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Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 09:13

Thank you, KEF, for liking my garden. My garden makes me happy.

homebird, your garden looks lovely.

Here is my garden in Spring last year.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/22616.jpg?width=277&height=350&mode=max

 

Why May?

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 09:06

I love the end of May when the roses are all out and the garden is filled with scent. I live in Dordogne so they are out earlier here. When I lived in England I used to enter my roses in the village show, in Kent. But it was the end of June.

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 09:02

Morning all. Sorry about your cat Maud.

We are off to explore Southern Dordogne today. B&B tonight. But forecast is light rain and it's cloudy. Been hot and sunny the last 2 days.

Put on 2lbs whn we were in England, now lost it because of all the gardening that needed catching up. Weeds grow so fast, we were only away 10 days.

Haven't had May GW yet. I get in late because of being in France. Hope it comes because subscription ran out, missed March, bought April in England, but OH paid sub end March.

breathing life into faded plastic chairs.

Posted: 25/04/2013 at 23:25

I painted some old white plastic chairs blue with special paint for plastic a few years ago. It's lasted quite well. I'll try that tip on the old green ones, thank you.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 25/04/2013 at 23:21

Thank you Bev.

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 25/04/2013 at 17:58

Here is my Iberis, some of it. the two in the bed behind aren't properly out yet.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/22589.jpg?width=277&height=350&mode=max

 

Large polytunnel and beds and no clue where to start

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 22:59

Glyphosate takes about 3 weeks for the weeds to die. The weeds absorb it through the leaves and then it kills the roots. It doesn't rest in the soil so when the weeds are gone you can grow things straight away.

That all looks almost professional and a lot for a beginner. Don't try to do it all at once. Nettles may take more than one go to get rid of. If you want to grow something straight away you could grow some tomatoes in the tunnel and clear a raised bed or two for growing something you like.

I think it would be a good idea to buy a good book on gardening. Amazon would have some at reasonable prices. It's a big subject and confusing at first. Also think wht you would like to grow and "Google" it for advice.

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 18:57

But we hadn't mentioned heleniums, I have 3 sorts and I've just been splitting and moving a big yellow one. Heather as well - no Scots here?

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 18:51

Impatiens for my name and Iberis for the one my daughter gave me years ago which has seeded itself in the stones in the terrace and looks so pretty.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 18:46

Sowed runner beans in the GH today, and the French ones. Sowed peas, mangetout peas and perpetual spinach outside. Moved lots of plants into the cold frames. Did I say all this on the Morning Forkers thread? Had lunch in the garden, it was warm and sunny. Chicken salad with fresh herbs in it at last.

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