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Posted: 22/07/2015 at 13:57

I have Princes Diana, Blue Angel, and Etoile Violette. I've just bought Sunset, Betty Corning and Crystal Fountain. But Blue Angel and Crystal Fountain are Group 2 large flowered. I saw Betty Corning in someone's garden, she said it is easy, has nodding lilac bells. It smelt divine.


Posted: 22/07/2015 at 08:29

Morning all.

My little horse, Lena, is going on loan today with a 16 year old French girl who loves her. Her stepmother is a horse trainer so Lena should be fine, but I'll miss her. All my riding friends have stopped riding (age) and I don't feel confident enough, with my arthritic bits, to go out on my own anymore.

Plants for containers in full sun

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 22:26

Petunias, verbena, Dahlias, pelargoniums, annual rudbeckias, salvia farinacea, zinnias (especially short bushy ones). They are all fine in the sun so long as you don't forget to water them. And deadheading keeps them tidier and going on longer.


Posted: 21/07/2015 at 22:22

I think the ones you mention are large flowered deciduous ones. I have 4 of them and have just bought "Sunset". Hagley Hybrid died after a few years, but it was in a pot.

Wilting oregano and parsley!

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 22:17

Pruning will help. I live in Dordogne, hot summers, parsley needs a lot of water.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 21:45

I did have good results, but we have been away in England for 2 weeks and housesitter didn't water properly and didn't deadhead or pick them, unlike previous housesitter. So they are now almost dead  Water and deadheading are essential.


Posted: 21/07/2015 at 21:41

Hello Pentillie, hope you have been OK. Wondered where you were.

Wonky, how can you be an amazing wife if you're almost invisible?

That's funny, DD, about hairdressers, I hate going to them too and they all say "isn't it thick". It can't be a compliment because then they take ages, while I fidget, trying to thin it out with an uncomfortable comb razor thingy.


Posted: 21/07/2015 at 18:42

I can see the ship. Beautiful, and I don't get seasick. Grandad was a Commander in the Royal Navy.

Oh dear Lesley, do you mean Wednesday next week? I do hope you and Mum are better then. How worrying. Hugs.

Had lots of notifications this morning.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 17:51

Great photos of lovely gardens and Verdun, WOW, not only is it a beautiful garden, but it is a proper photo the right way up on the previous page!


Posted: 21/07/2015 at 17:40

Thank you for your hugs and sympathy everyone.

Today has been sort of fiddly, haven't really got stuck into anything, but nearly everything has had a good water and I've dealt with letters, emails and phone calls.

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weird caterpillar like thingy ID please

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photos of our gardens 
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Does anyone recognise this cactus like plant?

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no emails as well as small text

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