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by Ricasso
Mon May 21, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Safe Weed Killer
Replies: 18
Views: 3301

Safe Weed Killer

Does anyone know of a safe and effective weed killer for a very large area? I have seen some organic remedies but they would only be good for a small garden path. I have 2 dogs so it must be safe. I've seen very clean, weed-free banks with vines and young avocado trees on them which are obviously un...
by Ricasso
Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Registering residence locally
Replies: 24
Views: 4627

Re: Registering residence locally

Thanks. I have been warned about registering for residencia before.. re tax
by Ricasso
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Squatters
Replies: 19
Views: 4110

Re: Squatters

Thanks Gerry for your help on both my topics! So some reassurance that there is partial protection for us should the worst happen! Very disturbed to hear some of the stories!!
by Ricasso
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Registering residence locally
Replies: 24
Views: 4627

Registering residence locally

We don't live in Spain full time but do we still need to register for the 'El Padrón' at the local Town Hall. We obviously have our NIE numbers etc. but should we (or do we have to), register ourselves living (albeit occasional), at our registered home address in the Ayuntamiento? Thanks!
by Ricasso
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Squatters
Replies: 19
Views: 4110

Re: Squatters

So am I to believe that 'breaking and entering' is not a crime and insurance doesn't cover it??!!
by Ricasso
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Processionary Caterpillars 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1060

Re: Processionary Caterpillars 2018

which way's that. I burnt mine..
by Ricasso
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Processionary Caterpillars 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1060

Re: Processionary Caterpillars 2018

That's really bad news but so glad your dog survived. We removed many, many nests form our trees over christmas/New Year when they were less threatening. We think we got rid of them all and are considering treating the trees with Ynject this year..
by Ricasso
Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Calling olive experts..
Replies: 12
Views: 3097

Re: Calling olive experts..

Thanks Gasman (and everyone) for all this info. I think I'll get to work on the olives asap to give them a good chance this year. So the pink bloomed almonds can be sweet or bitter and neither are likely to poison me either way.. that's good to hear. I only have 4 olive trees and about 5 almonds but...
by Ricasso
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Calling olive experts..
Replies: 12
Views: 3097

Re: Calling olive experts..

Thanks for all this info, I'm learning quite a lot about this subject! I only have 4 old trees but it would be nice to get them productive. I was just a bit worried that if the olives are for oil 'only', they might be harmful or at least unpleasant to eat and of course waste all the time and cost pi...
by Ricasso
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Calling olive experts..
Replies: 12
Views: 3097

Re: Calling olive experts..

Thanks but I don't think that that's possible as the trees are really quite old and neglected.. but I guess if they end up tasting ok...
by Ricasso
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Calling olive experts..
Replies: 12
Views: 3097

Re: Calling olive experts..

Fascinating information! It's scary what they do to food though. Tampering with olives like that is scrilege! (Gasman) - we moved in in early December and they were all purple by then so I'm guessing we missed their green moment. I have heard of the 'dry' salt method but the Lye terrifies me! Maybe ...
by Ricasso
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Calling olive experts..
Replies: 12
Views: 3097

Calling olive experts..

I've picked a few olives from my trees on my newly acquired Finca. The trees have been neglected and I hope to get them functioning again with a bit of pruning. Anyway, the olives I've picked are not too bad in size and of a purple(ish) colour. (I picked them in early January). I've slit them and so...
by Ricasso
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Eucalyptus Wood on offer..
Replies: 4
Views: 870

Re: Eucalyptus Wood on offer..

Yes, there's quite a bit. What we have now is well-seasoned but have a quite a few trees that we have to keep in check (being fast growers), so let me know if you ever need some. Seasoned or whatever we have..
by Ricasso
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Built in log burner problem
Replies: 10
Views: 1810

Re: Built in log burner problem

Did you ever get a reply from Tehisu Chimeneas? I'm looking for a reliable company to check ours over.. Thanks
by Ricasso
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Eucalyptus Wood on offer..
Replies: 4
Views: 870

Eucalyptus Wood on offer..

Does anyone want some free, seasoned Eucalyptus wood? Cómpeta Campo (am I allowed to do this on here?)
Mixed sizes - Can't deliver. Sorry.
Please message me. :-)
by Ricasso
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Processionary Caterpillars 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1060

Processionary Caterpillars 2018

On a regular (and a favourite) walk in the Cruz del Monte area, east of Cómpeta, I've always been surprised at how many easy to reach Processionary Pine nests there are on people's property and just left. I made sure I cleared mine of nests. I'm surprised that the property owners don't seem bothered...
by Ricasso
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Day trip to Sierra Nevada
Replies: 12
Views: 1783

Re: Day trip to Sierra Nevada

That's encouraging Flashman (interesting name), I think we'll do that. We just want to see the landscape in the winter really. Thanks for the update..
by Ricasso
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Day trip to Sierra Nevada
Replies: 12
Views: 1783

Re: Day trip to Sierra Nevada

Thanks Gasman. I have German 'All year' tyres on my car (couldn't be bothered to keep changing twice a year) - I think I'll give it a miss this year. Planing to get a 4 x 4 soon. Maybe next year.. Thanks for the Vids Enrique. They are interesting.
by Ricasso
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Day trip to Sierra Nevada
Replies: 12
Views: 1783

Re: Day trip to Sierra Nevada

Sounds great! We'll give it a try. I love Las Alpujarras and been itching to go higher!
No fear of 18º today!!
by Ricasso
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Ben Fogle Ch5 (UK)
Replies: 7
Views: 2215

Re: Ben Fogle Ch5 (UK)

Thanks. I thought I was being told off for advertising..!

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