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Posted: 09/03/2014 at 12:04

Glad you've got your ear sorted, Dove.

Naughty Panda! Hope it wears off quickly and was worth the misery!

OH is having a go at mowing the grass. I must clear up rose prunings before he does that bit.

I'd rather have a white wine, thanks, KEF, but I think I'll wait 'til lunchtime.


Posted: 09/03/2014 at 08:48

Morning all.

Dove, be careful with that ear. It's more important than gardening. I'd go to the Doc. Daughter No 2 wears hearing aid because stupid doc didn't give her antibiotics for her ear.

Another lovely day.


Posted: 08/03/2014 at 23:18


Here's mine. Should have put it in garden gallery. June.



Posted: 08/03/2014 at 22:21

I kept wondering what BFN meant on KEF's posts. I thought it meant Big Fat Negative for a pregnancy test (ex-nurse!) Then Tracey said bye for now and it clicked!

Have had a busy day in glorious sunshine. Morning in greenhouse, afternoon pruning roses. That's 12 climbers done now, nearly finished them. Not doing the 2 climbing Cecile Brunner. They had a really hard prune by OH last year and then grew like mad. Lots of lovely arching branches covered in leaves now.

Still haven't finished 50 shades, started it a few months ago. Got sort of bored with the male interest and how good looking he was.

An ENVY thread....

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 09:10

Matty, can't grow primroses here either. Shallow limestone. Primroses prefer less alkali, more moisture, but cowslips grow very well here. Cowslips grow well in the Cotswolds and I think this bit of Dordogne is more like the Cotswolds.

I envy people who can plant roses where they like without the deer eating them.


Posted: 08/03/2014 at 09:06

Good morning all, lovely and sunny.

I wonder if it will be dry enough to mow in a few days. Some parts were still squelching yesterday.

Going to prick out seedlings in GH this morning and get heating arrangements for night set up.


Posted: 07/03/2014 at 22:28

Crocosmia Lucifer is bright red and hardy. Red Hot pokers, Kniphofia, have a sort of hot look. Cannas look bright and have a very tropical look, but you have to store them over winter, rather like dahlias.

Weed seedling web page

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 22:17

Thanks Peanuts, a useful site.

I sow seeds either in lines or in a noughts and crosses pattern.


Posted: 07/03/2014 at 22:10

I thought it was something to do with being in France that made it lose the sound, but if Dove lost it and some other friends, then it wasn't. All that talk about modern roses having repeat perfumed flowers and not a mention of David Austin.

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.

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