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Posted: 20/03/2013 at 22:02

I have a dicentra in shade in clay but before planting it some years ago I dug in loads of compost and manure and it's thriving. Can you dig it up and improve the soil and replant?

MOB rants

Posted: 20/03/2013 at 21:51

I saw that Countryfile. I like Prince Charles, he likes gardening and horses and seems full of common sense. (That will probably cause some comments!)

MOB rants

Posted: 20/03/2013 at 21:33

Talking of rhubarb - I have a rant.... about ants! Last year they built a nest in my huge rhubarb plant and completely destroyed it. Now I have to start again with a new little rhubarb and it's rarely sold in France, so no rhubarb crumble this year.The ants here make enourmous nests about 1 foot tall.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 20/03/2013 at 20:25

I'll send a photo when I've potted them all up and the greenhouse is full. But my shelving is a bit Heath Robinson and I'm not as tidy as some on this forum!

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 20/03/2013 at 20:20

Not enough seedlings to be exciting yet, but my plug plants will be coming next week.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 20/03/2013 at 20:02

There have been so many posts this one is disappearing and also it hasn't been keeping me updated. Haven't had an email about it for a bit, there is a tick in my box! So here is a photo of spring last year to get back in swing. Can't remember if I've sent it before.



Posted: 20/03/2013 at 19:54

Hello Brumbull, so glad you are back. I tried to send you a message to ask you to come back, but it wouldn't accept it. I wrote to Brummie Ben instead as it seemed to me you were friendly.

What Type of Garden is Yours.

Posted: 20/03/2013 at 19:38

Pam's garden is incredible. I've seen photos before. NigelCoad's garden is very lovely, seen photos on another thread.

I live in Dordogne, France and I have made a flower garden out of an old farmyard that was a mass of brambles and nettles when we moved to this house 22 years ago. Not the easiest climate as the winters are cold and the summers can be very hot, also there was a drought in 2011 and this winter it's always raining or snowing. We've had to fence the flower garden main bit as the deer came in from the forest and ate all my flowers and roses. I have a veg garden too, quite big, had to fence that as well. Clay and limestone here, but much improved now as loads of manure and compost added over the years. A photo is the easiest way to show you.

 This is spring last year.


Front garden very uninteresting

Posted: 20/03/2013 at 19:09

Sounds as though it's coming along nicely.

Fork Handles

Posted: 20/03/2013 at 19:05

Glad you sound happy in the new job Sue.

Nice to see Figrat in her garden! Deano and Figrat's new beds looking very neat, hope we get pics when they're full of veggies.

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no emails as well as small text

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

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