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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Allotment flowers

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 19:54

I don't actually have an allotment but I have a veggie garden. I grow nasturtiums next to the broad beans to keep the black fly off the beans, doesn't actually work, but they are pretty and I put them in salads. I grow French marigolds near the tomatoes, they are pretty too. I have various flowering herbs dotted about, like borage, dill and coriander. I have a tulip patch for cutting and a dahlia and gladioli patch too. Once I sowed some Love-in-a-Mist so they sow themselves every year. This year and some other years I have sweet peas.

New member introduction

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 19:48

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Hurray! Thank you! I have you in my garden and I'd forgotten your name, been driving me mad.

 

Garden tattoos? Or generally cool and interesting tattoos?

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 19:43

Ow, no ones coming near me with a needle, unless it's to cure something worse!

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 19:41

Wake-up David! My sweet peas are 2 feet tall, how long before they flower? We are away 2 weeks in mid-June. What shall I tell the house-sitter?

What plant is identifiable to which member?

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 19:39

I chose Busy-Lizzie because my real name is Liz and I'm always busy! But my favourite flower is rose, as on my avatar pic. David Spikes on another thread said I reminded him of roses, Zephirine Drouhin, I think, I thought that was lovely!

Sweet Pea, are sweet peas your favourites?

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 19:29

Yes, they were last years plants, from seed, and they managed to survive the winter. I'd put most in pots and threw them away last autumn, but they were in a bed.

Plant id please, just leaves at the mo.

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 14:29

What put me off about poppies is I thought the smooth leaved sort were greyer and the green leafed sort are quite hairy with little bristles on the stem. I thought the ones Don sent look green and non hairy. But as I said, I don't really know.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 14:17

punkdoc, my sister always goes to Glastonbury. She met the owner years and years ago when she was a militant flower powery sort of person on a march for rights for women or ban the bomb or something. Now she's the social worker who looks after lost children at the festival.

Was just going out to garden and the heavens opened.

Neatness.....a swear word in the garden?

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 09:47

Clari, ironing socks so they are neat in the drawer!!! I just chuck 'em in. No one will see the socks in the drawer or on your feet.

I only like straight lines in moderation, prefer curves. I do like the lawn mown (OH's job) and the edges cut.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 09:26

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I didn't know there were white marsh marigolds.

The garden is looking very wet and a bit battered this morning. Not raining now but more is forecast.

 

Discussions started by Busy-Lizzie

weird caterpillar like thingy ID please

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Gardener's World and the average gardener

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Gardens we Have Visited 2014

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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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wyre-forest-why

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Changing avator picture

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Trouble typing on some of the threads

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Gardens we have visited 2013

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no emails as well as small text

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Cleaning greenhouses

What product to clean greenhouse 
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Rose pruning and frost

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reviews

why do everyones reviews say they've reviewed 1237 plants 
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Why did you all start gardening?

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