Busy-Lizzie


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If only I could get paid for doing what I love!

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 13:23

How possible would it be to do a training course in gardening and take it from there? People would be more likely to employ you if you had a diploma under your belt.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 13:20

Hello Betty. This is the thread where we chat, not so often about gardening. Some of us have been here a long time, others are fairly new. Welcome. I hope you like it here.

Bulbs

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 11:08

Not really bulbs, but tubers, I have 3 varieties of dahlia that have been coming up for years, even when it's been a cold winter. They are Arabian Nights, Park Princess and "Pooh". I have others too that have survived winters, forgotten the names. Most people dig them up and store them but mice ate mine so I just left them and had a nice surprise. Some, like Bishop of Landaff, don't survive cold winters though.

Late Summer/Autumn Clematis'

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 11:02

I also love Betty Corning, aym280, it has a wonderful scent. I have it in a pot, bought having seen it in a garden open for the NGS.

What are your most diisease free roses?

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 10:54

Shame about your Gertrude Jekyll. My David Austin roses seem more disease resistant than others, but I have most in pots and I feed and water them a lot. The ones in the ground need more watering than other roses I think. I have a climbing "The Pilgrim" which never shows any sign of disease. Lady Emma Hamilton did very well last year, but I've only had her for 2 years.

Plumbago

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 10:48

Sorry, I don't know. I've only grown one I bought in a garden centre, by it's third year it had grown so big and heavy that I left it outside, so it died, poor thing.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 10:40

Will you be staying in Belgium, obelixx?

What are your favourite scented plants?

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 10:37

And Sweetpeas, of course, how could I have forgotten them?

What are your favourite scented plants?

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 10:34

I love the smell of bluebells.

Roses "Lady Emma Hamilton" and "Constance Spry".

Honeysuckle.

Blueberry bush.

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 10:30

Yes, rain water is important, meant to mention it. I live in a hard water area, they don't like hard water.

Discussions started by Busy-Lizzie

Garden Gallery 2017

Photos of your gardens 
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Shelf life of grease balls for birds

 
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Moss in Flower bed

 
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What is your weather like? (2)

 
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The Old Vicarage near East Ruston

We visited this garden yesterday, fabulous 
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When We Were Young

To chat about our memories 
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What is your weather like?

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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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