Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Planted seeds for the first time

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 15:43

No point feeding yet. My compost grew some mould on it this year, I rubbed it off with my finger and potted on the seedlings when they got their true leaves. Doesn't seem to have affected them. If you haven't any flower pots you can use cheap disposable beakers with holes punched in the bottom, but don't give up on the Cerinthe yet, still time to germinate.

The Forgotten Herbs

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 15:38

I use sorrel in sauces too, especially with fish. You can freeze  borage flowers in ice cubes for drinks.


Posted: 15/04/2017 at 15:33

When I planted asparagus I dug a trench then formed a mound of earth in it to hang the roots down. Don't harvest any the first year and very few the second year. My bed lasted 15 or 16 years and I only dug it up because bindweed got into it.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 15:29

Done the cleaning of dining room, veranda and kitchen. Tables are set.

Now off to pot on some seedlings in the GH.

Is this a weed?

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 15:26

It doesn't in my garden either. Wonder who thought it did?

Resurrected Eleven

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 15:24

We had hoped to eat outside but it's colder than it has been. Tomorrow should be sunnier than today.

Cleaning done, now need to do some potting on in the GH, good day for it as it's cloudy.

I have specs in every room and in the car. 3 pairs in the kitchen, strongest for reading recipes and looking at the post, next strongest (my previous prescription ones) for the Laptop and the weakest ones for cooking.

The Roses Are Here

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 15:18

That looks promising, Alan.

I was given 3 Gertrude Jekyll for Christmas, doing well too.

Feeding times with blood fish and bone?

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 15:13

Gosh that's a lot. I have a French one that says every 3 months and another in little pellets that says it lasts for 6 months. Maybe that's one of the reasons why unemployment is high here!

Plant ID please

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 14:56

Does it have flowers? That would make it easier to identify. Looks a bit like a spirea, but there are many sorts.

Feeding times with blood fish and bone?

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 14:53

My French version of it, blood and hoof, says it lasts 3 months. I just use it once in spring but I use rose fertiliser on roses 2 or 3 times.

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