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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

dahlia tubers in ground through winter question.

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 22:10

I don't dig my dahlias up and most of them survive, but every canna I've left in the ground has died. So I'm surprised Blairs says Cannas are hardier.The dahlias in the ground have leaves by May, but that may be because in Dordogne the warm weather starts earlier, but the winters are usually colder than in the UK.


Posted: 11/03/2014 at 22:00

That's lovely chicky and the red vase goes so well with them.

Newbie joined today :)

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 21:59

Hello Cleo, if you fancy a chat come and say hello on "Hello Forkers" the chat thread. Or perhaps you have and I need to go and have a look!

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 21:57

Won't they cut get cut off with the hedge when it's cut?


Posted: 11/03/2014 at 21:54

Email notifications were working until a few days ago. Now they've stopped. Anyone else have this problem?

Happy birthday Chicklet.


Posted: 11/03/2014 at 21:46

Sorry, don't know about chicken forums. I kept chickens and ducks in the UK years ago, but not here.

Lovely sunny day. Weeded, transplanted snowdrops, including putting some in my pot with a hosta. Then I rode my little horse, haven't ridden all winter so it was only in the field. One excitable moment, but otherwise she was pretty good.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 11:53

I'm always worried about sowing in the autumn, never managed broad beans. Here in Dordogne the winters are usually colder than in the UK. -10° is quite normal, and we have snow. No protection from the gulf stream! The winter we've just had has been much milder than usual and very wet.

Monty don new presenter for Chelsea

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 09:28

I'll reserve judgement until I've seen them. But I thought Alan T. was good as a presenter of Chelsea, lively, intelligent, a real gardener. I do think, though, that the girl presenter should also be a gardener, not just a pretty face, and I'm sure there are plenty of girl gardeners with pretty faces.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 09:24

Tracey, if you want flowers in the veg garden there are lots that go well. Sweet peas of course, French Marigolds to keep whitefly of tomatoes, nasturtiums to keep blackfly of broad beans. You can eat nasturtiums too, the flowers and the leaves, pretty and peppery in salads. You can grow flowers for picking to put in vases indoors, antirrhinums, cosmos, cornflowers, dahlias.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 09:20

Wow! David! Half mine haven't germinated, did all that I should have done according to advice. They were going straggly on a windowsill in a cool room, now are in a cold frame. I used loo roll middles which are starting to fall apart. Silly me! They are bio-degradable ones!

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