Latest posts by obelixx


Posted: 12/10/2015 at 14:17

I find the Wolf trowels very sturdy and their red handles make them easier to find when I put them down somewhere and forget.  You can pay more for something smarter but sturdy does it for me but for my hand fork I like a stainless steel one as it does well in all my soils which range from heavy clay to loam and well composted veggie plots.

ID this plant please

Posted: 12/10/2015 at 11:43

Not hardy for me but a friend grows some in an unheated greenhouse they built specially for alpines and succulents and which has two chairs and a wine shelf so they can go and sit in winter and enjoy their garden.


Strange problem....

Posted: 11/10/2015 at 18:33

Mine stuck around for a couple of weeks and drove the terrier mad trying to get to it.



Posted: 11/10/2015 at 15:25

Probably but I wouldn't.   They are short lived even in the best of conditions and only attractive about 2 weeks of the year when in flower.  The rest of the year they are desperately dull and need hiding by more interesting blooms and foliage - IMHO.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 11/10/2015 at 10:21

There are lots of simple basic figures in cha-cha that she could easily have done and plenty more that aren't too complicated - especially if you have over 20 hours of private tuition with a world class pro and have rhythm and musicality as she does.  

He gave her far more to do last week and she managed it very well.  Anton needs to up his game.

Strange problem....

Posted: 11/10/2015 at 10:13

Quite likely but also the best one to catch it.  However, the foolproof method is poisoned bait.

Strange problem....

Posted: 11/10/2015 at 09:41

Pull the oven out so kitty can get behind at all times.   Using the oven won't harm it but the mouse will set up home in the insulation and that may harm your expensive oven.  I had one that did that and ended up having to use poisoned bait to sort it.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 11/10/2015 at 09:37

Anita is amazing and so is Jay and it's great to see Anton with a partner who can dance but he needs to give her something to do.  Not just him being stupid with choreography either.  The salsas are very poor with no armography and in salsa there's a lot.

I think Peter is over-rated so far and I can't stand Johnny Depp and the Pirates so he's on a loser there as far as I'm concerned.  Jamelia just doesn't get it so she can go soon please.


Planting Now or Later

Posted: 09/10/2015 at 14:32

It depends how exposed your garden is.  For my garden, I'd keep them in a cold frame or greenhouse and plant out in spring when the worst frosts are over.   In a sheltered garden that doesn't get heavy frosts or too much winter wet, they're probably OK to be planted out.  

Either way, they're a slug magnet in my garden so be ready with the wildlife friendly pellets from about St Valentine's Day when they start to emerge form hibernation or hatch from eggs and start munching on your treasures..


Posted: 09/10/2015 at 14:29

I like the flowers as mine range from a perfumed white, through lilac to a deep purple and the bees and other pollinators love them too but I cut them off once spent.

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