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Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 21/01/2017 at 21:15

Ground has been frozen for days, no gardening in Dordogne.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 21/01/2017 at 16:13

Internet slow and my typing keeps not appearing on the page.

Just been filling up horses water with watering cans, outside taps still frozen, although it was +7° this afternoon.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 21/01/2017 at 16:00

We will be having turbot this evening.

Laptop won't let m

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 21/01/2017 at 12:00

My garden is an English style garden. Summer is hardest as it can get very hot and it needs a lot of watering. A lot of plants survive the cold, some of the salvias struggle.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 21/01/2017 at 11:05

Iamweedy, I live in SW France. It was -12°, then -10° yesterday, this morning -7° - so it's getting warmer! Ground is frozen, but blue sky and sunshine.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 21/01/2017 at 09:40

Morning all. -7° so getting warmer!

Was going to babysit 2 small grandsons this morning while their Mum went for an echography, baby due in May, but friends are doing it instead. Much as I love my grandsons, it is a relief.

Have fun, Chicky.

Off to scour the papers for photos of Hosta, but I don't know what he looks like!

How to plant a garden arch

Posted: 20/01/2017 at 23:09

Ivy likes growing up trees (in the wild) or on walls. It has little aerial roots all up the stems, which attach themselves to the surface it's climbing up. So it's not suitable for arches, wires or trellis.

Most jasmine isn't evergreen but Trachelospermum Jasminoides (Star Jasmin) is evergreen. But it prefers a sunny sheltered position.

Evergreen clematis flowers quite early in the year. This site has a lot of information about all sorts of clematis. http://www.taylorsclematis.co.uk/clematis-evergreen-clematis/

Rose garden - height, space etc

Posted: 20/01/2017 at 22:57

Peter Beales Classic Roses gives quite a lot of information. Hybrid Teas are fairly compact, old roses are much more varied. https://www.classicroses.co.uk/

Do you know David Austin Roses? Bit pricey, but lovely, and scented. http://www.davidaustinroses.co.uk/ 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 20/01/2017 at 15:50

Happy Birthday Possum.

Hello Frank, good to have you back.

I went to the SM, actually I quite enjoy it and OH did any lifting and carrying of bags, we did it slowly. I'm not really ill, as I was  during the first 2 weeks, it's just the depressing cough with the hurting ribs and now the eye infection again. Have a different sort of antibiotic drops, they already feel better. Roasting chickens on special offer, 4€ and also another 2€ on my fidelity card, because sell by date is tomorrow. Now have Magnums in the freezer  Am I batty wanting ice cream in winter?

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 20/01/2017 at 10:55

-10° at 9am. Blue sky. I think I am one of the rare people who prefer mild winters with drizzle, like last year - except last year it rained rather a lot!

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