Latest posts by Obelixx

Transplanting hydrangeas

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 15:27

Planting out from pots can be done at any time of year as long as the roots are given a thorough soaking first and then teased out so they spread into the surrounding soil which needs to have been well dug over and improved with garden compost.   Keep watered till established.

Digging up established plants and transplanting is best done in autumn when the plant goes dormant above ground.  This puts less stress on the roots and gives them time to develop over winter before they have to cope with all the new energy spurt in spring.   Water well before and after to reduce stress and help it settle in.

Last edited: 03 September 2016 15:27:30

Another Leylandii issue

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 15:16

Found this online.  May be of help with procedures to follow to get the council to intervene - https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/9411/highhedgescomplaining.pdf

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 15:07

And if ex-OH isn't back by 5, take both boys to their respective homes for their tea/dinner.   Don't let him think you'll wait for him to get home at his own convenience.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 14:45

I agree with PP.  He's nasty and won't change and also Dove about keeping a diary.

Make the rules clear - your time with Charlie is your time, not his.  Also, you are not a free babysitter any more and can't just change your plans to suit him.   You have your own interests and pursuits and obligations to follow.  

Make it clear to Charlie too that he mustn't fall into Daddy traps and can have his friends to play at your place when it's your weekend and at Daddy's when it's his.  

Love Kitty's idea of making a mess in the kitchen.

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HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 14:35

Wine Yvie!  Yogurt and fruit or honey for breakfast.

Busy - I don't think UK and French TVs are compatible and it seems Belgian and French aren't ether.  At least, chappy in France said there was nothing wrong with the aerial but we need a French TV to get the signal.   I do like to keep up with local news as well as the wider world.

I usually find the first Strictly hopelessly corny and then we have to wait another 3 or 4 weeks to see which idiot(s) couldn't get one 90 second dance routine and maybe a group dance nailed in all that time of one to one teaching with a top professional.   Love it all the same though.

Gardens we have visited 2016

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 13:13

Good photos Busy.  Thanks.  Some lovely plants in there but seeing them massed like that make me realise I don't want a mono culture of dahlias except maybe if i do a cutting garden.

Love those benches and the water garden.   Very inviting.

Last edited: 03 September 2016 13:13:17

Things I don't get

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 13:06

There is a vaccine available but it is banned for cattle in the EU because there is currently no way to tell between an infected beast and a vaccinated beast.   I'd have thought a simple process of vaccinating every single calf and noting it on the records associated with their ear tag would do the trick but that may be too simplistic.

They could also vaccinate badgers with a bit of concerted effort and organisation.   Belgium managed to eradicate rabies in wild foxes using vaccines and it has been kept rabies free - apart from one dog imported from Morocco - by a programme of vaccinating dogs combined with the use of EU pet passports so it should be possible for badgers and TB. 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 11:20

HI Busy.  We have an aerial and an old satellite dish on teh new house?  Chappy came to sort them out so OH could get his Olympic fix while I painted walls and says we need  French TV to get a signal from the French aerial.   Did you take a French TV to Norfolk or get a new one locally?

Heard about that lorry and the footbridge and just hope it is well and truly sorted now.   The dogs and cat don't understand traffic queues but prefer them to kennels.  Cheaper too.

Hard sorting plants.   So many treasured babies!   An so many huge fat slugs lurking!  Much splatting on the road today.

Last edited: 03 September 2016 11:21:29

Gardeners world going to try an hour long

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 11:15

Look in the members' handbook and on their website.   They've changed the system since I last used the service.


Posted: 03/09/2016 at 11:14

Aym - if you're on a budget I'd say go for tried and tested every time.   A good new nursery or supplier will soon get a following and recommendations and then be a safe bet for you to try.

You did say you'd had some duffers and can ill afford such mistakes.

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