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Bossy Birds!

Posted: Yesterday at 21:59

Greenfinches here rule the feeders,they can't get enough of the sunflower seeds.

Gardening Support Design

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 20:43


What are you getting rid of...?

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 17:33

My water canna "Erebus" are taking over the garden, even into the grass, most will have to go as they behave like weeds.

Identification of these Pumpkins/Squash

Posted: 30/10/2014 at 12:07

The top one could be jaune gros de paris. I grow these and it looks the same. it produces very large pumpkins - well worth growing! 

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.


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!


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!

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