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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 22:21

I kept wondering what BFN meant on KEF's posts. I thought it meant Big Fat Negative for a pregnancy test (ex-nurse!) Then Tracey said bye for now and it clicked!

Have had a busy day in glorious sunshine. Morning in greenhouse, afternoon pruning roses. That's 12 climbers done now, nearly finished them. Not doing the 2 climbing Cecile Brunner. They had a really hard prune by OH last year and then grew like mad. Lots of lovely arching branches covered in leaves now.

Still haven't finished 50 shades, started it a few months ago. Got sort of bored with the male interest and how good looking he was.

An ENVY thread....

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 09:10

Matty, can't grow primroses here either. Shallow limestone. Primroses prefer less alkali, more moisture, but cowslips grow very well here. Cowslips grow well in the Cotswolds and I think this bit of Dordogne is more like the Cotswolds.

I envy people who can plant roses where they like without the deer eating them.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 09:06

Good morning all, lovely and sunny.

I wonder if it will be dry enough to mow in a few days. Some parts were still squelching yesterday.

Going to prick out seedlings in GH this morning and get heating arrangements for night set up.

tropical

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 22:28

Crocosmia Lucifer is bright red and hardy. Red Hot pokers, Kniphofia, have a sort of hot look. Cannas look bright and have a very tropical look, but you have to store them over winter, rather like dahlias.

Weed seedling web page

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 22:17

Thanks Peanuts, a useful site.

I sow seeds either in lines or in a noughts and crosses pattern.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 22:10

I thought it was something to do with being in France that made it lose the sound, but if Dove lost it and some other friends, then it wasn't. All that talk about modern roses having repeat perfumed flowers and not a mention of David Austin.

Stagnant rain water

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 18:47

How deep can you dig? Is the rest of your garden very wet after all the rain? It could get better with some dry weather. I'm not an expert on this sort of thing, but I wanted to move your question up so the evening arrivals would see it.

I wonder if you could put drainage pipes in it. It's probably just that the clay is very thick.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 18:26

Loads of cranes have just flown over the house, but getting too dark for a photo. They make a lot of noise.

More pruning this afternoon. Just can't reach all of Mme Alfred Carrière so she'll just have to wave about above the pillar she's attached to. Grass getting very long, but seems to have died under the copper beech and turned into moss under the acacia.

Forecast is sun for the next few days, 18° on Sunday. Sometimes it snows in March!

Having Steak Diane tonight with rosties and asparagus - which has suddenly gone down in price at the supermarket.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 08:40

Morning all. I'm back from seeing my daughter. Have a good day with your son, Dove.

I saw we had a new girl yesterday, KEF noticed. Welcome Smiler 1, if you can get a word in edgeways!

smiler1 wrote (see)
Good afternoon everyone, got a week off and just browsing at all your wonderful cakes, i could eat a slice with a cup of tea mmmmmmm : )

 

The sun was out for my visit. We took the boys (3, 6, 8) to the swimming pool, which they love. Yesterday we were mostly in the garden. Helped daughter (No 1) weed 2 beds. She's bought lots more roses, incl. David Austin ones. She has about an acre, big grass area for boys to play on, lots of fruit trees, veg. garden, some flowerbeds and shrubs and now lots of roses. South of Poitiers, 2 1/2 hours from me in Dordogne.

I was wondering about putting some of my windowsill baby plants in the GH, but it was -5° this morning, sunny.

Camera Corner

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 22:52

They really are beautiful photos.

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