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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Spring Bulbs not flowering

Posted: 10/02/2015 at 10:35

I'm way south, in France, but it's too early for anything but snowdrops yet.


Posted: 09/02/2015 at 17:36

That place looks great for lunch, Dove. We think we'll go there in July. So many nice places to see and several gardens as well as the coast.

Actually managed to get outside in the sunshine today. Pruned an old neglected grapevine on the south wall of the house.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 17:26

RB, the rest of them aren't in bud yet, just those.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 17:21

Hurray, lovely sunny day! Pruned old neglected grape vine, not pruned for 2 years, on south wall of the house. Sap didn't run, so it wasn't too late. Also pruned Diana clematis in the same area, or rather, cut most of it down - group 3.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 15:34


I have snowdrops properly out now and the earliest daffodils are showing buds!


Be careful what you wish for!

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 15:31

I'm afraid it's not cheap either. Have you got a mower yet?

Be careful what you wish for!

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 15:30

I think you are thinking along the right lines. Do a bit at a time. But first plan out what you want where. Where will the flowers be, the veg, the lawn, the wild bit, the rubbish bit for compost etc? Plan large and work as much as you can manage at a time. Will you be putting in paths? They should be on your big plan and put in earlyish for pushing your wheelbarrow up and down. Starting nearest the house would be easiest then working out. Will you have a patio? An eating area? A pergola, a trellis? Long grass can have paths mown in it to make it look as though it's intentional wild garden. An acre is a lot. You could have an orchard!

Have fun, but it's hard work. I know, I've done it

Shrubs and plants

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 11:58


This is a photo of the small walled garden at Bosvigo in Cornwall when we went one June. It had geranium Rozanne, other perennial geraniums, perennial salvias, astrantias and climbers on the walls. I loved it. I agree with Verdun about scent though.


Tomatoes for hanging baskets?

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 11:49

Tumbling Tom is a hanging basket classic.

Spinach and Lettuce

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 11:46

I was going to say perpetual spinach, but Philippa was there first!

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