Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

What type of currant/fruit bush are these?

Posted: 04/12/2015 at 18:42

It's very hard to tell with bare stems, but I'm pretty sure the one in the second picture is a red currant.

Your eight 'Desert Island Discs' plants

Posted: 04/12/2015 at 18:38

What a practical person you must be Fairygirl! My choices were pretty flowers and a romantic novel. Fat lot of use they would be!


Posted: 04/12/2015 at 09:12

Morning all.

Glad to hear that Mr Chicky is on the road to recovery.

Woken by log man sawing logs, now have big pile to stack but the garden tractor won't start and we need it to pull the trailer of logs to the other side of the house.

OH has decided that he wants to take me to lunch to a seafood restaurant that he hasn't been to for years. I must be careful though, have lost 5lbs so far but it feels as though it's taking ages.

Christmas songs with plant names in the title

Posted: 03/12/2015 at 16:45

Oh well done Verdun!


Posted: 03/12/2015 at 16:43

Have been outside weeding and planting violas and primroses.

Well done RB!

Christmas songs with plant names in the title

Posted: 03/12/2015 at 13:22

The Cherry Tree Carol

Christmas songs with plant names in the title

Posted: 03/12/2015 at 13:20

Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly


Posted: 03/12/2015 at 13:11

We've been to town to arrange the printing of the Carol Service booklets, get some gas, printer ink and fruit and veg. But before we went I let the horses into the winter paddock, which they found very exciting, even 27 yr old Archie galloped about.

Was -4° and frosty again this morning.

Christmas songs with plant names in the title

Posted: 03/12/2015 at 12:54

All the good ones have gone!

"See Him lying on a bed of Straw"        -    Straw = wheat, oats.

Never Never Not Ever

Posted: 02/12/2015 at 17:11

Now I've thought more and I agree about vinca and lamium, they've tried to take over here too, but they are OK in the right place. I love bluebells, but in the woods not the garden. And I actually agree with Verdun about crocuses. I once planted 400 here, but I don't think they like the hot dry summer and they all died after a few years. They flower such a short time and they need sun to open properly at an unsunny time of year.

Also, Jo reminded me on another thread (or was it this one?) that I don't like don't like Helleborus foetidus, the stinking hellebore. I've read on a site about them "All parts of the plant are poisonous, causing violent vomiting and delirium" and I think they are ugly.

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