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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 17:27

Lovely epimedium.Tulips make me smile too, like bright jewels. Mine are nearly over. Wisteria is coming out.


Should I cut this Clematis back?

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 17:09

Looking forward to it. I love seeing photos of people's gardens.

MOB rants

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 14:30

MMP although it started off as a tragic story the outcome and the 2nd OH was really encouraging. I hope the rest of her life will be happy. My childhood was lovely, my parents loved each other and all 6 of us.

I came here for a rant and ended up reading everyone's stories. My rant seems small now.

We loaded up the car and trailer with rubbish for the tip and re-cycling having had a clear out during the winter. OH was fed up with it sitting in the garage. Our tip has been changed from the convenient one to another, 20 mins drive away. It has always been open on Mondays and today in France is not a bank holiday. Anyway, the horrid tip was shut and a new notice on the gate said that from April it will be shut on Mondays and Fridays. We'll have to go again tomorrow. Back to the weeding!

What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 09:48

It's a campanula, Kent Bell. Three years ago the deer were eating lots of my plants and they nearly finished that one off. Then my OH fenced the main bit of flower garden and the Kent Bell just re-appeared last year, quite small. Now it's huge!

There is some wire netting just behind that bed which you can just see a bit of. It is on a wall which drops down behind it. The garden is on a slope which is terraced by walls, but it doesn't show much in photos.

Mangetout seedlings: 'pinching' and dying

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 09:43

I sowed mine directly into the earth early April. Packet said March - May so they must be pretty hardy.

Plant ID

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 09:40

It's a biennial, so if you sow it one year it will flower the next, so Aliesh you should get some white ones next year.

Hanging baskets in shade

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 09:29

Snap, Sue!

Hanging baskets in shade

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 09:29

Fuschias, they like shade and Busy Lizzies. I've heard there are ones now that don't get the Busy Lizzie fungus. Bedding begonias (fibrous rooted) are OK in shade. Possibly the big ones are too, not sure.


Posted: 06/05/2013 at 09:23

Morning all. Gosh, Andy, 97 asters. That's what I should have had if they'd germinated - which they didn't! GG I think Andy said in a previous post that he was 52, so younger than us. Except we are still only 27

Now going back to catch up a bit more, didn't read all of it. 

Then back to the weeding. I expect when I've finished the last bed the weeds will be starting again in the first bed. When we visited Harlow Carr it was all heavily mulched. I never get round to it and I don't have enough mulch.


Posted: 05/05/2013 at 22:40

Evergreen and scented - Trachelospermum Jasminoides. Otherwise clematis and honeysuckle.


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