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Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 30/09/2017 at 13:18

Morning all.
Has rained quite a lot.

Garden Centres here in Dordogne are quite expensive too and the range of plants is basic. Often the variety isn't marked, just Delphinium or Phlox, with a photo of the colour on the label.

Went for coffee with friends this morning, quiet day otherwise.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 30/09/2017 at 12:26

Selling up must be a wrench, Berghill. Or is it a relief? I hope the right person buys it.


Posted: 30/09/2017 at 10:01

Thank you Mike. But you could write a short profile without too much life story. You don't have to give a lot of reasons for offering advice, just a few words to say what sort of gardening you like or something like that.

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 29/09/2017 at 22:07

Easy to count. My pots are in trays of ten

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 29/09/2017 at 19:21

Liri, my father read us Winnie the Pooh too, loved it.

Obelixx , there are aoutats (harvest mites in English) around at the moment. SIL and a grandson had very itchy bites.

Have spent some time potting up 336 plug plants, but I started yesterday afternoon. Also weeded the cold frames to put them in. Cold frames had almost disappeared under weed and bindweed.

Country cottage garden

Posted: 29/09/2017 at 16:21

That is a very handsome pot, but I think Mme Alfred Carrière is too big for a pot. I have The Pilgrim in a large pot NE facing, which has been OK, so Crown Princess Margareta may be all right. 

Desert Island Gardening Tools

Posted: 29/09/2017 at 08:58

Gosh, raisingirl, you're a plucky one, I would hide!

Secateurs, for the same reasons as above.

Something tall, such as a rake, to attach a piece of clothing to wave if a ship should appear, also for knocking down coconuts.

Am tempted by a small fork or trowel as I use them so much but don't know what I'd use them for with no seeds. So will go with wheelbarrow for gathering wood for fire (assuming I could light it) or stuff for making a shelter, or coconuts or fresh water from the inland stream (hope there is one or I wouldn't last long).

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 29/09/2017 at 08:46

Morning all.

I hope the reason Hosta hasn't posted since is because he went to sleep.

Have potted up 200 plug plants, a bit over half way. Shall do the rest today. Sunny, but rain forecast for tomorrow.

Identification and pruning

Posted: 28/09/2017 at 19:21

It looks like a common dogwood, cornus sanguinea. In my garden it grows like a pest and it suckers. It responds well to pruning so if you prune it it will pop up again. I'm starting to hate it! You can buy cornus with lovely fire coloured stems for winter colour. You prune them in the spring as the new stems that grow are the most colourful.

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