Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Growing Blueberries In Car Tyres.

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 09:55

I feed mine with fertiliser especially for plants in ericaceous compost, acid loving, but not the baby ones yet.

I had a big crop off one bush, the other two were slightly later and the birds found out so I lost most of them. French netting is useless and the birds get caught in it, so bought some decent netting when I was in England, hope it does the trick;

Recommendation for a climber

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 09:53

Ivy Goldheart is pretty and not as horribly vigorous as ordinary ivy. I have it on the garage in shade.

Anyone started there cosmos seeds yet?

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 22:50

Warm from a radiator, sun isn't there at night. Some seeds, like petunia and lobelia are tiny, hardly placeable.

https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=501  click for advice.

Anyone started there cosmos seeds yet?

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 22:15

You will need to sow them in pots or seed trays and keep them on a warm window sill, at least 20°. Nasturtium isn't so fussy and can wait a bit. Do you have a propagator or a greenhouse or conservatory? They will need potting up when big enough to handle then keeping in a light frost free place. If you haven't anywhere suitable then don't sow them yet, but Lobelia and Busy-Lizzies can take a little time to get going.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 22:08

I keep breaking my nails, but as I wear gloves for weeding they don't have black lines like a certain female gardening presenter

This afternoon's weather was disappointing, but did a bit which I put on the gardening thread. It wasn't the weather that stopped me and OH in our task, it was a blackbird and her nest.

Why doesn't my blackthorn produce sloes?

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 21:59

It grows like mad here in SW France too. It's native to Europe.

Growing Blueberries In Car Tyres.

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 21:47

I think 3 tyres would be best, one is too shallow for anything much.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 21:44

Started off sunny, we went shopping. Came back, it was raining. Stopped raining so we went out to attack the Felicité Perpetué rambling rose which had grown too big for it's boots and had lots of dead wood in it, prickly. But found a blackbird's nest with warm eggs in it so had to stop. Prunings everywhere but they will have to wait.


Posted: 17/03/2016 at 18:27

I use them as annuals too.

a plant for all seasons

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 18:01

Or Thuja occidentalis ‘Emerald’, or Nandina Domestica.

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What tree has a flower like this?

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Are there seeds that don't like very cold storage?

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weird caterpillar like thingy ID please

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photos of our gardens 
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Does anyone recognise this cactus like plant?

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Thank you to Tech team

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