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What new flower seeds are you going to grow in 2014

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 22:47

I normally buy plug bedding plants from a mail order firm but next year I thought I'd grow more from seed. I was in the big garden centre in Newhaven in September and bought lots, including the Ladybird poppies we'd seen when we visited Great Dixter in June. They looked stunning. Bought mustard and cress too as they don't sell it in France then I gave it to my grandson last weekend. Must get some more in November when we go back to the UK.

We had steak Diane (very 70s! yum) and a warming bottle of red. Rained all day.

Yellow Cucumbers

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 22:27

I find that at this time of the year when it starts getting colder some of the outdoor cucumbers are more yellow than green.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 18:03

No, I'm not Noreen, but I am Liz. And I'm often Busy!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 16:57

I regularly see red squirrels, no greys in Dordogne.

About 3 years ago the French government actually supplied wild flower seeds to the farmers as part of the incentive to be more green. Don't know if they still do or if the farmers just do it themselves now. Wish I'd taken photos, they are all over now.

Got quite excited 2 years ago, found several red helleborine in the woods round here. They are almost extinct in the UK, some were found in gloucestershire.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-18678758

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 14:44

Oh gosh, yes, thanks Hollie, it's Saturday again, Strictly Come Dancing

Lucky here, cowslips grow wild all over the place, they seem to like the limestone. I think French farmers here can't spread the weed killer about too much. Also, whenever they have fallow ground they sow wildflower mix all over it, really beautiful some years.

Gardening Cart

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 12:50

When I click on Ryan Bergan I get me instead. When I click on me I get someone in Wyre Forest, not me. When I click on top of my "forum posts" I get me.

Worst Winter ....... .?

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 12:06

I prefer mild, damp winters. Don't like the cold and when it's dry and sunny here in winter it can be very cold. When we moved to France in '85 it was dry and sunny and -25° - hated it, the heating oil froze.

Summer is usually hot and dry, need some rain to top up the water table.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 11:39

I wondered what WUM meant too.

Matty, so glad dog is feeling better.

Still raining. Don't seem to have done anything except look at emails, and book RyanAir for flight to England in the Easter hols. More expensive than I thought.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 09:29

Morning all. Unlike Pentillie, I rather enjoyed all the excitement yesterday! Shame Pentillie doesn't want to stay here, he/she (sorry) was the one who started the lovely happiness thread.

Rained in the night. Pouring now. No gardening for me. But at least the ground will be softer for the next batch of bulb planting.

As Dove said Southwold had got very expensive, I looked up my grandparent's old house on Zoopla. I was amazed! It was an average, though pretty, terraced house with a small courtyard garden. Worth now  £840,000!!!!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/10/2013 at 23:31

Oh, it's all gone quiet. Goodnight everyone, sweet dreams.

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