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Posted: 20/07/2014 at 17:33

Chicky, thanks, I had a look at the Perennials thread, have now posted. Jap3 had already posted on a thread about an overgrown garden in France. I replied there. I don't think we are that far from each other, but I am on the limestone bit and she's in the more fertile bit!

Perennials Taking Over

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 17:29

Hello, I met Jap 3 on her other thread about an overgrown garden in France. I'm about 1hr 20 south of Limoges, but I think Jap 3 must be east of me. We are probably less than an hour apart.

You are lucky having Gamme Vert and iplayer, I have Jardiland and no iplayer.

February is not usually warm, often cold. Mild wet winter this year. We have snow sometimes and it's usually colder in the winter than in the UK. Weather can be very variable and different from year to year. This summer is cooler than usual. I hate it too hot when there is a drought. But once it warms up things grow very quickly, especially the weeds! Weeds, slugs and insects are bigger here.

I have the herbaceous phlomis, I pull out the spreading roots, but it sounds as though yours is the shrubby one. I have echinops, I remove the excess seedlings, same with euphorbia, but there are lots of different types of euphorbia. I have a small one with spreading roots too which I pull out. If there's too much of something and you don't want it you just have to be ruthless. I would leave the roses until a mild day in winter then you can give them a good prune.


Posted: 20/07/2014 at 16:16


I shall be very brave, this is what I find comfiest in summer. But Dove, Panda, Nut et al have been brave in their garden visiting photos.




Posted: 20/07/2014 at 16:09

Bekkie, you've probably looked it up by now, but souvlakia are greek kebabs. When we went to Crete years ago there were little roadside stalls selling them, smelt wonderful and herby.

Don't wear shorts anymore, skin on thighs not wot it used to be!


Posted: 20/07/2014 at 16:04

I'm wearing a frock today, coolest thing when hot. Been doing HW in it.

Was going to do the ironing in front of Escape to the Country, but had another huge storm and signal went. The dog is a quivering wreck - again!



Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 15:55

Now if you go to Beth Chatto I really will go green, always wanted to go there.  sick with envy smiley!


Posted: 20/07/2014 at 12:48

Hello all.

We had a huge storm around 10pm last night. Lost electricity for 3 short periods, but met a friend at church this morning whose house was flooded. A lot cooler and fresher now.

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 12:42

That's right, thought Clary when I saw photo, then Nut said it. Glad you all had a good day. Thank you all for the lovely photos. Wish I could have joined you.

We are going to North Yorkshire on Saturday, to see old school friend and uncle. Won't have internet. Oh, forgot, this is Old Vicarage, not Hello Forkers!

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 21:59

Your garden is lovely, Chicky.


Posted: 19/07/2014 at 21:49

Lovely little sunflower Yvie.

Busy day, have cleaned 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and windows, made up 6 beds, ironed a load of pillowcases and done a lot of watering. Didn't water the pots yesterday as was sure there would be a huge storm, there wasn't. Been hot and muggy, still no storm. But it was forecast.

Daughter & her OH and 2 grandchildren, 5 & 3 coming plus daughter's friend and her 2 children.

Veggie garden is full of weeds. Lost control. But we had spinach, new baby fennel and potatoes from it tonight with our fish. Runner beans and French beans and courgettes going mad.

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