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Annuals for partial and complete shade

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 17:41

I was going to say Fuschia, Busy-Lizzies and lobelia as well, also begonias, especially bedding begonias, if you don't mind them being on the short side.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 12:17

Oh good (Dove), please give her my best wishes.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 12:16

I had some Fritillaria Imperialis once, magnificent. They were in well drained soil in full sun, which they are supposed to like, then after 2 or 3 years they just disappeared. ? slugs ? lily beetle. Lily beetle always get my madonna lilies, although I pick then and their horrid babies off regularly.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 12:10

Hello punkdoc, so glad you're still here.

Love Trilliums, good luck with them. Not something I dare grow with dry, limestone soil. Never even seen them for sale here.

Haven't seen Dove for the last couple of days either. Hope she's OK. Perhaps she's busy with leaving work and starting retirement.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 12:02

Thanks, KEF.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 11:01

Gloomy and wet in Dordogne. Bit windy earlier, but not now.

Grass

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 10:59

It is a problem isn't it? We mow the grass when it's a bit wet, but when it's long and wet we tend to wait a bit. I have a good lawn mower that can cope with long grass.

Greenhouse Heating

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 10:13

I only use my GH from March to start off bedding plants in heated propogaters and later to grow tomatoes in. It gets very cold in winter, living in Dordogne it is often -10° at night, so I don't feel it's worth heating it in winter or growing anything that needs winter heat. I also have a warming cable, buried in sand in an old plastic dog bed in the GH which I put newly germinated plants into. It doesn't use much electricity and it keeps them free from frost and a bit warmer at night.

Black spot on roses

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 09:16

Some roses, such as Peace, are more susceptible to black spot than others. Keeping roses well fed and watered helps. In the RHS garden, Rosemoor, they only plant disease resistant roses.

Camera Corner

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 09:10
David K wrote (see)

Really nice shots floks.

This is Essex Bridge over the river Trent. Built by the Earl of Essex for Queen Elizebeth 1.

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/EssexBridge_zps2ef5965e.jpg

 

I love that photo, David, the tranquility, the reflections, the different greens of the trees.

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