Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Clematis problem

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 13:42

Depends which ones they are. Mine were covered in buds too. The straggly Group 2 ones I've trimmed anyway. The non straggly group 2 I've just tidied up a bit. They will all get a tidy up after flowering anyway. The group 3 ones, such as Princess Diana, I am in the middle of cutting down to about a foot tall. The Montanas I won't touch at this time of year, but the 2 on the shed had to be pruned as part of the roof blew off in the gales and it had to be repaired.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 13:35

So different from yesterday's rain!

-5° frost this morning, sun and blue sky. Now it's starting to cloud over. Tomorrow's forecast is storms with heavy rain and hale. So I must go back outside while I've got the chance. Came in for a break.

Pruning Sambucus Nigra black lace

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 13:32


I know this is an old thread, but I wanted to prune my Black Lace this morning, so I thought I would just check on Google and this thread came up! I missed it when it started as we were away.

I pruned it to about a metre last year, this morning it was about 8 feet tall. It's now back to a metre. It usually has a few flowers, but when it was young it was covered in them. It was a Mother's Day present from son in 2007.

Here it is in May 2014.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 10:07

Morning all. Was -5° but it's sunny and the sky is blue. Ground is like a bog though. Must get some more pruning done while I've the chance.

Talking of weight, well done Hosta, I found an old exercise book yesterday from about 10 years ago. I was on a diet and had written down my weight as it went down. Starting weight was over a stone lighter than I am now

weed problem

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 23:39

A kind person posted this link recently.  http://www.gardenwithoutdoors.org.uk/weed_guide 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 18:54

Have been sorting photos to get some enlargements developed of the grandchildren to frame. Taken ages.

Gardening was out, heavy showers, cold.

Made a loaf of bread and lasagne is in the oven.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 14:03

What a lovely present.


Posted: 07/03/2016 at 14:00


 Have a lovely day, Liri.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 11:41

Washing out, Chrissy? Good heavens! It never dries at all outside here in winter.

New wall planters need advice on planting them up :)

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 11:39

Pinched it, Frank?  I got there first!

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