Latest posts by Obelixx

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 23/08/2017 at 12:58

Maybe doing online jigsaw puzzles would send you to sleep Hosta - or at least keep you busy and not brooding.   Fairy posts some good ones.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 23/08/2017 at 12:02

Is your cousin a knight Templar then?

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 23/08/2017 at 11:33

I know Fairy.  Ours is 22 now and still around when not at college.  Only 3 or 4 years to go if she does a Masters....... and then she has to find a job.   One advantage tho is she doesn't drink so last night she was our taxi and OH treated himself to dessert wine with his pud.   

Have a white wash on too but no cake making.  Possum is thinking thin and so should I.

Gave fun with your pond.   Still waiting for bulldozer man here but meanwhile the brambles growing round its edges are fruiting nicely.  Unfortunately they're also invading the grass now.  Nice job for OH to sort out.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 23/08/2017 at 11:15

Hello everyone.   Cloudy here but dry.  Not feeling too energetic today as Cosmos was back on full night time cuddle form.

Will do an SM run and fabric shop to get stuff for Possum's Star Wars costume.  The Troc nearby has a wooden bed frame that might come home with us for the potager.  Had a discussion with OH last night about raised bed dimensions and arm lengths and think h'es got it at last but there's the old donkey shed sat at an angle and a concrete slab so I'm going to use real beds to make raised beds in the awkward bits.    OH is out playing golf but too far away for it to be a rain dance so I shall leave the cushions on the chairs.......   Cosmos likes the comfort.

Think yesterday's yellow butterfly may have been a Clouded Yellow but the brow jobs didn't sit still long enough to identify.

Pat - take it easy.  These things take time.

Dove - just make sure they don't charge extra while they take the time to buy a lorry small enough.......

FG - hope you're not feeling old now the teens have gone.

Busy - sounds good and satisfying.  Nice for OH to find a kindred soul too.

LG - school stuff here too at least as far as stationery is concerned.  What cuttings?   I have done well with roses this year but not mint - really - nor fuchsias.  However, since a lot of our grass is really rampant apple mint and I have very happy Moroccan, ginger and strawberry mint in pots so I shan't be stressing over the mint.   

Greetings to everyone.  Hope it's a good day for you.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 22/08/2017 at 21:34

So pleased it was a a beautiful day Yvie.  Thanks for taking the time to pop in and let us know.  Enjoy your hols.  Well earned downtime and now for some relaxation I hope.

Anniversary dinner was lovely - table in the garden, clear skies, warm breeze, lovely roses and a campsis in full trumpet mode up a wall, song birds singing and owls hooting at dusk and very tasty food.   One Spanish couple, 6 Dutch tho I'm stll not convinced - very laid back and jolly for Dutch people and eating out in a restaurant so I thought more likely Flemish Belgian?  Everyone else French.

Home now for some decaf and then bed.

Sweet dreams everyone.

Gardening by the Moon

Posted: 22/08/2017 at 18:17

Take all the time you need BF.  Get well soon and don't overdo it when you do start gardening again.  Slow and easy does it.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 22/08/2017 at 16:05

Hugs Pat.  Try and sleep well.

I have just finished cutting the "grass" and watering all my pots and am filthy from all the dust I threw up.  Lots of assorted insects and flutterbies , including a vivid yellow one so I have left some of the wild flowers to grow on - achilleas, umbellifers, pretty teeny blue flowers, mallows and, believe it or not, eryngium maritinum!  Plus all that mint and some nettles round the edges of the ruin and barn.

Speaking of cats, last night was the first undisturbed night since they came.  No nighttime cuddles or nose butting or trampolining.   

plant id please

Posted: 22/08/2017 at 15:57

One of the hardy geraniums.  You'll have to wait for flowers to decide which one.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 22/08/2017 at 15:50

Oh Pat.  Does that mean you have no contact with your grandkids either?  Dreadful.   

Help with yellow leaves on Wisteria please

Posted: 22/08/2017 at 15:48

Moisture first, then food.  It's a bit late to be feeding plants so make sure they're getting adequate moisture and, if you like, give them a foliar spray of 15ml of Epsom Salts dissolved in 5 litres of water.  If you can't spray it, water the mix onto each container but add a soluble aspirin too.   Both compounds help revive sickly plants.

Discussions started by Obelixx

Garden visits - Asphodèle group, Vendée

Photos of two very different gardens visited on 17/10 
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Loire chateaux

Pics of a few chateaux and grounds 
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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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Who's nicked my figs?

Mystery fig disappearance 
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Snake ID please

Found canoodling in the sun but what are they? 
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Clematis ID

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

Opinions please 
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Erection and siting 
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Cutting garden

Tips please 
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What to do with them 
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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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