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Dianthus dying over winter? Please help :)

Posted: Yesterday at 07:35

Mine have died too, I bought them as plug plants and they looked quite healthy last summer. They were Dianthus plumarius, modern garden pinks. I have now looked them up and found that they aren't always hardy in cold wet winters.

Planted small trees, what to grow in between

Posted: Yesterday at 07:24

Bulbs and annuals are great for that sort of thing. You will have to water the young trees regularly anyway.

What´s in a rose?

Posted: Yesterday at 07:22

Roses don't all have the same leaves, some are red when young, some bronze, some green, some quite big, others smaller, some tough looking (like Rosa Rugosa), some looking tender. New leaves don't look the same as old leaves either.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 22:09

Back home in France.

Dog has been very happy with the house sitter, but plants less so, well, some of them. Some of my big pots very dry and some seedlings in the GH really unhappy. Gave them all a good soak and I'll see how they are tomorrow, but water just runs straight through dry compost. But HS did make our evening meal which was nice of her.

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 18:22

Should look good Matty.

My flower seedlings are bigger than they were a week ago when we left, but still pretty small.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 17:26

I love bluebells, they are coming out in the woods in East Sussex.

We went to Michelham Priory today, beautiful and peaceful, but not really a full on gardeners sort of garden, lovely building. Then we went to Alfriston Clergy house, cute and pretty and very old.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 23:42

My lawns take about 4 hours by the time you've done the bank and the twiddly bits. Thank God for OH or I wouldn't have time for the weeding.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 23:36

Thank you to all who gave advice on Garibaldi biscuits and mint creams. Tracked them down in Waitrose and 97 yr old auntie in nursing home was delighted.

May go and look at a garden tomorrow. Last day here before going back home to France.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 09:06

Morning all.

Ouch Bekkie.

Sun is shining.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/04/2015 at 23:02

I would love a share of Poldark, but don't think OH would be happy and Poldark may think a 27 year old would be too old for him. So I'll stand back and admire from afar as though he were a beautiful painting.

We met some of my mother's cousins today and found that the daughter of one of them, my second cousin, used to live opposite OH's daughter.

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