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Gardens we have visited 2013

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 23:34

We've just come back from Venice and England. We went to Sussex Prairie Garden as well, thanks to Chicky. It was looking great although it was wet and windy. Then we had a mug of tea and warmed ourselves in front of their fire!

 We went to Penshurst Place as well, which was past it's best but there was still colour in the borders.

 And here is a garden in Venice from a boat on the Grand Canal.


Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 23:22

Hi Chicky. Sussex Prairies were lovely, despite the wind and rain. Here's a pic, will put some more on the Gardens We Have Visited thread - if I can find it!


Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 22:09

Evening all. We got back from England last night after a long, wet and windy drive and Venice a few days before. We had a great time in Venice and a good few days in England. Cold, wet and windy back in Dordogne, garden looks a bit battered and almost over apart from some Michaelmas daisies.

Must go shopping tomorrow and friends are coming to stay tomorrow afternoon for a week so I won't have much time to chat here. Haven't read anything yet, had big problems with internet connection in Eastbourne so am behind with emails etc.


Posted: 15/09/2013 at 08:50

Morning all. We had a great time in Venice, went to "La Traviata" in an old palace and a concert, Vivaldi's "4 Seasons". Now in Eastbourne but internet connection is very poor, had to buy a BT one as DIL has gone on holiday and her Wifi must be turned off, or something.

Went to Penshurst Place yesterday and going to Sussex Prairie garden today.

Starting from Scratch - Shrubs Recommendations

Posted: 04/09/2013 at 16:00

If they are pot grown it doesn't matter when you plant them but if they are bare-rooted from a nursery then plant October to March. They will need watering in dry spells for at least the first year.

I would look up flowering shrubs on Google, see what conditions they need, note down suitable ones then go to your garden centre and see what they've got on your list that you like the look of.


Posted: 04/09/2013 at 12:47

Glad you had a good holiday GG. We are off tomorrow.

I agree, WW, September is a Summer month. Still on Summer time. Sun is out.

Starting from Scratch - Shrubs Recommendations

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 23:02

There is a lovely blue flowered shrub, called Caryopteris that likes sun and flowers at this time of year. There are different varieties, including a gold leaved one. It's not very tall, so it would go in the front of the border. Trouble is it prefers a well drained soil so you would have to dig in some grit and plenty of compost.

 For the shady bit and a red touch, you could try a hardy fuschia, like riccartonii.


Climbing Roses

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 22:30

I prune them in Feb/March when there isn't a heavy frost. As they are in tubs make sure they are well fed and watered.

I don't know this rose, I looked on Google and the only reference I found to it was that someone saw it for sale in Homebase. I wonder if they have the correct name. It could be that it is a rose that only flowers once, so it will have flowered in June and has finished for this year.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 21:56

Thanks Chicky.

John I'm going to copy and print that receipe, looks yummy. Thank you.


Posted: 03/09/2013 at 18:57

Wisteria has a pod like that. I grew some from seeds once. But I expect it's something more exotic.

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