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Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 17:25

Sounds a frustrating day, Lunaria, at least you got in in the end. Nice surprise getting the plants though.

I've done nothing in the garden today. It rained and I took OH out for a late birthday lunch.

Reviving an old slightly tired garden

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 17:19

It looks lovely, chicken chaser, well done. Has anyone suggested choisya? It's evergreen has white flowers and the leaves are perfumed. It comes in a golden variety too, Sundance, and a smaller one, Aztec Pearl. Very different from bamboo and phormiums so would be a contrast.

Hello from Canada

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 16:57

If you click on the photos they should enlarge.

Hello from Canada

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 16:56

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Hello John. I live in Dordogne in France, which is an area of rolling hills, forests, rivers, chateaux (castles) and history. Here are some photos. In one of them I am in a boat on the river Dordogne, which is a lovely river for swimming and canoeing but it's about an hours drive from me. There is a lot of limestone so a lot of the houses are built of limestone and are very old.

 

Tools

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 09:17

They have them here in France. I've never used one, but it's tempting to go and buy one now.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 09:15

Morning all.

Wasn't me Wintersong, live about 45 mins from DD.

Forecast here for the day is rain. Raining already. Hope it's better at DDs. We are going out to lunch, late celebration of OH's birthday when we were ill.

Gardener's Boy, I don't have a little plastic greenhouse but I know people who do. They must be anchored very securely or they blow away in the wind. When it's sunny they can get quite hot inside, but if it's very cold and frosty at night they only provide a minimum of protection.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 19:19

So it is, Hostafan, but it's group 3 for pruning like the others I mentioned.

Are These Ready?

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 18:07

Cool and bright is fine.

I plant mine before they get as big as Edd's, especially the first pic. Could Edd be having us on?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 17:48

I love viticellas, vigorous and covered in flowers. So easy to prune, just chop it all down in early Spring. I have Etoile Violette, Ville de Lyon, Princess Diana and Alionushka.

Was very courageous and cut all the old wood out of Mme Alfred Carrière today, photos on gardening thread.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 17:38

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I've been very courageous and cut out the big old woody stems of climbing rose Mme Alfred Carrière. She is about 23 years old and I hadn't been able to prune her properly because the deer ate all the new shoots. OH deer fenced the flower garden 2 or 3 years ago so last year I semi pruned Mme AC and she has made new growth so I have been able to saw off the thick old woody stems.

I also pruned climbing rose "The New Dawn", a yellow buddleia and a clematis.

 

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