Obelixx


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Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 19/11/2017 at 14:07

That's a long morning Busy.  I hope you get a good lunch afterwards.


Turns out half the seeds need soaking for anything from 3 to 48 hours and then all of them need cold and hot or hot and cold to nudge them into germination mode.  This is going to have my head in a spin!

Grasses screening: Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' for screening

Posted: 19/11/2017 at 13:59

Don't go for giganteus as it gets to between 2.5 and 4m tall..  It will be huge and stiff and nowhere as attractive as the shorter forms which are also prettier and, more importantly, easier to cut when you do the annual hack.   You can cut the softer ones down with hedge trimmers but would need loppers to cut every single stem of the giganteus.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 19/11/2017 at 13:11

I wouldn't have known that name either Pat.  

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 19/11/2017 at 12:08

Had to google those.  pretty and probably much coveted for UK gardens where the temps suit.

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 19/11/2017 at 12:05

Butternut here Dove.  Soup for 2 days' lunch and cheese and herb scones.


Buns in the oven too.


OH wants to take the dogs to the beach but I need to do patchwork homework.  Boo.  Another day then.

Poorly Laurel

Posted: 19/11/2017 at 10:38

If it is deer, you need a fence high enough to stop them leaping over.  If it's rabbits, you need some mesh fence buried deep enough to stop them tunneling.


Either way I think you would do well to weed all along the base and clear the soil for about 30cms/12" either side of the trunks then water well and apply a mulch of well rotted garden compost or manure or a mix so that the roots of the plants get plenty of moisture and nutrients to help them support the plants.  Grass and other weeds will compete for nutrients and moisture to the detriment of your laurel.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 19/11/2017 at 10:15

He does look old and battered.  Have you any greens you can give him to save your carrots and nasturtiums?

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 19/11/2017 at 10:12

Late start today after a late night.   Good dancing tho so worth it.  13C and sunny out there. 


Sewing for an hour or two then sowing - trees and shrubs so winter stratifying needed.  Pumpkin soup to make in between for lunch and some banana and cardamom buns for tomorrow's patchwork class.


More coffee first. 


I hope all snuffles and sneezes and aches and pains are easing.   Hugs as needed.

Christmas Greenery

Posted: 18/11/2017 at 17:55

They are lovely.  Not a single wall light here so I shall have to be inventive.

25 yr old Forsythia tree leaning approx 50%

Posted: 18/11/2017 at 17:48

I agree.  After flowering - unless you don't mind losing the flowers - cut off all the branches which are growing in the wrong direction and give it a feed of blood, fish and bone to encourage it.   Later in summer you can remove any new ones that don't grow in the direction you'd like.  It will get the message.

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