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Votes please, and a quick questions...

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 21:41

So do I, looks great.


Posted: 15/08/2015 at 16:37

Have been clearing the path up the veggie garden, tying in rampant raspberries and pulling up sow thistles. Come in for cream for stings from a particularly vicious nettle.

Highclere Castle

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 16:32

Gertie Grass, have you seen this thread? http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/the-potting-shed/gardens-we-have-visited-2015/683926.html  There is one for 2014 and 2013 too.

Votes please, and a quick questions...

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 16:23

Holly, for all the reasons above.

Some pines are very big, they grow well on the poor alkali soil here, but turn into big trees. But yours looks more like the smaller furry leaved sort. Wouldn't risk it and holly is prunable and would look nice anyway.


Posted: 15/08/2015 at 11:22

That's what I thought it was. I wonder if Sealighter looked back for an answer?


Posted: 15/08/2015 at 10:22


I don't do tents or caravans either. OH always camped with his first wife (who died) and my first husband (died) and I used to rent gites or villas, which worked well with 4 children and is quite cheap in France. But now I like B & Bs. Usually cheaper than hotels, the people who run them I have found to be friendly and welcoming. The rooms are usually comfortable with nice little touches, like flowers and perhaps a chocolate (wrapped!) on the pillow. The best ones are usually run by male gay couples who really seem to have a knack for it. The one we went to in Suffolk in the Dedham Vale was just gorgeous http://www.poplarsfarmhouse.com/  - I hope that doesn't count as advertising.

I was hoping to get out and do a blitz on the veg garden which has shoulder high weeds (last did it early July), but it's raining again.

Boring, boring rosesN

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 22:07

Roses on page 2 for Lily.

Tuscany, Meg, Cecile Brunner, A Shropshire Lad, Wedding Day, The Pilgrim, A Shropshire Lad, Malvern Hills next to Phyllis Bide, Tess of the d'Urbervilles, Sutter's Gold.

Boring, boring rosesN

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 19:01

I think Beaus Mum is right. That's what I would do.

Boring, boring rosesN

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 16:18

Obelixx, do you mean the first photo I sent on page 2? I think it's Tuscany, but planted it about 23 years ago and lost the garden plan and the label. Here it grows taller than the websites say, about 5 foot. The flowers are more deep velvety crimson than in the photo and it's semi-double, perfumed. http://www.paulbardenroses.com/gallicas/tuscany.html 

Boring, boring rosesN

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 12:32

Not a trace of blackspot on my Shropshire Lad and hardly any thorns, about 2 per stem. It's in a pot. Not yet having another flush of flowers, but usually does in September.

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