Busy-Lizzie


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It's my birthday

Posted: 13/11/2015 at 08:45

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Happy birthday Wintersong.

 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/11/2015 at 08:15

Morning all. How strange, DD says there is fog, none here, we had it all day yesterday and we only live 45 mins. apart. Very cloudy here though. Forecast says sun for the weekend. My washing will just have to stay on the line until then.

OH has horrid cold so I will go to the supermarket without him.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 21:08

Where is everyone?

I've been outside all afternoon, clearing away summer bedding from the pots and planting the winter and spring bedding, violets, polyanthus, daisies and pansies.

YvieStevie, I hope the scan went well and you have a proper diagnosis now.

Gardens we have visited 2015

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 20:51


 


 


 


 


 

Has no one visited any gardens since August? We went to Wyken Hall in Suffolk in September but I forgot to put it here.

 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 16:42


 


 


 


 

Gorgeous RB.

Although we had -4° and heavy frosts a couple of time in early October which put an end to all that was tender there are a few things still struggling on, even a clematis.

 

Don't be scaredy cat.....

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 10:18

Stinging nettles, thistles and brambles in the flower beds, Hosta! Don't care for Virginia Creeper, it's rampant here, so is ivy, both have even popped up in the vegetable garden.

Don't be scaredy cat.....

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 09:57

Plastic box balls

I find it hard to throw anything out, even the bergenia that never flowers. Japanese anemones aren't invasive here, probably too hot in Dordogne summers. Anemone White Swan that Verdun likes so much just dies.

On the first page Verdun mentioned Salvia Hot Lips, Penstemons and Day Lilies as plants to throw out, I love them all and they do well here. Hosta mentioned Summer Bedding, I love that too planted in pots around the house and filling in gaps where the tulips were in the beds. Someone mentioned not liking Michaelmas Daisies, I love them too, great for autumn colour.

Aquilegias help

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 09:40

You can lift them and pot them up. Weed suppressant fabric is better for the earth than black plastic as it lets water through, more breathable.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 08:54

Morning all.
Hope you are feeling better today, Dove. OH has a cold, hope I don't get it, I want to sort the garden and I'm babysitting grandchildren on Tuesday.

1° and misty this morning. Hope the sun comes out, sheets and towels to hang up.

Grey curved things

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 08:47

Have just looked up rose chafers. Rather confusing, the English sites describe them totally differently to the American sites. But they are agreed that they are toxic to birds and shouldn't be given to chickens. English beetles are metallic green, I definitely have them. I also have rose leaves eaten down to skeletons. American ones seem to be reddish brown and slim.

http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/roses/rose-chafers-on-garden-roses.htm 

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