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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 09:54

You have more than me Dove.

I have:

Pansies - blue, red and yellow

Violas - several varieties in pots and in beds.

Hellebore niger, the orientalis aren't near flowering yet.

Campanula poscharskyana had some flowers on Christmas day, but they are over and it has some new buds, but not out yet.

Small purple Lamium, several flowers.

Vinca minor, 3 flowers.

A pink rose bud.

One pink flower on a penstemon - that surprised me!

2 white flowers, although rather small, on an iberis - that surprised me too.


I hope I was missed?

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 09:33

What an awful Christmas you've had Bill. I hope 2014 will be a better year for you. Cancer is such an awful thing and seems to be getting so common but treatments have been getting better too. OH and I both have nephews with it, both are now in remission and one was thought to be hopeless.


Posted: 01/01/2014 at 09:27

Morning all. Happy New Year. It was 1am here when you were celebrating it, but we watched the English fireworks on TV. Couldn't even find the French fireworks on French TV.

Glad it's gone well so far John. Wards are sometimes so noisy at night. I used to be a nurse, I wondered how anyone managed to sleep.

What is this ornamental tree please?

Posted: 31/12/2013 at 17:05

The fruits of sorbus intermedia are a bit like rose hips and smaller than crab apples. I only have euros to compare, English money less familiar.

What is this ornamental tree please?

Posted: 31/12/2013 at 16:58

Is that a nut inside the fruit? If so, think again! And I don't know.


Posted: 31/12/2013 at 11:58

I have a rose bud and some pansies and violas. Do you count each viola flower or just the variety as one? Hellebores not ready yet.

Virginia Creeper

Posted: 30/12/2013 at 18:43

Think you're on the right track now! I have Virginia Creeper planted by a previous owner and I hate it. I have to pay someone to keep it under control or it gets onto the roof - too high for me to deal with. It seeds itself where I don't want it, like in my herbaceous borders, it's even in the veg garden. It ignores glyphosate, just goes red then grows back again! I pulled a load up and chucked it on the heap in my woodland and now it's romping off under the trees.

Talkback: Growing your own Christmas dinner

Posted: 30/12/2013 at 17:53

I have leeks and perpetual spinach in the garden, the rest of the veg is in the freezer. But on Christmas Day I bought the veg, needed enough for 16!


Posted: 30/12/2013 at 17:50

So sad when a loved animal dies. Hugs for them.

Pond Fabrication

Posted: 30/12/2013 at 17:48

My brother-in-law has a pond on his patio in bricks, but well lined. I think he built it himself. It's a bit like this one, but bigger, I think it's rather attractive.


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