Busy-Lizzie


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Mulching?

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 21:16

I don't ever mulch veg beds with bark. You can dig in manure for veg like runner beans, tomatoes and courgettes, but not root veg like carrots and parsnips. Don't ever sow under bark. Bark is much better for mulching in shrub beds or mixed shrub and flower borders to keep the weeds down and the moisture in. So you can grow most veg in your prepared  beds but if you want carrots and parsnips this year either dig another bed or grow them in containers. Carrots can do very well in containers as they like light soil with no stones.

Is this a type of grass?

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 21:06

One of my red hot pokers is looking a bit like that.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 21:03

So do I!

Advice on pruning cotinus smoke tree for new garden

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 20:58

I did a big one over two years, had to saw off some quite big branches; It made lovely new growth. Did it in the spring.

Cut back crocosmia?

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 20:56

I would cut it back to let the new growth come up freshly as it would in a hard winter when the old leaves die.

Stipa tenuissima - comb or cut ?

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 20:54

Generally with evergreen grasses you comb them and with deciduous ones you cut off the old growth.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 20:51

My car is a girl, well she has to be with a name like Megane. She's red, best car I've ever had. I'm still furious with OH when he forget to shut the back door and reversed out of the garage some time ago. The only dents on her are his doing. She gives me freedom.

We are watching rugby, England/France in French. French SIL is not a happy bunny at the moment, unless something happened while I was typing this. Daughter is asleep on the sofa.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 18:37

I like Clios. I hope you have a lovely time with her. Colour is very important, you need to know the colour of your car so you can find it  in the supermarket car park.

Tagete germination problem

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 13:40

I have found they germinate easily if you use fresh seed, but not good results with old seed.

Advice on weed burners please..

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 13:39

I bought a small weed burner, wasn't very successful. Killed the top growth, but not the roots, weeds grew back.

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