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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 08:20

Morning all. OH has gone to the UK. Think I'll go to the GC to cheer myself up! It's pouring with rain.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 22:34

Glad you enjoyed it Chicky, sounds great.

Must go to bed as OH is catching plane to UK in the morning.

kolkwitzia-or-beauty-bush-shrub

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 22:26

Crikey! I have an old book about pruning shrubs and it says Kolkwitzia doesn't need pruning. So I haven't pruned it in 20 years and it flowers like mad every year.

The other side of Monty Don.

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 22:23

He's lovely, Digger. I like seeing Nigel following Monty about. My dog follows me about.

Plants in France

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 22:14

I live in France and in my local Garden Centre plants are cheaper, but they are tiny and often in poor condition. When they do have large perennials for sale they are often unnamed varieties and more expensive than in the UK. I buy plants in England because you get bigger, better plants and more variety. Which part of France were you in? I'm in Dordogne.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 21:12

Woody said "Just remembered that someone, quite a few days ago so I can't find who, said they were going to plant their rose "Complicata" in a pot. I have this one, which I saw in profusion at Mottisfont, and it is HUGE. It has loads of arching stems which stretch up to about 7 ft. and then sweep down to the ground. It really is my largest rose. "

That was me. I bought a rosa Complicata from David Austin in June, impulse buy as the flowers were so beautiful. But I haven't room at the moment and it's stayed in it's original pot until now, I have fed it. So I've just planted it in a large pot and I'll see how it goes. It can stay there for another year until I decide what to do. But I do have climbers in large pots and they've done OK. I have a deer problem in the unfenced bit of garden. I had to dig up roses and put them in pots to rescue them. David Austin has a courtyard garden full of roses in pots and some are quite big.

Hedge

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 14:49

I replied to your other thread on this, deer don't eat ivy, but for ivy to make a hedge it first has to grow up a wall or similar and it won't make a hedge until it's mature and starts to bush out and grow different shaped leaves and berries which the birds love.

Ivy hedge

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 14:46

Deer have never eaten my ivy, unfortunately, I have too much. They ate my roses instead

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 14:44

Lily Pilly, isn't there a local gardening club that could help with teas? Mine have said they will help me.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 12:38

Just a quick look in to say Hello, then I must go outside and do something useful.

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Why did you all start gardening?

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