London (change)
Today 28°C / 20°C
Tomorrow 24°C / 16°C

Busy-Lizzie


Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

something in the air

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 12:15

I like it here too. As it's an open forum there are always people who come on and upset people. I actually allowed myself to be upset by something recently then I upset someone here who I like but we've written to each other privately and it's sorted. I hope that didn't cause any upset to anyone. I was upset by some strange newly arrived people, normally I take no notice, but there was some stress in my private life.

Anyway I'm staying here, lots of lovely people, so I'm glad all those who replied to Waterbutts are staying too. Please stay Waterbutts, I hope you've read how much we'll all miss you.

Aspects of a plant pot?

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 10:35

Measured my pots with climbers. The smallest is 50cms tall and 40cms wide. In wood filled with damp compost that would be heavy to move easily, so put it where it will stay. Also, wood should be lined to stop the rot that ended the life of my pot and to retain some moisture. But it should also have drainage holes to stop water stagnating in the bottom and rotting the plants roots.

Aspects of a plant pot?

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 10:14

I once bought a wooden trough, unlined, with a trellis up the back of it. It had been treated, but after about 10 years rotted and fell apart. The Nelly Moser clematis that was in it has now been transplanted to another pot.

Another thing about the wooden trough was that it was made of planks of wood, a bit like narrow decking planks, and it was very leaky, it was hard keeping it damp enough, when watered the water leaked out between the planks and leaked a lot out of the bottom.

Size depends on what you want to grow in it. A few bedding plants can manage in a smaller pot than a clematis. As Mac the Cat says wooden pots are very heavy. Ideal price is what you can afford. What it looks like depends on your personal taste. If you are making it yourself then a square one would be easiest.

Serious stuff......no! Really

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 10:04

When I was a child we had an old black and white telly that you had to thump to stop the picture going down! Then when I was about 12, wondrous, we got a colour one.

When very small, I liked Bill and Ben the Flower Pot men. Comedy - Topcat, Popeye and Huckleberry Hound. We weren't allowed to watch lots of TV, but Blue Peter had parental approval! I wrote to Pussycat Willem once (shows my age) and Valerie Singleton wrote back.

Then I liked anything with horses in it, like Fury and Champion the Wonder Horse.

When I was older and married I liked the Good Life.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 09:48

Morning all, gosh some of you get up early. I'm late to bed and late to rise, a joy of being over 60! Don't mind being over 27, those days were filled with babies and nappies, loved them though, but not now.

Happy birthday Fairygirl and anyone else with a birthday.

Chicky, the boot has Minstrels and fruit pastels, Cadbury's chocolate (which the French mistakenly think is inferior), crumpets, malt loaf, hot cross buns, curry pastes and other English goodies packed around the plants on the way back from England. You need something to stop the plants falling over!

WW, yum, love slow roast lamb. For the first few hours I sit it on chopped red onions, garlic and rosemary, more on top, on a sheet of alu foil. Pour in white wine and some stock, wrap it up in the foil. Then, when nearly done unwrap it, make the gravy with the juice and complete the cooking with it unwrapped. But I expect you have your own recipe.

Gardening today if it doesn't rain. And putting naughty horses in paddock with mended fence.

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 23:55

Been busy mending electric fences. Now need the young man who does strimming as too many brambles to carry on.

Been to a meeting early evening then watched TV so not had time to come here since the cake. I like chocolate Crunchies too, but they don't sell them here.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 11:54

You'll have to have a new one, KEF. It'll be mouldy by then!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 11:32

Here is a birthday cake for you both. Hope you like chocolate! If not then puncdoc and I will have it! Hope you enjoy your birthdays fg and chicky.

http://stylegerms.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/245899xcitefun-happy-birthday-cakes-1.jpg

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 09:30

Morning all.

David K that beauty was on another thread, but I can't remember where, read so many posts recently!

Stopped raining, sun with white clouds. Want to plant the rest of the daffodils in the grass, but have to find the fault in the electric fence and mend it before the horses go back in that field. It always takes ages and involves lots of walking. They are eating their winter hay at the moment. Don't want them getting out again.

Wisteria??

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 00:06

I have one that I am training to be a tree, but it's not big yet. The biggest one I have ever seen, but not a tree, is this one at Groombridge Place. On the right growing up a tree.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/32422.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

 

Discussions started by Busy-Lizzie

Gardener's World and the average gardener

Replies: 67    Views: 1951
Last Post: 20/05/2014 at 06:30

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Replies: 82    Views: 1551
Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 18:53

Garden Gallery 2014

photos of our gardens 
Replies: 1935    Views: 71479
Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 19:41

Does anyone recognise this cactus like plant?

Replies: 3    Views: 431
Last Post: 30/09/2013 at 17:25

Thank you to Tech team

Replies: 8    Views: 388
Last Post: 28/09/2013 at 09:25

wyre-forest-why

Replies: 7    Views: 426
Last Post: 07/08/2013 at 18:22

Changing avator picture

Replies: 5    Views: 381
Last Post: 05/07/2013 at 11:47

Trouble typing on some of the threads

Replies: 4    Views: 386
Last Post: 02/06/2013 at 10:51

Gardens we have visited 2013

Replies: 123    Views: 4689
Last Post: 18/11/2013 at 14:04

no emails as well as small text

Replies: 27    Views: 1072
Last Post: 23/03/2013 at 21:43

Cleaning greenhouses

What product to clean greenhouse 
Replies: 4    Views: 696
Last Post: 27/02/2013 at 22:30

Rose pruning and frost

Replies: 12    Views: 1564
Last Post: 20/04/2013 at 14:19

reviews

why do everyones reviews say they've reviewed 1237 plants 
Replies: 11    Views: 689
Last Post: 10/02/2013 at 04:35

Why did you all start gardening?

Replies: 41    Views: 1807
Last Post: 01/01/2013 at 23:35

uploading photos

Can't upload photos anymore 
Replies: 6    Views: 590
Last Post: 11/12/2012 at 13:06
15 threads returned