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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 11:01

Gloomy and wet in Dordogne. Bit windy earlier, but not now.

Grass

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 10:59

It is a problem isn't it? We mow the grass when it's a bit wet, but when it's long and wet we tend to wait a bit. I have a good lawn mower that can cope with long grass.

Greenhouse Heating

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 10:13

I only use my GH from March to start off bedding plants in heated propogaters and later to grow tomatoes in. It gets very cold in winter, living in Dordogne it is often -10° at night, so I don't feel it's worth heating it in winter or growing anything that needs winter heat. I also have a warming cable, buried in sand in an old plastic dog bed in the GH which I put newly germinated plants into. It doesn't use much electricity and it keeps them free from frost and a bit warmer at night.

Black spot on roses

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 09:16

Some roses, such as Peace, are more susceptible to black spot than others. Keeping roses well fed and watered helps. In the RHS garden, Rosemoor, they only plant disease resistant roses.

Camera Corner

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 09:10
David K wrote (see)

Really nice shots floks.

This is Essex Bridge over the river Trent. Built by the Earl of Essex for Queen Elizebeth 1.

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/EssexBridge_zps2ef5965e.jpg

 

I love that photo, David, the tranquility, the reflections, the different greens of the trees.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 08:55

Morning all. Still feel tired after busy weekend.

Hope the storm isn't too bad. Grey and wet here.

Rasperberries Quite Short

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 23:48

My autumn fruiting raspberries are much shorter than my summer fruiting ones. But they are a lot taller than yours. I find they do well with rose food and they like being well watered. This summer was very dry.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 23:14

Had a busy weekend. Helped with a charity concert on Saturday and OH sang in another concert, over an hour's drive away, tonight. Then there was a party with wine and nibbley things to eat.

I hope you will all be OK in the coming storm. Forecast in Dordogne isn't so bad.

Tired, bed soon. Just going for a quick look at other threads.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 14:10

Have you all seen? Verdun says he is going! Someone stop him. He hasn't got a PM option anymore.

what is taking over a border area?

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 14:07

They are lovely, took me ages to get my patch going. Are you sure the purple flower is from another plant? They, the cyclamen, have lovely purple, pink or white flowers and such pretty leaves.

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