Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Alternatives to Buxus hedge?

Posted: 06/01/2016 at 18:23

There are small leaved hollies that clip well and look more like box than holly! First link is for the pics, but pricey if for a hedge, so I've found a cheaper one, I expect you could find others if you like the look of it.



David Austin Roses, are they worth it?

Posted: 06/01/2016 at 18:17

I love David Austin roses, but some are better than others. The very big double flowers tend to droop. Lady Emma Hamilton has been gorgeous, flowered several times, lovely perfume. The Pilgrim climber has been superb, only a light scent though. I find that DA roses need a bit more TLC and water than other roses. Only once have I complained that Malvern Hills arrived in bad condition and they sent me another heaps better one. They do tend to be more expensive than other roses though, it depends what you want.


Posted: 06/01/2016 at 16:58

Think he only had one left though


Posted: 06/01/2016 at 16:57

I'm third Lily.


Posted: 06/01/2016 at 16:53

My him indoors can't wait on me, he's caught the lurgy! But mine feels like a normal cold now the fever has gone. I think I'll trickle down to the pharmacie soon to get some more cold cures, he'll be wanting them and I've swallowed most of them.

Sorry to hear you are back in bed KEF.

Has anyone seen 87 year old Marion's thread? She's spent several hours in her garden today, cutting down brambles and stuff. That lady is amazing!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 06/01/2016 at 16:48

I watched "Escape" too, Cotswolds, gosh it's expensive.

No sun here, just showers. Sounds so warm at your place Marion. You have so much energy, working for a good few hours. I feel like a limp rag with my cold and I'm over 20 years younger than you! You are amazing.


Posted: 06/01/2016 at 13:39

Is it Abergeldy Castle? This is what the Telegraph says. I saw it on the News.



Posted: 06/01/2016 at 10:39

Everyone is talking about Jo leaving, but I'm more bothered about Wintersong, who has been posting on the site for some time. I think one of us misread Wintersong's post and has upset her. Why are people asking about Jo when Wintersong is a longer standing member? But, as Verdun says, people are free to come and go on a forum, some disappear for months, then come back, without any fuss at all.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 06/01/2016 at 10:25

My OH says thanks for the link David. He says he only watches Strictly for Darcy Bussell!

Wisteria or not?

Posted: 06/01/2016 at 09:55

Are you planning to grow it in a pot then? Some clematis are good in pots, but others, like the vigorous Montana, don't like being in pots, not a long enough root run. If you had smaller clematis you could have 2 pots, one on each side. They can take a year or two to get going though. Make sure it's one that likes sun. There are so many clematis varieties. This site tells you all about them.


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