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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 09:55

Fairygirl, Dordogne is very green and forested, rains quite hard. Winters usually colder than UK and summers hotter. Often in the 30s. But it never seems typical! Some years people talk of drought, others, of too much rain or snow. Rather like England, but more extreme.

I love it that Chicky's children are chicklets!

Tree for small front garden?

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 09:44

Your heading says Tree. Hard to find a tree that small.

But I think you've answered your own question. Tamarix, if you keep it pruned would be perfect. They prefer acid to neutral soils but tolerate alkali if you dig in plenty of compost, you could add some ericaceous compost. The soil must not dry out.

no blossom on my apple tree this year

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 09:36

My apple trees blossom and fruit every two years, even when pruned. They are old trees.

Talkback: Fruit trees in spring

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 09:33

Yes, you get a double whammy with fruit trees. But I grow some ornamentals as well as the leaves are prettier in summer between blossom and fruit and there is more variety of autumn colour.

Plant recommendation needed

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 09:26

I don't think much would grow under a big cedar. It would rob the soil of too much moisture and it has a lot of shallow roots.

Talkback: 100 hungry snails

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 09:24

Pippa Greenwood on Gardeners World did the marking of snails experiment years ago. She was amazed that most of them came back!

plants

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 09:21

Once Verdun arrives there is not much else to say! He is a real plant expert

Orange bubbly mould on tree stump

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 09:19

I think it is orange slime mould which feeds on dead vegetation especially tree stumps. Coral spot is spotty (small spots) not slimy and slime mould looks more like bubbles.

could someone ID this please

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 09:11

I sowed some saved campanula seeds in a pot and the two plants that have come up are those! Definitely not campanulas. Wondered what they were, so thank you. I have a Leycesteria in the garden.

Everedge lawn edging

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 09:02

I've seen in used in gardens open to the public, looked very neat, so I looked it up. £35 for 5 metres. I have a lot of lawn and beds so couldn't possibly afford it.

Discussions started by Busy-Lizzie

Busy Lizzie's Open Garden

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What tree has a flower like this?

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Are there seeds that don't like very cold storage?

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Last Post: 05/02/2015 at 16:55

weird caterpillar like thingy ID please

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Last Post: 25/09/2014 at 23:11

Gardener's World and the average gardener

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Gardens we Have Visited 2014

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Garden Gallery 2014

photos of our gardens 
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Does anyone recognise this cactus like plant?

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Last Post: 30/09/2013 at 17:25

Thank you to Tech team

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wyre-forest-why

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Changing avator picture

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Trouble typing on some of the threads

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Gardens we have visited 2013

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no emails as well as small text

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Cleaning greenhouses

What product to clean greenhouse 
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