Busy-Lizzie


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snapdragons

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 21:51

Hello hollie hock, how is the new garden coming along? Haven't heard from you recently.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 21:47

Dordogne Damsel, where is your gardening club? I know of one in Dordogne but it's over an hour away opposite direction from you, so it can't be that.

Son No 2 rang wants me and Oh to go and help blitz his garden on Thurs morning, taking picnic lunch. He has about 40 coming for baby's christening on Sunday. Son No 1 is coming here on Thurs afternoon, 2 daughters on Friday.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 17:40

Oh dear Gardengirl, it's only Tuesday, will you be ill that long? I hope not. Hugs.

Been to supermarket to prepare for the arrival of the hoards. Now off to water the pots.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 12:36

Been looking up grasses because I'm sure that 2 rapidly growing grasses in the veggie garden are grown here for dairy cattle, probably in my horses' hay. Got out another barrow load this morning.

This is what I found about the one I identified, scary,  "Ability to spread: C. dactylon spreads rapidly by rhizomes and stolons, and also by seed. It can spread over 2 m/month during the growing season, a single plant forming a dense sward up to 25 m across in 2.5 years.

Weed potential: It is difficult to eradicate with chemicals or cultivation, and can become a serious weed in cultivated land. Declared weed in over 80 countries"

The other grass I have is bigger and worse, may be a type of sorghum;

Jasmines nearly had it!

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 09:11

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d1/Jasminum_polyanthum_IP0204063.jpg/300px-Jasminum_polyanthum_IP0204063.jpg

 Oh, yours looks like stephanotis, mine is a jasmine polyanthum, like in the photo.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 09:02

Thanks Fidget, that film was so beautiful.

Jasmines nearly had it!

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 08:48

Mine died, or so I thought, I never got the watering right, so I put it in it's pot outside and forgot it. Then it grew new shoots! So I repotted it and put it out on the kitchen terrace and it's grown, about 3 feet tall now.

Ceanothus

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 08:42

I've never managed to keep one more than four years, except the deciduous one, Gloire de Versailles, which can be pruned. Mine always went crispy leaved then died, whether I pruned them or not. I always thought Dordogne winters are too cold for them.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 08:18

Morning all.

Just seen the weather forecast - rain all week from Thursday, just when 3 children & OHs and 7 grandchildren will be staying.

Welcome to the potting shed

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 22:19

Hello and welcome all newcomers. Lots of gardening advice, but if you just want a chat there is Hello Forkers. Or look at the photos on the Garden Gallery or the Star in Your Garden.

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