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Pruning a Multi Blue clematis

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 21:45

I wouldn't chop it right down, I would cut it half down then do as Obelixx says. I have 2 Multi Blue, they take a bit of time to get going, may not be until the second or third year before you have a bushy plant.

What will simply not thrive for you....

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 21:41

I can't grow anything that likes acid soil or summer moisture or winter wet or less than -10°C in winter or regular +30°C in summer. Can't grow echinacias, agastache (why?), leucanthemum, astrantia (though I try) or Wild Swan. David Austin roses grow well in big pots with pampering, lavender grows very well, clematis does pretty well.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 21:34

I've read back and there has been quite a bit happening here. Hugs to Dove, DD, Hosta and anyone in need. Glad Punkdoc enjoyed Great Dixter and that YvieStevie had good hols. Hope Reggie is OK.

We stayed in a very pretty B&B run by a lovely French lady, but she'd put a horrid crackly waterproof mattress cover on and the mattress was hard. It was 30° quite late in the evening and I got rather sticky in bed  so didn't have a very good night. Shame it was so far from DD's B&B!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 21:28


 

The play in Monpazier was very good. It was a joint English/French production about soldiers in the 1st Word War in a military hospital in France who were nearly recovered from their wounds and decided to put on Henry V to give them something to do. Henry V alone wouldn't have been tactful as we won the battle of Agincourt! The end was moving as the English soldier who acted Henry fell in love with the French nurse who acted Catherine the French king's daughter who Henry married. The last scene showed him saying goodbye to her as his wound was better and he had to go off again to fight in the war.

We weren't allowed to take photos during the performance, so this is the chap introducing it and when they took their final bows it was dark, 11.30pm.

 

Gardens we have visited 2015

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 14:27

Lovely to see Rosemoor at this time of year, we went one June.

Last time I saw Sissinghurst was April 2013, cold and everything was late, so good to see that. Have been to Great Dixter a few times, always gorgeous. Thank you.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 09:14

We are going to Monpazier to see Henry V by a travelling Shakespeare group. Monpazier is a lovely old bastide (walled) town.

DD, don't forget I don't run a B&B! At, least, not any more.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 09:08

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It's my birthday

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 09:03

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I hope you have a lovely day, Marion.

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 22:22

Now I'm wondering how many dishy men post here! I'm a little getting older lady!

DD you wouldn't think that about no traffic jams if you had to go in or out of Périgueux in rush hour, especially on market day. Can be a nightmare! Used to do the school run for years.

I actually did quite a bit of gardening this afternoon, 2 barrow loads of plant prunings, including 3 smelly santolinas, are now on the heap. Got quite hot as bed is in the sun. Planted 3 more of the plants I bought from Beth Chatto.

Went to fetch car from the garage looking filthy with disgusting unwashed hair. Am now cleaned up.

Planting Lavender

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 11:53


 Photo is end of June, but France is ahead of UK.

My lavender hedge did well this year. It is Hidcote, (I think, but could be Munstead which is bluer and paler, bought it about 8 years ago) a dwarfish purple one that flowers on the early side. It is now over and a bit messy so I must clip it. I also have a bigger one with pale grey leaves and lilac flowers that is flowering now, think it smells a bit stronger. I live in SW France and lavender like it here as it can be very sunny and warm in summer.

 

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