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Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 10:46

I started my garden over 20 years ago so the before pics aren't on my lap top, but here is a bed I did, started 2011. Had to remove a conifer and dig in lots of compost and manure. In one with bulbs coming up the edge looks messy but has been sown with grass.

The conifer is behind the sundial.



MOB rants

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 10:15

In Dordogne supermarkets charge for bags. I rather miss being given bags as I used them for other things such as storage, putting plants to give away in, binbags, putting dirty clothes in when on holiday (so dirties not mixed with clean in suitcase)etc.

Now I use my own shopping bags. I hang them on the trolley then leave the trolley in the main aisle so that OH knows where my trolley is. Then he doesn't get lost and I don't have to spend ages looking for him when I've done my shopping and want to go to the check-out!

March in your Garden

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 09:54

Verdun, thank you, but the ivy is along a wall 20 metres long, over 2 mtres tall with some roses in front of it, and perennials in front of the roses it's difficult. Try bruising that lot! I've tried carefully to spray it, including with glphosate and bramble killer but it just looked a bit ill then came back. But, sadly, a Constance Spry rose and an Albertine died. The ivy roots disappear under the wall and there is bindweed there too. I still have 2 Albertines so access is difficult I can't reach to get it out by hand. I'm surrounded by forest which is full of ivy and ivy pops up all over the place, lots of which I can weed out. Garden is around an acre.

Fork Handles

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 09:43

No thanks Bunny - got one already!

Morning all. Our dinner and quiz for charity went well last night.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 09:39

Same in Dordogne as Devon!

Lawn Mulching

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 23:35

I have a lot of lawn which I mow with a garden tractor that just mulches.

Planting around Apple Tree

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 23:27

I have daffodils and crocus under fruit trees.

One very happy Birthday Girl:))))

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 09:43

Happy birthday. I'm lucky too, parcel arrived the other day and it was the RHS encyclopedia of plants - a non- birthday present surprise from OH! I put this on another post so sorry for repeating myself.

How tidy is your garden?

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 09:32

Verdun, I saw the photos of your beautiful garden, which was very tidy. But, do you have to do the housework and cooking and go out to work? I don't do the last, retired.

So long as the veg garden grows food, I don't mind and I put weed supressant fabric over as much as possible, which helps keep moisture in as well in our hot summers. I prefer the flower garden to be tidy, but there just aren't enough hours in the day if I want to do other things too.

March in your Garden

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 09:25

I've used various sorts of weedkiller over the years on a patch of ivy that I didn't plant and don't want and it hasn't worked.

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