Busy-Lizzie


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HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 08:29

Morning all. Tigger dog was weak yesterday and hardly ate anything, slept most of the day. Nearly 14. Vet coming to assess him this afternoon.

We are going to yet another funeral today, a sweet old lady who used to go to our church. I expect her husband will have to go into a home now. She was his carer. He refused to go back to England as their sons wanted.


Oh dear what a gloomy post!

Fig Tree leaves turning yellow

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 08:23

Too much or too little water perhaps? But I was thinking autumn too.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 22:59

Sending you my best wishes, Kitty, but good to hear that it seems as though your aunt is on the mend. She's lucky to have such a caring niece nearby.

Hostas starting to go over

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 14:36


Glad you liked my idea, works well for me.


I love roses, mine aren't diseased or unshapely and they have lots of flowers.


How could you dislike my lovely climbing The Pilgrim?

A Problem With Herbs

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 10:23

Have they dried out? Chives and Parsley need regular watering, but Thyme prefers to be drier. When you say they could be dead do you mean the foliage has died down? In that case they probably are dead. Chives and Parsely will die down with frost, Parsley will come up in Spring and go to seed, it's a biennial. Chives are perennial and should come back every year, but will need re-potting and feeding.


When you cut them for use did you cut every single leaf? Maybe it was too much of a shock. Maybe they weren't hardened off properly.

Wisteria advice

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 10:17

I grew 3 from seed. Mine died  My friend's did really well and flowered after about 4 years then they moved house. My daughter's flowered after 6 years, now it's huge and they've just moved house.

Over wintering begonias

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 10:14

When the leaves start yellowing and dying or after the first mild frost then dig them up, remove leaves, shake off compost and let them dry. Then put them in paper bags (not so easy to find nowadays!) and pack them into a cardboard bow and put them in a cool dry place ?unused, unheated bedroom, ?understairs cupboard. Not too freezing cold but not too warm.

Another new garden

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 10:07

Exciting project, hard work but fun. Good luck, look forward to the photos. Don't forget the "before" photos as well as the "after".

Do plants need sunlight over winter?

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 10:03

Ivy and brambles takeover!

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 10:03

I've tried several weedkillers on both without permanent results  Ivy seems especially resistant. The best way is to dig them up, hard work, and sometimes impossible when they are growing in the middle of a shrub.

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