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Dordogne Damsel

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Posted: Yesterday at 18:26

Evening all, been a busy few days in garden, did manage to read back on some posts - all very amusing .

Veg patch dug over and manure dug in, lot of tiding up, considering green manure but not quite sure how to go about it or how I will know difference between it and weeds. 

Prepared my other small bed for 'new' scheme next year, although failing miserable to find the exact plants I want, did put some in a online basket, went away to cook dinner and then found they had all disappeared. 

Swimming pool is all tidy and put away for the winter along with the sunloungers - funny was actually really warm whilst we were preparing for winter, didn't seem right. 

OH has been laughing at me today; I washed greenhouse inside & out and hosed down and sterilised the bubble wrap used for insulation and hung it on the line to dry - for some reason he though this was amusing - I am just doing my best to look after my little babies. 

Off to watch SCD now, enjoy your evening, whatever you are all doing. 

ID please

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 19:45

I had been told to dig the big one up anyway, will do in the spring, feel it is filling a hole the weeds can't get to for now. Think I will get rid of this little row now though, need things I can manage not likely to take over, the weeds are bad enough for that 

Thanks for the advice, they looked so sweet all in a row, I was hoping for some exotic flowering wonder. 


ash from wood burner

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 19:15

It was advice I was given on the forum Hostafan, am afraid I don't know, but sure it all helps one way or another. 

Btw, I am thinking of getting some Hosta Fire & Ice, any tips? 


ID please

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 19:01

Thank you, there is one in the garden, but completely other end (and enormous), wonder if they were planted there just to get them started.


Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 12:38

Thanks David, has gone a bit colder today, but week end forecast is 17 - 18 degrees. Might have to find a cold corner for them. 

ash from wood burner

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 12:34

I know there is all sorts you can do with it, I am sure others better informed than me will soon let you know, however, I was advised recently to make sure the wood hadn't been treated with anything. I was also given this advice for my apple trees;

The addition of Potash aids the quality of the fruit.

Wood ash contains Potash. Old burnt wood contains more Potash than young burnt wood. Wood ash is suitable for just about all of the garden, especially when used as a winter mulch.

My 1946 gardening book states that good quality wood ash can be used at any time of the year at a rate of 6/7oz per square yard. If you are using young wood to burn, triple this amount.

Hope that helps a bit. 

Another ID too

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 11:19

This big thing has suddenly appeared, thought it was part of the Nicotiana and then noticed how big it had got, looks like a cabbage - any ideas please?



ID please

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 11:09

Been weeding around the blackcurrant bushes today and noticed a row of these little plants, all very neat, some bigger than others. Any idea what they might be or are they just unusually tidy weeds? Seems a strange place for them to have been planted.

 Thanks for any help.


Posted: 23/10/2014 at 08:12

Morning all,

Sitting at breakfast table watching the birds eating their own breakfast. Bought some new fat balls last week and they really seem to like these ones there were 4 in the holder day before yesterday, just one left now - and that's going down fast. Never seen so many birds,

Pleased to hear new business doing well OL, 5 Stars, well done.

Well done on 3rd place in quiz BL too, I love a quiz but never do very well, answer always on tip of my tongue,but never quite there.

Liri, well done on the path, such an awful job. Ours needs some serious work on it, in parts it looks better than the lawn. Really needs a complete 'makeover' but it is so long will cost a fortune, the best it is going to get for now is a very good 'rake over'. 

Going to dig over the vegetable patch today and get some more manure dug in. Has gone very nippy so I hope it warms up a bit. 

Have a good day all, don't work too hard. 

Impressions of the posters here

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 21:21

 not sure about cuddling - think more hands around the neck! Just kidding - honest he is adorable (at times). 

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Discussions started by Dordogne Damsel

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Cabbage in container? 
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Perhaps Honesty?? 
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Unidentified little tree??

Discovered this today tree/shrub? 
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Uncovered this is in my border today.. 
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