Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

The Roses Are Here

Posted: 26/10/2016 at 09:18

I have Lady Emma Hamilton and my daughter has Graham Thomas. Lady Emma has a lovely neat habit and smells wonderful. GT grew very well in my daughter's garden near Poitiers in France. I had a deer problem, before we put up the fence, so I have several David Austin roses in pots around the house and they've done very well. They do like to be fed and watered though.

Last edited: 26 October 2016 09:19:05

I've been to Barnsdale today

Posted: 26/10/2016 at 09:12

Lovely photos, thank you Nut. I'd love to go to Barnsdale.

Butternut squash - what to do with under ripe ones (etc)?

Posted: 26/10/2016 at 09:07

The last ones look OK to harvest. Leave some stem on them and put them on a sunny windowsill for a week or two before storing in a cool dark place. Some of the smaller ones look as though they would do better left on the plant a bit longer. But have you any idea what the weather will be like? If there is a risk of hard frosts they won't make it outside. If the forecast is mild I'd leave them, you could wrap them in horticultural fleece. It is getting a bit late in the season. If you feel they are borderline then they may finish ripening on a sunny windowsill.

Monty Don and Potting compost

Posted: 26/10/2016 at 08:52

I agree with Verdun. I find the programme, especially now it is 1 hour long, is varied and there are several presenters. I enjoy all of it, even the bits that don't concern my gardening style and tastes. Give the poor man a break everyone - he can't please all the people all the time! I think, on the whole, he does a good job.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 26/10/2016 at 08:43

Pat lives in New South Wales where the climate is more temperate and wetter than other parts. But Pat lives in or near the mountains where it gets much colder in winter.

Is this a butternut squash plant?!? (And how to care for it...)

Posted: 25/10/2016 at 22:09

I think it looks ready. You can cut it off and store it in a cool dry place.

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 25/10/2016 at 17:47

Wanted to finish planting my pots but it rained too much.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 25/10/2016 at 16:07

Forecast was mild and pleasant with sunny periods but it has poured. Glad I didn't put the washing out.

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 25/10/2016 at 14:49

Obelixx, I'm surprised you say no Glyphosate in France. They sell it here and the ban wasn't to be until until 2022. More recently the news is that only Glyphosate containing Tallowamine is to be banned.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 25/10/2016 at 12:22

I remember Peter West commentating on Come Dancing, before Terry Wogan. I loved the dresses then.

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