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Soil of the ancients

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 10:29

Break it up as much as you can, may need a good watering to soften it, add as much compost and manure as you can. Sow or plant annuals if you want something quick for this year. Next year it should then be easier, but there will always be weeds, just a part of gardening, like doing housework. 

Plant suggestion please

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 10:25

I would have said sedums too, fleshy leaved plants can manage better. The sort of plants that grow in walls.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 09:26

Morning all. Going for a Chinese lunch today, followed by a wander around local town. Visitors go tomorrow. Then back to the weeding!

Freshly picked peas

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 09:12

I don't freeze them, but when my son in law did, without blanching, they were inedible.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 09:09

Your gardening effort haven't gone unnoticed OL, you've done amazingly well after a fairly short time and I've followed your sweet pea progress on the SP thread.

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 00:07

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/51880.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

Here is a garden we visited in France on Sunday. Just one pic as it's late and I'm off to bed. May send more later.

 

Plant needed for round year interest for small border

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 23:48

Is it a shrub you are looking for? Is it in shade or sun, dry or damp, acid or alkali? Do you want flowers or would variegated leaves be OK? Euonymous fortunei is evergreen and comes in different varieties of leaves, gold and green, silver and green. Easy to grow.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=euonymus+fortunei&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=6yK7U-rCJuOc0QXcnoHwBA&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ&biw=1188&bih=491 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 23:36

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/51879.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

This is what we did on Saturday with OH's BIL and his wife, floated down the Dordogne river in a boat.

 

Identification Problems

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 23:32

Curry plant's latin name is Helichrysum italicum, forgot how to spell it. Lychnis seeds itself, you can scatter the seeds and it'll pop up next year.

Identification Problems

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 23:29

The red one is lychnis coronaria and the other one is a curry plant.

Discussions started by Busy-Lizzie

Gardener's World and the average gardener

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Gardens we Have Visited 2014

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Garden Gallery 2014

photos of our gardens 
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Does anyone recognise this cactus like plant?

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Thank you to Tech team

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wyre-forest-why

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Changing avator picture

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Trouble typing on some of the threads

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Gardens we have visited 2013

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no emails as well as small text

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Cleaning greenhouses

What product to clean greenhouse 
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Rose pruning and frost

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reviews

why do everyones reviews say they've reviewed 1237 plants 
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Why did you all start gardening?

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uploading photos

Can't upload photos anymore 
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