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Plant Indentification

Posted: 05/02/2014 at 07:22

I would wait until it flowers. If it flowers before June then prune it after flowering. If after June then you should be able too identify it when it flowers and look up what to do, or ask again here. But you can in the meantime do as Dove and Nut say if you feel it is too congested.


Posted: 05/02/2014 at 06:23

Wind and rain in night, woke me. OH leaving for his flight to UK soon. Hope it's OK.

Thanks Lily.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 22:08


There is a paddock beyond the trees, then the forest. It's in Dordogne. This is it in summer, but some of you have already seen it.



Posted: 04/02/2014 at 22:01

I heard from Bev in November. She was back at work, teacher. She'd been ill and off work so probably had more time to post then.

Bedtime. OH is flying Ryanair tomorrow morning to see family in England. I'm staying here to look after the animals. Will see son, lives near me, tomorrow. Night all.


Posted: 04/02/2014 at 18:43

? FarmYard Manure.

It sounds dreadful in Cornwall and the Somerset levels on the news looked very scarey. I hope everyone is OK and managing. Sounds awful about the sewers not working as flooded and electricity cut off. Surely it must stop raining soon.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 18:17

 A very gloomy day in the rain.


Last year we had a thread of photos of our gardens

Has anyone started one for this year? Here is one if you would all like. David has the camera thread, but he said we could post other photos there, this is for your own gardens.

Not much going on in February but there is proof of huge amount of rain and some snowdrops just starting.

Full wheelbarrow, rain.


I think it's done them all in the wrong order, again.




Posted: 04/02/2014 at 15:37
Woodgreen wonderboy wrote (see)

 I love the idea of you keep the old ways go ing biz liz. What do you do now?


Do you mean milking my cows WW? Last one died a few years ago, aged 17. Didn't want any more as children had left home and husband had died. She hadn't had a calf for a few years and had got a bit on the plump side! But French supermarkets sell pasteurized milk now. Doc said I shouldn't milk as arthritis was starting in my fingers.

Mystery foliage in gifted bouquet.

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 15:17

Nut's one is Butcher's Broom, as she says, it's too prickly for floristry. Grows wild in the woods round here.


Posted: 03/02/2014 at 22:00

When we first came to France all the milk was sterilised and tasted cooked. I used to buy it from a local farm instead. Then we bought an old farmhouse with some land so we bought a Jersey cow. I used to milk her and then her daughter. Amazing milk and cream and I made cheese too.

Snowdrops have started

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 20:29

That's really lovely, Berghill.

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