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Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 13:42

How come it's dry and mild at Verdun's when I saw the UK weather last night and it was like a sock full of rain was pulled over Cornwall.

Do I need a climber or a rambler?

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 12:28

Malvern Hills has very few thorns and is scented, but the fragrance is quite light, stronger when the sun is on it. I think it's very pretty.

Timing veggie patch around holidays?

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 11:33

Good advice from pansyface. You can also sow broad beans and peas in March in the ground and they will be ready to eat after you get back. You can plant onion sets too, they will be ready in July/August. They will just need watering if it's dry. You can always buy tomato plants, peppers and other things from a garden centre when you return.

Garden Planning

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 11:27

I expect some of it will be shady as you have the fence, the shed and trees. There are lots of sorts of hardy geraniums which aren't too tall, grow in shade and make nice clumps. There are also pulmonarias, brunneras, epimediums and hostas. Then you can plant some brighter flowered plants in the sunny places, such as dahlias, heleniums, penstemens, salvia nemorosa. I'm not sure which beds are sunny and which are shady.

Climber to suit alpine garden

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 11:17

Could one of the smaller flowered clematis work? But most aren't evergreen. There is an evergreen one called Freckles that flowers in the winter. Have a look at this site.


Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 10:08

Frankie, I'm like you, I just close the GH door on it. This year I'm worse than usual, GH still has dead tomato plants in it. In fact, I rarely wash pots for seedlings and I haven't had any bother so far.


Posted: 20/02/2016 at 09:51

 To KEF xx

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 09:29

My lawns are too wet too trim and rain is forecast again all next week. There has been flooding in Dordogne. Cold and grey today, but I hope to tackle the greengage tree bed.


Posted: 20/02/2016 at 09:27

Morning all.

What a shame your friend left his job. When does your job start, or has it started?

The birds here seem to think it's Spring already. Still doing the morning chorus.

Looks grey and gloomy, cold, but I must get out and deal with the greengage tree bed. The cold weather makes my eyes run, then my nose runs. Then my paper hankies get covered in mud from gardening gloves then face is muddy


Posted: 19/02/2016 at 23:24

Pat, it would be doctor's surgeries, National Health Service, free treatment. Private practices are expensive, the best known ones are in Harley Street, London, where rich people go. The vast majority of people in England go to their GP, General Practitioner, who could be in a group practice with other GPs and practice nurses, or just in his own practice in a country area. A clinic is more likely to be an outpatients department attached to a hospital.

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