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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Winter / Next Spring Bedding

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 23:17

I have those in the beds, but the bedding goes in pots around the house.

Free Ladybird Poppies are purple

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 23:01

I hope they aren't the wrong seeds. I sowed the packet I had and I was keeping the free packet for next year.

Winter / Next Spring Bedding

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 22:59

I don't start sowing yet for winter bedding. Living in Dordogne the height of summer is too hot, I sow end of August, wall flowers, forget-me-nots (but often they seed themselves), bellis daisies. I order viola and pansy plug plants early September which arrive in October.

Problem clematis

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 22:52

My Nelly Moser in a pot did that, I thought I'd fed it but perhaps I forgot. I gave it a good dose of rose fertiliser and a good watering and it starting growing healthier leaves. They are greedy plants and a clematis grower told me that they like a really good soak, at least a gallon, every week when it's hot and dry.

Gardening

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 22:43

Agree with the others that it will be easier if you water it. In my garden weeding is an on going thing, my beds would look like that if I hadn't weeded them several times since last summer, much easier to hoe or pull the weeds out when young than to leave them to mature. Weeding is just part of gardening and has to be done regularly to have a tidy garden.

Sprig's Garden

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 19:28

It's looking really good. If you get hot dry spells over a long period, though, I would worry about not watering at all.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 22:45

Hello Chicky, not quite home yet, in our pied a terre flat in Eastbourne, but finished exploring in Shropshire and Worcestershire. Leaving England on Sunday, staying night with son near Orleans then back to Dordogne on Monday.

Your garden is looking lovely. What are the little blue stars? Laurentia?? So pretty.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 22:27

Great progress gardeningfantic, I remember your pics before.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 09:30

Don't worry Mrs. G, for some months now my photos don't appear in the order I put them and I never know where the writing will turn up!

Osteospermums never survive the winter in Dordogne.

Any idea of Rose Variety?

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 23:41

It's definitely not Albertine or Shropshire Lad. Could well be New Dawn. I have all 3, ND has the roundest petals and looks pointy in the middle when new and much looser when older, like your picture. Paler pink than Albertine, less peachy, smaller flower with far fewer petals than SL.

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