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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/02/2015 at 16:48

Good luck for tomorrow Matty.

Lesley, I grew Bishop's Children dahlias from seed a few years ago and left them in the ground over winter, they still come up, but I don't know how they'll be this summer, been a cold winter so far.

Have been clearing up the mess in the veggie garden. Hadn't even cleared away the old peas, broad beans and runner beans.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/02/2015 at 10:00

Morning all. Woke up with a sore throat, probably getting OH's cold, but it's not a bad one. Anyway, must go shopping, supermarket, no milk left, Tigger needs chicken and rice. Haven't had time to look back yet. I'll catch up when we get back. Must get back in time for log man who is coming to cut some branches on trees and sort a rampant unpruned honeysuckle that has a big bramble running through it.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/02/2015 at 22:39

DD, sounds as though the running club is one thing too many.

Dove, I could have offered Gary a bed, but he's going by Brive, an hour away in a car. I'm nearer Périgueux.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 11/02/2015 at 16:50

Cleared 3 wheelbarrow loads of moss off the veggie garden paths. Where did it all come from? Think it started last winter when it rained all the time. But was easy to rake up as it had gone all loose because of the frosts. Cleared an area in the far corner under the wall, north facing, and covered with weed suppressant fabric to put my flower pot storage chest on.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/02/2015 at 10:20

Good morning all.

Went to bed earlier than usual. Woke up at 2am, couldn't get back to sleep for ages. Thoughts going round in head and right arm hurt. Must have been the apple tree pruning yesterday.

But it's a sunny day, although -7° at 8am. Hope to get out to the veggie garden this afties. Still full of dead weeds and remains of past it veg, needs clearing. Big plastic chest arrived for putting all the flower pots and small tools that are cluttering up the GH shelves. Need lots of pots as I can have between 500 - 800 baby plants in pots in spring. As well as for own garden I sell them for charity.

New website for the Open Gardens in France. Mine is open on 17th May. http://www.opengardens.eu/  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/02/2015 at 10:14

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Rum for Clari

 

Cheap greenhouse - advice please!

Posted: 10/02/2015 at 22:29

A greenhouse does need to be put on a firm base to stop it moving and warping. It also needs to be attached so it doesn't blow away in a gale. Some GH makers do a base frame which you can put onto level earth and cement it at various points, or attach it to concrete pavers. Then you construct the GH on that.

Be careful what you wish for!

Posted: 10/02/2015 at 21:30

Oooh, a freebie greenhouse, lucky you. Don't forget to post photos here when you get the camera.

Raspberry Problem

Posted: 10/02/2015 at 21:26

Do you water them enough? Raspberries are quite thirsty. Are the flowers covered in insects, especially bees, for pollination? Mine are buzzing when the flowers are out. Then they need feeding, I use rose fertiliser, and watering.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 10/02/2015 at 21:22

Another sunny day. I spent part of it up a ladder (again, and I hate heights) pruning an old apple tree.

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no emails as well as small text

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