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MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 09:42

Morning all, Dordogne forecast is the same as KEF's. Yesterday was hot. Going to finish off some planting before rain and before we go to England. Hosting a friend's birthday dinner party tonight and have a stack of ironing to do.

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 19:44

I haven't been to ESK Bev, is it a GC? We will be going to the Paradise one in Newhaven.

I hve an estate car so there is room for plants. But I always worry that customs will remove them.They haven't so far.

 

Painting what you've grown

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 19:01

That's really pretty Bev. The picture wasn't there when I looked before.

Moved house last year. Need help ID'ing some plants please

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 16:06

Does No 9 have the trunk or is that the one above? If it has a trunk it's willow, not solidago. Solidago is tall perennial with yellow flowers.

Moved house last year. Need help ID'ing some plants please

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 16:01

The red flower looks like a day lily, does it have strap like leaves?

1st one could be laurel.  3rd one 7ft shiny leaves could be a bay tree.

5th one ? escallonia, see if it has flowers.

No 8 shrub with pink flowers could be kolkwitzia or weigela.

No 9 Solidago (golden rod)

No 10 Leucanthemum

ID on tree and accompanying Ivy please

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 15:39

Which bit is it? The bit on the left looks like willow.

Growing Celery successfully

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 15:37

Celery can be tricky. Young plants mustn't get cold and must harden off properly as it can affect them later on if they are chilled. Have you got self blanching or ordinary? The ordinary ones will need earthing up if you want them white. Various ways. Plant in a trench and fill in as they grow. Earth up like potatoes. Wrap newspaper or corugated cardboard around them. They can then be earthed up or not but it will keep them cleaner! Celery needs an awful lot of water. As I live in Dordogne it can be very hot and dry in summer so I don't grow it anymore.

lemon balm

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 15:28

You can split it and it grows like mad and seeds itself in my garden. Not sure what to do with it all. I chop it up and add it to breadcrumbs for coating chicken and pork. I've tried making a cordial with the young leaves, but I'd rather have elderflower any day. Any other suggestions? Please.

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 15:24

Just seen, I've done 2000 posts

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 12:04

It's looking great GG. Love the soft romantic look of the front garden.

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