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Presenter

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 09:51

No, it didn't.

Presenter

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 09:50

I thought he did have help in his garden. Why has it gone into italics? I've clicked on the italics icon, wonder if that will change it.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 09:44

Morning all. -5° at 9am (French time) and everything was white with frost. I live south of DD, but it was colder here. HW and ironing today, unless it warms up and I can garden.

hanging baskets

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 22:53

Is your Greenhouse heated? I sow in heated propagators in March, when big enough to handle I prick them out into little plastic pots. I have a small electric greenhouse heater which keeps frost at bay. If March is very cold then I sow on windowsills over radiators in the house, but they can go leggy if it isn't light enough. I also buy plug plants which can be ordered on line. They arrive ready to pot on in April.

It's my birthday

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 22:45

(Sshh, musn't say yet, but it's Lyn's birthday tomorrow, but I'm a late riser and she's often early. I know 'cos it's the same day as my little granddaughter)

hanging baskets

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 19:47

Petunias, surfinias, pelargoniums, diascia, nemesias, lobelia, begonias, verbena, there are lots of long lasting colourful annuals you can use. Don't do it too soon as they aren't hardy. Are you sowing seeds, buying plug plants or waiting until annuals are for sale in the garden centres?

Rambling roses

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 19:37

They were planted bare root from David Austin the winter of 2006/2007. As they repeat flower I prune them like climbing roses, cutting all the side shoots to 2 - 3 buds, cutting out dead and weak shoots. I have taken out one old stem so far, probably should cut out some more, but I'm a nervous pruner!

It's my birthday

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 17:29

http://us.123rf.com/400wm/400/400/nuchru50/nuchru501104/nuchru50110400003/9449224-happy-birthday-cake.jpg

 

Oh, is it Philippa's birthday too? Better have another cake.

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 17:07

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/65523.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

Woody, have a lovely time in Venice. We did, September 2013. Won't have time for gardens, but may catch glimses from a water bus on the Grand Canal.

 

Rambling roses

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 16:43

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/65521.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/65520.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

Though, having said that, I've found a photo and she doesn't look too bad. Phyllis on right, Malvern on left.

 

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