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by jhonie99
Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Drought tolerant ground cover
Replies: 14
Views: 7096

Re: Drought tolerant ground cover

We grow..............carpobrotus (yellow and purple); malephora (yellow and reddish); aptenia (red). Drought tolerant but need regular watering; otherwise they don't flower. I've noticed that in our desert conditions lots of carpobrotus have decided to die. Oleanders also need plenty of water to flo...
by jhonie99
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Well licence/registration
Replies: 8
Views: 783

Re: Well licence/registration

I think their might be confusion. The first thing I thought of was "fountain". Are you sure? Most likely meant "Fuente" is Spanish which is a natural water source out of the ground, which then fills a man made "well" to be used as you wish. No registrations required. Fu...
by jhonie99
Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Renault Capture
Replies: 21
Views: 2866

Re: Renault Capture

Much better to go for a DACIA model. They use Renault engines and are considerably cheaper than everything else. Only kids worry about image and "old designs". Adults shouldn't worry about such trivial matters. We are a Dacia Duster owner and so happy that we got current design before they...
by jhonie99
Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Padron renewed every 5 years
Replies: 24
Views: 7193

Re: Padron renewed every 5 years

YES, there is a legal requirement to renew padron every 5 years. They have been very clever in their approach and are stating that the order to renew has come from the Nationl Staistics Office in Madrid - in other words "we're just updating our statistics." I've had to do it, here in Canar...
by jhonie99
Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Parsnips
Replies: 6
Views: 2341

Re: Parsnips

Soggy after a couple of days means they have been frozen. Yes, they can be grown, but most spanish don't know what they are. Not to be confused with white carrot which is popular in Sth America. we ordered seed from UK/channel isles and successfully grew them this year in Canarias despite very dry c...
by jhonie99
Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Right of way - restrictions?
Replies: 12
Views: 3026

Re: Right of way - restrictions?

There's nothing in de deed of the property about a right of way, but you cannot lock in other people's land of course. that's a silly statement; Another person's property being land locked is of no relevance to you. You seem to have an undocumented servidumbre. If in existence less than 20 years, y...
by jhonie99
Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Garden equipment in Spain
Replies: 13
Views: 3606

Re: Garden equipment in Spain

Don't be in any hurry buying anything until you need it. Get a feel for the place first. I seem to notice that the Brits want to buy ALL the tools and equipment before they even start work. Also, dead looking trees aren't always dead. Give 'em water for a few months and then leave for a year. You mi...
by jhonie99
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Why Do People Pack Up and Leave Their Family To live In Spain ?
Replies: 51
Views: 11005

Re: Why Do People Pack Up and Leave Their Family To live In Spain ?

Why move to Spain, Canary Islands for me (also part of Spain). Reasons: Climate - latitude 28 is about as perfect as it gets. Space - Britain too crowded. Here, I can exit my property and walk a few minutes in almost any direction and not see another person. Cheap - although their can be lots of exp...
by jhonie99
Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Animals & Pets
Topic: My dog has drawn blood
Replies: 22
Views: 8979

Re: My dog has drawn blood

TBH, you're being an idiot!!

Who's the pack leader? Why are you allowing people to touch your dog? It's not a toy!!

Be more assertive and ORDER people not to touch your dog. If they have a problem, tell 'em to F off.

Yes, I agree with walks in the countryside without interference from nasty humans.
by jhonie99
Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Magnificent Oleanders
Replies: 6
Views: 2528

Re: Magnificent Oleanders

Spaniards consider adelfas to be weeds !! Cutting them back is good for the plant, in particular to establish shape, etc. Usually done from Sept. onwards. We notice that our townhall and Cabildo haven't a clue about plants in general. In the case of adelfas, they plant them too close together. Much ...
by jhonie99
Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Do not buy KÄRCHER Watertimer/Temporizador
Replies: 10
Views: 3194

Re: Do not buy KÄRCHER Watertimer/Temporizador

Bad idea involving the neighbours. They may be "honest", but the relatives, friends and acquaintances they blab to may not. Key to successful living in Spain is to trust no one. Currently, we leave our home for no more than a few consecutive days, due to all the robberies (confirmed) takin...
by jhonie99
Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Parents in Andalucia
Topic: Is cheating on?
Replies: 17
Views: 7625

Re: Is cheating on?

The Brits living in Spain must be the most naive and gullible people in existence. Spaniards are about the most dishonest people on the planet. Why can't the guiris see it. Or is it that they don't want to see it, pretending that Spain is some utopia. Thieves and liars sums them (Spanish) up perfect...
by jhonie99
Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Free Lunch?
Replies: 31
Views: 6720

Re: Free Lunch?

Funny that nobody has mentioned all the idiot immigrants to Spain that have lost anything from 40%-80% of the value of their properties during the last downturn. Let's face it, it was bloody obvious to anyone with half a brain that it was going to happen, lol. All the information was available, but ...
by jhonie99
Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Making offers for property
Replies: 28
Views: 7857

Re: Making offers for property

You don't seem to know much about buying property in Spain. If you're going to base your knowledge on what the vendor is asking, you will get screwed. No such thing as fair price or fair market value. People price their house based on how much they think they can get, relying on the fact that a dumb...
by jhonie99
Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Getting El Presidente to take action on neighbours rubbish
Replies: 5
Views: 2282

Re: Getting El Presidente to take action on neighbours rubbish

You're an immigrant, so anything you say to the president will automatically be ignored. He, as a Spaniard will decide what's important. Theoretically, it's an offence not to keep private property free of rubbish, etc. Townhalls can issue a notice to the owners, instructing them to cleanup. Then if ...
by jhonie99
Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Am I being hacked
Replies: 24
Views: 3144

Re: Am I being hacked

Hi i think someone is stealing my wifi, bloody neighbours. At times its practically non existent and we are all getting strange messages like other devices are logged onto out network with the same ID. I don't really understand it but i dont want to subsidise my neighbours. thank JB No need to chec...
by jhonie99
Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: DGT
Replies: 11
Views: 2397

Re: DGT

Register and use the CL@VE system. Excellent system and easy to use.
by jhonie99
Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Animals & Pets
Topic: Stray Cats!
Replies: 22
Views: 9956

Re: Stray Cats!

So it's the bloody immigrants that are taking cats out to the countryside and dumping them on our doorsteps!! Do u people realise the problems you are causing, pretending to do good but in fact achieving the opposite. I'm with the Madraleña on this one. She is seeing the future problems and wants ri...
by jhonie99
Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Animals & Pets
Topic: Find a good pest control
Replies: 8
Views: 3612

Re: Find a good pest control

Yes, papparin is the best. Gus, no we're not infested with ants, we just like to have plenty of backup. It goes back to a few years ago when we had an extreme problem with fleas from a neighbours occupied house/plot!! The dirtiest Spaniards (the male is Andaluz, the female witch is a nurse!! ) I've ...
by jhonie99
Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Spanish attitude to guiris & vice versa - chicken or egg?
Replies: 127
Views: 14933

Re: Spanish attitude to guiris & vice versa - chicken or egg?

It's people like you that are the problem.......always apologising for being British (or foreigner). The "fat Brit" had the right idea and knows full well that he was despised before he even opened his mouth. It's nothing to do with language!! The Spanish hate foreigners and particularly t...

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