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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 09:44

Hello everyone. We've been on holiday in the West Country and Shropshire. Not really time to keep reading this thread, although I did a few posts on some of the gardening ones.

We had a lovely time, saw "As You Like It" in the grounds of Ludlow Castle, went to David Austin's beautiful rose garden (posted photos somewhere), saw several other gardens (hope to post some photos when I get time), ate a lot (gained 3 pounds ), saw some friends and relations.

Haven't caught up on this thread, but I expect it will take too long! Hope everyone is well.

Garden is full of huge weeds. How did they grow so fast? The birds ate my blueberries the day before the housesitter was going to pick them. I was growing them especially to help my failing memory! Bother. Off to do gardening.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 09:28

One of the first things we did when bought this house was install outside taps. When my mother was getting old I found she was still lugging watering cans about so I installed hose pipes to her flower bit and veg bit. Soon after there was a hosepipe ban Does that apply to the elderly in the UK?

Growing Roses

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 00:43

The 4 David Austin roses I bought from his nursery and the 1 Compasssion rose from a garden centre have all arrived safely in France. Now I must find time to plant them. The garden seems to have got almost out of control in the 2 weeks we've been away. Lady Emma Hamilton and Crown Princess Margareta have flowered constantly in their pots since I bought them nearly 2 weeks ago.

Welcome to the potting shed

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 23:09

Joyce, I think you should start a new thread for your question. No one will know otherwise. This is a very old thread and some of the people on it are no longer here and the title doesn't mention aquilegia seeds.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 18:35

We've just got back from 15 days away and garden is bursting with flowers and weeds. Was looking good when I had my Open Day on 7th June. Now I will have to do some weeding and staking before taking any more photos.

Saw that Nostalgia rose when garden visiting, may have been in the rose garden at Hever Castle, quite striking with its white centres, but the centres varied in whiteness, some were just dark pink. It was lovely.

I haven't been able to get a box to type in either.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 18:26

We have just come back from our 15 day holiday (went to England, West Country, parts rather similar to Dordogne where I live). Everything has grown amazingly. Unfortunately, so have the weeds. It was all beautiful for my Open Day on 7th June and now thistles are thigh high and in flower!

Anyway, the star is geranium psilostemon, which I planted last autumn, it was in flower for my Open Day and is still in flower. 2nd is Echium "Blue Bedder" that I grew from seed, beautiful and so blue, but it has flopped over onto the lawn and will all need staking, about 12 plants.

Winter / Next Spring Bedding

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 23:17

I have those in the beds, but the bedding goes in pots around the house.

Free Ladybird Poppies are purple

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 23:01

I hope they aren't the wrong seeds. I sowed the packet I had and I was keeping the free packet for next year.

Winter / Next Spring Bedding

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 22:59

I don't start sowing yet for winter bedding. Living in Dordogne the height of summer is too hot, I sow end of August, wall flowers, forget-me-nots (but often they seed themselves), bellis daisies. I order viola and pansy plug plants early September which arrive in October.

Problem clematis

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 22:52

My Nelly Moser in a pot did that, I thought I'd fed it but perhaps I forgot. I gave it a good dose of rose fertiliser and a good watering and it starting growing healthier leaves. They are greedy plants and a clematis grower told me that they like a really good soak, at least a gallon, every week when it's hot and dry.

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