Busy-Lizzie


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Moss in Flower bed

Posted: 27/11/2016 at 17:44

I've just been planting tulips and alliums in the long border. I'd already cut down the perennials and I thought it was ready to plant. But it's now full of bright green moss that wasn't there before all the rain we've had and fallen brown leaves. I've raked it off where I've planted the bulbs, but should I get rid of it all or will it provide winter protection?

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 27/11/2016 at 17:33

Fantastic covered market, Obelixx, and cute kitten. Taramasalata isn't difficult to make, but it doesn't taste the same as the pink stuff you buy in pots.


I've done 3 hours of chopping, weeding and bulb planting this afternoon. Looking forward to relaxing in front of Strictly.

Soil Treatment

Posted: 27/11/2016 at 12:33

Your soil sounds good, but if you want to make the clay bit easier to work then add compost. Manure is good too for improving soil texture, most plants deal with it when it is well rotted, dark brown and crumbly. What are you planning that doesn't like it? Grow More is a fertiliser, usually plants that don't like manure don't like fertiliser either, shrubby Mediterranean type plants that like poor soil.

Does anybody know what this is?

Posted: 27/11/2016 at 12:23

That's right, was just going to say the same thing.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 27/11/2016 at 12:22

-3° frost, but now the sky is blue and it's +10°.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 26/11/2016 at 22:22

We have a dual control electric blanket. I really like getting into cool sheets but quite like foot warmth when I first get in. So we've got the blanket across the bottom on the bed with only one half heated and the other half tucked over the end of the mattress. But I don't like any extra warmth during the night so we turn it off when the light goes out. OH says he doesn't mind if it's on or off and he sleeps like a log!

Garden pictures 2016: 2

Posted: 26/11/2016 at 22:12

I had a big snake like that last year. Came across it when I was weeding a flower bed, then I watered it when I was watering a bed by the house, it was so scared it slithered up the wall! It was a variety of grass snake. I've seen it several times but never been able to take a photo.


One year one slithered out of the log pile that we'd bought in for the wood burner. Don't know how it got there. Could one of us have carried it?

Strictly is back!

Posted: 26/11/2016 at 22:08

I thought the same as Lily, incredible Danny and graceful Louise.

Best plant bible

Posted: 26/11/2016 at 18:22

That is an amazing price, well done.


Actually I said the one I haven't got above, the one I have is the RHS Encyclopedia of Plants.

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 26/11/2016 at 18:08

I've been raking up leaves this afternoon. Frost this morning, but quite sunny this afternoon. I still have loads of tulips to plant, but forecast seems quite sunny all week. It will be a relief from the rain.

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