Busy-Lizzie


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HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 09:02

Morning all.
Glad Ma is so well looked after.

If it's the little town I think it is then my grandparents retired there. Grandpa died at home, aged 72, after a heart attack, I was 4 and went to stay. I remember taking him his medicine, Granny had him moved to the study, I remember sitting on the blue candlewick bedspread and talking to him while I drew pictures. His uncle and his grandfather were both Mayors of Norwich and Gilman Street in Norwich is named after them. Granny stayed in that town by the sea and we used to go every year on holiday when I was a child.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 20:57

Really pouring now, BBC 2's picture keeps breaking up.

Vine weevil grubs and Heucheras

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 20:52

I use something I buy here in France, probably horrible and poisonous, but I've hear English friends say that Provado is good.

Obelisks and climbers

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 20:50

Depends what colours you like and whether you like the large flowered summer flowering ones. I would choose Dr. Ruppel, but it's very pink. I'm a girl. If you have time then you could have a look at this site   http://www.taylorsclematis.co.uk/  - so many to choose from.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 20:44

Could have sworn I'd posted about boring stuff, such as HW, but it's not here. Must have forgotten to click on submit reply.

Had to watch Monty Don in bed. Sitting room satellite isn't working properly for BBC2, it's raining so hard the picture keeps breaking up. Let dog out for a wee, had to towel him.

Bulbs

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 16:11

It's too soon to plant them outside. I said in my last post that they aren't frost proof. There is a risk of frost usually until mid May. But you can start the tubers (they aren't bulbs, bulbs are like onions, daffodils) off indoors before putting them outside to get them going. Begonias don't like full sun, they prefer some shade. I've grown them in full shade. Which plants did you buy? If they are begonias then keep them on a window sill (not in the sun) for a bit until risk of frost is over.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 13:31

Big change from yesterday's blue sky, grey and on and off light rain.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 09:08

Morning all.

That is fascinating, Dove. Does it just nest on the gravel without actually building a nest?

Going shopping this morning. I am making sandwiches for 30 members of the orchestra tomorrow for the concert that OH will be singing in with his choir. Need the ingredients. Also need dog and cat food for when we are away in Norfolk next week, for the housesitter to feed them.

Bulbs

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 23:23

There are different sorts. Bedding ones are quite short, there are big ones with big flowers and trailing ones and quite a big one called Dragon's Wing. They are not frost proof so you have to dig up the big ones and store them. The little bedding ones you buy each year, not expensive. They will all flower right through the summer.

Bulbs

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 23:12

If the bed is always in shade the choice is limited for colour. Begonias are OK in shade. Busy-Lizzies are great but in the past few years the common ones have had a fungal disease. Most summer bedding likes sun and you replace it every year as they are annuals. The plants I mentioned are perennials, will come up every year, flower in spring and have attractive leaves afterwards. There is a great selection of hostas. Some of them have nice bell like flowers.

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weird caterpillar like thingy ID please

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Does anyone recognise this cactus like plant?

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