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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Sowing Poppy Seeds

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 17:19

That's great news, thank you.

My First Rose-What Variety

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 17:15

You don't say which colours you like or if you prefer double or single flowers. I love David Austin roses, mentioned above. Look old fashioned, but are modern so repeat flower, smell lovely and many are disease resistant. Don't need loads of pruning as are shrub roses.

Advice needed for a ground covering plant please.

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 17:12

I can vouch for that geranium and Brunnera Jack Frost, they will brighten up a shady area. Also Epimediums are good in shade. I have lamiums too.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 17:07

I love cyclamen and their pretty leaves. Then they disappear in the summer and other things take over. I don't really care for house plants, always seem to kill them and they get dusty. The little blue flowers on the Brunneras are starting to show.

Something to replace connifers

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 15:41

It will take a lot of digging, but, luckily, conifers have shallow roots. I dug out a big one and made a flower bed where it was but I dug in loads of manure and compost. Soil under conifers gets very poor and dry.

For birds it would be good if the new shrubs could have berries, like cotoneaster, which is also evergreen, hawthorn or viburnum opulus.  Rhododrendrons and azaleas need acid soil. Do you know what yours is?

Sowing Poppy Seeds

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 15:28

I'm going to try Ladybird poppies for the first time this year, but I have sown other poppies into the ground before and nothing has happened. Last year I had one poppy from a packet of seeds. So I thought I would try to sow them into modules and plant them out as plants if they come up. Does anyone know if this would work?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 15:23

Thank you KEF. Isn't it pretty and furry? Mine is pale purple, but as I said it's disappearing under the rapidly multiplying cyclamen, which I must do something about. Took years for the cyclamen to get going and now they've even gone over the wall into the garden rubbish area!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 14:29

Horrible day here, strong, gusty winds, tipping with rain, 3°. I think I'm having a day off, hardly done anything except deal with washing and have a long phone chat with a friend.

Seedaholicism

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 22:41

When we were in Newhaven my OH left me in the GC and went off to buy new tyres for the car and returned 1 1/2 hours later to find me still staring at the packets of seeds, near where he'd left me.

Soil problems

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 19:01

I find brassicas difficult and celery impossible!

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