Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Goodbye Lavender!

Posted: 23/08/2017 at 21:51

I have salvia Blauhugel, comes up every year and the bees love it. Flowers for a lot longer than lavender. I can't remember where I bought it though. But there are other salvia nemorosa varieties.

Red hot pokers

Posted: 23/08/2017 at 21:48

Now I would leave them and wait until next year. They can take time to get going.

Rose identification help please

Posted: 23/08/2017 at 21:44

Christina, did you ever find out what your rose is?

Weeds from next door

Posted: 23/08/2017 at 21:40

You could try spraying them with glyphosate as they come through.

This thread dates from 2013. You may get more response if you start a new one.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 23/08/2017 at 20:34

I can imagine, Nanny Beach! Expect it was YUK.

Jam jar flowers

Posted: 23/08/2017 at 20:31

Thank you. It was supposed to show what is flowering in the garden, but I tend to bung everything in anyway.

Gosh, Marion, Sweet Williams now, how lovely, mine finished ages ago.

Jam jar flowers

Posted: 23/08/2017 at 18:34

Very pretty and tasteful, Aunty Rach.

Mine are not tasteful, all colours! Cheerful, I hope. They are not in a jam jar either, my entry for the Garden club vase of flowers from your garden. I won, but mine was the only entry!

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 23/08/2017 at 16:39

5 was the problem one.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 23/08/2017 at 14:57

No 4 is Iris, but that is not the one that caused the problem.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 23/08/2017 at 13:02

Thanks for the rosette, Fairy, very pretty.

Liri, most of the questions came from t'Internet. But if you'd like a look this is it. Not hard, but there was a question that no one knew!

Gardening Quiz

1.  Which flowers were once known as gillyflowers?

2.  Which tree was traditionally planted in graveyards and is associated with eternity?

3.  What colour is the flower speedwell?

4.  Which flowering plant takes its name from the Greek word for a rainbow?

5.  What were brought to Britain from Germany by Sir Charles Isham in 1847?

6.  Which king created the Hanging Gardens of Babylon?

7.  Who often designed the gardens for buildings designed by Sir Edward Lutyens, who designed her house at Munstead Wood near Godalming?

8.  What is the name for sculpting hedges?

9.  Which part of a tree can be used to make cork?

10.  What is the popular name for the Antirrhinum?

11.  Which liquid does a flower, to attract insects, produce?

12.  Harry Wheatcroft was a renowned breeder of what?

 13.  What is another name for the Rowan Tree?

 14.  The Death Cap is the most poisonous variety of what?

 15.  What is the popular name for the flowering plant Impatiens Walleriana?

 16.  Helianthus is another name for which flower?

 17.  What has varieties beefsteak, plum and cherry?

 18.  Most species of eucalyptus are native to which country?

 19.  What yellow flowering tree is poisonous?

20.  Which flower once caused a huge panic and made many people bankrupt?

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Problems using the website

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Are there seeds that don't like very cold storage?

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weird caterpillar like thingy ID please

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Garden Gallery 2014

photos of our gardens 
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