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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 16:31

I've done my first gardening of the year too. Planted a tray of poor forgotten violas, 5 in a pot and 5 in the earth. They looked surprising healthy after the neglect.

I loved the flower fairies too. Still have the ones my mother had when she was a child, hardbacks, rather tatty now.

New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 13:19

Wow, Nut.

I forgot shrubs, have Viburnum Tinus and Mahonia Charity as well.

That is an Iberis, on my list too.

New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 11:26

Most of my daffs are still below ground, but have a few clumps half an inch tall!

New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 11:13

That sounds impressive landgirl, your garden sounds a lot warmer than mine. Of course I expect Verdun to have a lot out, being in Cornwall. I'm far more south, in Dordogne, but the winters can be very cold here. But at the moment it's very wet, shouldn't really walk on the lawn.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 10:37

KEF I wish you could send the extra double cream here! They aren't good at fresh double cream in France.

Adult vine weevil

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 10:29

I live in an old stone farmhouse in France and we always have some in the house, along with shield beetles (or stink bugs), ladybirds and spiders. Just a fact of life you get used to. Makes me laugh when I see the horror on people's faces when they see insects indoors on programmes like "Four in a Bed" on TV!

New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 09:54

You have more than me Dove.

I have:

Pansies - blue, red and yellow

Violas - several varieties in pots and in beds.

Hellebore niger, the orientalis aren't near flowering yet.

Campanula poscharskyana had some flowers on Christmas day, but they are over and it has some new buds, but not out yet.

Small purple Lamium, several flowers.

Vinca minor, 3 flowers.

A pink rose bud.

One pink flower on a penstemon - that surprised me!

2 white flowers, although rather small, on an iberis - that surprised me too.

 

I hope I was missed?

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 09:33

What an awful Christmas you've had Bill. I hope 2014 will be a better year for you. Cancer is such an awful thing and seems to be getting so common but treatments have been getting better too. OH and I both have nephews with it, both are now in remission and one was thought to be hopeless.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 09:27

Morning all. Happy New Year. It was 1am here when you were celebrating it, but we watched the English fireworks on TV. Couldn't even find the French fireworks on French TV.

Glad it's gone well so far John. Wards are sometimes so noisy at night. I used to be a nurse, I wondered how anyone managed to sleep.

What is this ornamental tree please?

Posted: 31/12/2013 at 17:05

The fruits of sorbus intermedia are a bit like rose hips and smaller than crab apples. I only have euros to compare, English money less familiar.

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