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Posted: 11/05/2013 at 09:26

Good morning all. Going to flower show in a village about half an hour away.  It's an annual event.

I'm lucky to have a low BP but like Fairygirl I fainted in pregnancy too!

 My tiarellas, love the nickname of "foam flower".

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 10/05/2013 at 23:31



Posted: 10/05/2013 at 23:11

I've found a patio rose called Jean.

Ever seen anything like this before?

Posted: 10/05/2013 at 23:05

It sometimes happens with my tomatoes too.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 10/05/2013 at 22:58

I haven't looked at woodlice or children yet!

My daughter is a Primary school teacher near Poitiers and she begged a patch of land from the village council and taught her class how to grow easy flowers and veg in it. She had them growing things like French beans and nasturtiums in pots and then they planted them out in the bed they made.

Toms in the cold GH

Posted: 10/05/2013 at 15:31

My tomatoes went into the cold frame to harden off a couple of weeks ago and it was 0° one night and I'd forgotton to put the lid on. Slight scorching of ends of top leaves, but they are fine and over a foot tall now.

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 10/05/2013 at 15:29

I love my Leonard Messel too. Matty they are going to the Malvern Show on GW tonight. Aren't you going this w/e?

Salino, my OH has a flat in Eastbourne, above his daughter's so it's our holiday place. (my 2nd OH, widowed)

What screening plant to block out brick building?

Posted: 10/05/2013 at 10:50

You could plant something which is large and dense like laurel, which can be pruned easlily unlike Leylandii - which goes brown if you prune too hard. Or you could plant some trees, like apples, crab apples, flowering cherries, not evergreen but have blossom and a network of branches in winter. Or you could put up a pergola or tall trellis and grow clematis, honeysuckle (some evergreen, some not). Or climbing roses, but not evergreen.

Or if you want something more like Leylandii there are other conifers, but not as fast growing eg Thuja.

Jasmine problem

Posted: 10/05/2013 at 10:39

I would wait a little. Mine is only just coming out and I live in Dordogne. It's usually 3 weeks ahead of England here. Everything has been a bit late this year.

My evening last night - if I didn't laugh I'd have cried!

Posted: 10/05/2013 at 10:36

Veggiepatch, there was one good thing - the powercut didn't start when you were in the bath with the water draining away! Hope today is better.

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