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Brown dieing patches in my hedge

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 10:16

Could it be box? Looks rather like box blight.

Where in the world are you?

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 10:15

Meant to say - thank you obelixx for finding the map.

Where in the world are you?

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 10:14

Hello, I'm in SW France, Dordogne. Making an English style garden here with perennials and roses can be a challenge! Hot in summer, cold in winter. Limestone. I have joined a scheme like the NGS and have opened my garden to the public.

No flowers on my Cosmos !!

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 10:03

Hello Dordogne Sue and welcome to the forum.

I, too, live in Dordogne. I often have trouble growing Cosmos, I thought it was because the summers are too hot and dry. But it gives me hope that you have had success with Cosmos Purity. This year I tried Antiquity, dismal failure. But I have 3 Sonata in the veg garden, they are healthy, but it should have been 20!


Posted: 29/07/2016 at 09:55

Morning all.

I actually enjoyed watching Monty making Pesto, never seen it done before, I normally buy jars of it. I have lots of basil.

My OH is a nice man. He does washing up, vacuuming and lawn mowing.

We went to a concert last night, a bass/baritone singing and piano. It was in a village church and surprisingly good. The chap had an amazing voice.

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My flowers ..

Posted: 28/07/2016 at 12:11

French chickens are often fed on maize, which makes them yellower and tastier.

A typical French garden is a lot of lawn with trees and shrubs dotted evenly in it, pots of pelargoniums around the house and an immaculately weeded veg patch with veg in straight lines. The grass here is never good fine quality as you can see in England, because of the weather.


Posted: 28/07/2016 at 10:25

The service was quite moving, for the murdered priest and those and their families who have been killed by terrorists. Also it was nice to chat to French people who I haven't seen for a bit. They were very welcoming to us 5 Anglicans who went.

It's raining! But not very hard, I hope it does enough to water the garden.

My flowers ..

Posted: 28/07/2016 at 10:19

You should try French tea aym! Tastes of nothing. I love chicken, so versatile, the flavour is in the sauce!

Daisy, you are doing what I've been doing in SW France. I'm English and I've made an English garden full of roses and perennials, but it can be hard because the summers are hotter and dryer than England and the winters are colder.

Garden Rescue - TV Programme

Posted: 28/07/2016 at 10:13

I agree with karen paul. Charlie is a lovely natural presenter.

Whether I like the designs or not the gardens all look better after the makeover. The owners are happy and it's up to them to keep the gardens looking nice.

I enjoyed Changing Rooms too.


Posted: 28/07/2016 at 07:27

Morning all. Cooler and cloudy.

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