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Posted: 01/10/2014 at 22:50

I think cuttings are easier with pelargoniums and are true to type. Moulin Rouge is an F1 hybrid, which means it's unlikely to come true from saved seeds.


Posted: 01/10/2014 at 22:41

Worked in the garden until it was getting dark, deadheading, chopping, staking, for nearly 2 hours. Still 2 more beds to do, but not too big. Then had a bath and watched Bake Off. How I wanted to try those patisseries!


Posted: 01/10/2014 at 17:05

I had a great time in Italy, thanks, Topbird. Lovely weather, beautiful lake and villages of character. Glad you enjoyed your hols here.

This is the "Open Gardens" website, but the gardens for next year aren't all there yet.  



Posted: 01/10/2014 at 16:42

Topbird, my SIL makes jam from frozen fruit, but she adds pectin.


Posted: 01/10/2014 at 16:41

Well done chicklet. Glad your cold is getting better, Chicky.

We stacked 2 more trailers of logs. Then we went to the tip with a load of rubbish in the small car towable trailer, 20 mins drive away, wished they hadn't moved it. Then we thought we'd get some pea gravel from the quarry as we had the trailer and it was in that area. Spent ages looking for it, their sign had blown down in a gale. Had to phone a friend for instructions. They said they will deliver small loads too so a 1 1/2 ton load is coming on Tuesday for the drive in front of the house.

The chap who cuts my wood told me he does garden and grounds maintenance so he's spent the day whizzing round with a strimmer and cutting branches that were too low off trees. He's a local Frenchman. Such a relief, the young man (English)who came last year can't come any more. The French one seems very efficient and tough.


Posted: 30/09/2014 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


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.


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.

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