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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!


Posted: 11/03/2014 at 09:08

Hope you have recovered now punkdoc!


Posted: 11/03/2014 at 09:07

Good morning all.

Glad Ma's OK.

Another lovely day, more weeding and tidying. Must start splitting up the snowdrop clumps.

Tracey, my sweetpeas are leggy too and less than half have germinated. Put them in the coldframe yesterday, they are still there this morning. Planted them in loo roll middles, but they are starting to disintegrate, silly me, I've used those bio-degradable ones!


Posted: 10/03/2014 at 22:20

My daughter has "the Generous Gardener", it's lovely.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 22:18

It must be absolutely heartbreaking for them. I've asked our local C of E here in France if they could do some fundraising for them, England for a change, always fund raising for abroad. Don't yet know if they will.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 22:12

In damp shady places! Are you sure it's dead? Mine keep seeding themselves.

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