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Posted: 01/02/2013 at 23:23

Night Bunny, I'm after you. Night all.

Rose Mme Alfred Carriere or Alberc Barbier?

Posted: 01/02/2013 at 23:06

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This is my Mme Alfred Carrière. It is a tall rose, perfumed, about 20 years old.

Rose Mme Alfred Carriere or Alberc Barbier?

Posted: 01/02/2013 at 23:01

The New Dawn grows in partial shade and so do some of the David Austin roses, like The Generous Gardener and A Shropshire Lad, they are perfumed and they aren't too big. The classic north wall rose is Zephirine Drouhin which is almost thornless, deep pink and perfumed, but it can be prone to disease.

http://www.davidaustinroses.com/english/Advanced.asp?PageId=1924

Bare root roses arriving tomorrow - help!

Posted: 01/02/2013 at 22:34

If the soil is really too wet you can use cheap potting compost in a sack or bucket to protect the roots and put them somewhere sheltered.

If the fence is wood and the vine eyes are screw in you will need to make holes in the wood to start screwing them into. Isn't there a neighbour with a drill who can help? Otherwise you can get a pointy thing called a bradawl which you stick in the wood and twist to make a hole. They are quite cheap.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 01/02/2013 at 22:22

Poured all day, blowing a gale now.

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Posted: 01/02/2013 at 22:19

Just watched French gardens with Monty, soooo formal, not really my style. I read that Versailles garden was built on a swamp which is why there is so much water and it was so expensive. Louis the Sun King had a lot to answer for, he spent so much and the people were taxed and the poor were so poor it all led to the French Revolution. The English were never as awful to the poor as the French. This is turning into a socialist lecture! (Geoff, I'm middle class, sorry. That refers back to things you've said previously. But I'm a socialist.) But, going back to gardens, I like the English style gardens.

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Posted: 01/02/2013 at 19:22

Was just typing the post about French gardens for Chris when got a phone call to say a friend's partner just died. Don't know if I finished it.

Bjay, are you changing your name again with the watering can to "regadera" (I think, Geoff may know, he's going there)? I like the rosa name.

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Posted: 01/02/2013 at 14:18

Chris, here is a site about gardens to visit in Dordogne.

http://www.northofthedordogne.com/gardens.php      I've been to Eryrignac (quite formal, a lot of clipped hedges, white rose garden, not far from Sarlat), Marqueyssac (more topiary, lovely woodland walk with great views of the Dordogne river, but not really flower beds), Les Jardins de Sardy (long way from Sarlat, but I liked it, more like a proper garden), les Jardins Tranquille near Brantome ( I knew the previous owner who gave me a lot of plants, haven't been since it changed hands, was the most English in style). There are others on that site. The village of Roque Gageac is worth a trip, pretty.

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Posted: 01/02/2013 at 09:43

So sorry about your lights Jean.

Hope your little girl is better soon Becks. Children get ill and better again very quickly. I had four. 6 grandchildren! Probably more to come.

Lovely dog Bunny, Tigger would like her. Great name.

Looking forward to Monty's French gardens programme. Not many French gardens open to the public round here. A lot of topiary in them, which isn't really my thing although it can give structure. I like flowers, the more the merrier.

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Posted: 31/01/2013 at 23:05

He's called Tigger because he was very bouncy when he was little. He's 10 now.

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