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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 07:51

Morning all. Cool and foggy here.

Oh, DD, I hope the vet can do something quickly. I always think of tick fever first here, quite common and has symptoms like that. Are his gums pale?

We are off to the DIY place to get something for a roof for the place where we sit in summer, for shade and to keep rain off. Was covered with a vine that has died.

Bristol

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 07:40

Happy Marion is in Bristol. She is lovely, in her 80s and full of energy. http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/talkback/my-bristol-garden-in-2015/582543-32.html 

Dianthus dying over winter? Please help :)

Posted: 24/04/2015 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: 24/04/2015 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: 24/04/2015 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.

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