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Busy Lizzie's Open Garden

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 13:31

Thank you. Matty is baking as I type!

Verdun, there will be price tickets on the plants for sale! It is for charity.

Katherine, I live NE of Périgueux, about an hour from Sarlat.

Busy Lizzie's Open Garden

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 12:29

Hello this is Matty.

I am using Lizzies Log On as I can't remember password.

I am now an expert in removing goose grass  in places it was climbing up the tree trunks. I did not realise just how it affects other plants but a couple of delphiniums and a hosta have very distorted leaves where it was. They are now looking better though

I have some photos and will post them later

Busy Lizzie's Open Garden

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 12:09





Here are some weeded bits.


Busy Lizzie's Open Garden

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 12:03






As some of you know, my garden will be open on Sunday 17th May, so I'm starting this to show you some photos, starting with weeding. It's more stressful than I thought, but OH and Matty are helping.

When I came back to Dordogne from the Malvern Spring with Matty the goosegrass was horrendous. Here's before and after.



Posted: 15/05/2015 at 11:51

Liri, sounds a lovely day out, have been to Fountains and Harlow Carr.

Having coffee break so will do an Open Garden thread.


Posted: 15/05/2015 at 08:58

Morning all.

Dosed up with painkillers and decongestant, had reasonable night, pain still there but not as sharp. Thank you for hugs and good wishes.

I could start a thread with photos of my Open Day if you like. I was sad that the tulips were over, but the roses are coming out. Rained in the night, so won't need to water today.

Weed or not

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 08:52

I don't prune mine and it still sends up suckers.

Weed or not

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 22:07

It looks like suckers from a prunus tree. Doesn't even have to be that close to the tree. I've got one that does it, can't pull them out. I cut them off.


Posted: 14/05/2015 at 21:47

Garden is open on Sunday. Done masses of weeding and planting and Matty has helped with rest periods. But today I was digging out some very solid clay before digging in some better soil, manure and compost. Stepped over plants with very heavy trug of clay and coughed. Still have a cough. Think I've pulled a muscle in my ribcage. Hurts. Coughing is not helping. Ouch.

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 15:02

Lovely vase full, Fidget. Michaelmas daises, heleniums? Annuals before the first frost - ? zinnias.

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