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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

What could I choose?

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 00:14

Didn't think you were lazy, just thought you didn't know where to start. Wanted to push up your post for another to answer as I can't. I live in France so don't visit bookshops in England very often. My OH gave me the "RHS Encyclopaedia of Perennials" which I love, but it was printed in 2006.

Where to start...

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 00:02

I have a centaurea Montana or perennial cornflower which my son gave me for Mother's Day when he was about 12 and now he is 31. It's been reliable, hardy and not a thug.

Where to start...

Posted: 26/11/2014 at 11:29

Looks like "Alchemilla Mollis", lovely with it's yellow flower sprays but can seed everywhere.

Put all your grass cuttings, prunings, plant and uncooked veg waste in the bins. Best to use one at a time and rotate them. When rotted down dig into the garden or use as mulch. Do not put perennial weeds, such as bindweed or dandelion roots in the compost.

Looks quite a jungle, but a lot will die down in winter. You can leave it for wildlife, or you can cut down the messiest bits. During winter read up about weeds and plants!


Posted: 26/11/2014 at 11:24


Morning all. Thank you.

Taking it easy today, getting over the cold I caught in the UK and all that driving. The next 3 days forecast is very good, there will be a tulip and viola planting frenzy to get it all done before next week's rain.

It's my birthday

Posted: 26/11/2014 at 11:16

Happy birthday Fidget. Hope the Norovirus is on the way out and OH feels better.

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 23:05

While I'm waiting......

(Seasonal)    Why does Santa have three gardens?
So he can ‘ho ho ho’

What did Father Christmas say to his wife when he looked out of the window?
Looks like reindeer

What could I choose?

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 23:01

Could you go to a book shop and have a browse first? Then you could note down titles of books you like the look of.

Where to start...

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 22:59

I agree and I think you need to tidy up and weed, take photos, see what happens next year, live with it a bit, then decide what changes you would like to make. You don't know what delights may be planted there yet.

anyone reconise this plant description? please ?

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 22:54


While reading the question I was going to say Veronicastrum, but I'm beaten to it as well!



Posted: 25/11/2014 at 22:50

Evening all. I'm back in France, I do love England though. The towns and villages are bustly and animated compared with France and the countryside is so beautiful, especially the trees at this time of year. But then they are in France too. Had a good trip, saw my brothers and sister and OH's stepdaughter and grandchildren. My children are all in France, stayed with son No 1 and his lovely French wife on the way home last night. They have 2 adorable little girls, 4 months and 2 1/2.

On Monday morning when we left Eastbourne the car was covered with ice.

You've all been very chatty the last two days, took a bit of time to catch up. Poor Fidget was talking about Norovirus and then everyone started talking about food!

I had shiny navy blue skinny boots that I wore with mini skirts, didn't care for the kinky boots that went 1/2 way up the thigh.

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