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Latest posts by obelixx

Strictly is back!

Posted: 06/01/2016 at 10:24

DK - It's a rumba so the couple is not stuck together.   Beautiful and I have no memory of having seen it before.  How could it happen that I miss a show?

Gardening by the Moon

Posted: 05/01/2016 at 21:26

Did anyone watch professional Masterchef before Xmas?   Top Italian chef in Alba with his own biodynamic kitchen garden growing herbs and veggies for the kitchen.   Impressive stuff.

Looking forward to sewing guides for this season's crops Biofreak.

GWRS - we can have very cold winters but I haven't noticed any huge effects on bugs and slugs.   They just burrow deeper till it's over and then munch with a  vengeance once it warms up although I find organic slug pellets applied weekly for  Valentine's day work well on the slimester problem.    Might have to start earlier this year as it's so ridiculously warm.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 05/01/2016 at 21:18

OH and I enjoyed the new Star Wars too but Possum and her friend sat and over analysed it all the way home.........  Why this? When that? Who t'other and when and why all sorts?   To see it in English on release weekend we had to go to the big complex to the north of Brussels a mere one hour's drive away.......  I told them to relax and wait for numbers 8 & 9 to clarify things.

 No gardening for me tomorrow.   I needed a very long, hot shower after this afternoon's efforts and want to stay clean.   Back's a bit stiff too.

Mixed Lavender Hedge

Posted: 05/01/2016 at 18:43

I did a blue and white lavender hedge - Hidcote and Edelweiss forms about 6 or 7 metres long.    The white ones flower a bit later than the blue and so extend the season a bit and the flower stems are slightly longer.

They both have strong perfume and are covered in bees.

I agree that a hedge of one single variety looks very smart but my bi-colour hedge isn't shabby.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 05/01/2016 at 18:37

A grey day but dry apart from some bits of drizzle so 5 hours of gardening achieved today - demolished 2 broken trellis panels and redressed the posts to which they were attached; weeded and pruned and fed copiously the 7m x 4m bed on whose end the trellis panels sat and reset the two railway sleepers that sit below the trellis as it's a slightly raised bed.   Transferred plants form 2 hanging baskets to window boxes so they can have more space and shelter should winter arrive; planted out 30 orange pansies I had intended to put in the window boxes before I changed my mind.

Next job is to replace the trellis and then do the next ones - lots of them following a very windy year and they are about 15 yrs old now so not unexpected.

 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 04/01/2016 at 15:16

I'm being good and cleaning house so I can garden tomorrow.  Newly retired OH has been out there though and has turned a compost heap so he can dump a large bucketful on each of our 8 rhubarb crowns which are showing buds already and I will use the rest to mulch the roses in the front bed tomorrow - after we've replaced the two broken trellis panels and had a good weed.

jo47

Posted: 04/01/2016 at 12:42

Certain people on here, and on the old Beeb boards, have left several times after making announcements about behaviour/attitudes/standards deteriorating beyond the point of being bearable.  Since they come back and eventually do it again I have to assume it's an ego trip to see how many people beg them to return.

I think the trick, if serious about leaving for whatever reason, is simply to slip away and say nothing.

If someone causes offence here there is the option to ignore them - very useful for the more delicate flowers and those who simply prefer the common courtesies to be observed by other posers.

Sorry for getting my Jo's mixed up.  I can quite understand Jo47 being offended and also understand those who wish to offer support.

jo47

Posted: 04/01/2016 at 08:53

Jo47 is still here.  Posted on the 2nd on the help for newbie thread. 

What is this please..and help? :)

Posted: 03/01/2016 at 14:52

Hi Daryl.  It works for all our houseplants.   The rubber plant gets the guest shower to itself as it is also rather large now and the smaller ones go in the bath after their shower and soak.   We come home to very happy plants.

What is this please..and help? :)

Posted: 03/01/2016 at 14:30

I have a variegated one, now at least 30 years old and rather large.   Every now and then it has shed most of is leaves and looked sickly because I've neglected to feed it.

The cure - for me - is to re-pot in fresh compost and a larger pot and then water well.  I add some slow release fertiliser sticks or granules and mulch with expanded clay pellets.   Give it a week or two to start new shoots then remove any dry, bare twiggy bits.

I keep ours near a south facing window so it gets lots of light in winter but no direct light in summer when the sun is high.  I put a tray of water on the radiator to humidify in winter.

When we go away, it has hols too.  I take it upstairs and put it in the shower, give it a good rinse down to remove all dust from the foliage and soak the pot well then close the door and leave it in a happy micro-climate.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/98412.jpg?width=300&height=350&mode=max

 It is now large enough to get its own lights and baubles for Xmas.

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Hello Jro - and any other old friends

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Weekend 22 March

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Good Morning - 21 March

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Choosing chillies

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Hanging baskets and window boxes

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