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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 23:00

I didn't do anything in the garden today! Went shopping, made 2 cakes, did pile of ironing, watched "Escape to the Country". It rained.

Marigolds in the veg patch

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 22:58

Fill ice cube trays with water, push a borage flower into each cube, put in ice box. Simples!

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 22:51

I'm happy 'cos Dove's happy! Roll on retirement, best days of your life

Plant of the Centenary

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 22:47

When I when to the Eden Project there were lots of Rozanne geraniums and they were a clear blue with white centres, quite bushy plants. I really wanted one but couldn't find one for sale. I've now bought several from 3 different suppliers here in France but they are not the same. Far less vigorous and the colour is more mauve without much of a white centre, if at all.

Plant of the Centenary

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 22:42

If one is allowed roses I would go for David Austin's rose "the Pilgrim". My daughter gave me one, a climber, I have it in a large pot and it's shown no sign of disease. I was delighted by it's two tone pale yellow flowers and delicate fragrance.

 This is it's 2nd year, it's twice as tall now and a better climber shape.

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 22:35

I'm glad Nut has found this thread again. Afraid it slipped my mind while not getting email notifications.

Before I think of an M I would just like to ask if any of you has grown Linaria? I bought it in Paradise Park GC in Newhaven when we were in England in April. I thought it was a yellow wild flower, toadflax, with snapdragon flowers, but this one says it has purple flowers. It's growing taller than I thought it would.

Back to "M" - Monarda. I had a red one and I've just bought a purple one and a pink one. Like the smell of it's leaves.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 22:25

It's not just eyebrows. Apparently young men remove all sorts of hair in other places nowadays. Glad they didn't when I was young!

Take it easy Matty, you must be OK for the Malvern Show. Wish I was going.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 19:16

Hello Brummie Ben, haven't heard from you for a bit. Welcome back. But I wish you'd get rid of the Leper bit and be as you were before. Lovely coloured tulips, bright jewels. Mine are nearly over. 

Marigolds in the veg patch

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 17:17

I plant French marigolds around the tomatoes, same family as tagetes. Are you talking about them or calendulas? I also plant basil near the tomatoes and nasturtiums around the broad beans. It all looks pretty and so much the better if there are other benefits. You can eat nasturtium flowers in salads anyway. I meant to sow borage as well, forgot to buy the seed, but not too late I think. The flowers are pretty in ice cubes.

to bark or not

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 12:39

It depends where you put the bark. I use it in shrub beds on top of a permeable fabric to supress weeds. I don't use it it flower beds where I may want to change plants or put in annuals. Then it is better to use a compost mulch.

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Garden Gallery 2014

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no emails as well as small text

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Why did you all start gardening?

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uploading photos

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