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Stagnant rain water

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 18:47

How deep can you dig? Is the rest of your garden very wet after all the rain? It could get better with some dry weather. I'm not an expert on this sort of thing, but I wanted to move your question up so the evening arrivals would see it.

I wonder if you could put drainage pipes in it. It's probably just that the clay is very thick.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 18:26

Loads of cranes have just flown over the house, but getting too dark for a photo. They make a lot of noise.

More pruning this afternoon. Just can't reach all of Mme Alfred Carrière so she'll just have to wave about above the pillar she's attached to. Grass getting very long, but seems to have died under the copper beech and turned into moss under the acacia.

Forecast is sun for the next few days, 18° on Sunday. Sometimes it snows in March!

Having Steak Diane tonight with rosties and asparagus - which has suddenly gone down in price at the supermarket.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 08:40

Morning all. I'm back from seeing my daughter. Have a good day with your son, Dove.

I saw we had a new girl yesterday, KEF noticed. Welcome Smiler 1, if you can get a word in edgeways!

smiler1 wrote (see)
Good afternoon everyone, got a week off and just browsing at all your wonderful cakes, i could eat a slice with a cup of tea mmmmmmm : )

 

The sun was out for my visit. We took the boys (3, 6, 8) to the swimming pool, which they love. Yesterday we were mostly in the garden. Helped daughter (No 1) weed 2 beds. She's bought lots more roses, incl. David Austin ones. She has about an acre, big grass area for boys to play on, lots of fruit trees, veg. garden, some flowerbeds and shrubs and now lots of roses. South of Poitiers, 2 1/2 hours from me in Dordogne.

I was wondering about putting some of my windowsill baby plants in the GH, but it was -5° this morning, sunny.

Camera Corner

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 22:52

They really are beautiful photos.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 12:00

Lily, I had a dead stick last year, so, if it's me you meant, you have a good memory. I had a hydrangea paniculata, now I don't have any hydrangeas.

Must get lunch, then OH is off to piano lesson.

To feed or not?

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 09:32

My cat was the kitten of a stray cat who my daughter put out food for. One day my daughter arrived with her and said Mummy she needs a home? Couldn't say no, but I'd never meant to have a cat. I have a lovely Border Collie.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 09:29

Thank you, Mrs. Garden. Will be tiring though, the boys have a lot of energy. We're going to the swimming pool.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 09:27

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/38802.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

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Winter will be over soon. The berries on the Nandina have been lovely all winter. I'll be sad to see the end of the snowdrops though, and the hellebores.

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 09:19

Morning all. Congratulations to Dove's parents and happy birthday to your dad tomorrow.

Tracy, my OH was 72 last week and he started teaching himself the piano about 3 years ago because he had joined a choir and wanted to learn the music and he started piano lessons last year. He's getting on really well and enjoys it. But in our house it's me who sows seeds and looks after the garden, except for the mowing.

Grass needs mowing badly, but ground is like a wet sponge.

I will be staying with my daughter for two days (near Poitiers) so I won't be posting from tomorrow. She has 3 small sons. (Granny visit)

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 22:30

I think there's enough for a shower.

I've had 23 years to turn it into a garden! Goodnight.

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