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Posted: 21/10/2014 at 23:05

Salvia Amistad here in Dordogne, as I have found, although a lovely plant, grows very tall and leggy, too tall for that bed. Salvia Wendy's wish is a purply pink and much bushier and more compact. I'm pleased with the six I got from the firm I get my plug plants  They have a spring and an autumn catalogue.

I'm not keen on white beds that are solely white, I think a touch of another colour, such as purple, stops it looking flat. But I like perennial beds that are a mixture so that you get flowers in 3 seasons, also I like a mix of colours best. You often find that the pastel colours flower together in spring, for example, and reds and yellows are out in autumn so that your bed changes colour.

If you are finding it hard to find the plants you want in French GCs have a look at this mail order firm. My plants all arrived in good condition, they weren't that big but were a lot bigger than Jardiland's usual perennial range.  you can ask both firms to send a printed colour catalogue too.

Monty don new series

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 22:46

I've only seen tonight's so far, with the nice rose loving widow and the enthusiastic chap with the big pond. OH recorded last night's prog as I was with daughter being a granny.

I think the same as Tootles (quotes aren't working) "I liked it. Anything that brings more gardening to the telly is good for me. I liked that it was real gardens and not elitist." Monty came over as being a kind gentle person.

Also I think people find it strange that they have to spend money on the garden, but they are happy to redecorate, put in a new kitchen and buy a 3 piece suite. A garden is also part of a home. (But I am aware that not everyone can afford that new kitchen etc.)


Posted: 21/10/2014 at 22:33

Those poppies are a super idea and they look amazing. Hope you had a lovely birthday Chicky, it sounds as if you did.


Posted: 21/10/2014 at 20:43

Evening all.

I came home from daughter's, just in time to record Monty Don.

The grandsons enjoyed today. We went for a walk in some woods that lead to a big animal park full of pens of bright coloured pheasants and parrots, furry pigs, goats, racoons, wolves, llamas, emus, wallabies, flamingos etc. etc. There wasn't even a charge at the entrance. Then we had lunch in a restaurant that was child friendly. Just as well, the grandsons are a noisy bunch! Then we went to a huge hangar full of bouncy castle type air filled huge things to bounce and slide down on. Also there was a go cart racing track outside. They had a whale of a time and smallest (4) fell asleep on the way home.

It's my birthday

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 20:32

Happy belated birthday, Fairy and I hope you are still having a happy birthday today, Chicky.

Thank you KEF for my birthday greeting! (Note to all, it was September, so no rush today!)

It's my birthday

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 20:30



Posted: 20/10/2014 at 07:33

Morning all. About to leave to go to daughter, today and tomorrow.


Posted: 19/10/2014 at 20:30

Ouch Mrs. G, hope it's not broken.

Looking forward to your photos Chicky. We are hoping to go to Hyde Hall and Beth Chatto next July.

We went to friend's leaving France lunch party. Enjoyed it but will miss her. She's 83 but very lively. Going to live near daughter in UK.

When we came home I trimmed lavender hedge, bit late I know, but it was 23° today, lavender will think it's still summer!

Strictly 2014

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 20:21

Bother, Scott's still there. Wonder why.


Posted: 19/10/2014 at 08:44

Morning all.

Hello Bill. Hope you feel better soon BM.

Going to a leaving France lunch party after church. An elderly friend who is going back to England to be near her daughter. She's been here even longer than me.

25° forecast today!

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