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MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 18:22

Blackest, it's deeply impressive to weed stinging nettles and thistles without gloves on!I have a deep bed which I've put stepping stones in, the sort of thing you sink into the lawn. You can't see them when everything grows up.

watering help

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 17:29

I live in Dordogne and it can get very hot in summer. I don't think watering everyday with a spray on the hose for over a minute would be enough. I water every day when hot. But I've found that if you put the end of the hose into a watering can and don't use the rose or spray then you can give them a good soak with a much gentler water pressure than straight out of the hose pipe. Also sand is very free draining, it may benefit from adding some compost. Are they in troughs or raised beds?

geranium

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 17:21

Mine didn't survive the unheated greenhouse. I bring them indoors and take cuttings from the new spring growth.

weed whos name evades me

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 17:18

I have a garden variety of this which is very pretty, flowers in June, Stachys Grandiflora.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26897.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 

What are these

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 17:13

The purple one looks like a variety of salvia ?sclarea. Orange one, yes, verbascum.

what do i do with this?!

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 15:07

Downloading pics takes some time. You have to wait at each stage. Then they don't appear on your post as you would expect, but when some colour from the phots appears and stops moving you can post it.

What is this plant, please?

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 15:05

It looks like Philadelphus, there are different types. What does it smell like?

My Mystery Roses

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 14:50

Have you had a look at Peter Beales roses? The site helps with identification.

http://www.classicroses.co.uk/index.php

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 14:43

I really like UK sausages, but, if you look at the ingredients, the French ones, like the burgers, are pure meat, no breadcrumbs or anything. I prefer the way the meat is cut in the UK eg no lamb fillet here, no legs of pork - they are so big they slice them, and no crackling.

Back was feeling so much better I thought  I'd do some weeding. Ground was bone dry although it rained a lot on Wednesday and it's 29°. Think I've changed my mind! Inside is cool as it's a very old stone house.

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 13:53

Tina, I don't do the weekly food, grocery, loo roll shop on line. Anyway it wasn't available until about 3 weeks ago and you still have to go and fetch it, no delivery. But I enjoy the visit to the supermarket. So much to look at and I like choosing exactly what I want, what I can see. I always take a list so there are no surprises at check-out time. French supermarkets sell everything, clothes, gardening stuff, DIY etc. Sometimes I meet a friend there. In summer when it's in the 30°s the supermarket is air conditioned, you can get comfortable! 

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