Latest posts by Obelixx

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 20/09/2017 at 11:19

Beautiful ceilings Busy and great photos of the ruins too.

I don't pay for my Photobucket use but I do have space limits so have deleted a lot of the older albums of my Belgian garden and also friends' gardens in Belgium to make way for new ones..  I do have the originals stored on an external disk but use photobucket for sharing.   Internet slow here too but they are gradually unrolling fibre optics in the Vendée.  Being rural and private we'll be very low down on the list.  I expect the Dordogne will be upgraded too but that, like me, you'll be low priority unless you have some businesses nearby.

simple Questions

Posted: 20/09/2017 at 11:05

Definitely lining up to be a candidate for the Ignore corner.

Garden visits - Asphodèle group, Vendée

Posted: 20/09/2017 at 11:04

What did you think of the jungle art?

Passiflora caerulea yellowing leaves and dropping?

Posted: 20/09/2017 at 11:03

This plant is generally deciduous tho sometimes partly evergreen in mild areas so leaf fall is normal and evergreens lose a few leaves all year round anyway as they age but are replaced by new ones.

Make sure you plant is sheltered from cold winds and heavy frosts.  Keep the compost moist but well-drained and, next spring, either give it a bigger pot or freshen up the top couple of inches of compost in its existing pot and give it a generous handful of slow release tomato food and then weekly feeds of liquid rose or tomato feed. 

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 20/09/2017 at 10:56

Good morning.   Lie in today cos I've been bitten and was awake half the nigh applying anti-itch despite taking anti-histamines.   Persistent and potent biters!

On the whole, people round her drive at sensible speeds and are happy to slow down and move over which is a huge difference from when we first drove regularly in France over 20 odd years ago but some days, on longer trips we seem to collect every numpty going - wrong speed, not looking, not indicating, turning inappropriately etc.  

Pdoc - lentils for me.   Well done with NDN.  Hope he didn't do anything silly to OH's car.  Have you got a CCTV camera installed on your house to record, and maybe limit, his shenanigans?  

Chicky - good news for dad.   Empty nest feelings will ease, honestly.

Busy - hope you find the garden visits thread.  I didn't for my photos from Sunday's visits.   Been invited by 2 new friends in the garden group to visit their gardens this Friday pm and hope they don't mine me taking pics.   Have a good trip back tomorrow.

Hosta and Lyn - enjoy your day at Rosemoor.

Greetings everyone and the cats and dogs.   Hope it's a good day for you.  I'm off to tend to my roses for a wee while.

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Yew bare root planting, autumn of spring?

Posted: 19/09/2017 at 21:40

Autumn for bare root anything - soil still warm and the roots have time to settle before the plants get active in spring and require food and water supplies from their roots.

Gardening for active elderly

Posted: 19/09/2017 at 21:38

If there's golf on TV I find my OH can be a heavy object to shift but wiling enough to do heavy lifting otherwise.

How do you define elderly?  I had my only child aged 42.  Medically, pregnancy over 35 is defined as a geriatric pregnancy.

Now that she is 22 I know people of her age and older who get exhausted just hearing about what I and my kind get up to.  Gardeners, in general, are active, energetic and inventive people who find ways round problems and stay fit and supple far longer than couch potatoes.. 

The student posting this question needs to think much more carefully about what he or she wants to achieve and how to define and quantify the limits of his or her project and/or aspirations and then, maybe, ask a more intelligent and considered question.

Allotment diary.

Posted: 19/09/2017 at 21:26

That's correct.

simple Questions

Posted: 19/09/2017 at 21:24

You need to embrace the power of Google and look and learn for yourself!

Herbs can be annuals, biennials or perennials and can be used for culinary of medicinal purposes.

Have a look at this site for starters then google on from there if you need more info.  http://thegardeningcook.com/fresh-herbs-annual-perennial-or-biennial-which-is-yours/

You also need to start finding your way around the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) website which includes lists and info about all sorts of plants you are likely to be selling - as well as many more - along with info on their size, soil and light needs, hardiness and how and when to sow, grow, propagate and prune.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 19/09/2017 at 16:48

I'm assuming both but can't really say as I'm just getting to know them.   I've just found some sprouting in a pot of daff bulbs I dug up earlier this year and hadn't separated as they do look just like wee daff bulbs.  I shall pot them up quickly and see what happens.   They aren't growing in the best soil here - heavy clay that goes rock hard in dry spells.  None in the looser, more fertile bits that have been pasture before.

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Discussions started by Obelixx

Taxonomists and name changes

When did this happen? 
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Sphaeralcea - globe mallow

Anyone grow this? 
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Photos of two very different gardens visited on 17/10 
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Pics of a few chateaux and grounds 
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Hello Forkers ... September edition

A friendly place of frolics and conversation where everyone is welcome to join in to chat and procrastinate to their heart's content... 
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Who's nicked my figs?

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Can you name this clematis? 
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