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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 18:27

Pruned, clipped and weeded plants, shrubs and yellow climbing rose on kitchen terrace.


Posted: 06/03/2015 at 18:26

Great news Hostafan.

Sun carried on shining this afternoon. I pruned and clipped the shrubs on the kitchen terrace and pruned the Suttar's Gold climbing rose.

OH managed to get the bracket back on the garage wall and the wire is now up with the electric cable attached to it. It had to be high enough for the hay farmer's tractor to pass underneath. So should be able to plug it in tomorrow and have a frost free GH.

I noticed you tittering RB, but OH didn't!


Posted: 06/03/2015 at 13:29

Just come in for lunch, donut and coffee.

OH is fed up, the bracket he'd screwed onto the garage wall to hold the cable fell off.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 13:25

Well done, Lunaria, that sounded a lot of work.


Posted: 06/03/2015 at 12:20

I am feeling better now, thanks Runnybeak, so is Tigger.

I've been sorting pots and plant trays in the GH and putting them in 2 new big plastic chests. Amazing how many there are. Also took all the cuttings out of the GH and put them in the cold frames. Re-potted them first. Really pleased, especially with Geum Totally Tangerine, have 6 healthy new plants from cuttings taken in October. But I forgot to label something,  think they are Erysimum "Bowles Mauve".

OH is rigging up the electricity supply, but I think he's struggling a bit, it's high up.

Happy birthday to Panda's OH.

Which plants for under an oak tree?

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 09:29

I said shade, but now I've taken in that you said sun, the plants I mentioned should be OK with sun or shade - but I'm wondering why sun? Surely the oak tree will make shade under it?

Which plants for under an oak tree?

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 09:27

Sounds as though you need a tough ground cover plant that doesn't mind drought or shade - like periwinkle, or geranium macrorrhizum.

Talkback: What to prune in spring

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 09:18

I prune my hardy fuschias near the end of March when I cut them almost down to the ground.

Lily Beetle

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 09:17

Once upon a time I had a beautiful clump of Madonna lilies. Now I don't.


Posted: 06/03/2015 at 09:13

Morning all. -3° frosty and sunny. Must do some GH sorting. Hopefully OH will put up the electric feed today. The zinnia seedlings on sitting room window sill have gone very leggy. Strange because the Dahlias and Cosmos next door are OK.

Must do some pruning.

Last night I had a phone call asking if I could accept a coach load of 45 for my Open Garden in May! I was worried that no one would turn up!

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