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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Courgette plants have given up

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 18:49

That is what I think as well. Mine are in the ground, have been fed and regularly watered, they are huge. I don't think those pots are big enough either.

Camera Corner

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 18:46


I've really tried to take photos of birds on the feeders and never managed it, they all fly away.

This is the sky last night preparing for the storms we had in the night. It had been blue sky 32°.



Posted: 23/08/2015 at 17:51

We had thunderstorms in the night, woke me up, so no watering here either.


Posted: 23/08/2015 at 16:30

Phew! Family all gone. Seems very quiet. Am knackered.

Honeysuckle - Grow It Thick And Bushy on Wires Only??

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 08:31

I completely agree with Fairygirl.

I have 6 honeysuckles, all in the ground, all in part shade, all tied to strong wires attached to walls. 2 are Hallianas, they are very vigorous, grow way taller than me. I cut them right down last winter because wild ivy started growing in them and was trying to take over the wall. I wanted to remove the ivy, not an easy job. Now the honeysuckle has already grown taller than me again. The supports you have shown will not be strong enough in the future.

Honeysuckle is a vigorous woodland plant, may be OK for a couple of years in a pot then will want to be planted in the earth.

Unhealthy rosemary

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 21:55

There are different varieties of Rosemary, some not very hardy. Mine is hardy and I've had it for years. It got very big after about 15 years, I took several cuttings a few years ago and replanted them, now it's big again. It hates too much wet if we have a wet cold winter, recovers though.

Rosemary beetle eats the leaves, doesn't make them change colour and they only eat them in late summer when they lay their eggs, then the grubs eat them and so do the beetles during winter. But the beetles don't eat during the summer.

Plant ID please

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 10:46

Actually I looked up the Latin name by Googling Belle de Nuit! I live in France and friends have them as pot plants.


Posted: 21/08/2015 at 10:42

FG, if you have enough bubbly you will be on a cloud anyway and won't notice how many steps!


Posted: 21/08/2015 at 10:40

Daughter has now said I mustn't give up our room as I need to sleep. Have 5 hour drive on Monday to help Son 1 with LOs while they move into new house. They will arrange it a different way.


Posted: 21/08/2015 at 10:38

But they are family! Not the same as PGs. By the way, did you see what I wrote about B&B rules?

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