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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

driving on the grass

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 12:57

If the bin men won't do anything then you could do what I did when my horse galloped on the lawn. Insert a garden fork and lift the earth then carefully shake it down again and sow some grass seed. The earth has been compressed, it needs uncompressing.

Seedaholicism

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 12:52

There are squeals of delight when they germinate, Nut, and there are wails of anguish when they don't. At the moment there is stress about my Sweet Peas, sown on 7th February, 2 to a loo roll of compost. 2 germinated and are about an inch tall, should be 36 plants to 18 loo rolls. Then nothing, but this morning 5 more are up so all is not lost!

shady colonade

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 09:59

http://www.taylorsclematis.co.uk/clematis-will-tolerate-shade/

http://homeguides.sfgate.com/honeysuckle-vines-grow-shade-54690.html

Honeysuckle will grow in some shade too, especially shade at the bottom and sun at the top, like clematis.

Seedaholicism

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 09:49

I have a 90cm wide drawer of seeds in the utility room. I am also a bit of a hoarder so a lot of the packets are opened and/or past their sell by dates, but I can't bring myself to throw them away. I think the only ones that ever get thrown away are parsnips because I know they don't keep.

My OH has just made me a 2m x 30cm shelf over a radiator under the sitting room window because I ran out of space for the seeds I'd sown too early. GH isn't reliably warm enough yet.

When I go to the Garden Centre I always stop to admire the seed packets on the way to the plants. Often they fall accidently into my trolley.

I also have envelopes of collected seeds, some of which I forgot to write the date on, so I can't throw them away in case they are still viable.

Am I a seedaholic?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 09:19

You do have a theatre, Chicky, a pretty polyanthus theatre. Why should only auriculas have a theatre?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 09:18

In seed compost!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 09:07

Good morning all.

I don't want to cause an upset, but I'm pretty sure Chicky's primulas are not auriculas, as the leaves are wrong - should be smoother, not wrinkly. I think they are gold and silver laced polyanthus. Really pretty and make a good theatre, but one needs to know because auriculas need sun and polyanthus prefer shadier.

Help save my ivy!

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 22:48

So would I, the ivy that I don't want on my wall grows back really fast each time I cut it down.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 17:26

It's been a lovely sunny day and I've actually spent 4 hours gardening. Pruned another climbing rose. The roses are starting to confuse me as they've all starting growing and it's still only February. I hate cutting off shoots with new leaves. Dug out a horrid stinging nettle from under the lilac, did some weeding, clearing of ivy and clipped a caryopteris.

First daffodil is out. Photo on Garden Gallery. I hope some people will put their gardens on Garden Gallery, some have already. I thought the camera thread was originally for photo techniques and good photos of other things. There is also a "Gardens we have Visited" thread somewhere. I love looking at everyone's photos.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 17:17

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/38165.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/38164.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/38163.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

It's been a lovely sunny day today and crocuses have been out and the first daffodil. There is a big black insect (?anyone know it) on a pulmonaria which is still mostly in bud.

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no emails as well as small text

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uploading photos

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