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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.

Is this a weed?

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 09:08

Same here, looks like something I keep weeding up in the veggie garden. Def not something I sowed.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 09:01

Good luck with them, Dove.

Morning all. Charity concert this evening, so will be busy. Friends staying tonight, must do their room. Did cooking for the concert yesterday.

Virgina Creeper

Posted: 25/10/2013 at 23:08

My Virginia creeper has turned into a pest. It gets on the roof and into the tiles and I have to pay someone to remove it as it causes damage, especially in winter when the roof stays wet and freezes. It seeds itself into my flower beds and sends creeping roots underground where I don't want them It's even got into the veg garden on the other side of the house. I threw some out into the woods and now it's romping away across the trees. It smothers my magnolia Leonard Messel and my Gloire de Versailles ceanothus. It may be beautiful but I've gone right off it.

what is this

Posted: 25/10/2013 at 23:01

When ivy gets mature enough to flower it's leaves change shape and it can get quite bushy.

Recently

Posted: 25/10/2013 at 22:58

Hello Carmic. I live in Dordogne and it sounds as though you are about to do what I did over 20 years ago! My main flower garden bit was once the farmyard and, I was told by a local, there had been a barn on it. The land here is limestone, poor and rocky underneath. We had several lorry loads delivered, but I can't remember how many now, I know it was 2 in the veggie garden and 2 farm trailor loads of rotted cow manure. It was a heck of a lot of work, in the end we got a firm in to do the lawns.

The earth that was delivered into my big border, 30m x 3m, was mostly clay with rocks and roots in it. Over the years I've dug in loads of compost and horse manure so now it's higher than the lawn.

Here is a photo of some of it now. It has given me years of work and pleasure and something to look forward to each year.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/33063.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

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