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by geegee
Wed Oct 22, 2008 9:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: renting in spain
Replies: 9
Views: 1422

Re: renting in spain

Phew, sounds as if your pal is well out of it peach!
by geegee
Mon Oct 20, 2008 6:34 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Building laws?
Replies: 7
Views: 1259

Re: Building laws?

The Junta de Andalucia's planning laws governing what you can and cannot build, for what purpose and on what type of land, once you have got your head around its encyclopediac size and translate the legalese, is actually quite clear - does not mean individuals, architects or town halls actually both...
by geegee
Mon Oct 20, 2008 11:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: renting in spain
Replies: 9
Views: 1422

Re: renting in spain

Would he be covered by Spanish law? Depends on the wording of the contact - is it subject to Gib or Spanish law? Are there any reciprocal arrangements between Gib and Spain? Ok, so he is committed now and relieved to have found an apartment - but if he is at all concerned there is nothing stopping h...
by geegee
Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:33 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Salt pool winter maintenance question
Replies: 3
Views: 681

Re: Salt pool winter maintenance question

Many thanks chaps! Lugs fully attentive CB and all your advice duly noted - great stuff, will be getting meself a bo(u)y that does the biz asap :lol:

gee gee x
by geegee
Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:26 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Scented Plants
Replies: 11
Views: 4928

Re: Scented Plants

Hi kexon, I do have a design background and have done some landscaping and planting as part of architectural schemes but really I am just an enthusiastic amateur gardener inspired by your lovely project! Anyway, another thought, if you get the chance and have not already visited, the viana palace (t...
by geegee
Wed Oct 15, 2008 11:24 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Salt pool winter maintenance question
Replies: 3
Views: 681

Salt pool winter maintenance question

Hi, know there are not many salt pool owners out there, so a bit specialist I guess...my Astral Pool Basic instructions say I should not run the salt electrolysis system (and thus not produce any chlorine) when the water temp falls below 15 degrees - it has! They recommend removing the electrodes an...
by geegee
Tue Oct 14, 2008 12:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: renting in spain
Replies: 9
Views: 1422

Re: renting in spain

I am sure there will be other consequences of not having a contract - the tenand would not have any legal protection and could presumably be kicked out at short or no notice. What about a deposit? If the landlord is insisting on one, with no contract they can kiss this goodbye! On the other hand, th...
by geegee
Tue Oct 14, 2008 12:16 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Growing with the lunar cycle
Replies: 4
Views: 2333

Re: Growing with the lunar cycle

Hi TT, have just checked out your weblink - what a lovely and very interesting site, I love the idea of keyhole gardening and herb pyramids! You can get a Spanish version of the lunar calendar which (presumably??) is more suited to the crop planting cycles here than a UK-based one one. Its published...
by geegee
Tue Oct 14, 2008 12:02 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: What fruit trees to plant?
Replies: 10
Views: 6615

Re: What fruit trees to plant?

Out of interest Olive, what altitude are you? The more coastal/tropical fruits like avocado, mango etc., would certainly not grow where I am, we have trouble enough growing citrus!
by geegee
Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:57 am
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Scented Plants
Replies: 11
Views: 4928

Re: Scented Plants

Fantastic project Kexon! I agree Chrissie, nothing beats the heady smell of mediterranean herbs and also citrus-tree flowers in the heat of summer (we have a perpetual flowering lemon which is lovely). I love the tactile way the scent is released when you brush against the herbs, especially lavender...
by geegee
Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:33 am
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: plants that will survive winter?
Replies: 10
Views: 3796

Re: plants that will survive winter?

How true Anis, excellent advice to check what is grown locally by your own town as even if you source native plants, those that thrive on the coast won't necessarily thrive up here. I do enjoy the seville orange (naranja amarga) trees in Antequera and other local towns around here, they are tough su...
by geegee
Sun Oct 12, 2008 10:25 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Cress
Replies: 8
Views: 2508

Re: Cress

Alfalfa or Lucerne as its known as in the UK ( medicago satvia ) is a legume crop grown for animal forage, not sure if its edible for humans?! Re the two types of edible cress, Garden Cress ( lepidium sativum ) is 'berro hortelano' and Watercress ( nasturtium officiale ) is 'berro de agua' - as oppo...
by geegee
Sun Oct 12, 2008 5:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hurricane Warning For Gib!
Replies: 36
Views: 4540

Re: Hurricane Warning For Gib!

Its been quite a weekend then! Sorry to hear about your carport keddyboy, discovered today that our shed down on the finca was also a victim - the roof is wedged on the fence and the rest of it is in bits and beyond repair :( . Thought it was windy when I drove into Antequera yesterday! Know it soun...
by geegee
Sun Oct 12, 2008 4:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Antequera in Winter
Replies: 4
Views: 929

Re: Antequera in Winter

Not a lot in my experience (3 1/2 yrs living here), as new year is more of a big thing, but have you checked the tourist office for events etc? Also there are some great cosy winter venues for eating out (eg caseria de san benito on the cordoba road) and you could try giving them a call to see if th...
by geegee
Sun Oct 12, 2008 9:13 am
Forum: Animals & Pets
Topic: Dog Training Classes?
Replies: 23
Views: 9944

Re: Dog Training Classes?

Hi ChrisA, did you make it over here? My perro de agua is now fully into teenage mode (and possibly just coming on her first heat, she seems very pre-menstual anyway!) so I need help fast!!!

Regards,
gee gee
by geegee
Sun Oct 12, 2008 9:06 am
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: plants that will survive winter?
Replies: 10
Views: 3796

Re: plants that will survive winter?

Hi Sam and Jon, I live not far from Antequera and find Bouganvilla stuggles up here, although one of my neighbours has a well established plant that does well, frost can kill the young plants. It does depend on your particular microclimate, we are higher than most. You could try jasmine, it seems to...
by geegee
Sun Oct 12, 2008 8:59 am
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: How does your winter veg garden grow?
Replies: 4
Views: 1212

Re: How does your winter veg garden grow?

Funnily enough our courgettes were rubbish this year too, Olive, I tried a new italian variety but the yield was miserable and they were not very tasty either, so back to the old variety next year. The deer ate all our peppers and all the new growth off our young apricot and peach trees :evil: The f...
by geegee
Sun Oct 12, 2008 8:48 am
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Favourite Soup Recipes
Replies: 25
Views: 4101

Re: Favourite Soup Recipes

Fab thread thanks for starting it kexon, some fantastic recipes, will be getting out the soup pot immediately! I too love parsnips and am trying to grow them - but litle chance of success before christmas - they are very slow to germinate and an absolute pain, sooo fussy about thier conditions. I mi...
by geegee
Fri Oct 10, 2008 5:43 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Favourite Soup Recipes
Replies: 25
Views: 4101

Re: Favourite Soup Recipes

Thick and Warming Chorizo & Bean Soup: 1. Dice and fry a large onion with a couple of sliced leeks in a large heavy-bottomed pan 2. Add two packets of chorizo bits and a teaspoon of smoked pimiento powder (I use a little red tins of Pimiento de la Vera from extramadura for its superb flavour) plus a...
by geegee
Fri Oct 10, 2008 5:08 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Pool Refurb
Replies: 1
Views: 858

Re: Pool Refurb

Not sure how successful or otherwise resticking tiles on would be, indicates you had a problem with the original installation??? That aside, you need to scrape out all the old adhesive, make sure the surface is properly keyed and use a waterproof tile adhesive 'especial para piscinas' which you shou...