Busy-Lizzie


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a plant for all seasons

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 17:37

It's not a Berberis, it's a Nandina. Bob didn't mean bamboo was Nandina. He was replying to garjobo.

My daughter has a hedge of bamboo, quite tall, between her lawn and her fence. She says when it grows in her lawn it just gets mowed, it seems quite well behaved, looks good. Think it's Phyllostachys aurea, but that can run so best to put an underground barrier. But if in pots it shouldn't be a problem, would need large pots though.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 17:23

Swept the middle lawn terrace and weeded under the Paul's Scarlet Climber rose - the dreaded couch grass has struck and I can't get it all out

What is this

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 12:45

Does it look like this?http://wildflowerfinder.org.uk/Flowers/H/HerbRobert/HerbRobert.htm

I have lots of this and weedkiller doesn't work.

Feeling sorry for myself today

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 12:30

I'm sorry about your back, hope it feels better soon.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 10:24

Morning all.
Look forward to seeing you DD and catching up on your news. I will be bringing cake. In the oven at the moment.

Help with design

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 10:17

Bear in mind that biennial flowers won't flower this year and perennials from seed can take a bit of time to get going, may not flower this year and won't be a decent size for 2 or 3 years. Much cheaper than buying as a big plant but needs patience. I prefer to buy small plants from the garden centre and pot them on until a reasonable size to plant out. Otherwise slugs and insects may get them or they may just disappear.

Meconopsis can be tricky, needs acid, damp soil in a shady place.

IT'S MY BIRTHDAY....PART TWO

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 08:17

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-EtC5Nju3VLQ/Uh9soKDlnSI/AAAAAAAAApw/UNnGuqqcusA/s1600/birthday-flower-spring.jpg

 

Happy birthday Flumpy

 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 21:54

Sorry to hear that Archiepem.

Was a lovely day. We spent some time this afternoon wrestling with the Star Jasmine (not spelling the Latin name!) I decided to re-pot it when I saw a very big pot in the GC sales a few weeks ago. It is now a lot bigger than me and we had quite a job to get it out of its pot and lift it into the new one. Needed doing as it fell over in the gales and went crooked and I couldn't straighten it. It's climbing up a rose obelisk in the pot.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 21:50


 


 


 Disaster has struck!

 


 


 Leonard Messel is out

 


 

Gardeners World Tonight

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 13:41

Thanks Jinxy, I can watch it in Norfolk then  OH didn't know about Saturday and Sunday when he forgot on Friday and he didn't tell me he forgot until last night when I went to watch it thinking he had recorded it.

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