London (change)
Today 28°C / 18°C
Tomorrow 26°C / 17°C

Busy-Lizzie


Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 15/12/2013 at 10:35

Morning all. Made 15L mulled wine, another 10 to go for this afternoon's carol service. The other lady who makes it is away seeing her son so twice as much to do this year. But I think I'll cut down a bit, we had some over last year. About 150 - 200 come to the service, but not all stay for the wine and mince pies. Don't want everyone getting drunk!

Have a good day out Panda.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/12/2013 at 14:42

Here is Chris Beardshaw dealing with cannas on a GW video http://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/projects/creative-projects/how-to-protect-cannas-and-gingers-over-winter/60.html

I thought cannas liked a little humidity and dahlias liked to be dry. When I used to store them I put them in boxes of peat in the garage. I don't lift dahlias now, they are in well drained places and mulched and most survive the winter.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/12/2013 at 09:30

Morning all.

Making over 100 mince pies for tomorrow's Carol Service. But I cheated and bought puff pastry - which I actually prefer anyway. Then I'll make up 12 bunches of greenery for decorating the pews. Someone else is doing the rest of the greenery.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/12/2013 at 08:41

KEF, I go to those check ups every 3 years, was every 2 but French NHS is cutting back. One time I was told off by the young lady doctor for being 9 stone. She said I should be 8 stone. I'm 5'3" with size 7 feet, big boned. Haven't seen her since, thank goodness, I'm well over that now.

Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 12/12/2013 at 22:20

I thought the roof gardens were amazing. Imagine big trees on a roof! Wouldn't have thought it possible.

We drove through the middle of Paris on the 15th August bank holiday once, Parisiens all away on holiday, so not too much traffic. We drove along the river Seine and loads of houses had roof gardens and greenery hanging down. It looked lovely.

Topiary isn't really my thing, too controlled.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/12/2013 at 22:11

That depends if you swim breast stroke or crawl!

That meal sounds yummy, Gilly, love lamb shanks.

Did anyone see the garden programme tonight? Fantastic roof gardens. Oh sorry! Wrong thread.

Plant support

Posted: 12/12/2013 at 12:19

I can't see that as I think it's from i player which I can't get as I live in France, but the brief picture I saw of Monty Don holding a plant support looked exactly like the support I've been making for years at a fraction of the price you buy in the garden centres.

Buy a length of thin steel from a DIY place. Bend it round a tree. Put a plank across it on the ground where the round end joins the two long legs. Stand on the plank to hold it stable and pull the 2 long legs up. One plant support!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/12/2013 at 10:44

Hello everyone. Thank you for your concern. Thigh now multi-coloured but heaps better. Neck still very stiff. It was Archie's fault, he shouldn't have bitten Hannah. He's an Anglo Arab and rather pushy, although he's 25 years old! My daughter's horse. This morning I went in with the lungeing whip and they all stood well back!

When do I cut back my Hellebores?

Posted: 11/12/2013 at 23:25

I've heard that it depends if they are Christmas roses or Lenten roses that flower later. I have Lenten roses and I cut the leaves off in the winter which stops disease and untidy leaves getting in the way of the flowers. Then the plant grows fresh, new leaves in the spring which I leave on all summer.

Clematis identificationn and pruning group ?

Posted: 11/12/2013 at 23:19

Hello, cyberstretch. This is a site I've found useful. http://www.taylorsclematis.co.uk/

Discussions started by Busy-Lizzie

Gardener's World and the average gardener

Replies: 67    Views: 1949
Last Post: 20/05/2014 at 06:30

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Replies: 79    Views: 1458
Last Post: Today at 09:40

Garden Gallery 2014

photos of our gardens 
Replies: 1923    Views: 70997
Last Post: Yesterday at 07:29

Does anyone recognise this cactus like plant?

Replies: 3    Views: 427
Last Post: 30/09/2013 at 17:25

Thank you to Tech team

Replies: 8    Views: 385
Last Post: 28/09/2013 at 09:25

wyre-forest-why

Replies: 7    Views: 425
Last Post: 07/08/2013 at 18:22

Changing avator picture

Replies: 5    Views: 379
Last Post: 05/07/2013 at 11:47

Trouble typing on some of the threads

Replies: 4    Views: 385
Last Post: 02/06/2013 at 10:51

Gardens we have visited 2013

Replies: 123    Views: 4684
Last Post: 18/11/2013 at 14:04

no emails as well as small text

Replies: 27    Views: 1069
Last Post: 23/03/2013 at 21:43

Cleaning greenhouses

What product to clean greenhouse 
Replies: 4    Views: 688
Last Post: 27/02/2013 at 22:30

Rose pruning and frost

Replies: 12    Views: 1558
Last Post: 20/04/2013 at 14:19

reviews

why do everyones reviews say they've reviewed 1237 plants 
Replies: 11    Views: 687
Last Post: 10/02/2013 at 04:35

Why did you all start gardening?

Replies: 41    Views: 1806
Last Post: 01/01/2013 at 23:35

uploading photos

Can't upload photos anymore 
Replies: 6    Views: 589
Last Post: 11/12/2012 at 13:06
15 threads returned