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Posted: 05/07/2016 at 22:11

Are you sure about the cabbage root fly? The ones in the photo look OK. Are they going droopy and wilting? Next year you could try making them collars from cardboard or felty material to fit around them when you plant them out. Helps stop the fly getting in close enough to lay the eggs. Or you could make a frame or tunnel with fine mesh.


Posted: 05/07/2016 at 13:26

Come in from the veg garden for a drink.

Liri, French private gardens have trees and shrubs planted at even intervals in the lawn and very neat veg gardens. Often lots of pots of pelargoniums and petunias.

English gardens have herbaceous borders full of perennials, scented shrub and climbing roses also lots of daffodils in the spring. Much bigger variety of plants. But here there are problems, such as weather - hot dry summers, colder than UK winters and heavy rain. I have never seen such a variety of insects as here and much bigger than English ones. You should see some of the ants! And the huge slugs

I did the talk for another club in May. Lots of photos, they liked it

I liked Nastase too. But when we moved to France in 1985 Wimbledon wasn't shown on French TV and there wasn't English TV or Sky. I got satellite TV in 2002 but have got out of the habit of watching Wimbledon.


Posted: 05/07/2016 at 10:14

Thanks pp! The talk will be in English, most of the garden club members here are English ex-pats.


Posted: 05/07/2016 at 09:34

Forgot to say on last post (which is now on previous page) - This evening I'm giving my English Garden in SW France talk to another garden club.

Tomorrow I'm going to stay with daughter No 1, who has just moved house. She doesn't have internet yet, so no posting for a couple of days.

Last edited: 05 July 2016 09:34:44


Posted: 05/07/2016 at 09:10

Morning all. Having my second coffee, before tackling the veg garden and the cut flower bed which has caught the awful disease known as bindweed.

Have a lovely day, Chicky, wish I could join you.

Camera Talk

Posted: 05/07/2016 at 09:05

I sent him an email and he replied. We've both posted on here for some years, him longer than me.


Posted: 04/07/2016 at 23:22

I hope Fairylet had a good birthday and enjoyed her cake. I always find that a dollop of cream counteracts the sweetness

What stupid, selfish cyclist!

Good luck with the honeysuckle cuttings, Hazel!


Posted: 04/07/2016 at 23:18

Just wrote a post and the message came up that the page couldn't be displayed so I clicked on the "troubleshooter". It said that this website is invalid! Since the site changed I often get the "page can't be displayed" notice. Does anyone else?

Camera Talk

Posted: 04/07/2016 at 22:58

David K is OK, Hazel. He doesn't care for the new site. As you know, photo posting is a problem for serious photographers because of the photo size allowed. I wonder how many other people left?


Posted: 04/07/2016 at 13:41

Hello Busyliz, welcome to the forum. I hope no one muddles us up! Our names are so similar.

Any chance of a photo of your Agapanthus, sounds gorgeous.

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