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The cutting garden 2016

Posted: Yesterday at 22:48

I've made a cutting garden in the vegetable garden. OH put up a trellis for my sweet peas. I've sown clarkia, ammi, calendula, larkspurs and cosmos directly into the soil and they are just showing. I have more plants still in the GH which will join them, more cosmos, antirrhinums, zinnias, lavatera Silver Cup. I bought bare roots of gypsophila in February which I potted up and are now 3 good plants.

Wollerton Hall vs. Snow Goose

Posted: Yesterday at 22:39

I have Mme Alfred Carrière, it grows pretty tall, probably too tall for a front door. A friend of mine has Snow Goose and loves it. It would be the right size for a front door.

Planting strawberries now

Posted: Yesterday at 22:28

I haven't planted mine yet, but I bought them last week, Charlotte.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: Yesterday at 22:01

Congratulations Panda  Will we get photos?

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: Yesterday at 21:09

Just back from garden club meeting. Another volunteer to help at mu Open Garden. Can't relax obelixx, giving a power point talk on creating an English garden in France for a gardening club on the edge of Charente on Thursday. Then I can relax

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: Yesterday at 09:07

Morning all. Cloudy. Had a GH shuffle this morning after feeding the horses. Now the coldframes are full as well as the GH.

I never noticed mucking out clearing the nose, but my horses don't live in. They have a field shelter so mucking out isn't enclosed.

Hands are aching from weeding. Still have 2 more beds and some tidying to do.

How to have a garden with spring and Summer interest?

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 22:48

I do the same with snowdrops and hostas. I also use annuals in summer, like salvia farinacea, to provide long lasting colour in gaps where I had tulips and forget-me-nots in spring. I plant bellis daisies and violas in front of borders in late autumn to flower from early spring. I plant dahlias and daffodils side by side.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 22:42

Am knackered. Whose silly idea was it to open my garden on Sunday?

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 14:30

Punkdoc's meal sounds yummy.

We had to go to the SM this morning so went to the GC s well. I wanted a group 3 clematis, preferably Niobe, and a honeysuckle "Serotina" but the GC had neither. I asked an employee which of the clematis that they had, very limited choice, were pruning group 3 and he hadn't a clue what I was talking about. He wasn't a salesperson, he was one of the GC's "trained advisors". French GCs aren't a patch on English ones. There were loads of pelargoniums though.

Your new-look forum will launch next week

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 14:13

Good point Mr J, I'd like that too.

I hope it isn't a case of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it".

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