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Good draining compost

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 16:07

I know this isn't any help to you Alastair, but down here in SW France they grow like weeds! I only wish i could pull up all the self seeded ones and send them to you. Its such a waste to throw them away.

Perhaps I should start a mail order company!

Gardeners' World Magazine April 2014 Issue

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 10:28

I live down in South West France and havn't received my April mag yet! Looking forward to it!

Unhealthy rosemary

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 11:31

Maybe some sort of fungal disease? It has been a very wet and windy winter. Sorry I can't help further other to say that if you buy a new plant try and grow it in a south facing place as they love lots of sun.


Posted: 08/02/2014 at 12:01

Apparently robins are more tolerant of each other around bird tables etc in the winter when natural food is scarce, but this seems to be the only time.

Irrigation systems

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 10:34

We have the Claber leaky pipe hoses in our raised beds, these are attached to the garden tap on a timer. The hoses can either be buried or laid on the top of the soil. They are very good for root vegetables eg parsnips no problem. System is pricey to set up if you have a timer but well worth it especially down here in south west france.

Raised Veg beds design & construction

Posted: 09/12/2013 at 17:28

I would just add that if you have them too deep you will need alot more soil/compast to fill them up as the levels will go down over the year. Also leave enough space in between the beds to get your wheelbarrow through.

Don't give up!

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 12:01

In the spring I posted on here that my Crinum hadn't flowered despite being planted some six years ago. Plenty of leaves but no flowers. Have just looked at the plant and was going to pass it by when low and behold a flower stalk with two lovely fragrant flowers! I was so excited! My oh thought I had gone mad! So don't give up is the moral of this story!


Crinum Powellii

Posted: 30/03/2013 at 17:49

Forgot to say I live in South West France, have added loads of organic stuff to soil to improve drainage and summers are usually hot so this plant surely must flower one day? Thanks for your replies, maybe I just have to be more patient!

Gers Midi-Pyrenees

Posted: 30/03/2013 at 15:24

Hi David I live in Haute Garonne and have just seen your post. I wouldn't worry too much about the lizards, they will soon find other places to hide. They go in all sorts of crevices and holes, even in the ground in mole tunnels and mouse holes, and (hopefully) with summer approaching they will be out sunning themselves!

Crinum Powellii

Posted: 30/03/2013 at 15:17

Hi everyone! This is my first posting and i'm sure you will all know the answer to my question.

I planted a crinum powellii about five years ago and it has never flowered. It produces plenty of leaves and new bulbs, will it ever flower?

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