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Posted: 31/03/2014 at 22:40

I grow Nasturtiums in the veggie garden next to the broad beans. They are meant to entice the blackfly off the broad beans! Last year I didn't have blackfly on either I decorate salads with the edible peppery flowers. Very easy to grow and the seeds are big enough to manage easily. Here in France they are called Capucine. The Latin name is Tropaeolum.

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Posted: 31/03/2014 at 20:42

I will be recording "The Widower" on +1 as OH wants to watch "The Plantagenets".

Tracey, before you went off for the w/e (glad you had a good one) you said something about delphiniums not germinating. I tend to buy plants and take cuttings of the shoots, it's quicker than seeds. But not so many of course, if they germinate.

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Posted: 31/03/2014 at 16:15
KEF wrote (see)

Hi all, kettle on, toast on, nurse off sick ... bet she had too many chocs yesterday

 

I must have seemed a bit thick, but our health checks are done in a clinic with several nurses, doctor, dentist, optician, ear doc and gynaecologist so I didn't see the significance of a nurse being off sick. They used to be free every 2 years, now it's 3 yearly.

Guests gone, having a coffee then back to deal with the rampant honeysuckle and vinca.

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Posted: 31/03/2014 at 09:37

Morning all. Friends coming for lunch, kitchen is a mess. HW before they arrive

Good luck with health check KEF

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Posted: 30/03/2014 at 19:51

Everyone must be busy today. I've just got back from a concert OH was singing in with the local choir, in aid of research for eye diseases. There was a great tea afterwards made by the French ladies of the host choir.

Sun and 20° was forecast, but they were wrong, it was grey and cool and a bit drizzly this afternoon.

Hedgehogs?

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 19:46

Very brave to pick him up Tracey, well done for saving him. Did it hurt?

 

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Posted: 30/03/2014 at 13:05

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Did little posies for Mothers Day service this morning. Lots of my bellis daisies sown from seed last year, a few pansies and wallflowers (but wallflowers not quite out yet), lots of wild cowslips and Gypsophila and golden rod from the flowers. I put them all in a bowl, looked pretty, and 2 little boys gave them out at the service.

 

Anemone de Caen

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 11:36

Hello Dragonfly, you must have a good sense of humour  

For the last 2 years an anemone de Caen has suddenly appeared in a new bed I'd dug and put lots of compost in. I wonder if it was one of the ones the mice stole and a mouse dropped it. I hadn't planted it!

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Posted: 29/03/2014 at 22:25

Mrs. Garden, it's supposed to be an Albertine rose, but the honeysuckle next door has gone mad and smothered it. There will be a lot of chopping in the next day or two. The other unwanted thing is ivy, it gets everywhere and, in places where is safeish to spray, spraying doesn't work it, seems to be resistant to weedkiller.

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Posted: 29/03/2014 at 21:47

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Evening all. Thank you for remembering me KEF. I've just been so busy. Busiest time of year in the garden, been riding my horse - after several months of not riding -, various social engagements etc. GH is full of baby plants; broad beans, potatoes, peas, mange tout, onions, carrots, sweet peas are all sown or planted in veggie garden; been clearing horrible vinca minor (that I never planted ???) in big border and discovering smothered plants under it. Photo above or below, up to the site to decide - it doesn't listen to me!

Have looked in for time to time in tea breaks.

 

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