London (change)
Today 17°C / 10°C
Tomorrow 15°C / 9°C

Busy-Lizzie


Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Colour!

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 22:39

Oh nut, I so know what you mean! and then plants spoil the colour scheme because they don't like the soil or situation so you just have to make do. Sometimes it works out well. Then you think I'll do blue and yellow and you find the plants don't flower at the same time!

Colour!

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 21:08

I like pastel colours, blues, pink, lilacs but I also like bright colours dotted about to liven it up. So the red tulips over blue forget-me-nots really appeals. I like bright tulips in the spring, and alliums like purple jewels but over a haze of pretty gentleness. But as summer progresses I start liking sunny colours like golden rudbeckias and orange heleniums.

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 19:51

Could do with a glass of Pimms, Gilly. 25° and sunny today, done lots of weeding, arranged support for the peas and weedkilled the drive.

Summer has arrived

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 17:44

Each to their own, I like pastel colours, but with some hot ones sprinkled in like adding a touch of pepper. I like beige limestoney sort of bathrooms!

A Cautionary Tale .....

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 14:13

My campanula Elizabeth died! Wouldn't mind if it had taken over a bit, better than periwinkle, which is hard to pull up.

A Cautionary Tale .....

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 13:28

How strange, some of you have plant thugs that die in my garden like schizostylus and crocosmia. Bronze fennel is very well behaved too. I work around the autumn raspberries as they work their way around the veg garden!

But vinca minor - periwinkle, and variegated ground elder are taking over. I've sprayed the ground elder several times and it just grows back.

Fruit and veg for the greenhouse

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 13:21

Peas are pretty hardy, don't think they'll like the heat in a GH. In the summer grow what everyone has said in it and in spring use it for seed sowing and keeping young plants before hardening off.

Mystery plant

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 13:16

You have to dig quite deep to get it all up. Be careful if there are children around. The berries are bright and attractive, but toxic and they burn the mouth and throat. It is an attractive wild flower though.

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 13:14

I haven't had an email for Morning Forkers since 30th May, so have lots of pages to catch up on. As I post on several threads I hadn't realised. I wonder what else has been left out? Got a bit further than Blackest's lovely photos of wild garlic, so will read the rest in between gardening drink breaks. It's a lovely day today. 

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 11:36

Lovely garden and photos (which enlarge beautifully), lots of flowers out. Only looks about 1 week behind Dordorgne. Normally 3 weeks behind. Shows what awful weather we've had here.

Discussions started by Busy-Lizzie

Garden Gallery 2014

photos of our gardens 
Replies: 666    Views: 23012
Last Post: Yesterday at 21:38

Does anyone recognise this cactus like plant?

Replies: 3    Views: 323
Last Post: 30/09/2013 at 17:25

Thank you to Tech team

Replies: 8    Views: 311
Last Post: 28/09/2013 at 09:25

wyre-forest-why

Replies: 7    Views: 344
Last Post: 07/08/2013 at 18:22

Changing avator picture

Replies: 5    Views: 305
Last Post: 05/07/2013 at 11:47

Trouble typing on some of the threads

Replies: 4    Views: 317
Last Post: 02/06/2013 at 10:51

Gardens we have visited 2013

Replies: 123    Views: 4271
Last Post: 18/11/2013 at 14:04

no emails as well as small text

Replies: 27    Views: 944
Last Post: 23/03/2013 at 21:43

Cleaning greenhouses

What product to clean greenhouse 
Replies: 4    Views: 581
Last Post: 27/02/2013 at 22:30

Rose pruning and frost

Replies: 12    Views: 1396
Last Post: 20/04/2013 at 14:19

reviews

why do everyones reviews say they've reviewed 1237 plants 
Replies: 11    Views: 573
Last Post: 10/02/2013 at 04:35

Why did you all start gardening?

Replies: 41    Views: 1674
Last Post: 01/01/2013 at 23:35

uploading photos

Can't upload photos anymore 
Replies: 6    Views: 516
Last Post: 11/12/2012 at 13:06
13 threads returned