Latest posts by Obelixx

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 26/09/2017 at 10:42

Haven't seen those on sale for donkey's years Dove, hence putting elastic in my jeans.  Philippa, I think, advised me to try Etam for shapely jeans but they're all too low on the hips for me.  I've only recently started wearing them again after finding none to come even close to fitting me between the ages of 16 and 50 odd.   

Pdoc - check out the pigeon protectors in the photo on these lettuces - cheap, easy and effective as long as frosts aren't a problem.

Definitely need a view and plenty of light Liri.  Hosta's hubby says I should neuter those walls with grey first.

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 26/09/2017 at 09:29

What are you sowing?   I'm wondering about getting a head start on seedlings now so they can benefit form, I hope, increased rainfall this autumn to get their roots down deep so they can cope with any more drought or excess heat next spring and summer.

First to find some decent seed compost tho.

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 26/09/2017 at 09:02

I have no idea DL.  Previous owners were a fireman who scarpered suddenly about 4 years ago leaving child-minder wife and 3 kids.   I assume she chose the colours and where to put the alphabet stickers - all gone now but covering those paint colours is going to be a real chore.

No gardening progs Pat?  In spring?   Shameful!

Seed head identification

Posted: 26/09/2017 at 08:07

I can't enlarge the picture so it's hard to distinguish the features.  That said, this is a UK based forum with one or two extraneous elements like me in Europe and Oz and that may well be a plant we just don't know or grow over here.

I suggest you contact a local botanical garden or garden forum.

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 26/09/2017 at 07:56

Have some more DL.  Help clear the head!

What is it about OHs and peripheral vision?   Is mine particularly unobservant or is it male physiology?

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 26/09/2017 at 07:24

Good morning.  2nd coffee and on parade for supposedly imminent builders coming to start on the foundations for our shower room, the idea being that when we get well past 27 the knees won't do stairs too well,   By then, the unattractive green and turquoise former playroom will be a charming bedroom with a rose garden outside its door...........

Cloudy all round the horizon with watery looking cream and grey bits to the east but clear overhead so I can play outside with furniture and maybe some pots.

OH is off to Nantes-ish to play golf all day so I get to supervise dogs and men.

No wind here either Pat but more important for you I think.  Good.

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 25/09/2017 at 22:23

Maybe they're for making vodka rather than mash or chips.

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 25/09/2017 at 21:44

I buy mine in 1kg bags if I can and about 6 times a year.  Don't eat many spuds.

Buying on-line - tips?

Posted: 25/09/2017 at 21:21

Your camellia will want to flower much earlier than either the ash or tree fern will have their leaves out so do think hard about how much protection they will really give form early sun.

Buying on-line - tips?

Posted: 25/09/2017 at 20:49

Don't plant a camellia in a NE aspect.  When their flower buds are frozen in cold spells they die if thawed to fast by the early eastern sun.   No flowers.  Grow it south or west facing and you should be fine.

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