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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 12:51

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I've been away for a week and have just been catching up on all your beautiful gardens.

I see Wintersong is back, I'd wondered where she was a few weeks ago.

My garden has grown like mad while I've been away and is starting to smother the weeds I hadn't weeded before we went!  But the lovely tulips are almost over, a few dark red ones left.

 

Human irrigation system

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 10:42

I've just been away for a week and have just caught up on this thread. So I will add some more hugs and kisses to the others. I'm a Christian too so I'll pray that God will look after you during all this. Feel free to chat before the 13th, Mike, if you're feeling the need to talk to someone.

All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 11:13

I've noticed that thrushes won't eat snails that have eaten slug pellets. I regularly find dead thrushes in cold winters and snowy periods.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 15:42

I've followed all the advice and I used to grow sweet peas in the UK, even won a prize in the village show for my bowl of sweet peas, but here in SW France they just won't grow. Only about a third of my first sowing germinated, about 2 of my second sowing. Now the sickly seedlings have been planted outside for at least 3 weeks and have made hardly any growth. Why? I haven't grown them for a few years because I've had this problem here before. But I thought I'd give it another go. Never had any problems in England. Also, I never see them growing here in anyone else's garden. I bought my seeds in the UK.

My Seedlings

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 15:11

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Yours are looking great Mickey. It's so exciting when they come up (and so heart breaking when a horrid slug gets them!).

Here are mine. But photo was about 2 weeks ago.

 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 15:03

Thank you everyone. The grass is a carex that was given to me. The lilac bits are phlox subulata. The garden is big because it was an old farm in SW France, so when I made it I had topsoil put on the farmyard (which was covered in rough grass, nettles and brambles), and I could nick a bit of field as well. We terraced around the house in stone and built pillars for roses from local stone (at least, a local mason did). Not much topsoil here, limestone.The euphorbias probably look bigger than they are because in the last photo I'm standing below the bottom wall and taking the photo from almost ground level. It is all terraced and on three levels. House is on a slope, lots of steps inside.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 09:43

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All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 23:09

I'm not guilty, don't have neighbours! But any snail I find is quickly trodden on. Especially the 5 caught eating my new clematis.

Human irrigation system

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 23:07

Mike, I get so busy in the Spring, I'm very behind with reading posts on here. Just seen this and wanted to tell you I'll say a little prayer, even a big one. I really hope it all works out for you, what a horrible thing to happen. But they can do wonders nowadays. Hugs ((( )))

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 23:03

Been very busy preparing to go to England on Sunday with the 8 French friends.

Have weeded, sorted the GH, sown runner beans and sweetcorn.

Tracey, we used to go skiing every year when children were at home. First OH loved it. So easy when living in France, look up accommodation, book directly and drive there with the skis on the roof of the car. Did it instead of summer holidays often as we live in a holiday sort of place. Been to the Pyrenees and the Massif Central, but the Alps were best. I liked Meribel. But it's all more expensive now than it was.

Panda I watched "Love your Garden" too, missed most of the first series. Enjoyed it.

Must go to bed. OH is already there.

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