Busy-Lizzie


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Resurrected Eight

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 22:00

I loved "Larkrise to Candleford" but then I hadn't read the book. Liked "The Durrells" too.

Resurrected Eight

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 21:58

I've given up SS-GB, but OH is recording it for a convenient moment.


Son, lovely pregnant wife and 2 adorable little grandsons came round today. Surprise visit, it was French Grandmother's Day.

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 21:53

There's a lot of lichen here, clean air too.


It has poured all day. But had a surprise visit from Son 2 (the dentist), lovely DIL (expecting) and two adorable little grandsons. Apparently it is the feast of Grandmothers in France. Rain stopped just long enough to look around the garden and for littlies to run about.


Apart from that I've been sticking photos in an album from summer 2015, Dove was in one of them.

Brambles and bindweed

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 21:31

I agree with Verdun too. Wait until the weeds and brambles have new growth and it's a bit warmer before spraying, it will work better when there is growth to absorb the weedkiller. If you would like raised beds though, you will still have to get rid of the weeds, especially bindweed, or they will grow through the raised beds.


Your name is very like mine. Did you ask for Busy-Lizzie but it was already taken?

Does this look good or what.

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 21:24

Such a gorgeous colour.

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 21:23

Poured all day, and windy, so no gardening again.

Climbing iceberg rose companion

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 13:59


I think Etoile Violette might be too vigorous, I have one that I cut right down each year and it's huge.


I have a Multiblue on an Ena Harkness rose which has rather bare stems on the bottom half. I had a Iceburg in a previous house and it's stems were a bit bare below. So a clematis that would cover that might work. I like your idea of blue or purple though. Would look good with white.


Photo of my Multiblue.

Winter Walk at East Ruston Old Vicarage

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 13:49

We went to East Ruston last June. Glorious.


http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/garden-design/the-old-vicarage-near-east-ruston/984067.html


We are in Norfolk quite often as OH sold his French house, I still have mine, and bought a cottage in Norfolk.

Are these climbers dead?

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 13:39

I agree with Bob. I have Boston Ivy, which isn't an ivy, it's a smaller cousin of Virginia Creeper (think that was mentioned). I also have a grapevine. The grapevine looks totally dead at the moment, but I know it isn't. The leaves are late to come out.  Too late to prune now, the sap is rising.


So, if it is an ornamental grapevine, I would be inclined to leave and see what happens. Be grateful it isn't a Boston Ivy, I have to get a man in to stop it growing on the roof, I don't like heights.

Resurrected Eight

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 13:20

Hello all, just to keep my foot in the door.

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