Busy-Lizzie


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Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 08:45

Hope you are better soon Archiepem. Rotten luck having man flu in May.

I realised when I'd been weeding the upper and lower trellis beds that there are 2 glaring holes that desperately needed climbing roses. Especially as one of the very old woody Mme Alfred Carrière didn't survive the hard pruning and the deer damage. So after lunch went to a small nursery and bought 2 roses. They didn't have any that were on their website that I'd chosen, so came back with Pink Cloud (bred in the USA) and Belle Epoque. Neither is familiar to me. English websites show Belle Epoque as yellow bronze and French websites show it as pink flushed with bronze.

I want a clematis Niobe for where the Mme Alfred was. Can't find one. Gardening club have told me of 2 places where I might find one, but an hour's drive away.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 08:38

Morning all. Thank you for the good luck wishes. I'll need them. The weather forecast is awful, thunderstorms and strong winds.

When We Were Young

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 08:34

There is a thread called "So..." which started off about grammar and language, but now it's getting onto childhood memories. It's rather fun. But as the title doesn't mention that no one will know unless they are already posting on that thread.

Do you have any memories about your childhood that you would like to share? Doesn't have to be about gardening, but can be if you want. Can be about school, uniform, school dinners, what you did in the holidays, clothes etc.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 08:26

Was 7° at 8am. Sunny. Was warm yesterday 18°.

COMFREY

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 08:25

If you use glyphosate that will kill the grass too. You need a lawn weedkiller.

The cutting garden 2016

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 22:48

I've made a cutting garden in the vegetable garden. OH put up a trellis for my sweet peas. I've sown clarkia, ammi, calendula, larkspurs and cosmos directly into the soil and they are just showing. I have more plants still in the GH which will join them, more cosmos, antirrhinums, zinnias, lavatera Silver Cup. I bought bare roots of gypsophila in February which I potted up and are now 3 good plants.

Wollerton Hall vs. Snow Goose

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 22:39

I have Mme Alfred Carrière, it grows pretty tall, probably too tall for a front door. A friend of mine has Snow Goose and loves it. It would be the right size for a front door.

Planting strawberries now

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 22:28

I haven't planted mine yet, but I bought them last week, Charlotte.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 22:01

Congratulations Panda  Will we get photos?

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 21:09

Just back from garden club meeting. Another volunteer to help at mu Open Garden. Can't relax obelixx, giving a power point talk on creating an English garden in France for a gardening club on the edge of Charente on Thursday. Then I can relax

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The Old Vicarage near East Ruston

We visited this garden yesterday, fabulous 
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weird caterpillar like thingy ID please

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Does anyone recognise this cactus like plant?

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Trouble typing on some of the threads

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