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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Blueberry problems

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 17:28

I don't really know why one fruits and the others don't, but I do know they need watering only with rain water and planting in ericaceous compost and feeding for acid loving plants. The other thing is that if you have 2 or more different varieties they produce much more fruit, something to do with cross-pollination.

how to

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 17:22

If you are using a laptop then you can click Control and the letter c together for copy and control and v together for paste. So you go to the bar right at the top, mine's on the left, and put the cursor (little arrow) at the end of the web address, click and it should go blue (well, mine does) then hold Control and c together, click. Then when you are where you want it copied hold Control and v together and click and it should appear.

Or you can do what Paula suggests.

Mystery Bush

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 17:15

I think it is a deutzia. A double flowered one. Here is a link about pruning. General rule is after flowering.

Clemaitis lovers - please identify

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 17:10

What a shame, it was so pretty. But I have a double white clematis which I haven't seen for two years and it's popped up again! It was supposed to be a Florida with a purple middle, but it turned out to be Florida Alba Plena.



Posted: 15/07/2013 at 16:23

Dug a big hole for arbour clematis this morning. Had to water it again. Was at end of flower bed so top was OK but 6ins down was thick yellow clay, removed some of it and replaced with compost, earth and rotted manure. Hope clematis is happy.

We went to a food festival, partly in aid of retired police horses (English horses retired in France), this afternoon. We hadn't had lunch, but there was a good stall selling curries and Indian food so I had a mild curry and OH had samosas and chicken tandoori wrap with salad. It was held in the garden of a friend who has a big old manor house by a river near Brantome. We sat by the river under a huge tree. It was so hot in the sun, but was lovely where we sat. There were mixed stalls, selling wines, cakes, melons, local specialities etc. French and English and French chefs doing cookery demonstrations under a big marquee.


Posted: 15/07/2013 at 08:56

Morning all. Going to prepare ground by OH's arbour to plant clematis. Watered it last night so hope it's digable.

Well done, Blackest. Lovely poppies.

Clemaitis lovers - please identify

Posted: 14/07/2013 at 22:46

Taylors Clematis has a very good site with a lot of information and it helps with identification.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 14/07/2013 at 22:39

We had our first helping of French beans today, and more raspberries. Already had the first big tomato, others are orange. Didn't do much in the garden today, just some watering. Sorted my photos, got some ready to develop, deleted others.

Plant ID

Posted: 14/07/2013 at 09:15

It's verbascum, common name is mullein. Have a look at this.


Posted: 14/07/2013 at 08:16

Morning all. Another lovely day. But I dread to think about the water bill, on a metre. Hope they don't have a hosepipe ban. One year the mairie said OK for veg gardens but no for flowers and I lost quite a few perennials. I don't ever have plants that need a lot of water anyway.

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