Latest posts by Obelixx

Eucalyptus Question

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 16:07

Well, they'll all be having a sugar rush and then buzzing around with remarkably clear "nostrils".  I use eucalyptus oil in diffusers when we have colds.  Works a treat.

Gardeners world going to try an hour long

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 16:05

Rob L - most of us on here would agree with you but it seems the powers that Beeb are slow to cotton on to the importance of gardens and gardening for personal, community and environmental well being.  It surely can't be any more expensive to produce than wall to wall antiquing and cookery programmes in diverse formats.

As you say, it is a huge subject with endless possibilities for informative and entertaining programmes.

I think we don't get follow-ups of Monty's assorted projects because there isn't a plan for the season.  It all seems to be very much "what shall we do today?" so there's no continuity.

Very pleased GW has been extended to one hour and introduced new features and ideas but still say "Thank heavens for Beechgrove!" which does trials and projects on plants/products/methods and reports back.

Strictly 2016

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 15:53

Verdun - I never use smilies and they don't register with me.  The one you refer to looks more like Pinocchio growing his nose telling porkies than someone trying to be funny.   

Tess's dress choices do seem odd sometimes for someone with such a gorgeous figure.  Too much black too.   I rather like Claudia's jokey bits like the long jumper and am pleased to see her wearing fewer "tents" of late.  She too has a lovely figure and you don't have to show acres of bare flesh.  Discreet and elegant is far more sexy on both men and women IMHO.

Who put a rather rotund Ed Balls in horizontal stripes?   And wotsit Redknap in that pink thing?

Strictly 2016

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 13:21

If you haven't watched it properly you can't  have an informed opinion.

I suggest you record the news and watch it twice instead.

All the Strictly judges have a background in dance and performance so judge accordingly.  The 'nasty' one was actually very mellow and constructive in his comments last year and I have found in the past that those that get his scathing comments generally deserve them.

Bulbs for Autumn and winter

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 13:14

The leaves feed the bulbs so yes, removing them will kill them and taking off any flowers will stop them seeding.

Bulbs for Autumn and winter

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 13:01

Thanks for the tip.   I'll try it that way first.

They're growing round an old well in the middle of the front so not prolific but not staying either.    I'm getting a flame thrower just in case cos I don't like to use weedkillers unless it's really persistent nasty stuff.

I have some seeds of proper bluebells to try and don't want contamination.

Strictly 2016

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 12:34

See reply on t'other thread.   Celebrity is a fairly loose term these days and most of it goes over my head as I don't watch much TV and no soaps or sports.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 12:29

That was explained last night - actors, singers, sports, TV presenters, politician........

If, like me, you don't watch sports, ITV or soaps you'd be hard pushed to recognise them.

Strictly 2016

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 11:58

Haven't heard of some of them but I like the look of a few Frank and expect some fun and some good dancing as the weeks progress..  

I just hope they take advantage of their 3 weeks of one to one lessons with a professional to produce a decent 90 seconds when they come back.  Doesn't seem too much to ask.

Can do without all the hype and padding but can't miss a week in case there is the odd early gem.

Bulbs for Autumn and winter

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 11:45

I spotted some Spanish bluebells in the new garden we're moving to soon.  They'll get nuked the minute they have enough greenery on to absorb some weedkiller.

Meanwhile, bulbs can planted in pots and kept cool but sheltered from frosts and then displayed or planted out where you have spaces and gaps next spring.   I leave all my bulbs in situ - snowdrops, crocuses, daffs, hyacinths, snowflakes, tulips, alliums, nectarospordums - and don't lift any once they're in the ground.  I only grow botanical tulips as the bigger hybrids don't do in my garden and I only try the botanicals in teh sunniest, best drained beds.  T

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