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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Logistics problem

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 09:04

Mine come and go. Getting them at the moment. But I sometimes go to my settings and click on the box again to encourage it.

why is my new fence wood black and mouldy -is this okay?

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 08:59

It shouldn't be mouldy if it's been pressure treated. If it's gone black then it's stained and may show through your wood stain. I would reject it too.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 08:30

We are going to Bluewater next week on our way South from Stansted airport. I've never been. OH is dreading it!

He took dog for his walk this morning, absolutrly tipped down after they'd left. I didn't go because the cough has turned into a cold, bunged up nose, yuk!

Do the English still have fireworks on 5th Nov.? Or is it now the nearest Saturday? We moved here (France) in 1985 so out of date with various things. 

what's still flowering in your garden?

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 08:24

I forgot my sedums, Autumn Joy included.

Serious stuff......no! Really

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 23:08

We've been watching Poldark on DVDs. Still enjoy the story.

Liked the first Bouquet of Barbed Wire Series.

what's still flowering in your garden?

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 12:35

Dahlias, in spite of the -2 and a frost the other day, cyclamen, Busy-Lizzies in the sheltered places, hardy fuschias, pink gaura, lavatera, zinnias still have flowers but looking a bit sad around the stems, osteospermum, black-eyed Susan, gaillardia, a blue salvia patens, the nasturtiums that seeded themselves, geranium Rozanne, cosmos, a few roses, violas and pansies.

...and todays identity crisis is...!!!

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 12:12

Our posts keep crossing!

Rose pruning is a big subject. It will need pruning. I can't tell if it's a climber or a rambler, but if it's a ramber that repeat flowers (most don't) then I prune them like a climber. Here is what the RHS says. Click on this link.

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/AdviceSearch/profile.aspx?PID=189

...and todays identity crisis is...!!!

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 12:09

It has a few rain soaked flowers on it now, it's been flowering since August.

...and todays identity crisis is...!!!

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 12:05

No 3 looks like a rose.

I had a solanum, but it died in a hard winter. Can be a bit tender, depends where you live. Prune after flowering, just to keep it tidy. Tie it to the wall to keep it tidy. It's normally a climber that needs attaching so it front of the window is a bit strange! Here is a link about it http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/howtogrow/7846747/How-to-grow-Solanum-crispum-Glasnevin.html

I cut my lavateras to a couple of buds in Spring, then they make fresh new growth and flower better.

 

...and todays identity crisis is...!!!

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 11:53

No. 2 could be a shrubby Lavatera, Like Barnsley or other shades of pink.

This is a lavatera in my garden.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/33576.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

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