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Plants in France

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 17:52

I also live in France in Haute Garonne near the Pyrenees. I agree with Busy-lizzie, plants tend to be small and not well looked after. In this part of France the french are very reluctant to try new plants eg only grow geraniums in containers in summer, they won't try anything different. Things are changing very slowly but they are way behind with choice of plants.

echinacea

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 12:04

Also you can leave some of the seed heads for the goldfinches jn the winter.

I was given a large bulb. Can you tell me what this is??

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 16:36

Possibly Crinum x Worsleyii "Burgundy". It looks lovely, would love one in my garden!

Blight

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 17:14

Hi Ken, have you tried spraying your tomatoes with Bordeaux mixture? (Bouillie Bordelaise here in France). I have lost nearly all my tomatoes this year to blight, it being so wet and windy. I didn't spray them this year and this is what has happened, but having said that, my neighbours are fine. I too grow them in raised beds and this has been the worst year ever.

Have you had the very violent winds up there? this could be why the quince leaves have blackened.

 

Ornamental Grass

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 17:28

Maybe you have seen  stipa tenuifolia near the lake? There is a plant and seed catalogue you can get here in France and also order online.  The name of the company is Graines Baumaux. Worth looking at for all sorts of things.

Which birds nest is this?

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 11:14

Definitely a Goldfinch nest with all the poo round the outside. Most other birds the parents take the feacal sack and dispose well outside the nest but for some reason not the Goldfinches!

This year's lodgers

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 22:27

Nut we have bats behind our shutters during the day, how they don't cook I don't know. it can get so hot on the south side of the house. Like you i have asked them please would they like to go somewhere cooler so that i can shut the shutters during the day against the sun but hey they don't listen, so i cook as well.

Overgrown Garden in France

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 22:17

Bonsoir Jap3, I am in Haute Garonne down near the Pyrenees. I agree with you everything grows so fast here! I wish I could help but spend all my time in my own garden! but would be very pleased to help with suggestions etc.

Mystery Plant?

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 22:15

I think it is Clerodendron Bungei. I have them in my garden in SW France. they do sucker everywhere but have very pretty pink flowers later in the summer.

New Member

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 12:09

Hi Nicky, so nice to meet a fellow gardener in France. I am in Haute Garonne with stunning views of the pyrenees. Gardening is very challenging here with the extremes of weather, and very heavy clay soil. Pouring  with rain at the moment and still waiting to plant out aubergines and peppers.

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