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Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 11:29

Thank you Chicky. I've been here since 1990. The house hadn't been lived in for 6 years and then only as a holiday home. It's an old farmhouse. The garden was the old farmyard but the previous people had pulled down the farm buildings and terraced it with 2 dividing walls. It was full of grass, nettles and brambles when we came. The topsoil was very thin as the house is built on rock and the farmyard was under the now lawn.

We had some topsoil delivered and a garden company to turn it into lawn and a professional to make the terrace. I dug all the beds afterwards. They didn't use weedkiller, just rotavated and flattened it so all the bindweed, couchgrass, nettles, brambles etc were still there but broken up into even more plants. Still having trouble with it! The topsoil was rubbish, full of clay,stones and roots. I spent the first winter picking it out before the garden people came in the spring.

The house was a mess too, so lots of work there as well. But I've had 23 years to do it in!

Jewell garden - suggestions

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 11:15


Just thought of something else having looked at the A - Z thread. Would Knautia Macedonica be any good or is it too bushy. Very easy to grow.


Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 11:08

Stuck with J. Knautia for K - or have I jumped the gun?


Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 11:04

It worked! So here is the terrace (could do with a clean and tidy-up) to show all the little plants that seeded themselves between the stones. Bet if I'd tried to do it myself it wouldn't have worked!


Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 10:59

Going to try with photobucket. My garden is now looking springlike.


Jewell garden - suggestions

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 10:55

I thought they were too short! And they prefer some shade!

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 10:54

I'm happy today because there was a mild frost last night -1° and I'd just put lots of plants in the cold frames to harden off, but I hadn't put the lids on as the forecast said no frost. I was so worried - but everything is fine even the tomatoes and dahlias. Phew! What a relief!

Jewell garden - suggestions

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 10:49

There are lots of jewel-like dahlias. What about zinnias?


Posted: 28/04/2013 at 10:40

Loved the shampoo ad, Sue.

We had a good day out on Friday with a stay in a lovely B & B in Eymet (South Dordogne) We went to 3 bastide (fortified, stone built) villages. On Friday night we went to a play by an English theatre group in an old chateau. The play was about what happened next in 3 Shakespeare plays, Hamlet, King Lear and Romeo and Juliette. Romeo and Juliette hadn't died after all, they had been married 20 years and had loads of children, including triplets! Juliette had got very fat and Romeo had gone off her! It was very funny.

Weeding today.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 00:06

Thank you everyone who liked my "bride".

That looked a good tip - to upload the photos through photobucket. May give it a try tomorrow, see what happens. Too late now.

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