London (change)
Today 13°C / 10°C
Tomorrow 15°C / 14°C

Busy-Lizzie


Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Hedgehogs?

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 09:54

What a lovely find! I used to have hedgehogs about 20 years ago and would find their nests but they disappeared. But there are badgers in the woodland at the side of the drive and last year I found an elderly dead badger in the lean to behind the garage. I wonder if the badgers have got rid of the hedgehogs. I hadn't heard that before.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 09:47

Good morning all.

It really poured last night, onto the already wet ground. Lawn is getting full of moss. But today there is a patch of blue in the sky between the clouds. My mum used to say if there's enough blue to make a pair of sailor's trousers then it will be OK!

Don't bother or even think about the bully, puncdoc. I don't click on ignore because I'm too curious, but usually I don't get too bothered.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 22:34

Bill, I'm really sorry to hear your news. Hugs and thinking of you and your wife.

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 22:28

That joke above wasn't 3 Cornish men, it should be 3 wise women. Who changed it?! 

Plants for new border

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 22:13

As I said before, if it's a raised bed filled with good earth and compost it should be fine, especially if you feed and water it when necessary.

I had typed out a long paragraph all about plants before the privet hedge bit, but Internet had been playing up because of a fault in the phone line and it all disappeared. Don't know if I can remember it all now!

Is any of it in shade or will it all be in sun? Will you have shrubs and roses under planted with perennials? I was thinking about plants for winter colour and plants to contrast with the hedge. What about cornus that has brightly coloured stems in winter even though it will lose it's leaves? Or euonymus Silver Queen which would keep it's leaves and show up against the privet? Heucheras come with different coloured leaves, gold, caramel, lime green, dark red and they keep their leaves. There is choisya ternata Sundance with it's golden leaves. You could under plant with bulbs for spring and if you know anyone with too many snowdrops soon it will be time to divide them and replant. Some of these will grow in shade.

What type of peas.

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 19:08

There is nothing to beat a fresh young pea, eaten raw from the pod, you can't experience it unless you grow it. Worth any of the bothers of growing peas. But if you want something with hardly any waste then I recommend mange-tout peas (really good in stir fries) and runner beans.

Plants for new border

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 13:41

I don't think it's as bad as that. Could you move the bed forward a bit, keeping a strip for walking along at the back so that you can cut the hedge easily? If you have already dug the back you could put bark on the walking strip to keep your feet clean. Dig in plenty of compost and well-rotted manure, if you can get it (? local farm, riding stables) as the hedge will steal nutrients. It looks as though your bed is raised, so if it's filled with good soil the hedge shouldn't be a problem.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 09:48

Happy Birthdays KEF and Pam xx

Good morning all. I didn't see any Spam, must have gone now. What you all need to do is come here later and take it in turns for one person to get up earlier and report it! But I suppose that's hard for those going to work.

Supermarket this morning.

Plants for new border

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 23:37

Not sure that link works. Here's a different one. http://www.gardens4you.co.uk/index.php?/Other-Shrubs/Nandina-domestica-1-shrub#.UwU_9HSYbVI 

Plants for new border

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 23:34

Have a look at Nandina Domestica, it gets red leaves and has red berries if the summer is warm. http://www.rhs.org.uk/Gardens/Wisley/About-Wisley/Plant-of-the-month/December/Nandina-domestica--Fire-Power

Discussions started by Busy-Lizzie

weird caterpillar like thingy ID please

Replies: 15    Views: 402
Last Post: 25/09/2014 at 23:11

Gardener's World and the average gardener

Replies: 67    Views: 2216
Last Post: 20/05/2014 at 06:30

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Replies: 209    Views: 5771
Last Post: 06/10/2014 at 14:45

Garden Gallery 2014

photos of our gardens 
Replies: 2289    Views: 94048
Last Post: Yesterday at 13:29

Does anyone recognise this cactus like plant?

Replies: 3    Views: 550
Last Post: 30/09/2013 at 17:25

Thank you to Tech team

Replies: 8    Views: 476
Last Post: 28/09/2013 at 09:25

wyre-forest-why

Replies: 7    Views: 510
Last Post: 07/08/2013 at 18:22

Changing avator picture

Replies: 5    Views: 464
Last Post: 05/07/2013 at 11:47

Trouble typing on some of the threads

Replies: 4    Views: 478
Last Post: 02/06/2013 at 10:51

Gardens we have visited 2013

Replies: 125    Views: 5234
Last Post: 07/08/2014 at 17:54

no emails as well as small text

Replies: 27    Views: 1224
Last Post: 23/03/2013 at 21:43

Cleaning greenhouses

What product to clean greenhouse 
Replies: 4    Views: 835
Last Post: 27/02/2013 at 22:30

Rose pruning and frost

Replies: 12    Views: 1751
Last Post: 20/04/2013 at 14:19

reviews

why do everyones reviews say they've reviewed 1237 plants 
Replies: 11    Views: 786
Last Post: 10/02/2013 at 04:35

Why did you all start gardening?

Replies: 41    Views: 2028
Last Post: 01/01/2013 at 23:35
1 to 15 of 16 threads