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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 22:53

I missed Monty too, forgot to record it. But I heard about Lynda B.

Well done OL and congratulations to your OH.

I enjoyed the Quiz and Curry evening. My team came third. BM said "BL are you the towns mayoress! You go on so many dinner dates and engagements, wish I was that popular "   No BM, it's just that OH and I are retired! Also (hardly dare say here as some people are anti-church, was a thread about it once), I was local church warden for the C of E here in France for 6 years. I organised social and charity events for the church.

Empty Space??

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 09:58

I plant annuals among the perennials, keeps the colour going as they have such a long flowering season. Salvia farinacea is good as it looks more like a perennial, which I suppose it is really, but it's used as an annual. Some of the annual rudbeckias, such as Tiger Eye, I buy as plugs and put in the flower beds. Then when they die down in November I dig them up and plant tulips.

Miniature Rose

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 09:52

My tiny roses lasted about a year in a pot outside, but I was given them in the spring. My patio rose lasted about 4 years, don't know why it died.

Monty don new series

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 09:49

Monty's programmes are not the usual format of doing up a garden in 3 days. The garden owners do most of it from the design to the digging over a period of several months, so it's good to see the gardens evolving.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 09:42

Reminds me of milk, the farmers don't get much of the price.

Hope Doc visit goes well with son DD. They found I had a heart murmur when I was pregnant, but it turned out to be harmless.

I'm helping with a church charity Quiz and Curry tonight in local village hall.

Sky is blue, sun is shining, but it was only 3° at 9am.

Strictly 2014

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 23:29

I'm afraid I find Jake rather repulsive. I rather liked Matt Baker when he was on it. But, nothing to do with Strictly, I like Sidney, the vicar on Granchester!

It's my birthday

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 23:10

I was born in September too, Verdun and I are both Virgos ( I think).

Empty Space??

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 23:05

Salvia Amistad here in Dordogne, as I have found, although a lovely plant, grows very tall and leggy, too tall for that bed. Salvia Wendy's wish is a purply pink and much bushier and more compact. I'm pleased with the six I got from the firm I get my plug plants  https://www.jardinexpress.fr/  They have a spring and an autumn catalogue.

I'm not keen on white beds that are solely white, I think a touch of another colour, such as purple, stops it looking flat. But I like perennial beds that are a mixture so that you get flowers in 3 seasons, also I like a mix of colours best. You often find that the pastel colours flower together in spring, for example, and reds and yellows are out in autumn so that your bed changes colour.

If you are finding it hard to find the plants you want in French GCs have a look at this mail order firm. My plants all arrived in good condition, they weren't that big but were a lot bigger than Jardiland's usual perennial range. http://www.promessedefleurs.com/vivaces.html  you can ask both firms to send a printed colour catalogue too.

Monty don new series

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 22:46

I've only seen tonight's so far, with the nice rose loving widow and the enthusiastic chap with the big pond. OH recorded last night's prog as I was with daughter being a granny.

I think the same as Tootles (quotes aren't working) "I liked it. Anything that brings more gardening to the telly is good for me. I liked that it was real gardens and not elitist." Monty came over as being a kind gentle person.

Also I think people find it strange that they have to spend money on the garden, but they are happy to redecorate, put in a new kitchen and buy a 3 piece suite. A garden is also part of a home. (But I am aware that not everyone can afford that new kitchen etc.)

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 22:33

Those poppies are a super idea and they look amazing. Hope you had a lovely birthday Chicky, it sounds as if you did.

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