Latest posts by Obelixx

Plant ID

Posted: 24/06/2017 at 23:51

Looks like a form of Angel's Fishing Rod to me - https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/details?plantid=4449 

Clematis & climbing roses - white & white

Posted: 24/06/2017 at 23:01

Endless possibilities from clematis.  Some evergreen with white flowers and others deciduous and possible to have flowers in early spring through to late summer depending on your choice.  Have a look here - http://www.clematis.hull.ac.uk/new-clemlist.cfm the ones witha + sign have pics

As for roses, do you want climbers, ramblers or shrubs?  Perfume or not?  Have a look at the following growers' websites - David Austin, Peter Beale, Harkness..........

Last edited: 24 June 2017 23:01:48

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 24/06/2017 at 22:40

He's left to join another forum.   Pastures new.

Hydrangea trouble

Posted: 24/06/2017 at 22:38

Maybe over fed but definitely under watered.  They like a lot.  The clue is in the name - hydra = water.  Don't want to be sodden in a puddle but don't want to be thirsty either.

Gardeners World

Posted: 24/06/2017 at 18:46

Whatever happened to subtitles when they named a particular plant?

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 24/06/2017 at 18:45

Ooh Chicky.  It's hard sin't it?  Possum got very emotional when we keft her at her apartment last September after gong back to camp for our last night at the old house and I had to be bracing and encouraging and sympathetic all at once.   She already had her flight booked for Xmas and knew we'd be back for a long weekend in November.   Then she enjoyed herself so much at Xmas - against her best intentions - that she asked to come back in January and March and Easter and now we get 2 months of her this summer.   

Dove - I find live music always has the base turned up too high and it' vibrates in my sternum so I stick to CDs and my old LPs now.   I have finally managed to get OH to help me lift the old cooker out of the dining room and into the ruin so I can have a dining room when the 2 SILs and BIL descend next weekend.  Can't get 5 round the table in teh kitchen without making a traffic jam.   Hope to eat outdoors most of the time anyway tho the forecast is looking dodgy.

Now to put that wardrobe back together while he walks the dogs without me.  Cosmos got his claw stuck in the soft bit under my foot this morning and it's sore now.  I have enough bovver with my feet without kitten attacks!

Bon appetit everyone, whatever you're eating.  

Gardeners World

Posted: 24/06/2017 at 16:25

Sarcococca - 2 or 3 forms available so look them up and get the best for you.

GW 22nd June 2017

Posted: 24/06/2017 at 16:24

I was like that when I started planting my Belgian garden but soon learned I was hemorrhaging money on frost fodder so went for good do-ers and had an altogether healthier and more abundant display of plants thru the seasons.   Too many to coddle. 

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 24/06/2017 at 16:22

We've had  alovely day - only marred at the end by not grasping the need for screw on males and push on females to fix our newly leaky hose-reel connectors.  What he doesn't know about watering would fill an encyclopedia!

Anyway, we found somewhere to park - afirst at La Tranche! - and then strolled along the sea front to the marine brocante where there were all sorts of fishing rods, boat bits, marine clothing and, oddly enough given we were right on teh waters edge, burgers or andouillets with frites.  We passed.    Strolled back again the other way and found a lovely fishy restaurant with a covered terrace right on teh beach edge.   Good views of La Rochelle and the Ile de Ré and good food.  

Then we found the centre and did a bit of shopping.  We finally have a Beware the Labrador for the gate and a Beware the Labradoodle sign which was the nearest we could get to a Rasta who we think is a Wheaten terrier but is often mistaken for a Labradoodle.  No Beware Pussies!   A floaty cotton top and pants for me and some new sandals then home via the garden shop.   

Just having a slimline tonic for the cramps and then off to water after applying more fly repellent spray.  They don't go anywhere near OH for some reason.   We have clouds, at last, but they're keeping their H2O to themselves for now.

Good luck to anyone planning or attending gala days and village fêtes and outdoor concerts.

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 24/06/2017 at 10:26

Finland sounds lovely Liri.  Have you posted photos anywhere?

Just on second large mug of coffee here and then shower and out to play.  Gardening later, or furniture....

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