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tropical

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 22:28

Crocosmia Lucifer is bright red and hardy. Red Hot pokers, Kniphofia, have a sort of hot look. Cannas look bright and have a very tropical look, but you have to store them over winter, rather like dahlias.

Weed seedling web page

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 22:17

Thanks Peanuts, a useful site.

I sow seeds either in lines or in a noughts and crosses pattern.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 22:10

I thought it was something to do with being in France that made it lose the sound, but if Dove lost it and some other friends, then it wasn't. All that talk about modern roses having repeat perfumed flowers and not a mention of David Austin.

Stagnant rain water

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 18:47

How deep can you dig? Is the rest of your garden very wet after all the rain? It could get better with some dry weather. I'm not an expert on this sort of thing, but I wanted to move your question up so the evening arrivals would see it.

I wonder if you could put drainage pipes in it. It's probably just that the clay is very thick.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 18:26

Loads of cranes have just flown over the house, but getting too dark for a photo. They make a lot of noise.

More pruning this afternoon. Just can't reach all of Mme Alfred Carrière so she'll just have to wave about above the pillar she's attached to. Grass getting very long, but seems to have died under the copper beech and turned into moss under the acacia.

Forecast is sun for the next few days, 18° on Sunday. Sometimes it snows in March!

Having Steak Diane tonight with rosties and asparagus - which has suddenly gone down in price at the supermarket.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 08:40

Morning all. I'm back from seeing my daughter. Have a good day with your son, Dove.

I saw we had a new girl yesterday, KEF noticed. Welcome Smiler 1, if you can get a word in edgeways!

smiler1 wrote (see)
Good afternoon everyone, got a week off and just browsing at all your wonderful cakes, i could eat a slice with a cup of tea mmmmmmm : )

 

The sun was out for my visit. We took the boys (3, 6, 8) to the swimming pool, which they love. Yesterday we were mostly in the garden. Helped daughter (No 1) weed 2 beds. She's bought lots more roses, incl. David Austin ones. She has about an acre, big grass area for boys to play on, lots of fruit trees, veg. garden, some flowerbeds and shrubs and now lots of roses. South of Poitiers, 2 1/2 hours from me in Dordogne.

I was wondering about putting some of my windowsill baby plants in the GH, but it was -5° this morning, sunny.

Camera Corner

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 22:52

They really are beautiful photos.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 12:00

Lily, I had a dead stick last year, so, if it's me you meant, you have a good memory. I had a hydrangea paniculata, now I don't have any hydrangeas.

Must get lunch, then OH is off to piano lesson.

To feed or not?

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 09:32

My cat was the kitten of a stray cat who my daughter put out food for. One day my daughter arrived with her and said Mummy she needs a home? Couldn't say no, but I'd never meant to have a cat. I have a lovely Border Collie.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 09:29

Thank you, Mrs. Garden. Will be tiring though, the boys have a lot of energy. We're going to the swimming pool.

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