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Camera Corner

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 22:02

Pink geraniums. Beautiful iris.


Posted: 01/07/2014 at 21:08

Glad about your Mum OL, that must be a relief.

Welcome Yviestevie, are you male or female?

I haven't got sunstroke, been raining and just had a small thunderstorm. Funny thing was that when in England I got caught by the sun when wearing a low necked top. In France I garden in the sun and nothing happens.


Posted: 01/07/2014 at 16:09

Ha ha Bekkie!

Spent a lot of the afternoon picking, podding, blanching and freezing broad beans. Did a first batch before we went away of tiny ones, now they are all rather big, but still edible.

Well done GG. Hope you are feeling better.

It's now raining and put a stop to everything that needs doing outside.

Rudbeckia - Cherry Brandy

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 13:33

Mine, at least the few that germinated, have grown incredibly slowly. Much better results from the Tiger Eye yellow ones.

Unexpected tomatoes

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 13:31

I had tomatoes all over a new flower bed which I had dug home made compost into. I pulled them all up.

But I have grown a few on in the past, however if they are from F1 hybrid plants they don't come true from seed.

I wouldn't leave them on the beans. If you want any then dig them up carefully and replant them somewhere else and see what happens.


Posted: 01/07/2014 at 09:44

Hello everyone. We've been on holiday in the West Country and Shropshire. Not really time to keep reading this thread, although I did a few posts on some of the gardening ones.

We had a lovely time, saw "As You Like It" in the grounds of Ludlow Castle, went to David Austin's beautiful rose garden (posted photos somewhere), saw several other gardens (hope to post some photos when I get time), ate a lot (gained 3 pounds ), saw some friends and relations.

Haven't caught up on this thread, but I expect it will take too long! Hope everyone is well.

Garden is full of huge weeds. How did they grow so fast? The birds ate my blueberries the day before the housesitter was going to pick them. I was growing them especially to help my failing memory! Bother. Off to do gardening.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 09:28

One of the first things we did when bought this house was install outside taps. When my mother was getting old I found she was still lugging watering cans about so I installed hose pipes to her flower bit and veg bit. Soon after there was a hosepipe ban Does that apply to the elderly in the UK?

Growing Roses

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 00:43

The 4 David Austin roses I bought from his nursery and the 1 Compasssion rose from a garden centre have all arrived safely in France. Now I must find time to plant them. The garden seems to have got almost out of control in the 2 weeks we've been away. Lady Emma Hamilton and Crown Princess Margareta have flowered constantly in their pots since I bought them nearly 2 weeks ago.

Welcome to the potting shed

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 23:09

Joyce, I think you should start a new thread for your question. No one will know otherwise. This is a very old thread and some of the people on it are no longer here and the title doesn't mention aquilegia seeds.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 18:35

We've just got back from 15 days away and garden is bursting with flowers and weeds. Was looking good when I had my Open Day on 7th June. Now I will have to do some weeding and staking before taking any more photos.

Saw that Nostalgia rose when garden visiting, may have been in the rose garden at Hever Castle, quite striking with its white centres, but the centres varied in whiteness, some were just dark pink. It was lovely.

I haven't been able to get a box to type in either.

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