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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Painting what you've grown

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 17:27

Tina, we don't all have the same talents, you just have different ones. Doesn't have to be arty, could be cooking, or bringing up children, or just being likeable.

Red Robin shrub

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 17:23

You can post pics by clicking on the green oak tree on the right of the smiley on the bar above where you write. But if you have an ipad or something that isn't a laptop then I don't know. The oak tree will guide you but you may have to wait a bit for each stage.

Basic question alert - green beans!

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 17:16

I grow Scarlet Emperor outside in the ground. I feed and water them and they grow up and then when there are no more poles they just hang down. We had masses last year, gave lots away. Never heard of them being grown in a GH. My canes are over 2 metres tall after sticking the bottoms in the ground.

Monty Don

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 17:12

Mine usually reflower in the borders, especially yellow Darwin ones - they've been coming up for over 15 years.

Painting what you've grown

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 13:43

Artjak, are you a professional artist? Would explain your name too. Your painting is beautiful. I feel honoured to have been complimented by you. I love paintings, but realistic ones. When I was a young student nurse in London I used to spend a lot of my time off in the Tate and the National Gallery.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 09:29

Excellent for 50p. You'll enjoy the cold frame, especially next spring.

The daftest thing you've done in your garden

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 09:01

Ouch! - Dove, made me feel quite queasy.

But Birdy, you did very well - the goal was achieved. Shows you must be a determined and courageous person! And inventive.


Posted: 10/06/2013 at 08:56

Morning all. Raining, not forecast - so we are going to the supermarket.

I have some annuals left from my plant sale and I'd wanted to plant them as we are going to England on Saturday.  Looking forward to garden visiting. Going to Wisley and Great Dixter.

Chicky, that is so simple yet so striking. You should start a thread on flower arranging. Marion has started one on flower painting. I'd admired her, at 84, for keeping her large garden so beautifully and helping in a botanical garden and now she says she paints and writes poetry as well!

Painting what you've grown

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 23:58

Spring, but not very recent as I don't have much time nowadays.


Painting what you've grown

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 23:51

Lovely, Marion. Looking forward to seeing Artjak's. I gave my favourite one I did to my daughter. I'll hve a look in my folder.

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Garden Gallery 2014

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Thank you to Tech team

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no emails as well as small text

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Why did you all start gardening?

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uploading photos

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