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Posted: 13/02/2015 at 18:30

Looks OK to use GG. No smell, as Chicky says, black and quite crumbly.

My cold isn't too bad, more of a nuisance than anything, needs tissues. Have started pruning huge Wedding Day Rose which forms a hedge at one end of the veggie garden. Haven't done it for 3 years and it has lots of old and dead wood in it's centre. They say to prune ramblers after flowering. I find it impossible, can't see what you're doing for leaves.

Tigger is doing OK on the cortisone. But I don't think he'll ever go back to dog food!

DD, I hope Shadow is OK. When Tigger was done years ago he didn't even seem to notice!


Posted: 13/02/2015 at 10:52

Morning all. But I haven't really got much to say. Hope everyone has a good day.


Posted: 12/02/2015 at 21:58

Thanks Dove, you're safe, there's a sea in the way! Going to bed with a mug of hot chocolate. Night all.

seeds or seedlings

Posted: 12/02/2015 at 21:50

Sow hardy annuals direct. Most others will need more warmth and care to get them going. Perennials are best potted on a couple of times until they are a decent sized plant or they are slug bait.


Posted: 12/02/2015 at 21:45

Don't like that Lemon chap either.

Sore throat is worse and nose keeps running Was meant to go to a meeting tonight.


Posted: 12/02/2015 at 16:48

Good luck for tomorrow Matty.

Lesley, I grew Bishop's Children dahlias from seed a few years ago and left them in the ground over winter, they still come up, but I don't know how they'll be this summer, been a cold winter so far.

Have been clearing up the mess in the veggie garden. Hadn't even cleared away the old peas, broad beans and runner beans.


Posted: 12/02/2015 at 10:00

Morning all. Woke up with a sore throat, probably getting OH's cold, but it's not a bad one. Anyway, must go shopping, supermarket, no milk left, Tigger needs chicken and rice. Haven't had time to look back yet. I'll catch up when we get back. Must get back in time for log man who is coming to cut some branches on trees and sort a rampant unpruned honeysuckle that has a big bramble running through it.


Posted: 11/02/2015 at 22:39

DD, sounds as though the running club is one thing too many.

Dove, I could have offered Gary a bed, but he's going by Brive, an hour away in a car. I'm nearer Périgueux.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 11/02/2015 at 16:50

Cleared 3 wheelbarrow loads of moss off the veggie garden paths. Where did it all come from? Think it started last winter when it rained all the time. But was easy to rake up as it had gone all loose because of the frosts. Cleared an area in the far corner under the wall, north facing, and covered with weed suppressant fabric to put my flower pot storage chest on.


Posted: 11/02/2015 at 10:20

Good morning all.

Went to bed earlier than usual. Woke up at 2am, couldn't get back to sleep for ages. Thoughts going round in head and right arm hurt. Must have been the apple tree pruning yesterday.

But it's a sunny day, although -7° at 8am. Hope to get out to the veggie garden this afties. Still full of dead weeds and remains of past it veg, needs clearing. Big plastic chest arrived for putting all the flower pots and small tools that are cluttering up the GH shelves. Need lots of pots as I can have between 500 - 800 baby plants in pots in spring. As well as for own garden I sell them for charity.

New website for the Open Gardens in France. Mine is open on 17th May.  

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