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Soil Improvement for 2015

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 12:26

I have poor, shallow, alkali soil. The first year (over 20 years ago) nothing grew, and what did was yellow. Now, loads of farm manure and manure from my horses later, it's all thriving, but full of weed seeds from the horses organic hay! The second year I used a lot of fertiliser as well as the FY manure and it was fine.

Talkback: Fellowship on the forum

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 12:22

I followed this with interest and admiration. Was sorry I couldn't help deliver, but living in SW France made it too complicated.

Plant recognition

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 12:19

I think it's a salix "Flamingo", a sort of willow. That's a big one. You can grow them as standards too.

Rotting courgettes

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 12:17

Courgettes always do that, I think they can't cope with so many forming unless they have a lot of water, so it's their way of natural selection. Mine eventually always give me too many anyway! But courgettes do look like tiny marrows. Some are dark green, some paler, some stripey, depends on the variety.

Get if off your chest.

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 11:25

We've just been to England and I love England, miss it, but I hate lorries on the motorways. They keep overtaking other lorries very very slowly and blocking up the lanes, even in the 3 lane bits. I thought they weren't allowed in the 3rd lane. I like the rule in France that lorries aren't allowed on motorways on Sundays.

White flowers

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 11:19

My white phlox always do very well and come out just when earlier summer flowers are on the way out and late summer flowers haven't yet opened. I prefer borders that are a mixture of colours, I find my are more blue and pink early on and yellow and red later.

But rose William and Catherine was mentioned. We went to David Austin's garden in June and that was one of my least favourites. It looked less healthy than the others. I preferred the classic Iceberg, but it was taller.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 11:12

Glad to see punkdoc is back, he was away before I went away. Just went to his posts to catch up. Found one though that was started by Mike Allen. When Mike was ill everyone was so kind, but it seems to have gone a bit haywire since. Interesting thread though, ended up on a different subject from the beginning. Dove was very tactfull and wave calming. 

Mystery Plant?

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 11:02

Now I see this was started in June, missed it then.

Mystery Plant?

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 11:00

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/54652.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

I live in Dordogne and I have that plant. Didn't answer earlier as I was in Yorkshire, but it is definitely Clerodendron Bungei. It needs pruning once it's got going as it tends to grow up in one stem with a flower on top, but it can be tender in winter. Also sends up suckers.

Is that Jacqui with name changed to Dordogne Damsel?

Here is mine.

 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 09:28

AWB, looks like an orange toadstool, possibly a Hygrocybe or wax cap in English.

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