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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Hiding a Tree Trunk

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 09:14

I'm sorry about your husband, I hope gardening helps. It's such a big subject, there's a lot to learn. I would buy some gardening books, good to read in winter and you can get them cheap from 2nd hand books stalls - often in churches!

Boring, boring rosesN

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 22:13

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Thank you Supernoodle and Hostafan. Saw some more out this evening. Lady Emma Hamilton looks lovely with the evening sun (between the thunderstorms and heavy rain!) shining through her.

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 20:34

Dove's knickers are just the sort I like, pretty and comfy. I always get mine in M&S on visits to England. A lot of the French wear thongs, they call them strings here. I hate them, agree with RB.

I like "Eternity" by Calvin Klein.

All my gages have gone!

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 20:25

My greengages get stripped by jays and blackbirds early in the morning. Not squirrels, we only have red ones and they are too shy to come into the garden. Also hornets and wasps.

Boring, boring rosesN

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 20:21

What I meant to say was they don't ALL have sharp thorns! A Shropshire Lad has hardly any. I know there are others, can't remember, can't go and look everything is too wet, been having a HUGE thunder storm.

What will simply not thrive for you....

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 20:18

Can't grow lupins or montbretia either.

Boring, boring rosesN

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 19:27

They don't have sharp thorns, and it's worth it.

Boring, boring rosesN

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 18:48

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 I grew them in acid clay in Kent, won prizes in the village show, now they are in thin limestone in SW France. If they are well fed and watered they don't get too much disease.

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I love roses, how could one not? Grasses are boring, I think most look like weeds, but roses are just gorgeous. My garden fills will the scent of them in May and June and they are coming out again now. I have about 80 of all sorts. I find the David Austin ones, even climbers, do well in pots as they need a bit of fussing over, extra food and water - but they are worth it for the scent and the colour. My roses must produce more flowers than any other plant in my garden, with possibly dahlias and clematis a close second. It's not garish as most of my plants are herbaceous perennials so not all out at once.

 

Hiding a Tree Trunk

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 18:25

Well done, it looks lovely, honeysuckles are lovely too. It will want to grow quite big and will need a bigger pot by next year.

Pruning a Multi Blue clematis

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 18:22

It's still young.

My photo has come out paler and yellower than real life.

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What tree has a flower like this?

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Are there seeds that don't like very cold storage?

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weird caterpillar like thingy ID please

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Garden Gallery 2014

photos of our gardens 
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Does anyone recognise this cactus like plant?

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Thank you to Tech team

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Changing avator picture

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Trouble typing on some of the threads

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no emails as well as small text

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Cleaning greenhouses

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