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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 20:27

Barbara Jackman is so lovely, delicate and rather shy with her beautiful drooping heads.

Planting out my Broad Beans

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 16:28

I sowed Aquadulce outside in early March and they are growing well. They have survived several frosts and so have the ones that I sowed in February in the GH and planted out in March, having hardened them off during a few mild days.

Ground Elder

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 15:37

Glyphosate is about the only way to go. If the ground elder is actually in the roots of other plants you will have to dig them up and rinse the roots, pot on in fresh compost then work on getting rid of the ground elder in the bed. Sorry! That's if you want to get rid of it properly.

orchid compost

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 15:34

How does it look? Last time I bought some there was a lot of lumpy bark in it, but then orchids grow in trees.

Planting out seedlings

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 15:33

I think they would all suffer, but as the farmers here (Dordogne) have just sown maize, perhaps sweetcorn is the hardiest. Quite cool here at the moment.


Posted: 27/04/2015 at 15:30

Hello, Clarice, welcome to the forum, I'm in Dordogne, cold winters, hot summers, can rain very hard. Well done for taking the plunge!  I use a laptop so the smileys work.

I answered your question about posting photos on other thread, but I've never used an ipad so hope you can work something out.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 15:25

You click on "OK", bottom right of the garbled message (at least that's what you do with a laptop) and the message disappears, then you wait. The wait depends on your broadband speed. Your photo appears and you click on "save". But with a pad you may need to click on something else to get rid of the message.


Posted: 27/04/2015 at 12:30

Hello all. Welcome Wonky Womble

I told the 3 grandsons to a crocodile park this morning, went very well. We saw them being fed, but crocodiles aren't very greedy so not as dramatic as I'd thought! They only need about a kilo a week and can go for ages without food. Bought the boys a boomerang each in the shop, but 2 work and 1 doesn't, so that was a bit of a bother. Hope it's sorted now.

OH had strict instructions to record Poldark, if he hasn't he will be on strict rations when I get home!

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 08:54

Yes it is. I looked it up and apparently it's not self clinging and only 6 foot tall, but mine is making it's way up the greengage tree without any help and it's taller than that. But it still has it's label.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 20:54

 It's a lot taller than I thought it would be, growing up an old greengage tree. 3rd year.


Clematis Early Sensation.


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