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Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 16/04/2017 at 19:20

That looks exciting, Bob, full of promise!

Gorgeous Constance, FG, and stunning camellia and magnolia Stellata. Bowles Mauve is amazing the way it carries on all year. Tom, that looks really good for under a year.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 16/04/2017 at 19:09

Ooooh  well done Wonky!  Is there a  roof?

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 16/04/2017 at 18:16

Forget to say, I hope you are all enjoying Easter.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 16/04/2017 at 18:16

Our lunch party for our friends who are moving back to England went very well. People brought some yummy food, Coronation Chicken, Salmon quiche, beef pie, chocolate cake, Bakewell Tart, strawberry and cream cake. I did a marinated roast chicken and salads. We gave them book of watercolours of Dordogne scenes by a local artist.

The smell in the larder has gone.

Sun has come out now and I need to do some watering.

Resurrected Eleven

Posted: 16/04/2017 at 17:36

Sorry about Runny's mouth ulcers, not a good day to get them.

We used to go to church, then have Sunday lunch, then, if it wasn't raining, have an Easter egg hunt in the garden. If it was raining then the hunt was in the sitting room. Just small chocolate eggs wrapped in foil. When my children were small we did the same with them.

Resurrected Eleven

Posted: 16/04/2017 at 17:15

Our guests have gone, lunch went really well, everyone brought something to eat or drink. We'll miss our friends when they go back to Yorkshire next week, but we hope to see them in July.

Resurrected Eleven

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 21:52

Sleep well.

I went back to our old house in Kent a few years ago. We left it (against my will ) in 1985 to come to France. The people who had it in the 90s looked after the garden, which is very big. But the people who have it now have turned the rose garden into a hard tennis court and my flower borders have gone, it's all grass now. It was Tudor, black beams, white lathe and plaster, now it's yellow ochre.

Planted seeds for the first time

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 15:43

No point feeding yet. My compost grew some mould on it this year, I rubbed it off with my finger and potted on the seedlings when they got their true leaves. Doesn't seem to have affected them. If you haven't any flower pots you can use cheap disposable beakers with holes punched in the bottom, but don't give up on the Cerinthe yet, still time to germinate.

The Forgotten Herbs

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 15:38

I use sorrel in sauces too, especially with fish. You can freeze  borage flowers in ice cubes for drinks.


Posted: 15/04/2017 at 15:33

When I planted asparagus I dug a trench then formed a mound of earth in it to hang the roots down. Don't harvest any the first year and very few the second year. My bed lasted 15 or 16 years and I only dug it up because bindweed got into it.

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What tree has a flower like this?

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Are there seeds that don't like very cold storage?

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weird caterpillar like thingy ID please

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Garden Gallery 2014

photos of our gardens 
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