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Tree seems to be bleeding

Posted: 08/10/2016 at 18:50

I fear it could be a disease like Bleeding Canker.

Autumn colour.

Posted: 08/10/2016 at 18:36

I live in France and find the French ideas about them a bit strange. The French don't seem to grow them for their gardens, they grow them to put in the cemeteries for All Saints and All Souls at the beginning of November. Garden Centres, supermarkets, roadside stalls are full of them the second half of October.


Posted: 08/10/2016 at 18:32

It's supposed to be harmless on the ground, but there is a lot written about it. I have to admit to using it in the vegetable garden to get rid of bindweed. I would have thought that it would be fine by next spring. The bottle says it's OK after a week or two.

Beautiful 12ft Victorian brick wall

Posted: 08/10/2016 at 18:23

Walls like that are classic for fruit trees, you have to keep them pruned like the one above but it's not difficult.

You could also plant flowering climbers such as clematis and roses. But the ground would have to be dug and manured and you would have to provide supports such as horizontal wires.

Don't plant anything too close to the wall, it can be very dry as the wall shelters the ground immediately below from the rain.

It looks as though you could have a fabulous garden there.

Camera Talk

Posted: 08/10/2016 at 18:08

Thank you GD, that was interesting. Now I'm off to look at Google! I know a couple of people who are now living in Dordogne but came from the Channel Islands.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 08/10/2016 at 15:19

Son rang this morning to ask if he could come to lunch, & DIL and 2 little boys (1 & 2). Hurriedly got some salmon out of the freezer. Was lovely to see them.

Camera Talk

Posted: 08/10/2016 at 10:45

What a difference in different parts of the  world. Here there are a lot of trees, green rolling hills, rivers, old stone houses and chateaux.

Strange to think Pat is having spring and we are going into autumn.

Pictures of Dordogne.

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HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 08/10/2016 at 09:43

Morning all

We enjoyed the barn dance last night. What we all lacked in skill we made up with laughter and enthusiasm! Good dinner, Hotpot then apple crumble with a buttery crisp crumble how I like it.

pet companions

Posted: 08/10/2016 at 09:39

Glad Bracken is feeling better.

My flowers ... (2)

Posted: 07/10/2016 at 22:50

He sounds like a walking nightmare!

I am in SW France, Dordogne. It is hotter in the summer than England, but colder in winter. The French aren't so interested in gardening as the English, the climate here is harder anyway, but they like growing vegetables and pelargoniums.

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We visited this garden yesterday, fabulous 
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What tree has a flower like this?

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Are there seeds that don't like very cold storage?

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weird caterpillar like thingy ID please

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photos of our gardens 
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Does anyone recognise this cactus like plant?

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Thank you to Tech team

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Changing avator picture

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