Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Zinnia seeds

Posted: 02/01/2017 at 12:05

I start mine in March in an electric propagator, but I have a greenhouse and can keep them in it until frosts are over. Never been hard to germinate. I've also bought them as plug plants.

Red robin won't grow

Posted: 02/01/2017 at 12:00

It looks like Red Robin to me, mine only has green leaves at this time of year. The new growth in Spring will be red.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 02/01/2017 at 11:31

That's a bit tough in winter. Even my cat, who is a semi wild stray, asks to come indoors in winter. She prefers to stay out in summer, but usually sleeps in the veranda.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 02/01/2017 at 11:21

Happy New Year Marion. I'm glad you are going to continue telling us about your lovely garden. Your 88 year old  body does amazingly well looking after it! An inspiration to us all.

Red robin won't grow

Posted: 02/01/2017 at 11:17

Good advice above. Mine took a long time to get started, some years ago, but now it's big.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 02/01/2017 at 10:00

Morning all.

Glad that you can take Dad out for lunch on his birthday, Chicky, may make up a bit for not coming home for Christmas.

Weather here in Dordogne is like Fairygirl's in Scotland, -2° but no frost, water frozen on water butt.

I think my cold is on the turn, coughed in the night again, but felt a bit better and not so achey when I woke up. Daughter sent me a New Year email, her family have all had it this week too. When they left here on 26th Dec. her son had a fever.

Hosta's OH sounds really nice. Or did he grumble at turning back for the iPad? Have lovely hols both.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 15:14

Grey, cold, drizzle.


Posted: 01/01/2017 at 12:01

Hello PinkandWhite Poppy. I hope 2017 will be a better year for you.

New Year's Day 2017 Flower Count

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 11:54

I have very little out, mostly pansies and violas. But 1 knautia has a bedraggled flower! It's raining so all is a bit wet. There are some Tete a Tete and a grape hyacinth that son gave me for Christmas, a miserable looking primrose and some viburnam tinus buds. The short Nandina has red leaves and the tall one has red berries. There is a white hellebore out and the darker ones are in bud.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 10:46

I thought you were just going to MIL for the day, Dove. Are you staying?

Grey and cold outside. Don't think my flower count will be much.

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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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