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Busy Lizzie's Open Garden

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 22:39

Not finished yet! Tomorrow morning a gardening club from Poitou Charente, about 40 of them, are coming to look around my garden. Have done a bit more weeding and planted a trough, then got rained on.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 22:37

Oh dear! I've got all left behind again. My last post I said I was taking Matty to the airport and we took her yesterday and there have been pages here since.

After dropping Matty we went to a huge GC on the outskirts of Bordeaux, but they didn't have the rose or the clematis I wanted. Then we spent ages looking around Ikea and bought a few household things and some food. Got home just in time for Chelsea.

Tomorrow a gardening club from Poitou Charente are coming to look around my garden, about 40 of them.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 22:13

Such a lot of lovely photos.

Chelsea tv coverage.

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 08:54

I agree with punkdoc about Dan Pearson. In the past, (not Chelsea, but other articles about his work) for my taste, Dan has used too many grasses. I prefer flowers. But the Chatsworth garden is brilliantly done and if you had seen the programme which featured Chatsworth you would realise what he was doing.

Totally Tangerine

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 08:50

Crazyflower, it's a short lived perennial here, but cuttings take easily, which can be overwintered in a cold frame, GH or windowsill. Dordogne is usually colder than the UK in winter, often down to -7° to -10°. And we can have hard frosts and snow and violent rain! Summers are longer and hotter than the UK. Can be difficult to cope with when growing an English herbaceous border.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 23:50

This is one of my favourite threads, but I've been so busy opening my garden http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/talkback/busy-lizzies-open-garden/710298.html and before that I went to the Malvern Spring Show that I haven't had time to look here.

Just had a quick catch up, not finished yet, bedtime, but what fabulous photos of beautiful gardens you've all been sending. Look forward to looking in more detail.

Chelsea tv coverage.

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 23:07

Good point Obelixx!

I liked Chris Beardshaw's planting, but then I like Chris Beardshaw

work in progress

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 23:02

Looks great Baz, what fantastic looking soil you have.

Totally Tangerine

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 22:55

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/76967.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

Here is my TT with erysimum Jenny Brook.

 

Glyphosate based weed killers (i.e. Roundup et al)

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 22:41

So have I, I've always had full cream milk except when I had Jersey cow double cream milk from my own cows.  Stress will raise your blood pressure, which is bad for you, if you worry about everything.

I will find out though whether my local French GC has any objections to glyphosate.

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