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Forum: United Kingdom 20-03-2016, 06:55 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Bob Hobden
Laylandi and weed killer?

"Chris Hogg" wrote

Steph wrote:

I have a row of Laylandii planted last year, so far they are 3-4' high.
They were over run with weeds last summer and I sprayed carefully around
them with...
Forum: United Kingdom 18-03-2016, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 627
Posted By Bob Hobden
Outdoor plants that can be particular;ly successfully grown indoors

"David D S" wrote
I was active on here up to about 5 years ago when I moved to China. I
am now back in the UK (Midlands), because my health has declined,
rendering me a little bit housebound, and...
Forum: United Kingdom 13-03-2016, 08:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 374,888
Posted By Bob Hobden
Le Chameau boots

"Michael Uplawski" wrote
David Rance wrote:

Michael or Emery, you live in Orne. Can you tell me if the L'Aigle
factory is in L'Aigle? :-)

You ask the right kind of question...
As I have...
Forum: United Kingdom 12-03-2016, 01:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 374,888
Posted By Bob Hobden
Le Chameau boots

"Nick Maclaren" wrote

My problem is that Al Jazeera has gone to HD only :-(



Can still get it live on the PC via the ToView app which I find very useful
(need good broadband). Or you can use...
Forum: United Kingdom 11-03-2016, 03:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 374,888
Posted By Bob Hobden
Le Chameau boots

"Martin" wrote

David Rance wrote:

Emery Davis wrote:

David Rance wrote:

There was a short discussion here a few weeks ago about the fate of Le
Chameau boots. I happened...
Forum: United Kingdom 08-03-2016, 06:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By Bob Hobden
Costo's selling big Orange and Olive trees

"Dan S. MacAbre" wrote

Bob Hobden wrote:
Just back from Costco at Sunbury and they are selling big Orange trees
in full flower at £60 each, would cost you many times more from a citrus
...
Forum: United Kingdom 08-03-2016, 04:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By Bob Hobden
Costo's selling big Orange and Olive trees

Just back from Costco at Sunbury and they are selling big Orange trees in
full flower at £60 each, would cost you many times more from a citrus
nursery and that's if they had similar. Also large...
Forum: United Kingdom 05-03-2016, 09:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 746
Posted By Bob Hobden
Resuscitating a neglected indoor cactus - propagate cuttings?

wrote in message ...

I have a very neglected indoor cactus, the cylindrical type I suppose
you'd call it. The 'root end' looks very dead and brown but...
Forum: United Kingdom 01-03-2016, 07:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By Bob Hobden
Poorly lemon tree

"Jeff Layman" wrote

It's not mealy bug which is the pest with me, but scale insect. Then you
get black mould everywhere on the leaves below from their droppings! And,
like you say, RSM is a...
Forum: United Kingdom 23-02-2016, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 571
Posted By Bob Hobden
what, or whom, is digging up my onion sets?

"Broadback" wrote in message ...

I know they have a tenancy to push themselves above ground, but many of
them are also laterally displaced. Who might the culprits...
Forum: United Kingdom 15-02-2016, 02:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 509
Posted By Bob Hobden
soak hoses watering

"Judith in England" wrote
I am considering the watering hoses which leak water out all the way along
them. There are a number of different types/makes.

Anyone have experience or...
Forum: United Kingdom 14-02-2016, 06:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 775
Posted By Bob Hobden
Grass advice

"jumanji007" wrote
I had new turf laid last summer and it seemed they did a very good job.
It was all immaculate until winter set in and now there are parts of the
garden which are just soil and...
Forum: United Kingdom 14-02-2016, 06:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By Bob Hobden
Everyone blown away by the gales?

"David Hill" wrote

What has happened to everyone?

Not any damage I've found yet luckily. Lost a lot of the old leaves on the
big Cordyline but that's good.


Still waiting for our allotment...
Forum: United Kingdom 02-02-2016, 11:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By Bob Hobden
Orchid Flower life

"Spider" wrote
At the moment, I have 17 phals. I also have quite a few paphs, cymbs and
cambria types, plus one Cattaleya. Well over 30 orchids in all. This takes
quite a bit of care. I try...
Forum: United Kingdom 02-02-2016, 11:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By Bob Hobden
Orchid Flower life

"Jeff Layman" wrote
I've had a Keiki on one of my phals for around a year. The roots are around
20cm long, so I guess I can pot it up. I was wondering about leaving it on
the original plant...
Forum: United Kingdom 01-02-2016, 10:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 345
Posted By Bob Hobden
It's been too warm for too long

"Jeff Layman" wrote

I just despatched a queen wasp flying around the kitchen. It's the earliest
I can ever remember seeing a wasp flying. But then maybe it was a wasp I
saw flying last week...
Forum: United Kingdom 01-02-2016, 10:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By Bob Hobden
Orchid Flower life

"Roger Tonkin" wrote

says...

"Roger Tonkin" wrote

Over the weekend the last flower on my phal orchid fell off,
after the single stem (albeit branched) had...
Forum: United Kingdom 01-02-2016, 05:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 701
Posted By Bob Hobden
Which rose I wonder

"stuart noble" wrote

Bought this in the sale at Wyvale's. They have no idea what kind of rose it
is, and their records only list it as "climbing/bush", which isn't very
helpful. Mattocks...
Forum: United Kingdom 01-02-2016, 05:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By Bob Hobden
Orchid Flower life

"Roger Tonkin" wrote

Over the weekend the last flower on my phal orchid fell off,
after the single stem (albeit branched) had been in open flower
for 6 months and 2 days. The last flower hung...
Forum: United Kingdom 27-01-2016, 05:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,020
Posted By Bob Hobden
OT - Still having computer problems

"Charlie Pridham" wrote

I recently managed to salvage my old computer onto a windows 7 machine, all
is working and good!

However the experience has left me nervous of having no back up...
Forum: United Kingdom 21-01-2016, 03:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,103
Posted By Bob Hobden
Replacing a tree

"Chris Hogg" wrote...

"Bob Hobden" wrote:

Albizia julibrissin "Rosea' (One of my favourites which is why I have one
here from seed)

I read that it won't tolerate frost. Where are you?...
Forum: United Kingdom 19-01-2016, 06:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,103
Posted By Bob Hobden
Replacing a tree

"P. Alves" wrote...

Walnut is an option. I am not going for oak as I already have a couple.

So far, the options a
- Orange/clementine tree
- Mango (will need protection for the first few...
Forum: United Kingdom 13-01-2016, 04:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,269
Posted By Bob Hobden
Mineraly enriched soil?

"Nick Maclaren" wrote

In article ,
David Hill wrote:
In Tesco yesterday I noticed that their premium parsnips claimed to be...
Forum: United Kingdom 11-01-2016, 05:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 926
Posted By Bob Hobden
Can't identify conifer

wrote in message
...

Hi all
This conifer in my garden is 5m high and will have to...
Forum: United Kingdom 08-01-2016, 11:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 648
Posted By Bob Hobden
Thinning out Iris plants

"Michael Uplawski" wrote
Good afternoon,

In our domestic wet park (« phytoépuration »), we have combined Iris («
Iris des Marais »), Lythrum salicaria and Scirpus...

The time has come...
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