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Posted: 13/11/2014 at 09:55


Thank you Lesley and KEF. Leaving tomorrow, staying with daughter in Northern France, taking the Chunnel on Sunday.

Farmer delivered hay into horses' field shelter this morning for them to help themselves to while we are away. Housesitter will be here. Must do the ironing and pack.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 13/11/2014 at 09:46

Mine are in a cold frame with the lid off, they germinated in there too. I've just nipped off the tops, doing much better than the ones I grew indoors last year, not spindly. Now, in view of the above, I think I've pinched them out too early. But they had 3 - 4 pairs of leaves, fairly close together. No frosts yet, mild and damp. Mild and showers forecast for the next 10 days, in Dordogne.


Posted: 12/11/2014 at 22:22

I've never seen them flower in November.

My clematis Perle d'azur flowered in a mild January, but it didn't do it any good, very weak the following summer.


Posted: 12/11/2014 at 22:19

I have an armchair that I keep my piles of clothes on!

Runnybeak, I'm sure you are quite bonkers! That poor chap wanting a gardener and he got a naughty joke

Still waiting for updates everyone?

Posted: 12/11/2014 at 17:36

Was very slow after lunch.

When I upload photos the first one ends up last, done it for months. No email notifications for months. Smileys appear at the beginning of the sentence instead of at the end, have to delete and repeat.


Posted: 12/11/2014 at 17:31

I think most annual bedding begonias have fibrous roots.

Thanks for the advice. We are going to England and it is damp and mild now. Same forecast, but more rain for the next week. Begonias are still in full flower, leaves green. But supposing there is a frost before we get back, that's what bothered me.

Going to a meeting tonight, must do some ironing first.


Posted: 12/11/2014 at 16:09

Can begonias be frosted before being dug up and protected for the winter?


Posted: 12/11/2014 at 13:01

Should have looked first, Susan, saw you have a cottage garden. Lovely.


Posted: 12/11/2014 at 12:57

Hello Susan Porter. Welcome to "Hello Forkers", hope you enjoy chatting on here. What sort of garden do you have?


Posted: 12/11/2014 at 09:14

Morning all. Going to garage for new car tyres, before we leave for England and daughter in Northern France on Friday.

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