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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Runner Beans

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 10:17

As soon as you feel pretty sure there won't be another frost then plant them out. But first harden them off by putting them outside in their pots and giving them some night time protection or bringing them in again if there is a frost forecast. I fear you have sown them a little too soon. Runner beans are tall and skinny anyway.


Posted: 14/05/2013 at 10:12

Oh dear Tina, hope it's not a bad cold, keep warm, lemon and honey.

All Verdun's plants sound exciting. I have some of them but not the same varieties, not so much choice here in France. Though he said he had an echinacea Papaya the other day and I've just bought an echinacea Guava Ice, which is similar, a bit paler. Here's a google photo as I thought it looked rather pretty and unusual.



star jasmine

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 10:02

I have a Star Jasmine which turned brown last winter and most of the leaves fell off, but during the summer it made a lot of new growth. At the moment it's old leaves are going brown, but it's making new green ones. I live in France so it's probably warmer here, but the winter of 2011/12 was very cold down to -17°. So I think it is probably the weather which is affecting yours and it will buck up if and when it gets warmer.

Where we are. the Big Map.

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 09:55

I'd posted a pic of Hautefort Chateau, which is 25 mins away, but I didn't say what it was and Blackest put my bubble there, so well done for identification! I've moved my bubble a bit west of there.

victorian garden/cottage garden

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 22:53

Sounds as though you could make a potager, a decorative veg. garden, with flowers and veg. Some flowers are edible and can be used for decorating salads etc. Have a look at this article and don't forget to click on their flowers link!

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 22:43

Thank you, may be easier now weather has gone chilly!

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 21:50

Nut, I think I need some advice on aquilegias. Why haven't they germinated, Nora Barlow? I sowed them in a tray in the GH in a propagater in March. They've been in the GH ever since. I've kept them damp and when it was sunny I took the propagater lid off so they wouldn't get baked. Is the GH too hot? Should I have sown them in a seed bed outside? The instructions said "under glass". My penstemons had the same treatment and I've now got lots of little plants that I've been planting out.

Where we are. the Big Map.

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 18:37

KEF there's too much housework for me there!!

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 18:35

Glad you managed it Bev. You're the Mum, older and wiser, shouldn't it be up to you? She's so pretty.

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 18:30

There are some wonderful colours in those pics, Marion.

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