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Posted: 10/11/2014 at 12:00

Well done, knew you would. I'm open 17th May, so hopefully can come and see yours, but we are going to Suffolk in July.

What's left for us to grow?

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 09:50

Roses aren't poisonous, you can eat the petals, sugar frost them for decorating cakes and make rose hip syrup. Nasturtiums are lovely in salad, flowers and leaves. There are lots of edible flowers you can use in cooking decoration. I think pansies and calendulas are edible.


Posted: 10/11/2014 at 09:40

Morning all.

You'll be fine DD, you've already worked several small miracles in the garden! It was pouring when they inspected my friend's garden.

Must plant more tulips, must do housework. Going to England via my daughter in north of France on Friday. Must do housesitter's room.


Posted: 09/11/2014 at 23:17

Thanks for the advice about Cannas 2 pages back.

Canna Lily

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 23:12

Mine are in a pot too heavy to move so I will have to dig them out. I was going to wrap them in fleece and put them in a box in the garage. On another thread, Verdun said keep them dry and Punkdoc said keep slightly damp??? Some years ago someone gave me one, I left it in the bed and it died, so this will be my first winter storing them.

Do you grow Aconitum's?

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 23:04

Obelix, if you come back here, I planted a rhubarb plant some years ago, ants built a huge nest in it and it died. So, 3 years ago I bought 2 more plants and 1 died, the other looks sickly. 2 years ago I bought 2 more plants, different variety and they haven't grown at all. Leaves go limp. I dug in lots of rotted manure and did what the books say. But I'm in Dordogne, not Charente, on a limestone ridge.


Posted: 09/11/2014 at 16:23

Has everyone gone out for the day? We've got back from Remembrance Service and lunch out.

Have I time to dig 3 huge cannas from a pot before dark? Will they be OK in a box wrapped in fleece in a garage, even if it's below freezing outside? Really must look them up, never overwintered one before.

To late to plant foxgloves?

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 16:14

Brilliant idea Verdun! Yesterday I planted foxgloves and a geum "Totally Tangerine". I also planted some tulips and forget-me-nots. The geum is quite big already and foxgloves do OK through the winter here, usually seed themselves and slugs don't eat them.

Front "garden" needs some inspiration!

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 16:10

If it doesn't get much sun you could plant something like hardy fuschias.

What do you do next with cuttings that have taken pls?

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 16:07

I would do as Verdun says, in fact I just have. The roots are ready to pot on, the plants will be grateful for it in the spring.

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