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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Mature Roses

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 23:39

I did what Dave above said to 2 old roses, over 20 years old, one is Penelope and they've grown back bushily. I hadn't dared prune them before because I had a problem with deer eating the lower shoots. OH then fenced the flower garden so I cut the roses right down last spring.


Posted: 17/10/2014 at 23:35

Welcome back, Pentillie.

I'm on Granny duty on Monday and Tuesday. Going to stay with daughter and 3 grandsons near Poitiers.

We had curry tonight, too.

Growing fennel bulbs...

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 12:04

I shan't bother any more, they all bolted for the second time, despite lots of watering. It's not because of lack of warmth because I live in Dordogne. They sell super fennel in the supermarket.


Posted: 17/10/2014 at 12:00

I hope I never meet a seasnake!

I'm in the middle of cutting down a lot of the 20 year old, never been pruned, honeysuckle by the front door. Keep having to come in as I keep getting bits in my eyes. It's a tangle of dead wood in the middle. It's helped block the guttering on the porch so that water pour down when it rains and there are logs stored there.

Talkback: Plants for dry shade

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 09:06

I am also surprised that astrantias have been included. They like some shade but they don't like being dry. I have found this from experience and all the growing instructions I've read say moist soil.


Posted: 17/10/2014 at 08:54

Morning all. Blue sky, but garden is sodden after last night's rain.

Can't go to supermarket early (even if I got up in time, which I don't), as it doesn't open until 8.30am. Why do people always stand with their trolleys and chat in the narrowest aisles?

unidentified veg

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 22:32


Posted: 16/10/2014 at 15:01

Oh dear Fidget! Hope they don't eat Lyn's. One year the mice ate my anemones.

It's really pouring. Looked out of upstairs window and realised a lot of gutters need cleaning out, including the garage ones. Left my sown sweet peas in open cold frame, hope they don't rot, not going out in that to rescue them.

Had lunch on sofa, then felt too fidgety to watch telly so lit woodburner and cleaned the sitting room. But when I took a log out of woodpile by the burner a load of huge ants fell out of the bark  Had to spray them and hoover them up. Wonder how many more there are in the pile? Did I carry them all in?

Now shall go and sit in nice clean sitting room and watch "Escape to the Country".


Posted: 16/10/2014 at 12:34

Was going to plant 25 daffodils under the Mirabelle, dug 13 holes and rain started. Bother.

OH  has gone to a Committee meeting. It's one of those days when all my arthriticky bits ache. Feeling like lying on sofa and watching telly. Perhaps I will, why does it make me feel guilty?

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 10:04

Maybe, Chicky, 24° and sun forecast for this weekend.

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