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    typhoo
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    Joined: 03 Nov 2007
    Location: Creuse/Indre
    Total posts: 5371

    Anyone managed to get anything planted in the ground yet? Too wet here to rotovate outside. Want my tatties in :cry: Went to the potager earlier to see what was what and dug up half a dozen huge parsnips I forgot were there, so a pot of parsnip soup on.


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    birchtree
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    Joined: 09 Nov 2008
    Location: limousin
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    Bringing a neglected garden back to its former glory,[ Clients garden uk], the garden is a jungle, with some beautifull shrubs that are way out of control, so today i have made a start on renovation pruning and given time they will respond to their former glory, heres a few, Cornus, Viburnham bodnantense, Deutzia, budlieja, Arbutus, Syringa, philadelphus, Ribes, Forsythia,Elaeagnus Weigelia, its been a long day but off to france tommorow.


    Julien

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    Char
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    Joined: 07 Feb 2009
    Location: 23. Creuse. Limousin.
    Total posts: 5368

    nowt ! Much too wet and cold at the moment.

    The trouble is though, when the weather does warm up enough, I’m never going to catch up with everything before the swamp turns to concrete. :lol:

    Lucky you finding some forgotten Parnsips. 8)


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    mrsw
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    Joined: 27 Jan 2011
    Location: St Eutrope de Born, (47)
    Total posts: 509

    Not much chance here today. Everey time i look out of the window today considering going out there the heavens open. Far too wet for anything outside today!


    #1151629
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    birchtree
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    Joined: 09 Nov 2008
    Location: limousin
    Total posts: 464

    Whats the weather been like over there has it been very wet? just hoping when i get over there it will be dry and warm, got a week to sought the garden out, is it going to be ok, thanks.


    Julien

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    mrsw
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    Location: St Eutrope de Born, (47)
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    Very soggy here at the moment. Little chance of getting much done this week if the forecast is to be believed!


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    Char
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    Location: 23. Creuse. Limousin.
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    ’tis very cold and it has been and still is very wet here in the Creuse, birchtree.

    I don’t know what it’s going to be like tomorrow, but ‘tas rained virtually all day today. I think we’re paying for the lack of snow here this Winter.

    The river Creuse has over run it’s banks at some places, ’tis strange seeing trees growing with their roots submerged in water.

    Hopefully, you’ll bring some sunshine with you.

    Have a safe journey,
    Charlotte


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    Tricia
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    Joined: 20 Jul 2003
    Location: SW Gers
    Total posts: 6477

    Still very wet here but I bought some radish seeds today, 2 kinds, and I’m going to put a few in tomorrow.
    Not that I’m a fan of radishes, but Eddie is.
    And as in another thread, I transplanted some Salad Bowl lettuces and beetroot plants from last year and they’re doing ok.


    Tricia

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    Tricia
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    Location: SW Gers
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    edit : I’m a subscriber to the Rustica magazine, and radishes are the food of the week there. You can make a nice soup from the leaves.
    Having said that I don’t like the new format of the magazine.


    Tricia

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    birchtree
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    Joined: 09 Nov 2008
    Location: limousin
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    Thanks char, gosh its been so cold here in the uk, i have actually packed shorts and sun cream, think i’ll put my winter gear back in.


    Julien

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    thomas16
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    Joined: 15 Jul 2003
    Location: 16/87 border
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    Should warm up by the weekend birchtree, but we had our electric blanket on last night and the woodburner is still being lit every day :-(

    I did manage to get another row of broadbeans in last week (the beans I planted in November are doing really well and have loads of flowers…now it will probably hail!). I also sewed carrots, beetroot, coriander and mesclun. We’ll see what survives.

    Soil is too wet to do anything at the mo, so have been hedge clipping and pulling a few weeds from the mire today..


    #1151637
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    Joined: 29 Jul 2012
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    This sounds like a rip off of another thread :D we are doing a garden from scratch this year. We do have good drainage I bought a nice plant, no idea what its called it was in the January sales 35 euros down to 5 but I think he is dying will post a pic tomorrow.


    #1151638
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    basquesteve
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    Joined: 01 Oct 2006
    Location: 63
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    It’s too wet here to do anything, I am praying for two or three days without rain


    #1151639
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    typhoo
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    Joined: 03 Nov 2007
    Location: Creuse/Indre
    Total posts: 5371

    Got fed up feeling stir crazy :roll: so braved the wind and drizzle, got OH to fire up the strimmer and got loads tidied. Planted a few pansies and geranium plants from Lidl (looking good, 6 for – erm can’t remember, but not a lot :D , bought a dozen).

    But the piece de resistance (sp :oops: ) planted my runner beans into their loo rolls. At least it’s a start :D


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    krystynajane
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    Joined: 07 Dec 2009
    Location: 33220 and near Bluewater Kent
    Total posts: 49

    chopping down horrid leylandii hedge and having a bonfire


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