Latest posts by Obelixx

Clematis ' Doctor Mary '

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 18:31

I can do that but can't find a clematis supplier in this region but there is one elsewhere who'll do mail order.

I really like the look of your Lord Herschell too.   Clematis envy!

Wall defender

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 16:49

Not if you prepare the hole well and are scrupulous about watering.  The problem with proximity to walls is first of all teh rain shadow means the roots will be too dry and secondly the bricks in the foundations will absorb moisture too but it should be fine if you can keep it watered regularly for at least the first couple of years while it gets its roots established.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 16:23

Thank you all.

We were advised we have to use quicklime to keep marauding foxes and stoats and martens off so have been on a tour..........so, a bit late in the day, OH is finally out there digging a regulation 1m deep hole.   25 kilo bags but the surplus can be diluted and used to paint fruit tree trunks to deter pests.

We also came home with some bulbs to plant on her grave and10 each of 3 types of strawberry plants to crop from May to October.  Need something else though for this period as she came to us late one September.   Maybe transfer some of those autumn daffs which are popping up all over now and one of my shrubs from Belgium.

Wall defender

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 15:54

Pyracantha.  Evergreen, spring blossom, autumn fruit, great for wildlife form insects to birds for food and shelter and, above all, thorny.  Can be trained along a wall on wires and will not damage foundations or mortar or bricks.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 13:52

After her little flourish earlier in teh week, Pusscat took a turn for the worse so we took her to the vet this morning.   Now we have to bury her according to local rules and regs.

Going to need a lot of chocolate today.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 09:31

Dry as a  bone here too Busy and only dribbles of rain forecast for tomorrow but no frosty bits for ages as we're just 20kms from nearest bit of coast.   I tried 3 DIY and garden stores for ordinary pots yesterday so I can sow some broad beans.   No joy so ended up online last night and there's a place in Angles, about 20 mins away so we'll have to check it out.

Clari - Reggie looks like he's had a great day out.  Hope you did too and that your loins are suitably girded for another day of DIY.

Joyce - enjoy your lunch.

Yvie- we're supposed to develop resistance to colds with age and experience but I always seem to get a humdinger in September/October as school/college/activities start again.  Pot of Jewish penicillin is on the go, just in case.

Don't usually like cider except for cooking Papi-Jo but that looks like a good recipe to try but it'll have to be damson gin.

Have a good day everyone.

Clematis ' Doctor Mary '

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 09:19

It's gorgeous.  Another herbaceous one?

Strictly is back!

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 08:53

I did make it clear that medical reasons were valid but having a paddy isn't.   I don't want to know the details as I don't do "celebrity" gossip but I do have the right to be irritated if he is just having a paddy.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 11/10/2016 at 22:04

 When these people sign up for Strictly it's for a well known format and 3 months of hard slog.   There's a huge investment in the series from the booking of celebrities to all the planning of the shows, professional and group dance routines, professionals' choreographies for their partners, music, guests, costumes and so on.

It is, IMO, irritating when one of them decides they shouldn't be there, for whatever reason and, like I said, it is very unfair on their professional whose career can be affected by their performances.  The only reason for leaving early is personal injury or illness.   Other than that, the celebs should be professional enough to see it through.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 11/10/2016 at 21:08

What an irritating idiot!   So unfair for his professional partner apart from upsetting the series schedule and disappointing fans.    

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