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    Tricia
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    Cut the grass at last (some of it) on a high cut. It has been warm and dry all day, but still more rain forecast.
    Put a few radish seeds in.
    Typhoo – it’s worth growing haricots de Tarbes – they’re a bit like butter beans but have a softer skin which dissolves in cooking. Too soon yet. They dry on the vine.
    If anyone would like a few to try pm me.


    Tricia

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    mysty2
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    Anyone want a three meter chestnut tree its right were we are putting in the drainage for the fossey. It will be coming out within the next couple of weeks can be dropped off Montlucon/ Chateauroux/ Aubusson or in between.
    Its fast growing and we have one that’s huge.
    Its free.


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    amico
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    Location: 85 Lucon
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    UK Radio this morning …… A supplier of spring bedding plants grown in tunnels for Garden Centers has had to dump in the skip many thousands of pounds worth as they remained unsold . No orders came in too cold and they need space for the tender bedding plants … It is suggested this winter will put many growers out of business


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    Grumpy Yorkie
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    Location: Villeréal, Lot et Garonne
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    Some friends came round and we dug up 4 small cherry trees for them to plant at their place.

    We planted into pots the stuff we had bought from the Garden Centre and Mrs GY is well pleased.

    Pressure-washed the new landscaped area and tomorrow will do the front terrace.

    Stuart


    Flat cap, whippet, Panda, V8 Jaguar, V12 Mercedes and a '54 Sunbeam Talbot 90 called Josephine (obviously) ................... bloody grand!

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    mikej
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    @amico wrote:

    UK Radio this morning …… A supplier of spring bedding plants grown in tunnels for Garden Centers has had to dump in the skip many thousands of pounds worth as they remained unsold . No orders came in too cold and they need space for the tender bedding plants … It is suggested this winter will put many growers out of business

    Can someone tell me where the skip is, Please.

    Mike


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    typhoo
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    @tricia wrote:

    Cut the grass at last (some of it) on a high cut. It has been warm and dry all day, but still more rain forecast.
    Put a few radish seeds in.
    Typhoo – it’s worth growing haricots de Tarbes – they’re a bit like butter beans but have a softer skin which dissolves in cooking. Too soon yet. They dry on the vine.
    If anyone would like a few to try pm me.

    Sorry Tricia, only just noticed your post :oops: Never heard of these, will have a look for them, how tall do they grow?


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    typhoo
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    Bought 2 packs of 6 geraniums last week at Lidl, will put them in today (they’ve got buds on :D ) Checked my stored dahlia tubers in the barn yesterday, but only one can be planted up. The other tubers were a bit mushy, this is the first time I’ve lifted them, back in Scotland they were ok left in the ground, but after last year’s frosts (that’s a bit feeble, ice and lots of it :? ) I brought them in.


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    Tricia
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    Typhoo – tarbes beans are climbers, so you need a sturdy supporting trellis/wigwam. Our neighbour started me off with them – they support theirs on maize plants.
    Don’t pick them until they’re dry, then pod them. They keep for ages.


    Tricia

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    Char
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    Location: 23. Creuse. Limousin.
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    The grounds still too wet here do do anything much. At least there was no rain today and I saw the sun for a while.

    Anyone who has managed to plant their spuds before now – it might be a good idea to spray with bourdeaux mixture if there are any leaves showing because the warmth and the wet might cause problems with mildew and blight. Make sure they are well ventilated or earthed up.


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    le-dolly
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    Location: La Souterraine-23 Depuis sept 2005
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    Sun bathing.


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    pitway
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    ( . )( . ) think you overdid it dolly :D


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    mrsw
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    Planted out 12 lettuce seedlings and sowed a row of Spring Onions (brought back from the UK as I can never find them here) after weeding 3 veg beds. Need to get some seed sowing done now there’s some garden ready. Still 6 more beds to tidy though!


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    typhoo
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    Managed to cut the grass the sitty-on can’t get to. I strimmed it last week as the wee mower wouldn’t have coped with the height of it. Blooming hard going, it was soaking! Moved a couple of hollyhocks I planted last year cos they were so big they totally obliterated a rather nice climing rose. OH started on dealing with the polytunnel till his back gave in, onwards and upwards to-day :D


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    typhoo
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    Polytunnel rotovated :D


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    mrsw
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    Hubby fenced the rest of the veg beds so the hens won’t scrabble and roll all over them so I can now seed them. Went and bought 2 more pear trees and some artichoke seedlings and some geraniums so I can get planting tomorrow.


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