Latest posts by Obelixx

Camera Talk

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 10:47

It is a good picture Liri.   Worth the effort.

These are some of my new neighbours after Bonzo dog barked at them through the fence

These are they coming back and being curious - Blondes d'Aquitaine.

This new house dates from 1930 and, we think, is a former barn.  The original house is a ruin.

The pots are what I brought from our old garden in Belgium, house circa 1770 and brick built.  Been here nearly 4 weeks and have lots to do to make new beds and homes for them all.

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 10:36

Do you have enough to plant half out and pot on the other half into 4" pots and keep sheltered?  That way you have the possibility of the planted ones getting a good start if the winter is kind and the others as insurance if it isn't.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 09:22

But it does help pay for the winter hols doesn't it?  Enjoy your 2 days off.

Grow for Great Britain

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 09:04

The UK hasn't been able to produce enough food to feed itself for over a century which is why there was strict food rationing and a campaign to Dig for Victory in the 2nd WW.  

I quite agree that people should be encouraged to grow more fruit and veggies if they have a bit of land and that everyone, not just the UK, could make the effort to eat seasonal and more locally produced food but for the UK that means European fruit, veg and meat rather than shipping it in from Africa, Australasia, South America or, heaven forfend, the USA and Canada with their additives, chemicals and GMs if CETA and co succeed.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 08:52

Busy - Possum threw major wobblies when we told her we were selling up for something easier to manage.   We reminded her her memories are in her head and on photos and that we are her centre base, not a pile of bricks, and that she will make her own life and memories in due course.  She had late onset teenage tantrums for ages but seems to have settled now.   Difficult to cope with though.

Maybe I'll just settle for guinea fowl which I really like anyway.

Lily - lovely OH.  Have a great time.

Chimney sweep is here and has given me a lecture about sweeping the living room chimney twice a year because the log burner has an elbow joint to its chimney and has clearly caught fire and is full of crud.  Not me gov, only been here 4 weeks.  Rasta is "helping" as she's a very nosey doggy.  Bonzo is shut in our bedroom cos he barks (very deep voice) and bounces and 30 odd kilos of noisy Lab can be worrying if you don't know he's a softy.

Any one Any Painfull Gardening Memories

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 08:31

Tightening up the screw on a wall bracket for baskets.  The darn thing snapped and jumped off the wall and gashed my forehead down across my left eyebrow.  Much blood and hurty.  Headache for days. OH away, of course.  No steri strips as I hadn't heard of them and I couldn't drive to to an A&E so a lovely scar I hide under a fringe.

Loads of horse fly bites - cattle next door and horses across the road - so I wear repellant and take an antihistamine for summer gardening, just in case.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 08:18

Up bright and early here and showered and dressed.  No schlepping in my kaftan today as I am waiting for the chimney sweep.  Hope he's not called Godot!

After that I'll be walking the dogs and then going on a pot and bulb hunt.   I brought some from Belgium just in case but have hardly seen any here and that is a surprise.  I would really like a lot of cheery daffs for spring and just hope the snowdrops I potted up last spring have coped in their pots and will grow..

Have a good day everyone.  Plans for the weekend?

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 27/10/2016 at 23:01

Glad you've arrived safely and hope you enjoy yourselves.   Not looking forward to darker evenings once the clocks go back. 

Can anyone recognise this lovely plant?

Posted: 27/10/2016 at 22:07

It's not moving a peony that is the problem.  The important bit is to get them in at the right depth.  Too deep buries the flower buds that come from the crown of the plant so they don't develop.  Too shallow and they get baked or frozen and don't flower which is why Nut said to plant it at the same depth as it is in the plot.

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 27/10/2016 at 15:33

Might be a daft question but how big is a row?   Long time since I've grown them so how many do I need for 2 people and a freezer?

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