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Posted: 20/06/2015 at 08:34

Morning all. I have friends coming for lunch today. Must pick some raspberries.

winter pansies which species?

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 08:31

Nanny, I don't know about all that as I live in France. Look at their website, I posted the English one. I use the French one and I pay in euros. Plants arrive quickly in good condition the week that they say they will come. They gave me a free tray of 35 "Cool Wave" last autumn. They did OK but I thought the colours were a bit wishy washy, mostly pale yellow and cream. 

For Sweet Peas, Eagle seeds are probably best (they exhibit at Chelsea) and I have found Kings seeds good too.

Large nurseries in Kent / East Sussex

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 21:58

I've been to several of those in the second list. I live in France and have family in Eastbourne and East Sussex, but it's a bit of a drive from London.

Paradise Park in Newhaven is big and has a huge selection of seeds. It has a big selection of clematis and climbers, also perennials. In fact mostly what you'd expect from a big garden Centre. I love places like Merriments and Marchants Hardy Plants, but they are more for perennials. They both have lovely gardens open to the Public, worth a visit for that.


Posted: 19/06/2015 at 21:41

Hello DD. I'm feeling a bit guilty as I think I told you about the Garden Open Day scheme in the first place.

I had problems with Chrome too and use Internet Explorer without problems, perhaps it's a Dordogne thing!

I bet most people who look round the gardens don't know what's a plant and what's a weed anyway! When another friend opened her garden and people asked her what plants they were and she had forgotten the names she made up names!

winter pansies which species?

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 21:31

This is their website  https://www.jardinexpress.fr/75/73/first-visit-on-our-site.html I hadn't realised they sell to England as well as France. I use them for summer bedding plug plants too. But I think there are several companies that sell on line in England.

winter pansies which species?

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 21:25

They were called "Ultima Radiance", a small flowered pansy. I get them from a French firm that sells online plug plants, "Jardin Express".


Posted: 19/06/2015 at 19:11

It's a beautiful rose, Dacha. Is it perfumed? Most roses have names. I think all cultivated and bred by man ones do.

Lovely evening here, still sunny. Going to have stuffed courgettes (picked 7 today and yesterday).


Posted: 19/06/2015 at 16:49

I know people who have had their cataracts operated on and say it's brilliant.

Hope your cold hurries up and gets better Yvie. How horrid of it to come in summer.

Done lots of dead heading.

We've been eating lots of raspberries, really good crop this year.

Plant/Tree ID - Help getting rid!

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 10:00

If it's the one on the right side of the top pic it looks a bit like a dock, but not really clear enough to see. They have deep roots.

Plant/Tree ID - Help getting rid!

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 09:57

Is it woody like a tree? It looks sort of fleshy to me. Did it have big leaves? It looks a bit like an exotic sort of plant like a canna. Can't you just dig it out if you don't want it? Making sure you get the roots out. Then rake the soil and re-sow. It's not a big area. It look about time to mow the grass on a high cut.

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