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Am I grumpy cos.....

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 08:24



Posted: 14/04/2015 at 08:22

Morning all. I love Wisteria too. Dove, that is stunning, church looks pretty good too.

Weeding today, supermarket this afternoon, mostly dog food as we are hoping to go to England on Thursday. But there will probably be an air controllers' strike, so we may have to drive and take a ferry. Must ring house sitter. Ryanair was still taking bookings though last night.

Am I grumpy cos.....

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 23:11

I agree with you, Shadoweaver, about Bergenia and Mahonia but Sweet Peas??? Have you lost your sense of smell, and what about all the pretty colours?

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 23:07

I'm knackered, stiff and achey. Cut down and cleared up a lot of stuff that I hadn't done in March as I was ill. Planted a rose, "Compassion" against the wall at the back of the long border. Soil was horrid, full of clay and stones, so dug out 3 wheelbarrow loads and changed it for nicer soil, rotted manure and GP compost. Then did a load of weeding and moved a day lily. Sun was getting too hot and I was fed up with clay, so moved to middle bed and made a start on that.


Posted: 13/04/2015 at 22:45

My Rozanne only recently appeared and I live in SW France, a bit ahead of the UK. I've just bought a bright purply pink with a black eye geranium called "Patricia".


Posted: 13/04/2015 at 22:00

Wintersong, well remembered. I have Penstemon Husker Red, planted it 3 or 4 years ago and it just comes up and flowers with no help from me apart from some watering in the summer. I also have a Polemonium. I tried one a few years ago and planted it in the sun, but the Dordogne summer was too hot and it shrivelled up. The one I bought last year is in dappled shade and it's come up again after this winter.

My borage seeds itself in the veg garden, comes up end of March. But this year OH didn't notice it and has rotovated it, so I've scattered some more seeds in a bare patch.

I.D Tree please !

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 16:19

It probably died because it couldn't find enough water.

Am I grumpy cos.....

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 09:51

I also like Acuba japonica variegata because I have a lime tree and it grows under it where most plants wouldn't.

Wildlife pond without liner

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 09:46

A friend of mine used compacted clay, but the first time it leaked. They had professionals to do it as they used a digger and a machine to compact the clay. But sorry, I don't know the details.

Am I grumpy cos.....

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 09:41

I like aqilegias, kerria, forsythia, Choisya Sundance, spirea, bedding and hanging baskets!  Love roses and foxgloves - how could one not love them! Agree with Verdun about crocus.

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