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Gardening Vices ......

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 08:51

Tootles, I never empty my big pots, just change the top few inches. I never turn the compost, just takes longer. It's fine.


Posted: 05/12/2015 at 08:32

Morning all. Shrouded in fog.
Pat, 30° is what it often is here in Dordogne, can go up to 35°. I hate it like that.

Must make a start on Christmas cards.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 04/12/2015 at 22:36

Edd, a lot of breast lumps are harmless and a lot of women with harmful lumps are cured. Your wife will need you, try to keep strong for her. It must be so frustrating to have to wait for a diagnosis. Don't run, do cry, cling to your wife and child and show them you love them.


Posted: 04/12/2015 at 19:39

Thanks Runnybeak, we did have a lovely lunch and a reasonable price too. I had a plate with big prawns, 3 oysters, a langoustine, and various other things in shells, served with garlic mayonnaise and lemon, followed by fillet steak, a rich deep sauce, a little bowl of mixed veg and a green salad. What I think of as being on the luxury side, but cost £20 for all that.

Then we went to another town by a river and met some friends for a chat and bought a cuddly mercat for baby grandson.

Your eight 'Desert Island Discs' plants

Posted: 04/12/2015 at 19:32

I could choose those and we could sail off together!

What type of currant/fruit bush are these?

Posted: 04/12/2015 at 19:31

White or red, but not, I think, black.

Gardening Vices ......

Posted: 04/12/2015 at 19:20

When you need advice and a chat about your new future greenhouse Aster, please come back here. You better start saving for a new freezer for all the veg. you are going to grow when you get that other plot!

I always have too many seedlings, I grow them on and sell them in charity plant sales.

I've just planted out 2 heucheras that I bought last year and hadn't got room for then. A space always turns up eventually. In the past I just used to dig another bed, but OH says now I'm no longer a spring chicken new beds are out! He says I have too many beds and it's upsetting my arthritic knee.

Winca - how can i get rid of it?

Posted: 04/12/2015 at 19:09

I have had this problem. Don't know where the Vinca came from, I never planted it, but it tried to take over. I dug a lot out, but it wasn't as easy in my clay soil as Verdun says, the roots clung fast!

Made a plan, Hebacious border for next year

Posted: 04/12/2015 at 19:04

I think you have chosen some lovely plants too. I agree with Verdun about not planting in threes though. Lots of books and garden magazines advise it but it can be very expensive. I would fill gaps with annuals and divide the plants as they get bigger. I also agree with Verdun about Veronicastrum, a lovely plant for the back of a border But I do think you already have quite a lot of height at the back of your border.

One thing I am wondering though is that you have a big variety, a lot of plants. I think you may run out of space for them all when they have grown on a bit. Also it is good to have a few repeats in a border, gives more impact and balance.

What type of currant/fruit bush are these?

Posted: 04/12/2015 at 18:42

It's very hard to tell with bare stems, but I'm pretty sure the one in the second picture is a red currant.

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