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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/01/2014 at 09:24

Morning all.

Didn't rain yesterday and was quite mild 14°. Garden still quite wet so yesterday I attacked the hydrangea petiolaris and a rose Felicité Pérpetué which climb up a wall of the house to a balcony. I expect you'll say "wrong time of year", but I hadn't done them for a bit and there was loads of dead wood under the rose. It's difficult in summer when it's all covered in green leaves.

This was it in the summer. The wretched Virginia creeper pops up everywhere, not supposed to be there.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/35654.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

Cornus alba Sibirica in Containers

Posted: 07/01/2014 at 12:18

Cornus alba grows quite wide, so would be best in the ground. But you could grow it in a large container for a year or two while you decide what to do with it. make sure you keep it watered, it hates drying out, and feed it from time to time.

I have a golden Philadelphus in a pot which I was told would never flower. It's now 4 years old and has flowered beautifully. So, nothing venture, nothing gain.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/01/2014 at 10:31

Morning all.

Beautiful cat. If they spelt it Harrie it might look less masculine! Always lovely news when a cat is rehomed from a rescue centre. Hope it works out well for them all.

Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 07/01/2014 at 10:25

I really like Rachel de Thame and she has a similar taste in flowers to me. I saw a cut flowers programme by Sarah Raven, but although the same theme, it wasn't the same. I enjoyed the cut flowers bit and the tree bit.

R de T's bit reminded me of growing the flowers for my daughter's wedding a few years ago, took over a good chunk of the veggie garden! I bought the gypsophila, wouldn't germinate, and the lilies though.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/35626.jpg?width=300&height=350&mode=max

 

Stag beetle larvae

Posted: 06/01/2014 at 18:40

I live in France and I see them regularly in summer.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/01/2014 at 09:32

Morning all.

Thank you for the recipe, Stacey, sounds yummy.

Amazing how often clothes aren't the size they say they are. I have skirts in 12, 14 and 16 which are all the same around the waist. French sizing tends to be smaller than the English. When I was size 10 (years ago!, now 14) I bought a pair of jeans in France marked size 44, which is size 16, that fitted perfectly.

Supermarket shopping this morning.

I'm so so bored stiff

Posted: 06/01/2014 at 09:12

My trouble is that in winter when I look at the garden I don't see the bare patches where hostas etc have died down or the dead plants I haven't cut down for protection and wildlife. At this time of year I see in my mind all those beautiful flowers that are decorating the covers of the seed packets. All growing in my garden! So, in order for the garden to look like my mental picture, I just have to go and buy those seeds!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 05/01/2014 at 23:22

Hobnobs and yes, I dunk. Goodnight, bedtime.

Stag beetle larvae

Posted: 05/01/2014 at 22:34

This tells you about stag beetles and who to contact.

http://www.lbp.org.uk/downloads/Publications/Management/stag_advice.pdf

Strange PM from unknown person.

Posted: 05/01/2014 at 22:17

Thank you Star Gaze Lily, I think you're nice too. And Verdun is nice. Did you get an unreasonable message, Verdun?

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