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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Gariguettes Strawberry

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 19:59

I grow them. Good flavour, early, prolific, but once they are over that is it for that year. So I grow repeat varieties too.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 18:58

Thanks, Dove. BIL is starting to regain consciousness and trying to ask where he is. Not on dialysis any more, kidneys seem to have recovered. But they don't know yet how much damage was caused by the lack of blood.


Posted: 03/11/2014 at 18:49

I always use antihistamine straight away and if that doesn't work, hydrocortisone.

Waiting for chicken and veg pie to cook.

Did a bit of gardening late this afternoon then there was a thunderstorm. My border collie follows me, like Monty's Nigel, he is terrified of thunder. The chap who cuts the logs for the woodburner has cut my hornbeam hedge hurray!  I usually do it, at least 90 metres of double hedge, hate it, but I have tendonitis in my shoulder.

Strictly 2014

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 12:42

I don't, I love it.

Purple Tree?

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 09:16

I've just looked at that link from the RHS and seen it's group one, light or no pruning. I have an old one which had got very straggly so I researched it and found they can be pruned hard, so I cut mine in half! It's done much better since.

Purple Tree?

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 09:12

That's a cotinus coggygria.  When they are pruned they make lovely fresh new growth and they can be pruned quite hard.

Progress so far

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 09:09

Well done Daryl, super job, looks lovely.

work in progress

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 08:55

Well done baza, what a difference, looks great.


Posted: 03/11/2014 at 08:46

Morning all.

Loads of tulips to plant. My children gave me lots for my birthday. We had the rain that DD had too. Poured in the evening. But the forecast for the week is now better than it was.

But must muck out horse shelter before next hay delivery , aching shoulder coming up!

Strictly 2014

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 22:45

Have watched it all now. The right person went and I hope the other right person goes next week.

Discussions started by Busy-Lizzie

Busy Lizzie's Open Garden

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What tree has a flower like this?

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Are there seeds that don't like very cold storage?

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weird caterpillar like thingy ID please

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Gardener's World and the average gardener

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Gardens we Have Visited 2014

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Garden Gallery 2014

photos of our gardens 
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Does anyone recognise this cactus like plant?

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Thank you to Tech team

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Changing avator picture

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Trouble typing on some of the threads

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Gardens we have visited 2013

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no emails as well as small text

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Cleaning greenhouses

What product to clean greenhouse 
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