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Gardens we have visited 2015

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 22:18


 


 


 

Beth Chatto Dry Garden

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 21:44

I thought Verdun was tall and the postie was short

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 18:56

Fidget, you could always wear green wellies (why does spell check always turn that into willies?) under your dress if it makes you feel more at ease.

Horse is Lena, KEF. Gentle and beautiful.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 17:41

My horse settled very well in her new home. There are other horse friends there, the girl's father's horse, her outgrown pony and an old rescue horse. But the 3 friends she left in the field here have been calling her all day. The girl was so happy, she's bought matching saddle cloths and headcollar.

Dordogne is looking very yellow and brown after all the hot weather. The thunder storm promised for last night didn't arrive, but it's been cooler and cloudy.

Clematis

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 13:57

I have Princes Diana, Blue Angel, and Etoile Violette. I've just bought Sunset, Betty Corning and Crystal Fountain. But Blue Angel and Crystal Fountain are Group 2 large flowered. I saw Betty Corning in someone's garden, she said it is easy, has nodding lilac bells. It smelt divine.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 08:29

Morning all.

My little horse, Lena, is going on loan today with a 16 year old French girl who loves her. Her stepmother is a horse trainer so Lena should be fine, but I'll miss her. All my riding friends have stopped riding (age) and I don't feel confident enough, with my arthritic bits, to go out on my own anymore.

Plants for containers in full sun

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 22:26

Petunias, verbena, Dahlias, pelargoniums, annual rudbeckias, salvia farinacea, zinnias (especially short bushy ones). They are all fine in the sun so long as you don't forget to water them. And deadheading keeps them tidier and going on longer.

Clematis

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 22:22

I think the ones you mention are large flowered deciduous ones. I have 4 of them and have just bought "Sunset". Hagley Hybrid died after a few years, but it was in a pot.

Wilting oregano and parsley!

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 22:17

Pruning will help. I live in Dordogne, hot summers, parsley needs a lot of water.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 21:45

I did have good results, but we have been away in England for 2 weeks and housesitter didn't water properly and didn't deadhead or pick them, unlike previous housesitter. So they are now almost dead  Water and deadheading are essential.

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