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Posted: 14/05/2015 at 21:47

Garden is open on Sunday. Done masses of weeding and planting and Matty has helped with rest periods. But today I was digging out some very solid clay before digging in some better soil, manure and compost. Stepped over plants with very heavy trug of clay and coughed. Still have a cough. Think I've pulled a muscle in my ribcage. Hurts. Coughing is not helping. Ouch.

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 15:02

Lovely vase full, Fidget. Michaelmas daises, heleniums? Annuals before the first frost - ? zinnias.


Posted: 13/05/2015 at 08:58

Morning all. More gardening today, they said it would rain but have changed their minds.

I enjoyed the Chelsea Challenge programme but I didn't like last night's winner, I thought it was boring.

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 08:51

GG, I'm growing cornflowers, clarkia, larkspurs, calendula, lavatera Silver Cup, Balsamina, Cosmos, Ageratum Blue Mink and Zinnias. The plants at the top right are peas for eating.

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 22:23


I have my first Sweet Pea too.



Posted: 12/05/2015 at 16:16


Hope Dove is better soon. Though my cold and cough still haven't gone after 2 weeks, worried about going to Malvern, but Matty said to come.

Matty took us to the village restaurant and we ate in the garden, in their roofed terrace. Hot and sunny again today. On Sunday we took Matty to our local flower show and had a restaurant meal there, very pretty village. Can't garden in the middle of the day anyway, too hot at the moment, we've made up for it this afternoon though.

Photos of French flower show. Not sure where to post them.



Posted: 11/05/2015 at 22:29


Hello all. Matty and I have come back from SW England to SW France. We had a great time at the Malvern Show and went to a huge Garden Centre. We came back on Saturday evening, but have been so busy.

My garden, which is open on Sunday, has been very busy while I was away growing masses of goosegrass and creeping buttercups! We've been trying to remove them.

It's now very hot here in Dordogne, 27° today.

I have read a bit, but 6 pages since yesterday!

Malvern Spring Show



Posted: 05/05/2015 at 08:02

Morning all.

Off to Matty's this afties!

Must finish packing. Charged camera battery. It's very windy outside, hope it won't affect motorway driving.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 22:20


Christine, your garden doesn't have to be big to love it. My daughter hated her garden when they bought their first house. She asked me for help. Here are photos of before and then after I had a go at it with her husband. It's more grown up now with clematis on the walls and roses on the arches. Only 10m x 2.5m.



Posted: 04/05/2015 at 22:05

I wouldn't, RB!

Dove's Cromer day out sounds great, just the sort of day I like.

DD, I'm sure you can come and meet Matty. Glad you're coming to the Strawberry Tea. Will Charlie be coming? Most of us are on the elderly side, if he doesn't mind he'll be welcome!

I hope it can all be sorted Lily P, how worrying.


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