Latest posts by Obelixx

An improvement?

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 15:33

And I can't see how to get to previous page when I do get shunted to the end of a thread.

Needs a re-think.

Have you any idea of the demographics of the users of this forum or the main means of access used by the majority of posters?   How many people here actively use mobile phones as their medium of preference?     

An improvement?

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 15:25

Sorry.  Not for me in this format.  It's just dreadful.

Apart from all the blank space and waste of space and inability to see a choice of threads I want to be able to go to the first post I haven't read and not the last one someone posted.  Some threads, like Forkers, can grow a couple of pages before I can catch up.

I only ever view it on a laptop.  Mobile phones are just too small and fiddly and I don't need a tablet. 

Don't throw out the baby with the bath water.

Fruit, Vegetables and Old Bonfires

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 23:05

The ashes?   Fingers faster than spellcheck?

Worth keeping ?

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 23:03

The colour is similar to my Red Robin which is one of my favourites and a very good doer which copes with everything our winters can throw at it.

This one has a different and very attractive flower shape.  Worth keeping.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 22:59

Congrats Panda.   Good luck with all the planning and preps.

Busy - you sound like a glutton for punishment but it does sound like a good thing to do so good luck with the presentation and, of course, the OG.

Possum is a Marvel fan too and all sorts of other stuff.  Last weekend she made us watch Jurassic World.   Good job we didn't pay to see it at the cinema!   


Chelsea Flower Show

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 22:41

Been an ordinary member since 1989 and think it has evolved in leaps and bounds in terms of communication with members - improvements to magazine - plus projects and schemes and research to improve garden skills and knowledge throughout the community.    Great stuff.

nelly moser

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 18:18

They'll probably change colour as they open up and the weather warms up.

Mine has hardly started growing yet and certainly isn't big enough to produce flower buds yet - but then I do treat it as a group 3 and prune it hard in spring as winter kills off the top growth here.

Soil contamination

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 18:15

Chemicals available to EU gardeners are now severely limited and highly tested.   If used according to the instructions there is no danger.

Round-up is designed to be toxic to any plant whose green stems or leaves it touches.  It becomes inert in the soil and will not affect your crops.

It has been shown in EU scientific studies to be a problem for some habitats if it gets into water courses.   It also seems to be a problem to human health in some poorer, non EU countries where farmers are locked into GM crops which are bred to be resistant to glyphosate and then use it in too high concentrations to kill weeds.  

If you are still unsure, you can google for info on soil tests for toxic waste.

Small triangular garden design. Advice required for hosting please.

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 17:51

OK.  How much further out are you planning to extend the patio?   

I suspect it's going to leave you with a very small lawn but it's very much up to you whether or not you want to maintain one - it does look healthy - or replace it with something that requires less upkeep.

ID please... I'm hoping...

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 17:47

Much nicer than delphiniums IMHO and not susceptible to slug damage.   Enjoy.

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