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Posted: 31/07/2016 at 12:11

Sounds lovely, Dove. Will we get a photo?

Something Is Eating its way through everything!

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 09:53

Gosh, sounds awful. I've seen maggots like those of carrot root fly, but not something that gets in everything. Never heard of it with tomatoes. Is there any chance of a photo of it?

Does anyone recognise this seedling?

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 09:48

The biggest, best and most fragrant lemons I've ever seen were in Ravello in Italy. So, if you know anyone going there on holiday ...

Moving mature plants

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 09:34

You can move perennials if you lift up all the earth and roots around them and water well. A poster here, Verdun, has had success with it, so did my daughter when she moved house.

I don't know about the hydrangea, but if it's a question of it will die anyway because of the builders then it's worth giving it a go, taking as much root as you can. They dig up mature plants, even trees, for the Chelsea Flower Show.

Bio roof weeds

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 09:30

When I put glyphosate on the paths the mossy bits go yellow.

My flowers ..

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 09:28

I've given up sunflowers too, often don't germinate, slugs eat them and if they grow they need staking. Sowed some expensive dwarf ones a couple of years ago and nothing came up. Don't understand it, the French fields here are full of them! Grow annual rudbeckias instead, lots of different varieties too.

I will grow more dahlias next year, they make splashes of colour at times when other things have finished or not out yet. There is such a variety of shape and colour and they are so easy to grow from seed.


Posted: 31/07/2016 at 09:10

Morning all. Thunderstorms last night and in the night. Unplugged the Wifi. Electricity turned itself off, because of the trip meter. But I don't think there was a huge amount of rain.

Plant ID

Posted: 30/07/2016 at 22:25

2nd one is Geranium "Orkney Cherry"

3rd is Phlomis Fructicosa

4th is Acanthus Mollis

Lysimachia Clethroides

Posted: 30/07/2016 at 22:19

I have it too and it behaves as obelixx says. I dug in compost and manure when I planted it. It can be very hot and dry in summer in Dordogne, but I water the bed every week. Mine is in this bed.

gallery of shame

Posted: 30/07/2016 at 22:11

The claw hole was small and in the side not at the bottom, so pond was half full. Fish were 8 years old when they went, maybe it was old age.

Thought you might like to see the passage from the front door to the dining room. Not really garden mess, except there are about 4 boxes of past it's sell by date grass seed. Luckily there is another door to the dining room via the kitchen. Not my fault, whoever designed this house didn't build enough cupboards. There is dust and cobwebs but they don't show in the photo.

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