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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Monty don new presenter for Chelsea

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 18:52

Punkdoc must have meant me, about being told that CB is easy on the eye! I find him very attractive, and I've said so several times

We rarely see JAS on the TV any more. Liked him, fun.


Posted: 12/03/2014 at 18:47

Lovely day, more weeding and splitting up of snowdrops. But soil is heavy and wet still, even after all the years of compost and manure I've added to it. Some bits aren't so bad. Found old mole tunnels, some years moles have been a real pest in the flowerbeds.


Posted: 12/03/2014 at 12:58

Well over a year ago I started a thread about why we started gardening, so if anyone wants a look it's here, but some of the members of the forum have changed since then. David K is still here!


Posted: 12/03/2014 at 10:30

Morning all. Another lovely day. More weeding.

May sow some more seeds. My baby petunias seem to be damping off. Lobelias have stayed the same size, tiny, for 3 weeks. But Gazanias and Busy-Lizzies doing well. Poor germination from the rudbeckias that I collected the seeds from, but masses of Nicotiana.

Monty don new presenter for Chelsea

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 10:01

Well, on reading through this again, the poor old BeeB has no chance of getting it right! We are all different and we all have different ideas.

Must admit I do like Nikki Chapman, especially on Escape to the Country, she's so smiley, nice looking, but not smart and sophisticated. She also likes horses and so do I, not that that has anything to do with gardening (apart from manure!).

An ENVY thread....

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 09:44


I have a large south facing garden, Louise, but it has terrible soil. Shallow clay on limestone rock, very alkali. First year all the plants in the veg garden were yellow and short and the roses needed sequestrene But that was 23 years ago. Now, after tons of manure, a big love of gardening, arthritic hands (too much weeding) it looks like this.

Have also had problems with deer eating my plants and roses, now this bit and the veg garden are fenced. Has bindweed too!

It was a bramble and nettle patch with a farmyard and knee deep grass in 1990.


dahlia tubers in ground through winter question.

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 22:10

I don't dig my dahlias up and most of them survive, but every canna I've left in the ground has died. So I'm surprised Blairs says Cannas are hardier.The dahlias in the ground have leaves by May, but that may be because in Dordogne the warm weather starts earlier, but the winters are usually colder than in the UK.


Posted: 11/03/2014 at 22:00

That's lovely chicky and the red vase goes so well with them.

Newbie joined today :)

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 21:59

Hello Cleo, if you fancy a chat come and say hello on "Hello Forkers" the chat thread. Or perhaps you have and I need to go and have a look!

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 21:57

Won't they cut get cut off with the hedge when it's cut?

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