Latest posts by Obelixx

Saving my hydrangea

Posted: 24/11/2017 at 19:55

I agree, unless you want to give space to the hydrangea and ditch the boring laurels.

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 24/11/2017 at 19:53

Good to see you FG.   My 'pooter doesn't run slow but, oh my, th'internet can be snail mail.

Hosta - Not good for th enew arrivals but I guess they don't need many clothes for lying round the pool.

We have had some rain!   Not a lot, but enough to disgruntle two clean, dry, furry pussies who aren't used to it and got caught out.

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 24/11/2017 at 17:31

Pdoc - what he doesn't see and all that.  Too late to moan tomorrow.

No excuses needed for indulging in rugby and cricket.  OH does and endless golf too.   I have a TV in the kitchen so I can escape and another with a DVD player in my sewing room so he can hog the big screen if he must - as long as any ironing gets done.

I hope you managed to get outside and enjoy the sun today.  Very cheering if you can - and every little helps.

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 24/11/2017 at 17:04

Planted out a bag of red onions, 5 cloves from 5 fat bulbs of garlic, a dozen winter lettuce and 6 each of Savoys and Romanesco.   Then it got dark very quickly so they're being watered in with the sprinkler on a timer.   Can't see to water by hand from the water butt.

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 24/11/2017 at 17:01

OH complained this morning that I've been staying reading in bed a lot lately.  Course I have - snuggles with Cosmos who needs the comfort and Minstrel joins in most days and Rasta too.   Even Bonzo came to say hello this morning and he knows that in our Belgian house doggies were not allowed upstairs so is reluctant and sheepish in this one.

Whilst planting some more Romanesco and Savoys and then the onions and some garlic Minstrel teased both doggies into chasing her all over and that included triple hysterics in the cabbage patch!   Humph!  She gets them all excited and then slips through the mesh fence and up the nearest tree, much to the bemusement of the calves in the open sided barn next door.

OH has finally come home from golf and is walking the dogs in the dark so I've put the sprinkler on my newly planted veggies while he can't see and have a moan.  Warm enough to do all that in a long-sleeved t-shirt and jeans but they reckon it'll get cold tonight and, with wind chill, feel below freezing.

Better put my new treasures in a sheltered spot and then decide what to do with some chicken thighs.

Gardening tips

Posted: 24/11/2017 at 14:45

Patrevill - best to start your own new thread than hijack someone else's on a different subject

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 24/11/2017 at 14:17

Sending warming thoughts your way Joyce.

Cosmos' paw is improving but slowly.   No idea what the infection is but his pad is now clean and dry and re-growing.  Another 10 days of meds and dressing and then another check-up.   All very well but the meds are making him fat - steroids? - and he just sleeps a lot.    Minstrel has taken to playing ticky with Bonzo dog instead.

Furniture moved so I'm off to plant the onions now.

Slightly overgrown onto front path..

Posted: 24/11/2017 at 13:52

The hazel is a prime candidate for winter coppicing so you can cut back every stem now while it is dormant.   I would cut the spiraea back by half so that the remaining shoots protect the centre from any hard frosts and then, i spring, when the worst frosts are over you can cut the rest back or just take half the stems back to their base as you prefer.

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 24/11/2017 at 13:48

15C here Joyce.  i'll swap you 10°C for 10" of rain.

Winter care of Fortunei

Posted: 24/11/2017 at 13:00

Did you try google?   There's a wee video on youtube and this link may help - https://www.bigplantnursery.co.uk/winterpalmplantprotection.php

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