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Mulching

Posted: 19/10/2015 at 10:14

Autumn mulching can also protect plants from winter cold. So perhaps that depends where you are. Verdun is in sunny Cornwall. I'm in freezing Dordogne, colder than England in winter, but warms up quickly in spring. Just looked up what RHS says, autumn and early spring.

I don't mulch thyme, lavender, rosemary, poor soil plants, but I mulch herbaceous borders and roses. When I do it usually depends on my time and the weather. Osteospermums don't survive winter here whatever I do.

Mulching

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 22:57

Autumn and early spring are good times to apply mulch. Your manure is fine. Apply it about 2 ins thick around plants, but not touching the stems.

Gardeners and their 4 Legged friends

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 18:15

Such a pretty cat with a pretty name. Hope it all works out.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 17:16

Yes Jo, her OH has been moved back to the small local hospital and hopes to go home soon, so good news.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 16:39

Quote thing doesn't work, hasn't worked for ages. So, copy and paste.

Dove said "I like tomatoes whichever way they come but I rarely eat tomato ketchup on food"   ?? what do you eat tomato ketchup on then Dove?

I like tomatoes, raw or cooked, much better than ketchup.

Have been clearing up bits and pieces outside, still stuff left lying around the pool since family visits in the summer.

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 12:51

Lesley and Fairy, I can add 13 to Hostas number. Don't think I can claim 27 any more with 9 grandchildren. Two are coming to stay tomorrow for a few days, 4 and 6. Wondering what to do with them at this time of year. Dordogne is so busy in summer and so dead in winter.

Glad Wonky is less stressed.

My shoulders ache today with all the recent shovelling and wheelbarrow pushing.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 08:14

Morning all. Can't dead head dahlias here either in SW France. Blackened by the frost. Frost is a bit early this year, but Dordogne winters are usually colder than English ones. Already been -4° here. I'm in a frost pocket.

Anyone know what this plant is

Posted: 17/10/2015 at 21:59

When I lived in Kent my heavy clay soil was acid.

Pot Roses

Posted: 17/10/2015 at 21:56

Mine didn't survive outside either. But when I brought one indoors it went rather weak and spindly and didn't flower as well the following summer. I now look on them more as bedding plants or long lasting bouquets. But you may have better luck than me as I'm hopeless with house plants!

Cut roses

Posted: 17/10/2015 at 21:52

If the buds are tight shut they probably won't open, but looser ones probably will in the warmth of the house. Why don't you try it and see, then you'll know for next year.

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