Latest posts by Obelixx

KEW Gardens Visit

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 22:40

Me too, especially the new long borders please.

More hozelock woe

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 22:18

Remove it and take it with you when you go to buy a replacement.

HELP! Out of control clematis

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 22:05

Cut it back as described above then leave it to wilt before you try to pull it down.  It will be easier to handle.   To help it get over the shock, give it a liquid feed of tomato food to encourage new stems to grow and, when you've pulled it all down, give it another liquid feed, remove the grass and any other weeds at the base and pile on some good quality potting compost around the base.   

Nothing at all at all to do with gardening.

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 18:32

Or just doing the work!

Insect identifying

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 18:29

There's a size limit so maybe try resizing your photo to get it to load.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 17:12

I have found a website that suggests that the average temperature in the Vendée is 20C in June and 7C in January.

Got that wrong this year.  43C today in full sun and 32C in the shade.   Fine as long as I don't have to work in it so, like Papi Jo, I don't do any gardening till 6pm or so and then it's just watering and the doggies are getting walked at 9pm.

I'd much rather be warm than cold so it's all fine by me but OH is not going to like the water bill when it comes.

Hebs need help

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 16:58

Easy - it doesn't want to sit in a puddle or dry out either so water frequently and let it drain.

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 16:50

Pregnant would be interesting!

Nothing at all at all to do with gardening.

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 16:29

High speed trains have made a huge difference to accessibility between cities here on the continent - Belgium, The Netherlands, France, Germany are the ones I've used and it certainly beats short hop air travel.

The UK desperately needs some upgrades to its train systems but I do wonder if money wouldn't be better spent on improving the lines it has as well as the rolling stock and stations so you can get more passengers thru in comfort and safety.  I can remember having to stand all the way from Euston to Manchester for weeks on end in the early 80s.  Things have not improved.

It would surely be cheaper in the long run to change bridges to cope with double decker trains and lengthen platforms on the busiest commuter lines and upgrade tracks to take faster trains on long distances between big cities without digging up whole swathes of countryside and urban areas for completely new lines.  

Discussions started by Obelixx

Taxonomists and name changes

When did this happen? 
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Last Post: 15/11/2017 at 16:37

Sphaeralcea - globe mallow

Anyone grow this? 
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Last Post: 26/10/2017 at 17:43

Garden visits - Asphodèle group, Vendée

Photos of two very different gardens visited on 17/10 
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Last Post: 24/09/2017 at 20:02

Loire chateaux

Pics of a few chateaux and grounds 
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Last Post: 09/09/2017 at 19:19

Hello Forkers ... September edition

A friendly place of frolics and conversation where everyone is welcome to join in to chat and procrastinate to their heart's content... 
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Last Post: 01/10/2017 at 10:13

Who's nicked my figs?

Mystery fig disappearance 
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Last Post: 11/06/2017 at 09:04

Snake ID please

Found canoodling in the sun but what are they? 
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Last Post: 03/06/2017 at 09:22

Clematis ID

Can you name this clematis? 
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Last Post: 20/05/2017 at 14:26

Feeble hyacinths or Spanish bluebells?

Opinions please 
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Last Post: 06/04/2017 at 17:42


Erection and siting 
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Last Post: 18/02/2017 at 17:32

Cutting garden

Tips please 
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Last Post: 08/06/2017 at 22:33


What to do with them 
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Last Post: 14/11/2016 at 21:06

Weather station

Recommendations please 
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Last Post: 08/11/2016 at 14:53

Clematis varieties

New varieties (to me). Anyone grow them? 
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Last Post: 30/10/2016 at 21:45

Non fruiting fig

How to prod it into fruiting mode? 
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