Latest posts by Obelixx

Trailing evergreen for container?

Posted: 27/06/2016 at 23:22

Persicaria affinis ‘Superba’ or 'Darjeeling Red' might work.  I have it creeping down railway sleepers.   It is evergreen but does go a dry, rust colour in a cold winter. 

Phlox subulata ‘McDaniel’s Cushion’ is a creeping form that may fit the bill and then there's evergreen variegated ivy as a good foil to other plants.


Posted: 27/06/2016 at 22:47

It was definitely the players on the pitch and not the manager wasn't it?   They are some of the highest paid "professional" players in the world aren't they?

I'm not fussed either way as I dislike football but OH is disappointed to say the least and said it was a shambles.   He hardly ever swears but tonight he let a few choice expletives slip.

Wall to wall tennis now for 2 weeks and Olympics still to come and rain, rain, rain.   What a summer we are having.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 27/06/2016 at 22:03

Potted up 24 babies but don't know what they are as they were sown fresh last year and the winter winds have swiped the label.   Perennial flowers of some sort.   Dug up Jacquelin Dupré who is struggling in all this rain and have pruned her and potted her and put in a sheltered spot to recover.

Planted out my oak leaf and Cos lettuce plugs plus fennel and beets.  Slug food no doubt but they needed to grow on.   Weeded between downpours and potted up hostas whle the rain fell liberally.   Getting very fed up with all this grey.   Don't mind lots of rain, just want some blue bits in between please so things can dry out a bit.

Even my shed is wet!

Twisted Willow

Posted: 27/06/2016 at 20:20

Assuming you have dried them out since autumn they could be used as pea sticks or other plant supports in your borders.   

Help! Slugs on my organic veg!

Posted: 27/06/2016 at 20:14

Wildlife friendly slug pellets based on ferrous phosphate and not metaldehyde.

However, have to say that it hasn't saved my kohl rabi and half the salads and pak choi have been chomped too and they're all over the strawberries.   Just too wet to keep up this year.

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Posted: 27/06/2016 at 20:10

Got soaked again trying to weed the jungle and plant out more slug food - lettuces, beets and fennel.    Another Japanese maple has died so that just leaves me the two in pots.  Hope they don't get whatever lurgy it is.

There's a wee joke on Belgian Facebook.  Four Hungarians go into a bar and ask for 4 coca cola lite.  Barman says "Sorry, no lite but I can do you 4 Zero."   Boom boom.   Sorry, wall to wall football and now tennis too and no escape on the Beeb.  Maddening.

Making a  rhubarb and lemon cake to have with coffee tomorrow and then a pavlova base to have with strawberries for pud at lunchtime.  Garden group chez moi tomorrow. - Brits, German, Dutch, Belgian and Japanese.

Last edited: 27 June 2016 20:11:22

Gardening Crafters

Posted: 27/06/2016 at 16:10

Love that colour purple and the second one with the fluting and stripes is just gorgeous.

Well done you.


Posted: 27/06/2016 at 14:08

Info should be on packet instructions.

Gardening by the Moon

Posted: 27/06/2016 at 14:07

Take photos.  Load onto PC.  Resize if necessary as new format won't take big images.  Click on camera logo at top right of text box then on image in pictures folder.

Independence Day?

Posted: 27/06/2016 at 14:02

The UK gets a lot back.

Scotland - population 5.3 million - €941million allocated for projects from 2014 to 2000

Wales – population 3million and a bit - €4billion since 2000

Northern Ireland – population 1.8 million - €675million (includes peace project funding)

Cornwall – 500,000 - €650million between 2007 and 2013

Yorkshire and Humber – €650million plus a further €750million allocated for science projects - http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/yorkshire-a-hotbed-of-science-as-eu-funding-set-to-double-1-7640338

Do the sums and ask yourself if the English in the south east who contribute most to the central coffers will be happy to carry on paying at this level.

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