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gardeners world theme tune

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 17:43

I loved the older theme tune too. Wish they hadn't changed it. 9.30pm is really late here in France, it's 10.30pm.

Plant catnip plant outside in Spring or Autumn?

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 17:40

By catnip do you mean Nepeta Cataria, the true catnip, a herb, or do you mean the more commonly grown catmint Nepeta Mussinii or the bigger Fassinii? I haven't grown the Cataria, but I have the other two which are perfectly hardy. It looks big enough to plant out, leaving the foliage to die in the winter and cutting it off in spring.

Lovely tree

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 17:28

Just as I thought, all back to front!

Lovely tree

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 17:27

http://newfs.s3.amazonaws.com/taxon-images-1000s1000/Magnoliaceae/liriodendron-tulipifera-fl-ahaines-a.jpg

 I expect they will be in the wrong order, photos always seem to be in a different order to how I put them nowadays.

http://www.extension.iastate.edu/forestry/iowa_trees/tree_id_photos/POPLAR_YELLOW_leaves.jpg

 And these are the flowers.

 

 

I saw a tree in your garden I thought could be a liriodrendron (tulip tree) because of the flowers, but I think they were nearly over. These are what the leaves look like.

 

Does anyone know what this is?

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 17:16

Well that confirms it for me - Honesty.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 17:13

Just cleared up the BBQ. 38 came and it was a lovely afternoon. Forecast was wrong! Must have been all your good wishes!  Went well and people looked happy.

DD, manure is great stuff, but never heard it called "exciting" before!

I haven't done any proper gardening for ages. My autumn plug plants, violas etc arrive next week. Will soon be time for the big autumn clear up. Planning on lots of tulips, violas and forget-me-nots. In 4 months the snowdrops will be poking up.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 08:42

Morning all.

My big charity BBQ today, around 40. Poured in the night, tables and chairs are wet. Storms with a risk of hail forecast for this afternoon

Have a lovely day, Chicky and chicklets. Also the garden visiting people.

Greenhouse Heaters

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 08:44

For some years I had a paraffin heater with 2 chimneys. There was no electricity to the GH. It wasn't really big enough for my GH but it kept the frost out. It was a bit of a fiddle as it's roof part kept wanting to fall off it and you had to make sure there was enough paraffin and the wick was OK. Then one morning the GH was black with soot. Something had gone wrong with the heater and I couldn't get it working properly again. Not easy to clean it all up.

Then I met 2nd OH and he fixed up electricity from the garage to the GH and gave me his old electric heater. It's so clean and easy. It's not very big and I don't know if it's still on the market. It isn't powerful enough to make the GH warm when it's below zero but it keeps it at 2 - 3° on freezing nights.

I hope that helps, maybe someone else will be able to help with brands.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 08:34

There I am saying "we" and "sticking together" when I live in France! But I never wanted to leave England in the first place and now it's so complicated to move back after nearly 30 years.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 08:32

Morning all. Must get on tidying for the BBQ and preparing food, marinades for meat, salads, a pud (others are making other puds).

Had to buy a new phone because of the storm, now it needs information and answer machine recording put into it. Instruction booklet is in French, I speak French quite well, but French and technical is hard.

Was glad to see the news this morning. But I hope all the division hasn't caused problems for us in the rest of the World. The UK is so small we really need to stick together.

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