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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 05/02/2015 at 16:29

That happened to me once too. What a mess! But I don't start using the GH until March. OH gave me a little electric heater.

Are there seeds that don't like very cold storage?

Posted: 05/02/2015 at 16:27

Thank you, nutcutlet, forgot about the seed bank at Kew. But they dry the seeds well. That GC is my main source of seeds here in France.

Rhododendrons

Posted: 05/02/2015 at 13:15

Rhododendrons like dappled shade, but this article from the RHS says that dwarf alpine ones will grow in sun if kept moist. https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=529

Could you grow a different shrub? Lonicera nitida can replace box for hedging. Or another evergreen like Choisya? Sundance and Aztec Pearl are smaller than the usual one. Or there is a small variety of Photinia Red Robin called "Little Red Robin".

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 05/02/2015 at 13:05

I post on 2 gardening forums, not a secret, and I sometimes look at others, including a French one. But my French spelling is so appalling I never write on it! I wonder if the other one I post on is the one KEF and Lily lurk on? Happy to have friendly lurkers, join in if you like. Does this forum have a place where it tells you if there are anonymous people looking in? I expect it's to big for that. Gardening forums are great for people like me in a foreign country, feel less isolated. I have some French friends, of course, but they aren't interested in gardening.

Are there seeds that don't like very cold storage?

Posted: 05/02/2015 at 12:50

I went to the Garden Centre today. They were having a complete reshuffle and the wall that divides the pets bit had been demolished. Loads of stuff, all the tools, fertilisers etc had been moved to the big unheated greenhouse area where they keep perennials, bulbs, pots and furniture. It was freezing! The potato tubers were there and dahlias, cannas and lilies (just in), also all the seeds.

 Does anyone know if there are seeds from plants that aren't hardy that mind being kept very cold? It's been down to -8° several times at night and the GH area is open fronted, felt very cold today.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 05/02/2015 at 09:40

Morning all. -3°. Sleet when I fed the horses.
Going out for some bits and pieces, like ink for the printer.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/02/2015 at 21:52

He's just got home, thanks.

Camera Corner

Posted: 04/02/2015 at 21:46

SG Lily, it's near a place called Angoisse. But there are several bathing lakes in Dordogne.

Cutting flower suggestions

Posted: 04/02/2015 at 21:37

Gypsophila?

Strawberries

Posted: 04/02/2015 at 21:34

I had to net mine. French blackbirds must be greedier than yours. I grow a variety too.

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