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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 11:36

I have a pampas grass by the veggie garden, been there over 20 years. Late OH planted it. It's going horrid in the middle, leaves and flowers round the edges. Never cared for it in more ways than one! Is it true you can set fire to the dead middle and it will clean it up and then grow better?

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 11:33

Liked alpines when we lived in Kent, there was a good GC for them nearby. I had a rockery and when the Gardeners Show was on in the village I used to do miniature flower arrangements in sea shells. Sometimes won!

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 09:24

I don't do grasses either. Verdun won't be shocked, he knows already! Only one I like, a red pennisetum, died. I like flowers in flower beds.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 09:19

Morning all. Mild (10°) and very wet here.

Enjoyed GW, but was surprised to see Monty digging up dahlias already. I thought they are supposed to be blackened by the frost to help close up the hollow stems.

Went to Keukenhof when I was 14, Easter family holiday, but Easter was early that year so wasn't as blooming as it should have been. It still made a huge impression on me.

Camera Corner

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 09:12

Love reflections on water in photos.

Nice photos John, but, Verdun, I'm a lost cause. Don't think I will ever like grasses in flower borders.

Autumn colour

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 22:29

Can't grow acers here either, hot summers, windy, cold winters and limestone.

Camera Corner

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 19:26

Lovely, lovely photos, Fidgetbones.

A few pages ago Sarah asked about a yellow and orange flower. I think it was a Lantana.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 19:09

Very weird, Stacey, could anyone have nicked it?

Please, not snow in November. I live down a farm track 1km long. Stuck when it snows. Going to England in Nov. Don't want to have snow when travelling.

I like Verdun's jokes too.

Autum /winter weeds

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 22:46

I use a hoe with a short handle and a head like in this photo. I kneel on a pad and hoe them and scoop them into my plastic trug. It's always risky leaving weeds. They may be established by spring. I hoe on my knees because I'm so cack handed and clumsy doing it standing up!

http://3.imimg.com/data3/FX/AV/MY-616829/french-hoe-500x500.jpg

 

 

Mushroom identification

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 22:37

The ones with white gills are usually poisonous, I wouldn't take any risks with them.

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