Latest posts by Obelixx


Posted: 20/07/2016 at 20:47

Some rumbles here but only a few drops of rain.   Clouds have all rolled by now.

I've had a very hot and smelly day playing with chairs - sanding down and cleaning and feeding so lots of turps, white spirit, methanol and then oil.   Lovely cool shower to get all clean and fresh again but have to start again tomorrow.   More sanding etc before I can paint them.

I'm convinced appliances know how to pick their moments.  Our first dishwasher chose to flood the kitchen the day before a couple of friends and a family of 5 pitched up for a long weekend the first July we were here.  National building holiday period so 3 weeks till I could get it looked at.   The freezer died 6 weeks later on a hot August weekend with a party on the agenda.....

Recording GW to watch in peace later.    

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Maltese Cross

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 17:43

Mine don't flop.

What happened to the edit facility?

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 13:37

He wasn't happy about the changes to photo loading - frustrating fro him as he is a keen camera and photo buff.   Nora asked him to moderate his comments and criticisms as they were deemed disruptive so he has asked for his account to be deleted and gone off to pastures new.

It's a pity as it means all his posts have gone too.   Nora and Daniel have indicated several times that the photo issue is on their list of fixes to be done but also that available resources are limited and have to be spread across the whole site, not just the forum.   We do get to come here and play for free after all.

We just need to be patient.   The new font is definitely an improvement as is the improved contrast between background and text box and there is a lot less scrolling needed.   We would all like to see the "First unread post" feature restored but most of us seem to be managing without it now.   

Plant or Weed?

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 13:11

Patience.  Some flowers are green and some start green and then turn white or pink or some other colour.    

There's a green pom pom chrysanth much loved by flower arrangers and then a cone flower with greenish petals and all sorts of other stuff like Mathiasella bupleuroides 'Green Dream' which Monty planted at Berryfields in a previous incarnation of the GW programme before it went to his own garden. 

Another ID please

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 12:38

Thanks Nut.   Would you like me to try and get some seed if it's done in time?  leaving it behind at the end of September but my friend assures me she can give me another baby to take with me which implies it comes true.

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Maltese Cross

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 12:33

I bought mine in 10cm pots a couple of years ago and they were much admired last June when in full flower so I cut them half back in August so I could collect the seeds to share with friends who had admired it and by early October there were new flowers showing.  

I sowed some seed fresh and had very high germiation rates so lots of new babies for my borders and for friends and they should flower later this summer.

Brilliant plant and very easy to grow and care for.  I have very fertile alkaline loam soil and mine are in a mixed perennial bed that gets no sun till late March.   I cut down their spent growth in late autumn and add some home grown garden compost if I have some spare.  Chicken pellets in spring.  

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 12:25

Yes it is but it was his prerogative to delete his account and thus all his posts.

Love your sweet peas and other cut flowers.  I've never done them much here except for sweet peas a few years ago before all the clems took over - too often found the cats thought cut flowers and vases were for entertainment.  Different now we have dogs and just the one cat.

Another ID please

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 10:35

Can anyone tell me what this is?   Palmate leaves and white flowers just opening with a bit of green at the base of each petal.   Currently about 4' high but does get taller according to the friend who gave it to me.   She's lost the label unfortunately.

Wisteria White Silk, guidance please

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 09:09

Sometimes plants just need to be left to grow.  The art of gardening is to have the patience to wait for that to happen but also to know when to intervene and give support or guidance or referee so that a preferred treasure has the space and light it needs.

Enjoy the process.  The thing is that you will never know it all, no matter how many years you garden.  There's always some new plant or new combination or new technique to learn and so much to enjoy and share along the way.

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 09:02

Good idea as you need to keep picking the flowers so they don't waste energy on seed production and stop flowering.

Lovely colours in all the pics.  I like the deep purples and the reds.  Looking forward to growing some next year as I will have some space for once.

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