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Clearing a garden

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 09:42

In June's Gardener's World mag, Monty Don has written an article about adapting gardens for your needs for everyday living, children, animals, lack of time etc. He will be doing a TV programme about 10 lived in gardens. Sounds interesting.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 09:40

I didn't sleep well either, too hot 26° in the bedroom. Window was open and a hornet got in at dawn and had to be helped to find it's way out, got stuck behind the inside wooden shutter.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 09:00

Morning all. I think Dove and Verdun stole the sun! They often mention it. We are due storms tonight with hail. Hope it's not like the hail we had 3 years ago when all the tomatoes had hard brown patches on them from being bruised by hail when they were babies. And my big tough, slugproof hosta had holes ripped through its leaves.

Growing Roses

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 08:51

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/48616.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 

That is very helpful, David. I have 2 Mme Alfred Carrière, planted around 1992 which have very old, thick, woody stems with most of the flowering on top. Any low shoots they made were eaten by deer, so I never dared remove the oldest stems. Now the main flower garden is deer fenced, since 3 years ago, and they are starting to make strong lower growth. Can I, next Feb/March cut off the old stems (more like trunks!) without upsetting the roses?

Photo is early March, before pruning, I did cut off most of one trunk. The other rose has fewer new stems.

 

 

Growing Roses

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 21:06

Smells lovely, a David Austin rose. I think it is 2000, same thing.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 21:01

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/48600.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

Thank you nutcutlet, I enjoyed the photos.

It's been 29.1° with Dove in East Anglia, but only 27° in Dordogne!

We had stir fry Thai big prawns with Mangetout peas from the garden, spicy, with coconut milk. Then raspberries from the garden.

 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 19:10

Open day went very well, lovely day 27°, 61 people, tiring. Did a rather ambitious tea.

Wrote about it on "Hello Forkers".

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 19:08

Any photos Nut? On another thread?

Growing Roses

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 17:35

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/48563.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

My new William Shakespeare, in a pot on the terrace, came out just in time for my garden party.

 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 17:33

I hope they look as good as that after the thunderstorm!

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