Latest posts by Obelixx

Name please?

Posted: 22/06/2017 at 13:54

And the broader or more succulent looking the leaf, the less hardy in frosts so if you're in a cold area, choose the smaller leaved versions.

Gunnera problem – leaves turning brown and holes appearing

Posted: 22/06/2017 at 12:34

Water generously every day.  Or get it in the ground in a moist spot.

I have one I've been nurturing in a big pot so I could take it into shelter to get it through cold Belgian winters and in this new garden it's in the shade awaiting clearance of the pond edges so I can plant it out and I am giving it a good drenching every day.  Even so, I've had to remove the largest leaves in the heatwave as they were going brown and crispy.

What is wrong with my Clematis?

Posted: 22/06/2017 at 11:20

Richard is a professional clematis grower with his own nursery.  Take his advice.

Unknown rapid growing exotic plant

Posted: 22/06/2017 at 10:54

Do bamboos have spotty stems?   Could be tho so good luck sorting those out.

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 22/06/2017 at 10:53

Sleeping well at the mo with either nothing or just the duvet cover over us.   We've put the picnic quilto on the floor so the dogs can stretch out to sleep and the kittens have taken to windowsills in front of open windows to sleep.  They were very hungry this morning after two days of just licking the juice and not eating the chunks.

A bit cooler today after a misty start but still much hotter than June should be.   Another coat of paint and then weeding for me.   OH is going to dig out a bed in the potager so I can get the red onions in and the sweetcorn.  He can use his rotavator so not too hot making.   Dance class will be interesting this evening.   We'll need a towel!

Clari - try Boots one-a-day allergy pills.  No sleepies.   Is he pregnant or not!!!

Busy - hope the X-rays and scans lead to some help.  I had cortisone injections in my lumbar spine to ease 3 slipped discs and resultant trapped nerves.  Still working 15 years later tho I do get a dull ache if I overdo things and know then to rest and stretch.

Best wishes to all who are crook or feeling low.   Happy gardening for those who can - great therapy for all sorts of things.

Unknown rapid growing exotic plant

Posted: 22/06/2017 at 10:37

I reckon it's one of these and very happy in your garden.  I never got one to last more than one season in my old garden and it's too dry to try here.


KEW Gardens Visit

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 22:40

Me too, especially the new long borders please.

More hozelock woe

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 22:18

Remove it and take it with you when you go to buy a replacement.

HELP! Out of control clematis

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 22:05

Cut it back as described above then leave it to wilt before you try to pull it down.  It will be easier to handle.   To help it get over the shock, give it a liquid feed of tomato food to encourage new stems to grow and, when you've pulled it all down, give it another liquid feed, remove the grass and any other weeds at the base and pile on some good quality potting compost around the base.   

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