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Lupines leaves seem to be dying

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 10:11

It should be OK if new leaves are coming through, probably just the shock of being moved. Lupins can be fussy about being moved. You did water it didn't you? Also watch out for slugs and snails.

No to everyone who asks for donations ? Do you agree or disagree with this ?

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 10:07

What a shame. I think teaching children about wildlife and plants is so important and, in the long run, it is good for Garden Centres. The children will learn how to look after this beautiful planet too.

Small tree for front garden

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 10:04

I wonder which tree Marie chose, her post was over a year ago.


Posted: 29/04/2014 at 10:01

Morning all.

Great trouser joke Verdun.

Lovely acer, Mrs. G, but I think I'll join you in the sulk corner - only Chicky noticed I'm back after a week away in England. But probably understandable as I don't post much in spring, too busy. Amazing how many weeds have grown in veggie garden in 1 week.


Posted: 28/04/2014 at 23:04

Evening all. We got back from our week in England last night.

See it's Tracey OL's birthday today. Hope it was a good one.

I haven't read back on this thread yet but I have posted photos on Garden Gallery.

We had a good week visiting Canterbury, Oxford and London with French friends. Went to the Savill Garden in Windsor Great Park, just with OH. Of course that was the day it poured, Friday. Think we were the only ones there, but they lent us umbrellas. Lovely garden.

Unfortunately, I got a sore throat the morning after we arrived which turned into a feverish cold, so wasn't feeling as well as I would have liked. On Wednesday friends and OH went to London for the day and I stayed in bed in hotel in Windsor. At least the weather was quite mild, much better than it had been here in SW France, cold and wet here.

Housesitter did a good job, animals, baby plants in GH, and garden are all well. 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 12:51



I've been away for a week and have just been catching up on all your beautiful gardens.

I see Wintersong is back, I'd wondered where she was a few weeks ago.

My garden has grown like mad while I've been away and is starting to smother the weeds I hadn't weeded before we went!  But the lovely tulips are almost over, a few dark red ones left.


Human irrigation system

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 10:42

I've just been away for a week and have just caught up on this thread. So I will add some more hugs and kisses to the others. I'm a Christian too so I'll pray that God will look after you during all this. Feel free to chat before the 13th, Mike, if you're feeling the need to talk to someone.

All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 11:13

I've noticed that thrushes won't eat snails that have eaten slug pellets. I regularly find dead thrushes in cold winters and snowy periods.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 15:42

I've followed all the advice and I used to grow sweet peas in the UK, even won a prize in the village show for my bowl of sweet peas, but here in SW France they just won't grow. Only about a third of my first sowing germinated, about 2 of my second sowing. Now the sickly seedlings have been planted outside for at least 3 weeks and have made hardly any growth. Why? I haven't grown them for a few years because I've had this problem here before. But I thought I'd give it another go. Never had any problems in England. Also, I never see them growing here in anyone else's garden. I bought my seeds in the UK.

My Seedlings

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 15:11


Yours are looking great Mickey. It's so exciting when they come up (and so heart breaking when a horrid slug gets them!).

Here are mine. But photo was about 2 weeks ago.


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