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gallery of shame

Posted: 27/07/2016 at 09:55

I live in a country where snails are a delicacy  they taste like black rubber and garlic

July is a month when gardening should be kept to minimum, it's the holidays. The holiday in France start at the beginning of July. That applies to HW too.

My flowers ..

Posted: 27/07/2016 at 09:43

Morning aym and Verdun. And what if we said nice things - would they be lies too?

Can you suggest a plant?

Posted: 27/07/2016 at 09:41

I didn't know what Margaritas were either so I looked them up and found that they are indeed argyranthemums. I was given a free tray of yellow ones by my plug plant nursery and they have all died. They seemed to dry out very quickly and they didn't like being in the sun. I looked them up and read that they like the sun but not very hot sun. The sun in Dordogne is very hot. They are also a lot shorter than 1 1/2 to 2 metres.

I love heleniums and veronicastrums and I have both, but they don't flower as long as 3 months here.


Posted: 27/07/2016 at 09:32

Morning all. Sunny.

Going to the supermarket.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 27/07/2016 at 09:27

All this colour thing is too complicated for me! I plant where I think a plant would like to go, shade or sun, heavy or lighter soil, dry or damper patch. They all flower at different times of the year too. I find that I have more pinks and blues in spring and early summer, then more reds and yellows in later summer then autumn with Michaelmas daisies and it's pink and purple.


Posted: 27/07/2016 at 09:21

Well done. It looks heaps better.

Tatton Park

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 22:07

Love the horses and the glass agapanthus. Saw a horse like that somewhere, may have been the Eden Project.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 22:04

Maybe he's gone to bed

I would put antihistamine cream on the bites. But if you get something nastier, like a bee sting you can take tablets. I get hay fever when the pollen count is high and I take Boots "one a day" allergy relief, which is a mild antihistamine.

horrible little fox

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 21:55

Works for me too, Fidget, but your photos are much better than mine.

Once I saw a mummy fox and four cubs playing in the paddock behind my house.

My scary creature is a grass snake that lives in my flower beds. It sometimes suns itself on the terrace and sometimes gets a fright when I put the sprinkler on. But it's really scared of me.

My flowers ..

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 21:50

That's OK aym  But don't forget the antihistamine tomorrow for any new bites. I hope you sleep tonight.

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