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Posted: 09/03/2014 at 23:08

My favourite TV night tonight so have been absent. Had fish and chips, best batter I've ever made, used lager, but I think batter and chips is more than I can manage. No pud, felt bloated ever since.

Three arches like that will make a great pergola.

I mowed fenced flower garden and OH mowed the rest of the grass. Looks so much better. But the grass has died under the copper beech. It didn't lose it's leaves until the rains started so was late clearing them. Do you think bluebells would grow there? They grow in beech woods don't they?

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 18:33

They look gorgeous with the black background.

Plant/weed ID

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 18:31


If it is Canadian Fleabane, which I fear it may be, it will have thousands of little white flowers that will turn into fluff and float their seeds all over your garden. Luckily it's not hard to pull up.


nicotiana sowing

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 18:16

Recently sowed seeds I saved from Nicotiana perfume mixed that I grew last year. It was scented in the evenings. I chose pale lilac and purple and kept them separate. I wonder if they will come true, lots have come up, used an electric propagator.


Posted: 09/03/2014 at 12:04

Glad you've got your ear sorted, Dove.

Naughty Panda! Hope it wears off quickly and was worth the misery!

OH is having a go at mowing the grass. I must clear up rose prunings before he does that bit.

I'd rather have a white wine, thanks, KEF, but I think I'll wait 'til lunchtime.


Posted: 09/03/2014 at 08:48

Morning all.

Dove, be careful with that ear. It's more important than gardening. I'd go to the Doc. Daughter No 2 wears hearing aid because stupid doc didn't give her antibiotics for her ear.

Another lovely day.


Posted: 08/03/2014 at 23:18


Here's mine. Should have put it in garden gallery. June.



Posted: 08/03/2014 at 22:21

I kept wondering what BFN meant on KEF's posts. I thought it meant Big Fat Negative for a pregnancy test (ex-nurse!) Then Tracey said bye for now and it clicked!

Have had a busy day in glorious sunshine. Morning in greenhouse, afternoon pruning roses. That's 12 climbers done now, nearly finished them. Not doing the 2 climbing Cecile Brunner. They had a really hard prune by OH last year and then grew like mad. Lots of lovely arching branches covered in leaves now.

Still haven't finished 50 shades, started it a few months ago. Got sort of bored with the male interest and how good looking he was.

An ENVY thread....

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 09:10

Matty, can't grow primroses here either. Shallow limestone. Primroses prefer less alkali, more moisture, but cowslips grow very well here. Cowslips grow well in the Cotswolds and I think this bit of Dordogne is more like the Cotswolds.

I envy people who can plant roses where they like without the deer eating them.


Posted: 08/03/2014 at 09:06

Good morning all, lovely and sunny.

I wonder if it will be dry enough to mow in a few days. Some parts were still squelching yesterday.

Going to prick out seedlings in GH this morning and get heating arrangements for night set up.

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