Obelixx


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Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 22:54

How lovely to be able to chat to local people about what you're doing, especially youngsters.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 21:07

Funnily enough I had to explain gobbledegook to Possum today as she thinks one of her teachers may be using it wrongly.


Plasterers are in great demand Pdoc.  Even more so soon if TM and co get Brexit negotiations badly wrong.

Views on Plant Combination - Black Elder & Clematis

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 21:01

I've had that happen TB and by the time they do re-appear their label is long gone and you've bought others and have forgotten which it was.


Richard - Negritianka is such a luscious purple.  Hanna is lovely too - another who did a disappearing act on me and then re-appeared.   The baby you sent me is doing very well thanks.

Views on Plant Combination - Black Elder & Clematis

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 19:46

Definitely not tender TB.  My P. Diana in Belgium coped with -25C on a regular basis and gre more vigoous ever year.  Betty Corning in the same bed was also a good doer and so was Hendryetta.  However, Sunset and another whose name I forget really struggled.

Views on Plant Combination - Black Elder & Clematis

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 18:06

FG is right.  A strong red would look good or  strong clear pink like Princess Diana or Graveteye Beauty.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 18:04

Sounds like too much excitement!  Hope you and the pool are OK.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 17:43

I seem to remember that the general response of most bee keepers to Monty's item on GW was "Monty Don't". 


Have a google for Monty and Top Bar and see what they come up with but I reckon the best advice will come from experienced beekeepers.

Views on Plant Combination - Black Elder & Clematis

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 17:39

I think it would work well.  Have a look at Little Nell or Betty Corning for clems with pale, bell like flowers or Blue Angel/Blekitny Aniol if you like the more open flowers.   Florida Sieboldii is really quite tender so not a good choice if you get to 5C or below in winter.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 17:35

When we had workmen in Belgium they would refuse to come and snack or take a break in our kitchen so I would set them up with a table and plastic garden chairs in the garage or barn, depending, and provide a coffee machine and fresh baked muffins or biscuits or a cake each day.  They loved it and were always happy to come back.


Can't do that here as the oven is a no-no and, in any case, they take a 2 hour lunch break off site.   Won't even accept coffee.


Good news about your plasterer Clari.    

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 17:13

Been a busy day here.   Spent the morning emptying the annex for chappies to come and do insulation then a small raid on the local supermarket for doings for a hot and sour chicken soup to clear Possum's sinuses and then getting her packed up for the train back to Namur.  Then the electrician turned up, Bonzo got out and barked at everyone, Rasta ate the windfall birdy fat balls and has now been sick on the kitchen floor.  Nice.


TB - ask a bee specialist about having a natural hive where you don't harvest the honey.  Wild bees need homes and seem to manage without anyone harvesting their honey.


Clari - I dare say the museum wouldn't be colder than home so why not take in a sleeping bag and a camp bed?   Snooze as and when you can.


What was the exhibition Dove?

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Shrub ID please

 
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