Latest posts by Obelixx

SOS Allotments appeal

Posted: 10/12/2017 at 16:41

It seems these allotments are in peril because of plans to install an all weather football pitch which could just as easily be placed nearby.   What a waste!!

SOS Allotments appeal

Posted: 10/12/2017 at 16:34

I don't think they need to be tarted up to provide accommodation.  Some of them are beautiful - just need internal insulation, leccy, plumbing etc.

Wildlife photos

Posted: 10/12/2017 at 14:55

Lovely clear shots and I love the gannet.   We have sandpipers bobbing about on our local beaches but I have never yet managed to get one in focus.  Nippy wee things, but beautiful.

Clematis integrifolia

Posted: 10/12/2017 at 14:48

Wow.  Not bad for a clem that's reputed to get to 150cm!

Clematis integrifolia

Posted: 10/12/2017 at 14:31

Thanks Richard.  I bought it from my Clematis Man in Belgium so it's been in a big pot for 18 month snow.  Did well despite the drought and heat because I could move it to shade in the heatwave.   Lovely flower.

Our drought has finally broken and we're had 4cm or rain this last week.  Only a  deficit of 70 or 80 to make up but I'm hoping we can soon work the soil to make the new rose and clems bed.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 10/12/2017 at 13:47

Mild but wet and very windy here.  Happy to have rain.

Clematis integrifolia

Posted: 10/12/2017 at 13:28

Rosea is a good pink which is why I chose it to grow with my Sceptr'd Isle, William Shakespeare and Gertride Jekyll roses but she only flowered well for 2 years and then failed to re-appear one spring.  To be fair William Shakespeare was a wuss too and yet it was the sunniest and most sheltered bed in the garden.   Princess Diana, Sunset and Betty Corning loved it and Hendryetta too when she wasn't having a crispy strop.

I've bought a Jan Fopma to try here.

SOS Allotments appeal

Posted: 10/12/2017 at 13:12

Thanks all.  Lots of allotments under pressure cos they're an easy target, especially for unimaginative councils and planners.   

Given it's Huddersfield there must be all sorts of  "dark satanic mills" that could be converted to houses and apartments.

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 10/12/2017 at 13:08

Just start a GW book club thread - mention a good book you've read - or a really bad one - and see who agrees and what else they recommend or suggest avoiding.   Might get some good tips from forum members who don't read this thread.   Good winter topic too.

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 10/12/2017 at 12:36

Fallen tree?  Jack-knifed lorry?  Shunt?  

Discussions started by Obelixx

SOS Allotments appeal

Petition to save allotments in Huddersfield 
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Last Post: 13/12/2017 at 18:37

Wisley safe - for now

Threatened by plans to widen the A3 
Replies: 6    Views: 469
Last Post: 08/12/2017 at 16:45

Taxonomists and name changes

When did this happen? 
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Last Post: 15/11/2017 at 16:37

Sphaeralcea - globe mallow

Anyone grow this? 
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Last Post: 26/10/2017 at 17:43

Garden visits - Asphodèle group, Vendée

Photos of two very different gardens visited on 17/10 
Replies: 16    Views: 624
Last Post: 24/09/2017 at 20:02

Loire chateaux

Pics of a few chateaux and grounds 
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Last Post: 09/09/2017 at 19:19

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... 
Replies: 1326    Views: 41084
Last Post: 01/10/2017 at 10:13

Who's nicked my figs?

Mystery fig disappearance 
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Last Post: 11/06/2017 at 09:04

Snake ID please

Found canoodling in the sun but what are they? 
Replies: 4    Views: 490
Last Post: 03/06/2017 at 09:22

Clematis ID

Can you name this clematis? 
Replies: 9    Views: 491
Last Post: 20/05/2017 at 14:26

Feeble hyacinths or Spanish bluebells?

Opinions please 
Replies: 6    Views: 402
Last Post: 06/04/2017 at 17:42


Erection and siting 
Replies: 4    Views: 445
Last Post: 18/02/2017 at 17:32

Cutting garden

Tips please 
Replies: 22    Views: 1865
Last Post: 08/06/2017 at 22:33


What to do with them 
Replies: 11    Views: 668
Last Post: 14/11/2016 at 21:06

Weather station

Recommendations please 
Replies: 2    Views: 516
Last Post: 08/11/2016 at 14:53
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