Latest posts by Obelixx

I Need Help

Posted: 01/03/2017 at 16:39

Your link does not lead to a survey.......

White and orange evergreen plants

Posted: 01/03/2017 at 16:37

Midwinter Fire suckers like mad when it's happy and can sulk when it isn't.

How about choisyas - evergreen foliage, white flowers that smell of orange blossom.  Available in deep green or golden foliage forms.   Berberis linearifolia Orange King would make a good contrast as it's foliage is much finer.  Berberis darwinii is another possibility.

For perennials, have a look at beared iris with orange or white flowers.  They will enjoy a well drained sunny position and, when not in flower, their glaucous foliage spikes will contrast well with dark greens and rounded forms.

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 01/03/2017 at 16:31

To Bee or not to Bee?  Or, as Aaron Neville said,

"Bee honest, Bee nice.  bee a flower not a weed."

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Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 01/03/2017 at 14:36

Great stuff Hosta.   You two Yvie.  I missed your post.  3 stone is amazing.  Post a pic of your before and now on the fridge to help quell naughty urges.

Chief chappy has been.  They're going to cut off the top of the door and lower the lintel.   Fine by me and OH.

I'm off to ponder paint and curtain fabrics and think about shrubs and clematis and potagers.

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 01/03/2017 at 13:12

Love Chorley cakes too.  Anything made from left over mix like that was called a sad cake.  Yummy.

Looking forward to having a proper cooker again.  Carpenters are back form lunch and I've explained our wee technical hitch with the door.   Much scratching of heads.   Quite funny really.

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Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 01/03/2017 at 12:42

We have rain and strong winds with stronger gusts up to 70kph.  Nothing extreme but definitely not lamb like.  Dogs and kittens confined to barracks and going stir crazy but don't want to go and get wet either.

I pottered upstairs all morning then came down to see about lunch.   Chappies doing the insulation, ceiling and new downlights in the pantry and annex have made huge progress but have also managed to stop the door form the kitchen to the pantry and annex from opening.   Doh!  It will need to be re-hung to open into the kitchen or trimmed to open into the pantry but they now can't get it off its hinges without unscrewing them from the wall.   Clever.   Ceiling looks good tho.

Assuming they sort it this pm I can then get all the pantry stuff out of the dining room and then move the kitchen stuff into the dining room for dismantling, prepping an painting.  March is going to be a messy month.

Love proper Eccles cakes and drop scones.  Not so keen on pancakes.  Never had a Welsh cake but they look good.   OH grew up in Worcester and never had a drop scone till I made some on spec when he was in his 40s and feeling peckish between lunch and dinner.   How does that happen?    Possum loved them so much they became standard after school snack when she had little Belgians round to play.  They all went home with the recipe for maman please.

Saw the item on wild camping and found it very sad seeing the damage to trees and all that litter.  I can understand people wanting to go and enjoy the peace and quiet and beautiful scenery but why desecrate and ruin the place for others, not to mention the wildlife.   Same kind of disrespect that gets Liri mocked.  Mindless.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 22:54

How lovely to be able to chat to local people about what you're doing, especially youngsters.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 21:07

Funnily enough I had to explain gobbledegook to Possum today as she thinks one of her teachers may be using it wrongly.

Plasterers are in great demand Pdoc.  Even more so soon if TM and co get Brexit negotiations badly wrong.

Views on Plant Combination - Black Elder & Clematis

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 21:01

I've had that happen TB and by the time they do re-appear their label is long gone and you've bought others and have forgotten which it was.

Richard - Negritianka is such a luscious purple.  Hanna is lovely too - another who did a disappearing act on me and then re-appeared.   The baby you sent me is doing very well thanks.

Views on Plant Combination - Black Elder & Clematis

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 19:46

Definitely not tender TB.  My P. Diana in Belgium coped with -25C on a regular basis and gre more vigoous ever year.  Betty Corning in the same bed was also a good doer and so was Hendryetta.  However, Sunset and another whose name I forget really struggled.

Discussions started by Obelixx

Clematis ID

Can you name this clematis? 
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Feeble hyacinths or Spanish bluebells?

Opinions please 
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Cutting garden

Tips please 
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Weather station

Recommendations please 
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Clematis varieties

New varieties (to me). Anyone grow them? 
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Non fruiting fig

How to prod it into fruiting mode? 
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Another ID please

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Shrub ID please

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Horticultural Retail Therapy 
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Phuopsis stylosa aka Crosswort

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