Latest posts by Obelixx

Is it too late to prune Honeysuckle?

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 15:33

It depends on whether it's an early or summer flowering honeysuckle.  If the former, it will flower on wood produced last year so pruning now will lose you a season of flowers.  Summer flowerers do it on new wood so can be pruned back in spring.

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Posted: 02/04/2017 at 15:27

Hiccups Pottie?

What plans or changes do you have for your garden this year?

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 15:25

Looking good so far Wonky.

Here is a progress photo of my perfumed garden to be on the east side of the house

Now the fences are up the plan is to clear the grass, make a space for a table and some chairs and then plant some of my clematis and roses to cover the fences and fill the place with perfume and hamamelis and winter honeysuckle to spread the colour and perfume thru the year.

Broom not flowering

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 15:10

I think you need a bit of patience.  They usually flower in late spring and then, if you need to, you can prune when flowering is over but not too hard.   You could try giving it a feed of rose or tomato food to encourage flowers.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 14:16

Hi Pat - Possum has brought home her laundry despite having a machine in her apartment and OH around to do ironing for her last week!   

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Posted: 02/04/2017 at 14:13

You can buy legs in DIY stores, metal and wood.   More interestingly, I've found a DIY store here that sells tops for set of legs - useful as I have legs and bases but not all the tops and this garden is big enough to let me put handy tables and seating areas in several spots - pot displays and maybe even for sitting and having a drink.   

Cosmos kitten was in full play and cuddle mode at 6am and is relentless.   Minstrel kitten is so much more subtle.    

Cosmos seeds will be sown, along with loads of other stuff when I get my polytunnel erected.   OH is playing golf today so we haven't had time to discuss his jobs schedule or garden plans now that our future potager is prepped.

Love all the cat stories and families.   M-U - there's a Greek line dance too to the theme of Zorba the Greek.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 13:35

Afternoon all.    Very tiring having a boozy lunch at the neighbours and then staying up ttill 1:30 to watch Star Wars with Possum and then cuddly kitten antics at 6am.  I've had a long, dozy morning reading, chatting with Possum and cuddling the 4 legged crew.

Just had brunch and now it's clouded over.  Will still have a potter outside.  OH is playing golf and will be home for dinner.

Sorry about all the floods Pat and now mudslides in Colombia.  Water can be overwhelming.

Exciting for Wonky to get her new greenhouse so soon.  Will you be going over for the inauguration ceremonies Dove?

TB - yes please, pics of new border.

Looking forward to getting one planted myself now OH is back to heave big pots about and turn over the soil for me.   Told farmer's wife neigbour I'd brought over 100 pots of plants from Belgium and she clearly thinks I'm mad.  They have two big pots of flowers by the front door and then a big potager at the back.   No ornamentals.

What else will come home from Wisley Chicky?

Get well soon Amber.   

Hello and enjoy your day to all I've missed.

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Posted: 01/04/2017 at 22:24

LB - I'll have you know I can do a line dance to Lord of the Dance.  The Belgians call it L'irlandaise.  I can also do a one to the theme of Zorba the Greek, usually danced in a circle.

Was going to bed but Possum and I had a snack attack and found Star Wars on Sky.   Now the kittens have woken up and the dogs want to play too so things are getting lively again.  

Sycamore tree saplings from neighbours tree

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 18:36

Lawns usually get cut every 5 to 7 days.    It stands to reason that your baby sycamores will eventually die if you keep decapitating them.

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Posted: 01/04/2017 at 18:15

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