Busy-Lizzie


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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: Yesterday at 20:29

Evening all. Done nuffin in the garden today, apart from put away a couple of sunloungers.

We went out to a lovely lunch with some lovely friends who had invited 2 other couples who we like. Didn't get home until 7pm! Well, 40 mins was driving. All English. Lots of chat and discussion.

DD, his name is Mick, must be the one you met. He is coming to inspect the garden on Friday. So much dead heading to do still and the grass needs mowing - OH's job! The grass that is.

Growing Roses

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 19:22

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/61117.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

Well, secateurs are to do with roses too.

I still have a few roses out, these are a sort of ground cover rose but don't know the name.

 

Recently moved, new garden but no skills! Any suggestions....

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 19:18

WillDB, that's what I would probably do too, but I didn't know how much work and border Gingerfingers wanted.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 19:09

Did the weekly shop, took OH's car to garage (brakes), moved 2 trailer loads of logs to sitting room and stacked them under the stairs for woodburner. Lots more to do though. Filled up horses' water butts. Did lots of deadheading yesterday, must do more as man is coming to look at the garden on Friday to see about opening it next year, new NGS type thing in France.

Going out to lunch with friends tomorrow.

Recently moved, new garden but no skills! Any suggestions....

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 22:55

If you like gardening then get rid of what you don't like and plant what you do like. If you don't like gardening then leave it, looks easy to maintain and not unpleasant.

Rosebed & Rockery

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 22:45

Having seen your rose place, I wouldn't worry about it. It looked fine to me. Some roses love sun. My Lady Emma Hamilton is in a pot on a sunny terrace and it's flowered almost none stop. I am going to put Pat Austin in a pot next to her. Paul's Scarlet Climber is on a hot sunny wall and it blooms amazingly. Your place wasn't totally full sun, there were trees, when I saw it it was fairly shady, end of afternoon. Soil looked good. Just don't let the roses dry out when we get a more typical hot Dordogne summer.

I am a bit off rockeries, having had one that got infested with bindweed. I think here it may get too hot and well drained. I would prefer a raised gravel bed with rock plants in it, if you really want alpines. They aren't so easy to find here as in the UK either - loads of common stuff like aubretia.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 22:33

Clari, my plum tree leaves are falling off too, ditto the greengage. Thought it was because of autumn.

DD, I wonder where that nursery is. Why invitation only? Don't they want to sell plants?

Did lots of deadheading today. Watered a lot of the flower garden this evening, it was so dry, but now it's raining. OH has been ripping out a shrub bed that was planted over 20 years ago, cotoneaster horizontalis was scruffy with big dead bits and they was a horrid prickly bluish conifer spilling onto the path. It's been heavy going. He's gone to bed aching.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 22:41

No, not the sofa, looked back - Panda pegged the washing machine on the line.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 22:39

Panda must be very strong!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 22:38

Was a busy day. Shifted manure, then OH wanted the tractor (garden one) and trailer so I sprayed the brambles in a paddock that is trying to turn back into forest. They've been cut several times, including by local farmer. Ground is very rocky, but horses' summer shelter is in that paddock and they need access to it. OH is having a clear out of a shrub bed that is past it's sell by date, also full of brambles. They will be dug out. Then I must think of which new shrubs I want and tell all my children before Christmas

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