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Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 08:51

GG, I'm growing cornflowers, clarkia, larkspurs, calendula, lavatera Silver Cup, Balsamina, Cosmos, Ageratum Blue Mink and Zinnias. The plants at the top right are peas for eating.

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 22:23


I have my first Sweet Pea too.



Posted: 12/05/2015 at 16:16


Hope Dove is better soon. Though my cold and cough still haven't gone after 2 weeks, worried about going to Malvern, but Matty said to come.

Matty took us to the village restaurant and we ate in the garden, in their roofed terrace. Hot and sunny again today. On Sunday we took Matty to our local flower show and had a restaurant meal there, very pretty village. Can't garden in the middle of the day anyway, too hot at the moment, we've made up for it this afternoon though.

Photos of French flower show. Not sure where to post them.



Posted: 11/05/2015 at 22:29


Hello all. Matty and I have come back from SW England to SW France. We had a great time at the Malvern Show and went to a huge Garden Centre. We came back on Saturday evening, but have been so busy.

My garden, which is open on Sunday, has been very busy while I was away growing masses of goosegrass and creeping buttercups! We've been trying to remove them.

It's now very hot here in Dordogne, 27° today.

I have read a bit, but 6 pages since yesterday!

Malvern Spring Show



Posted: 05/05/2015 at 08:02

Morning all.

Off to Matty's this afties!

Must finish packing. Charged camera battery. It's very windy outside, hope it won't affect motorway driving.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 22:20


Christine, your garden doesn't have to be big to love it. My daughter hated her garden when they bought their first house. She asked me for help. Here are photos of before and then after I had a go at it with her husband. It's more grown up now with clematis on the walls and roses on the arches. Only 10m x 2.5m.



Posted: 04/05/2015 at 22:05

I wouldn't, RB!

Dove's Cromer day out sounds great, just the sort of day I like.

DD, I'm sure you can come and meet Matty. Glad you're coming to the Strawberry Tea. Will Charlie be coming? Most of us are on the elderly side, if he doesn't mind he'll be welcome!

I hope it can all be sorted Lily P, how worrying.


Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 18:51


Been in Vegetable garden last 2 days. Have done planting out of courgettes, cucumbers, butternut squash, lettuces, sweetcorn, runner beans, French beans, French marigolds and nasturtiums around edges and planted the half hardy annuals in the cut flower bed, which already had hardy annuals coming up. Planted the GH tomatoes, but not the outside ones yet.

Here are photos of cut flower bed (also has peas), bean patch; courgette, lettuce etc area. I use weed suppressant fabric, but still get weeds between - so looks a bit unattractive. I'm not the tidiest of gardeners! The bean poles with no plants have seeds planted.



Posted: 04/05/2015 at 14:02

Thanks Edd, just looked at the thread.

Getting rid of brambles

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 14:02

I've just read it too, thank you, brambles are an on going problem. Verdun obviously manages to dig them out before they get big. When they are big and growing under a shrub it's impossible to dig them out.

Thanks Edd.

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