leaves on a pink pampas,I can't set fire to it as its in a plastic tub and when the ground softens a bit Im going to dig a hole and plant it,I know it will never bloom (which I'm dying to see ) while its in the tub.

Replied: 1st Mar 2021 at 13:52
Last edited by momac: 1st Mar 2021 at 14:30:37

Posted by: Billinge Biker (869) 

Did 40 miles on my motor-sickle.... Terry. What do u use on outdoor furniture?

Replied: 1st Mar 2021 at 14:01

Posted by: broady (17211) 

My garden is a lovely shade of white , as is my neighbours, and it will remain that way for a couple of months yet.

Replied: 1st Mar 2021 at 14:26

Posted by: nanajacqui (3792) 

I've seen your garden Bill & it's a credit to you it's beautiful

Replied: 1st Mar 2021 at 14:56

Posted by: TerryW (6276)

Billinge Biker. I use teak oil for all my wooden furniture inside and out. A lot of people won't use it because there is a bit of work getting the residue off, but believe me it really does protect your good timber and prolong the look. I use Danish oil on my banister which is oak.

Replied: 1st Mar 2021 at 15:06

Posted by: laughing gravy (inactive)

terry i've said it before and i'll say it again your female ar'nt you?

Replied: 1st Mar 2021 at 15:41

Posted by: TerryW (6276)

No. Well I wasn't when I went for a slash 10 minutes ago.

Replied: 1st Mar 2021 at 15:47

Posted by: nanajacqui (3792) 

Terry is all man LG trust me I know

Replied: 1st Mar 2021 at 15:51

Posted by: TerryW (6276)

I certainly am, thank you NanaJ.

Replied: 1st Mar 2021 at 15:54

Posted by: raymyjamie (6857)

Just back from a walk in the sunshine, very nice once we got off the main road.
We walked up Jacks Lane in Howfen through the fields, very nice, but spoiled by the thump thump bang bang of a pile driver on a building site near Westhoughton Golf Club, the sound has travelled miles.

Replied: 1st Mar 2021 at 16:11

Posted by: Billinge Biker (869) 

Thanks Terry... Teak oil it is... Have tried linseed oil... But it tended to be a bit sticky....

Replied: 1st Mar 2021 at 17:24

Posted by: TerryW (6276)

Let it soak in a while, 30 mins or so, then wipe off the excess. I can't fault the stuff, I made my furniture eight or nine years ago and it's still A1.

Replied: 1st Mar 2021 at 19:27

Posted by: broady (17211) 

“ A woman making furniture!!!!! Next thing we know we will have men cooking”

Replied: 1st Mar 2021 at 21:22

Posted by: tomplum (7689) 

I'm going to get a tonkering from broady for this because, once again I've missnamed a well known object,
today I went into the woods and saw,
a Deer

Replied: 1st Mar 2021 at 21:45

Posted by: broady (17211) 

Been for a walk today and it was +11. This time last week -17, the week before ( no walking -26.

Replied: 1st Mar 2021 at 23:57


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