Latest posts by Obelixx

Plant Identity Needed Please

Posted: 11/06/2017 at 22:06

Glad you asked that.  I've been watching it grow wild in local hedgerows on walkies and wondered what it was.

What is this tree/plant?

Posted: 11/06/2017 at 22:02

Nope.  I agree it's a goat willow.  Get rid unless you have a large wildlife garden with a bog or pond.

Monty Dons Trowel

Posted: 11/06/2017 at 19:48

Thanks Chicky.  I've sent a mail to OH and Possum with a wishlist for prezzies already.  I already have a good stainless steel fork which I love and a good, long handled spade with a failry narrow blade but, if OH does his usual trick of snapping the handle using it to prise out stones, I shall put one on my Xmas list - to be ignored at his peril!

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 11/06/2017 at 19:32

Water damage is really hard to deal with and clean up.   I hope there's no permanent damage to te fabric of the house and that they are insured.  Hugs, if needed.

Monty Dons Trowel

Posted: 11/06/2017 at 19:31

The website does say to use a chopping motion rather than standard digging.  I ask because I find it increasingly difficult with my current, standard trowel - arthritic bits - and want something sharper and flatter.

Clematis flower disease - help!

Posted: 11/06/2017 at 18:00

Yes please.  Photos.  Load them using the camera icon.  If it fails, re-size to make them smaller.

Gardeners world , beech grove

Posted: 11/06/2017 at 17:52

Fell out with Toby B when he did all those daft, it-won't last-5-minutes projects and threw his tools about.

Huge respect for Chris B who is intelligent, qualified, articulate and communicates his love of plants in a way that enthuses people to have a go.  Can do sort of chap with a sense of humour too.

MD used to present Fork to Plate or some such on Channel 4, I believe, and, for his sins, I believe it was AT who suggested him as a replacement when he decided to leave.   

Why won't my wisteria flower

Posted: 11/06/2017 at 15:23

We inherited this one and I gave it a good tidy in December/January.   After flowering it was much too wild and woolly so I cit back all the stems that were hanging too low or too far out or trying to disappear under the roof behind and it has not only grown back well but is flowering again, as is its pal which only had a light prune after flowering.

OH is so chuffed with them - both lilac - that he bought me a white one to grow on a trellis and pergola we haven't yet built.  It's sat in a pot with framework and doing well.

They do need two prunes a year to promote flwoering buds instead of just growth. For info, see this advice form the RHS - https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=242

Monty Dons Trowel

Posted: 11/06/2017 at 14:51

Lots of different trowels available here - https://www.sneeboer.com/en/our-collections/trowel-3335216/ 

What does Oh particularly like about his Chicky?

Help to identify plant/weed

Posted: 11/06/2017 at 14:48

That's a matter of opinion.  I don't like it.  Unattractive i fnot well grown and it can be a thug if happy and the devil to dig out.

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