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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/12/2013 at 09:26

Morning all.

Boiler for radiators and the water heater not working. Had a power cut last night. Water heater says it needs more water. Bother. At least we have 2 woodburners.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/12/2013 at 19:57

I get sent David Nieper lingerie catalogues too. I bought a long nightie once, very expensive, but lovely. Not a sexy one, pretty soft cotton. Then years later, last year bought 2 bras. They fitted perfectly. Amazing! Still wear them.

The only veg I buy is either luxury, like asparagus, or hard to grow in this climate, like celery. I had an asparagus bed once that I planted, lasted 18 years, but got taken over by bindweed.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/12/2013 at 10:17

Good morning all. Another cold and frosty one, but sunny.

Dug up most of that phygelius yesterday and planted tulips, did I already say that?

Chicky, the car isn't ready yet. The garage was too busy to start it last week. They said it would be ready end of this week, but I can't collect it as it's a 3 hour drive away and OH is busy with his choir Christmas show. I'm helping with wardobe and catering.

We have a joint of rare roast fillet steak for Christmas day. It's so expensive that it seems more of a treat than turkey. But this year my children are going to their in-laws so we are renting a gite the weekend before next to my son's and we are all going there, 16 of us. But I'll be bringing the beef as usual.

Spring wedding

Posted: 03/12/2013 at 17:51

I think violas would be good as they are reliable flowerers and flower for a long period. You can put them in pretty pots on the tables. There are lots of different colours.

In 2012 I received my delivery of plug plants in late September, I potted them on then planted them into outside pots and troughs when I replaced the summer bedding late October. You could buy them in a GC in Spring if you wanted to or now. These are mine from 7th April having been outside and had a lot of snow in March. The sun came out from late March and they grew really well.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/34865.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/34866.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 They went on to grow much bigger in May.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/12/2013 at 10:39
MrsGarden wrote (see)

PD - merry christmas 

Question - if helleboringbores only have leaves and no buds, should i still remove the leaves? 

....

Mrs. Garden the buds and new leaves will come later. Remove the old leaves, then the new buds will be clearly visible when they come. Some flower around Christmas and others flower later, Lenten roses.

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/12/2013 at 10:35

Site seems to be working for me today. Box for writing in has come up straight away.

Been busy recently. Have dug 50 Barrows of earth and manure from aroung the horse shelter and the path to the dung heap. Farmer delivered 6 tons of "castigne" which is a mix of limestone gravel, stones and powdered clay, from the quarry down the road. They use it a lot here for drives and forest paths. We have been spreading it out in front of the shelter and down the path. There is rock under the topsoil here. It doesn't look so much in the photo.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/34850.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 Am now really aching!

Camera Corner

Posted: 02/12/2013 at 10:28

My cards are only 2GB, fine for my little Canon Ixus 55 which is no longer young. But it serves me well for easy holiday snaps and a record of my garden.

Looking forward to these again, not too long now.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/34802.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

Bad attack on Pansy Leaf Spot

Posted: 02/12/2013 at 10:13

Remove the worst affected leaves, don't put them on the compost heap. Spray with a fungicide. If the attack is very bad you may have to throw away the plants.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/12/2013 at 09:59

Morning all.

Sunny today, but cold. Must finish planting my tulips.

tall white reed type flowers

Posted: 01/12/2013 at 23:31

? Pennisetum.

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